Food for Healthy Humans
The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food

The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food

For my monthly challenge in September, I chose to do a Whole30, which I had never done all the way through before. Our older son Alex got married in August, which meant riotous celebration and vigorous dancing to Latin music with guys in Scottish kilts, along with...

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Real Food on the Road

Real Food on the Road

You're hungry, and you exit the highway toward the usual lineup of gas stations and fast-food chains. Or you're stopping with friends or family at a popular restaurant. How can you find nourishing, satisfying food that will contribute to your health and not undermine...

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It’s Not You, It’s the Food

It’s Not You, It’s the Food

Researchers put 20 people in a lab, fed them tasty meals that they enjoyed, and encouraged them to eat until they were satisfied. But there were two kinds of buffets: one composed of "real" foods in their natural form (such as a beef roast, broccoli, rice and salad),...

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$10 and 30 Minutes a Day: My Healthy Food Challenge

$10 and 30 Minutes a Day: My Healthy Food Challenge

If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm still catching up from the spring (!). So here is my report on my healthy food challenge during March and April 2019 ... People often tell me that they would like to eat healthier food, but it's too expensive and takes too...

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I Tried Keto, Part 2: I Liked It, But …

I Tried Keto, Part 2: I Liked It, But …

My keto shopping cart at Whole Foods. Olives! European cheeses! And chipotle lime mayonnaise (which can make even sardines taste good) I wrote (much) earlier on this blog about the trendy "keto diet" here. Basically, it's about switching to our "backup system" when we...

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I Tried Keto, Part 1: What’s it all about?

I Tried Keto, Part 1: What’s it all about?

Suddenly "Keto" is everywhere. I even saw these Slim-Fast Keto bars this week at my local Giant supermarket: What is this new fad, and what's the science behind it? Quick background in case it's helpful: Foods contain three macronutrients (substances that provide...

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Feasting and Fasting

Feasting and Fasting

Feasting and fasting seem to be a natural human rhythm. Sometimes they are part of a ritual structure (Lent, Ramadan). Feasting and fasting are also simply the logical consequence of an uncertain food supply (berries in season, successful hunt -- or not). Today, there...

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  • "Relax and Release" on Zoom October 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Come work together on self-compassion, accepting what we can't change, dealing with difficult emotions, breathing for calm, mindful eating and more. Free for my followers!
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Featured Post

They Enjoyed the Real-Food Buffet, Ate Until Satisfied, Lost Two Pounds 
How eating well can be healthy, delicious, and lead to weight loss.