Track Your Snacking While You Prepare Holiday Meals

The holiday season presents lots of challenges to your healthy eating habits. Lots of people cook large meals, with multiple side dishes, to share with visiting family and friends. When you’re not cooking, you might be baking a variety of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

A Plate of Food = How Much Exercise?

Here’s some information to help you plan a healthy holiday season. The Calorie Control Council says we can easily consume 4,500 at a big-day meal. Yikes! But if you’re trying to measure the pleasure against your hard-won exercise gains, here’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Eat the Rainbow for 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s a fun way to make sure you’re getting the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Just eat the rainbow every day! Fruits and vegetables come in all colors, not just green. So make an effort to eat something … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

These Veggies Pack Plenty of Protein

When we think about eating enough protein, we usually think about meat, poultry, and eggs. But plenty of vegetables are also great sources of protein and can help us reach our goal. Doctors say most people need 0.8 grams of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What’s Stopping You from Improving Your Life?

For people over 50 who know they should exercise but don’t, it’s always one thing after another. They say they don’t have the time. Or money. Or they’re too old… But none of that will keep you independent as you … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Do you sabotage your efforts with food?

Why is it we could do such a great job of getting to the gym (or at home) and work out, then sabotage our effort by eating poorly? You spend an hour working out doing strength training and cardio and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What is Kefir? Why do I want to drink it?

According to www.Kefir.net: “Kefir is a cultured, creamy product with amazing health benefits.  Kefir’s tart and refreshing flavor is similar to a drinking-style yogurt, but it contains beneficial yeast as well as friendly ‘probiotic’ bacteria found in yogurt. The naturally … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How many types of apples do you know?

This season I am helping out in the Apple Shop at Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA.  Shelburne Farm is at the end of my street and many of my neighbors help out during the season.  I am amazed at how … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Don’t Drink all Your Calories This Summer!

Imagine yourself sitting by the pool drinking a Pina Colada with a fancy umbrella in it.  The reality is you’re looking at drinking 490 calories in that 8 oz Pina Colada. We tend to forget that drinks have calories too.  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

One Small Change can make Pounds of Difference in a Year!

Sometimes all it takes to accomplish something is to change one thing.  If you make one small change in your daily habits you can lose up to 26lbs in a year. Using the chart below you can see that by … [CLICK TO READ MORE]