Change is Good!

My transition to healthier eating was a gradual one, so it took a while to realize that there were foods that I wasn’t crazy about eating anymore. In fact, I kept purchasing those foods until, one day, I found myself repeatedly tossing out food that wasn’t eaten. My snacks, desserts and other food items did not have the same appeal that they used to have and for months, I had been buying things out of habit. However, since my diet has changed, I [...]

Getting Over Your Hurdle and on the Road to Feeling Better

Life is full of hurdles to conquer, but doesn’t it feel awesome when you make it to the other side? Making necessary changes in eating habits isn’t always easy. In my case, having dealt with a life threatening illness was my wakeup call and motivation. Still, it did take some time to change old habits. While some people can jump in with both feet and never look back, most people require a transitional period. Lifestyle changes can be a little [...]

America’s Nutrition Evolution

From The Basic 7 to our current MyPlate food guidelines, nutrition in America has come a long way. It still isn’t perfect, but this infographic provides a fascinating look at the development and evolution of our plates over time. What’s for dinner today?

My Best Break-Up Ever

Normally, a break-up is a sad event, but today, after a three year relationship, my oncologist told me that she was breaking up with me and never wants to see me again. I have never been happier to hear those words in my life! My oncologist is the person who determined my treatment course after being diagnosed with cancer, who monitored my recovery from chemotherapy and also ordered all of my follow up testing and scans. Today, she informed me [...]

Swap This for That!

Becoming healthier doesn’t have to be a pain! Here are some healthy – and tasty! – alternatives to some of the most common arbiters of the Standard American Diet. What other swaps have you tried?