Posts Tagged Nutrition

Lose Weight While … Sleeping?

200140664-001This month’s Glamour features a cover story called “Lose Weight While You Sleep.”

The results are pretty surprising and, when looked at holistically, seem to make sense — in that if someone is getting 8 hours of sleep, they are likely not noshing late at night and likely have more energy to exercise and therefore are likely eat better … and so it goes.

I have to say, I’ve been focusing on more sleep lately and I even posted about sleep and exercise a couple weeks ago … but I’ve not seen any results on the scale. But I also haven’t been giving it a conscious thoguht, either.

And though I usually think “diets” like this are a crock, I think the article makes some good points that any of us could benefit from. (more…)


10 comments February 18, 2009

Diet: A Dirty Four-Letter Word

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There are many words in the English language that I don’t like.

Topping the list is the word “diet.”

In its truest form, “diet” simply refers to what we eat.

From the Webster’s: diet –noun 1. food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.

2. a particular selection of food, esp. as designed or prescribed to improve a person’s physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar.

I know I use the word in both those ways.

However, one could also argue I also use it in the third sense of the word: 3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight. (more…)


7 comments September 16, 2008

Green = “Go” Foods

Everything I needed to learn about food choices, I learned in the first grade through a creepy E.T.-looking creature (but with pointy ears and a skinny tail) called “Juno”.

In my rural, northern New Jersey elementary school, part of our health curriculum from 1st through maybe 3rd grade (if my memory serves me right) was this fun program called Juno’s Journeys: Adventures in Health. Juno lived in the forest and by following his interactive workbooks, we students were taught basic health principles.

(I have been Googling Juno for days in preparation of this entry, and have come up with very little, but I assure you, the program did indeed exist and, if you are so inclined, you can buy used copies here.)

What stuck in my mind then and throughout my life, actually, has been the notion of Juno’s Red (”Stop”), Yellow (”Think”) and Green (”Go”) foods. It was a more exciting way of learning about nutrition than the lame food pyramid, that’s for sure! And today, his classification still rings true. (more…)


2 comments July 3, 2008


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