Times are hard. The media slams us weekly with more and more information regarding how the food we consume can harm us. This week: Cantaloupe. With more and more Americans out of work, less of the family budget can be allocated to farm fresh meats and produce. The way our grandparents ate is no longer an option for most of us.
Would you rather talk to your teen daughter about her sex life or her weight? If you chose the former, you're not alone: a new study released this month by WebMD showed that nearly 22% of parents are uncomfortable discussing the dangers of being overweight with their kids, compared to only 12% of parents who feel uncomfortable discussing sex with their teenager.
Chia is going through a renaissance of sorts, and is no longer a goofy gag gift that proliferates the shelves during the holidays to sprout on assorted animals or cartoon character’s heads. Basically, the chia seed has gone from class clown to class valedictorian.
Let me first of all say that as a rule, I try not to kill spiders, ants, etc. I will kill a mosquito but that is simply survival of the fittest (I was eaten alive when I was in Minnesota this summer and it wasn’t pretty). That being said, sometimes my instinct is to simply squash an annoying l
Have you ever been around a pre-menopausal woman on a low fat diet? WATCH OUT! Not only will she be on edge from hunger, but her hormones will be totally out of whack! In addition she will most likely overeat carbs due to her hunger, which will in turn spike insulin production and lead to excessive weigh gain. Angry, overweight, and hormonal is no way to go through life! Seriously - woman need fat to be healthy.
Something’s up with my stomach. It’s bloated. Not just post-Thanksgiving dinner bloated; this is more serious. I have to tuck my stomach into my jeans, and when I went swimming with my daughter, I couldn’t even go underwater. Instead, I bobbed on the surface like a beach ball with legs.
Summer usually marks the time for crazy trendy diets, stressed out bikini hopefuls, and moms desperate to shed some lbs to get ready for sexy summer attire.
I like to stay in shape all year and I do it by maintaining a healthy life style. Trust me its much easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble, lol! This past month has been different and I must admit, extra challenging.
We all have a problem with fat. Actually, most of us have two problems with fat. I'm sure you are familiar with the first problem - that our bodies overproduce fat. Statistically speaking, most Americans just need to look down at the waistline to see how big the problem is for them.
Ok, so I’m talking to a friend of mine tonight. She has a son who has been labeled way too many things, but the latest is that he suffers from neurosis. He does not have Asperger's but at different times, different people have thought so.
He does, however, get very worried and nervous that, for instance, someone will come in though the garage and hurt the family during the night, and so he will stay awake to make sure no one comes in the house. I have not mentioned that the kid is also hilarious and awesome and he and I share a special bond.
Getting a stomach ache is the WORST! The pain, or sometimes the feeling that you're going to ralph at any second, is just another thing that moms have to deal with every once in a while in addition to the gazillion other tasks they must complete in a day. There's no way to prevent those fluke tummy tumults--food poisoning, for example--that hit unexpectedly. There are, however, some general guidelines you can follow in order to stay as far away as possible from the other stuff--indigestion, constipation, gas, diarrhea, etc.