Best Judge For Choosing A Healthy Diet Is… Body Wisdom Or Health Research?

You can read everything about weight loss, health and longevity you want until your eyes cross. But, in the end who is your best judge? Even when we go to the doctor, he or she will ask you how you are feeling. In other words, you always will be the final expert how you feel, ‘health wise’. Continue reading “Best Judge For Choosing A Healthy Diet Is… Body Wisdom Or Health Research?”

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Being Stressed Out And Anxious In Today’s Rat Race…

We live in a very competitive economy. You may not know who your friends are when it comes to keeping your job. So, sometimes transparency or complete honesty should stay optional? Continue reading “The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Being Stressed Out And Anxious In Today’s Rat Race…”

Balancing Alkaline/Acidic Foods: Healthy Body pH Maintenance (And, Feeling Better)

If you eat plant based whole food you will naturally be avoiding much of the acidic food. I have a chart I use to remind me which foods are alkaline and which are acidic. It’s a good guide to keep handy: Alkaline and acid food list. Continue reading “Balancing Alkaline/Acidic Foods: Healthy Body pH Maintenance (And, Feeling Better)”

How Improved Health And Longevity Relates To Weight Loss Caused By Plant Based Whole Food Diets

When I lost my 50 pounds I soon discovered another aspect to improving my own health and longevity. Although, you may be losing weight, you may need to start eating different food to get healthier. Continue reading “How Improved Health And Longevity Relates To Weight Loss Caused By Plant Based Whole Food Diets”

Good News Why Our Favorite Snack And Junk Food Does Not Taste As Good As It Used To…

I have tested foods good and bad for quite a while. I am my own ‘test rat’. I know I should have consulted a doctor who knows about nutrition, but I haven’t found one who seems like he/she is in the ‘know’. Continue reading “Good News Why Our Favorite Snack And Junk Food Does Not Taste As Good As It Used To…”

Are There Any ‘Life Coping Strategies’ At All That Actually Do Work?

I don’t know how different I am from everyone else, so I can only speak for myself and not in general. Firstly, I am not a licensed therapist therefore, my opinions are not advice or diagnosis. Continue reading “Are There Any ‘Life Coping Strategies’ At All That Actually Do Work?”

A Layman’s Explanation To Understanding Weight Loss, Health Improvement And Longevity

As you may or may not know, I use USDA ChooseMyPlate as my diet guide. I don’t follow it exactly because they suggest we eat dairy and meat. I do essentially none of that. But, fortunately they show alternate foods for vegetarians and vegans. Continue reading “A Layman’s Explanation To Understanding Weight Loss, Health Improvement And Longevity”

Sick And Tired Of Dieting? Good News! You Can Now Eat More! Here’s How…

I lost 50 pounds one year and the weight has stayed off automatically. Why? I pretty much eat by USDA ChooseMyPlate. For my age, weight and activity level it says there that I need about 2200 calories a day. It’s probably more like 2000 because I putter around the house. Continue reading “Sick And Tired Of Dieting? Good News! You Can Now Eat More! Here’s How…”

I Lost My Strength Regaining It Eating 1-1/2 Cup Of This…

Recently, I got weak. I mean, I lost much of my strength and couldn’t figure it out. What was I doing wrong? I forgot to eat something very important. I am not what you’d call a vegetarian or vegan. But, I don’t eat meat. I eat 80-90% plant based whole food. Continue reading “I Lost My Strength Regaining It Eating 1-1/2 Cup Of This…”

The Illusiveness Of Becoming More Of You: The Art Of Being Ourselves Rather Than Someone Else…

Isn’t this a silly question? How do we be us? People in middle age often have what’s called a ‘mid-life’ crisis. But, I don’t know what that really means. I wonder which ‘crisis’ they are talking about? I think life unfolds with more of them than we’d like. Continue reading “The Illusiveness Of Becoming More Of You: The Art Of Being Ourselves Rather Than Someone Else…”