Stop eating bread?

Should I stop eating bread entirely? No. Opt for whole grain bread which is the more nutritious choice.

Low-Carb Fruits?

What are the low carb fruits? All fruit is carbohydrate. There’s no “low-carb” fruit. It’s the serving size that makes it high or low carb, not the type of fruit.

Skipping meals to lose weight?

Should I Skip Meals To Lose Weight? I don’t recommend skipping meals for weight loss. This includes intermittent fasting. Balanced meals, healthy methods of food preparation, appropriate portion sizes, limiting high fat foods and concentrated sweets, consuming low calorie beverages and exercise are the ticket for healthy eating and managing weight for...

Weighty Matters

I recently discovered that my body scale at home was inaccurate. It’s a doctor’s scale like those our healthcare teams have us step on when we go in for check-ups. You know the type: it has two measuring bars, one in 10 pound increments (starting at 100 pounds) below a second measuring bar in 1 pound increments. We stand on it and first move the 10 pound measurement, then move the smaller 1 pound one until the scale balances at our weight. My recommendation is to weigh at the same time on the same day on the same scale in our birthday suits before we’ve eaten or had anything to drink. This way we’re comparing apples to apples. And it’s what I do. I weigh myself once a week at home. That’s reasonable and what I suggest to patients who are trying to lose weight. Weighing ourselves too often, unless there’s a medical reason to do so, can backfire a bit on us. We have daily fluctuations in our body weight that can make it seem like we’ve gained weight, when we really haven’t. If we see this on the scale, it can be defeating. It can also make us focus too much on this one indicator of healthy weight. Also note that muscle weighs more than fat, so if we are building muscle, we may not see the scale budge right away, but we will still be benefitting. So what went wrong for me? Well for about two months, the 1 pound increment measurement bar wasn’t set at pounds. Somehow it had been put on kilograms (kg). Why...