Butter or margarine?

Butter or Margarine? If it’s trans fat free margarine, then it’s either that or butter. If the margarine isn’t trans fat free, then use butter. But remember these are fats, so both choices should be portion controlled and...

Nut serving size?

What’s a serving size of nuts? I tell people that a serving size of nuts is one comfortably closed handful. This equates to 6 almonds or cashews, or four walnut halves or 16 pistachios.

Favorite exercise?

What’s your favorite exercise? My routine includes walking on the treadmill, yoga, weight lifting and balance and toning exercises. And I enjoy them all. But my most favorite exercise is swimming, which I do about four times a week.

Craziest diet ever?

What’s the craziest diet you’ve ever heard of? There are quite a few. I talk about them in my book STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF! The latest crazy diet I’ve come across is the cotton ball diet. People soak the cotton balls in juice or another liquid and swallow 4 to 5 of them. Why? They want to get full so they eat less. I can’t imagine why anyone would do this and I don’t recommend...