Why you should eat a hearty vegan breakfast – and how to do it

I’ve been conflicted about what to eat for breakfast. Are you, too? Is it healthier to eat a vegan breakfast, even though I’m hungry shortly after eating something like oatmeal and fruit? Or is it better to eat high protein with eggs or eggs and bacon? At least that way I feel full. But is it healthy? Let’s talk about it, and then I’ll give you recipes and a plan. I just watched a great health video – Forks over Knives, and I’m also reading a book on preventing heart disease through lifestyle and diet changes, not pills. It’s called 30 Days to Natural Blood Pressure Control, by David DeRose, MD.  Both the video and the book lay out a very convincing argument that a vegan diet is healthiest. What Harvard Medical School says about diet I can’t go into details here, but I encourage you to watch the video and read […]

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How to massively simplify your cooking

I love to eat super healthy and interesting food, and I especially love sitting down to enjoy it in the evening. But I must admit – I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen, and I most definitely don’t like staring at the refrigerator at 6 pm, with no idea what to do. That’s why I just bought a new slow cooker, and a new slow cooker cookbook. Now I’m happy. PREPPING FOOD TAKES ALL OF 10 MINUTES Prepping food for a slow cooker takes all of maybe 10 or so minutes – that’s it. You do the prep, put it in the cooker in the morning, and go about your day. In the evening when you’re dreaming of coming home to put your feet up – you can. Dinner is ready. I love these things. They’re magic. I bought a new one because it’s bigger than my old slow […]

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How to eat your way to happiness

Can you eat your way to happiness? Yes, indeed you can. Last week I introduced you to my Super Simple, Super Rational Plan for health and weight loss. I had my own epiphany moment when I realized that crazy fad diets are ridiculous, the results can’t possibly last, and in fact they’re often downright unhealthy. I realized that rational, simple eating is the path to long-term health and long-term perfect weight. Let me now add that that rational, simple eating is also a path to happiness. We’ve known about the connection between food, health and mood for a long, long time – all the way back to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, who said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and let they medicine be thy food.” What this means is, you are what you eat. So if you eat good, natural, real food, you’ll be healthy and happy. […]

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My Super Simple, Super Rational Plan for Health and Weight Loss

Are you hot to lose weight and be healthy but you’re overwhelmed by all of the crazy, conflicting information coming at you? Arrrgh! Is it Paleo? Vegan? Raw juices? Green smoothies? Raw food? Cooked food? High fat? Low fat? All protein? No fruit? Gluten free? No carbs? Cleansing? Help! Wait! What happened to SUPER SIMPLE AND SUPER RATIONAL? Seriously. What happened? WHAT KATE MIDDLETON DID I wanted to drop some pounds, so I started researching the best way to do it. I’m telling you – it’s nuts. There is so much conflicting information that it’s positively overwhelming. In the middle of trying to make sense of it all, I wondered how Kate Middleton managed to lose her baby weight and also lose whatever weight she needed in order to fit into her size minus- minus -zero wedding dress. What I discovered about her weight loss program is what sent me […]

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