planning a diet for weight lossAmerican comedic author Erma Bombeck once wrote, “Never order food in excess of your body weight.” It might sound silly, but thanks to years of super-sizing everything from fries to fillets, 2013 began with me planning a diet for weight loss.

From year 2000 until 2010 the amount of people on a diet jumped from 24% to 54% of the American population (www.caloriecontrol.org). Do you know what that means? If you are on a diet then obviously you are not alone. Even celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson are advertising their need to shed a few pounds.

Because you aren’t the only person dieting, consider getting a diet buddy who you trust to help keep you going during the low points – and there will be low points. It could be your best friend, a family member, or a co-worker. For me, that person is my husband. [Read more…]

foods that make you look youngerIt might be hard to believe that there are foods that make you look younger. But superfoods filled with antioxidants, fiber, and essential fatty acids can do just that!

These foods not only make you look younger, but they also make you feel great. It’s never too late to start making healthier food choices, but sometimes a well-balanced diet that covers the food groups isn’t simply enough.

Superfoods can fall into any food group, and adding them to the foods and meals that you eat every day is one of the easiest things to do. This makes it so easy to get all the nutrients you need, without resulting to that horrible 4-letter word, D I E T. [Read more…]