When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

If you’re the kind of person who can remain detached and amused while tempers around you flare, you’ve got to love the holidays. That’s when politics are debated during the soup course and before dessert is served, your sister mentions at least twice ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...
Breakfast: You’re Doing It Wrong

Breakfast: You’re Doing It Wrong

We’ve all been lectured to never, ever skip breakfast—but for those of us watching our waistlines, the morning meal (when many of us aren’t so hungry) seems like an easy way to trim down calories for the day. I’ve been guilty of eating a grapefruit h ...
3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Without Eating It

3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Without Eating It

I love pumpkin. Not necessarily the pie. And certainly not the fatty, chemical-filled latte drink everyone gets so excited about this time of year. I’m talking about real pumpkin, the vegetable. In my oatmeal. In my pasta. And…on my face. Yep, you re ...
Omega Madness

Omega Madness

I know I’m always raving about this herb or that antioxidant, and trust me—the people in my circles who unwaveringly believe in modern medicine give me a very hard time, demanding a double-blind study before daring to trust that some measly little pl ...
Get Itsy Bitsy with Cider?

Get Itsy Bitsy with Cider?

Like every health freak I know, I’m just a little bit obsessed with raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) with mother. I take it by the tablespoon, use it as part of my beauty routine to clarify my hair, sauté everything in it, use it as a salad dressing…the ...
Zero-Calorie Pasta? Yes, Please!

Zero-Calorie Pasta? Yes, Please!

I have a wedding dress to fit into—I want to be happy with my weight. But wedding stress, on the other hand, makes me want to eat noodles. Oodles of them, in fact. You’d think I’d be out of luck (or looking for a larger dress size), but I recently di ...