Tag Archives: diet

Fennel Seed Fever

Fennel Seed Fever

People joke about the crazy things they carry in their purses…well, you know what I’ve got in my purse? A tiny bag fennel seeds. I chew on them all day long. For one reason, I love the flavor—delicate, spicy-sweet, nutty, kind of like black licorice. ...
All Calories Are Not Created Equal

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

For years, dieters were handed calorie counters and told that they could eat what they wanted as long as they stayed within a certain limit. Now, as diets such as the Paleo plan and low-carb diets become more popular, we’re learning that the qu ...
A Clean-Eating, Muscle-Building Meal Plan

A Clean-Eating, Muscle-Building Meal Plan

When you’re trying to build a better body, your actions outside the gym matter just as much as the all the clanging, heaving and pumping that goes on in the weight room. What you do in the kitchen, in particular, plays a huge part in your progress. ...
Spanx, But No Spanx

Spanx, But No Spanx

Ladies, can we talk about shapewear? When I’m going out to dinner with my boyfriend for a special occasion, I usually do break out the Spanx so that I can have a lump-and-bump-free silhouette. I usually feel so trim, thanks to my tummy smoother, that ...
How to Build a Better Breakfast

How to Build a Better Breakfast

What’s up in the morning? In my house, it’s one kitten, one cat and a whole lot of breakfast demands. The kitten is meowing for his special kitten food; the cat wants to make sure that she’s not forgotten, and I’m juggling the ...
Eating to Beat the “Blahs”

Eating to Beat the “Blahs”

You know how it goes—sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield. Well, it’s been a buggy summer for me so far. I’ve had a hard time getting out of bed, committing myself to exercise, willing myself to toss a salad instead of having ...
Warding Off Weight Gain During Menopause

Warding Off Weight Gain During Menopause

Find that your midsection is starting to expand during midlife? Menopause is the cessation of periods, but prior to or after menopause women often start to experience weight gain that seems to come out of nowhere. This is due in part to changes in me ...