3 May 2016 Parenting an overweight child
Dealing with an overweight child can be a tricky business for parents. Should you monitor weight or calories or put your child on a strict diet? Some tips to help make the process easier and more successful.
19 April 2016 Herbs and Spices: A Win-Win Situation
Do you want to learn about the health benefits of a diet rich in herbs and spices and low in sodium that go beyond lowering blood pressure? Read this post to find out which herbs and spices are most likely to benefit your health. You will also learn some simple, practical tips for their use in cooking.
12 April 2016 Water – the other caffeine
Do you ever feel less alert and have a decreased ability to concentrate in the afternoon? When this happens, most people head toward the coffee machine; however, it could be that you are slightly dehydrated and just need a big glass of water. Water could be the other caffeine for you. Try these three ways to increase your water intake and see what happens to your alertness, mood, and concentration.
Is your prescription medication causing you to gain weight? Maybe! But the solution may or may not be to change medication. Read the post to find out what you can do to prevent weight gain despite your medication.
Weight gain is a problem for a surprising number of people, from teen athletes to people who have lost significant weight due to illness. In both cases, weight gain and muscle building depend on consistently increased calorie and protein intake.
15 March 2016 How do you rate with your home kitchen safety?
Are you taking the time to practice food safety in your home or are you putting your loved ones and yourself at unnecessary risk of foodborne illness. Why not pretend you are a food safety inspector and make a safety check of your home kitchen.
8 March 2016 Evening Snacking: Embrace it or Eliminate it?
Evening snacking: Should you embrace it or erase it? Even though eating at night has been associated with weight gain, other research validates that a calorie is a calorie regardless of what time you eat it. Consequently, with these controversial results, what is a person to do when 9 PM nighttime nibbles occur? Try these four nighttime snack tips to prevent from sabotaging your healthy eating during the day.
As many of you already know, managing diabetes is not just about how many carbs you eat. There’s a lot more to it. In this post, I share notes on how dental health and food security is related to blood glucose control.
23 February 2016 New book helps parents of vegetarian or vegan teens
“Feed Your Vegetarian Teen” was written to address the concerns of parents whose teenagers decide to become vegetarian or vegan. The recipes are designed to use high protein foods as condiments, so everyone in the family can share one meal.
16 February 2016 Snacks Galore! Ideas for Snacks For Everyone
Snacks can fit into a healthy eating plan, but some choices are better than others. If you are trying to lose weight you still have to make sure the calories fit within your budget. Read this post for sweet or savory snack ideas that might work well with your eating plan.
9 February 2016 3 Nutrition Tips to Optimize Your Work Out
Want to optimize your workout? Feel fatigued and lack the stamina and energy you desire for your exercise training? Poor nutrition and inadequate hydration can decrease your ability to workout in an ideal way. Since you have already devoted the time to exercise, try these 3 tips to optimize your workout.
4 February 2016 Tracking Food & Exercise is Not Just About Calories
Tracking food and exercise is much more than just counting calories. It’s about discovering relationships between what you put in your mouth, your activity, and your health. Read this post for ideas on what tracking can do for you.
27 January 2016 13 ways to flavor popcorn without adding calories
If you’re looking for an unusual but healthier snack to serve for the Super Bowl, or for movie-watching on cold winter nights, try some of these popcorn flavor ideas.
19 January 2016 Set Yourself Up for Healthy Cooking
Yes, home cooked meals are usually healthier than restaurant and prepared meals. Looking for tips to successfully prepare healthy foods at home? Find out how to equip yourself with kitchen tools and learn about key staples for the pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Learn how to make food tasty and adventurous, and hear about simple menu planning tips.
12 January 2016 3 Ways to Put Fun into Exercise and Keep Your Resolutions!
Exercise routines based on activities you do not like, are not going to stick or be sustainable. Read on for an enthusiastic report from one of my weight loss clients who changed her exercise routine and thus, changed her attitude and motivation. She put the fun factor back into exercise. You too can put enjoyment into moving your body more in 2016 by trying these three tips.
5 January 2016 What's a Realistic Weight Loss Goal?
Congratulations! You have decided you need to lose weight and are ready to get started. Read this short post to help you set a realistic weight goal.
29 December 2015 Happy New Year!
MyNetDiary wishes you peace, joy, happiness, and health for the New Year. Post includes a couple of helpful links.
22 December 2015 The 12 Calorie Bombs of Christmas
Celebrating the calories in favorite holiday treats with song.
15 December 2015 Why We Should Find Time for Home Cooked Meals
In 2005-08, Americans consumed 32 percent of calories away from home. This is up from 18 percent in 1997-98. There are many reasons individuals obtain their food and drink away from home, including convenience and saving time. Find out why this might be a problem for our health and learn 10 tips for successfully cooking healthy meals at home.
8 December 2015 Five Ways to “Hold the Holidays”
How many pounds does the average American gain over the holidays? Though the media touts one number, research demonstrates another number. Read this article to find out 5 ways to “hold the holidays” and why “holding the holidays” is important.
1 December 2015 4 Tips for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories
Feeling too hungry while trying to lose weight? Read this post for 4 easy tips to feel fuller on fewer calories.
24 November 2015 5 Ways to de-junk your Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday devoted to sharing a good meal with friends and family. It can also be a caloric tsunami. Learn how to de-junk your meal with five easy tips.
17 November 2015 Five Reasons a Plant-based Diet May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Statistics show that without a healthy lifestyle, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. If you are looking for a practical approach that may help prevent type 2 diabetes, consider a plant-based diet. Learn five reasons why a plant-based diet may help lower type 2 diabetes risk.
10 November 2015 Tapas: Portion Control and Sociability in One
In a world where bigger is better, it’s often difficult to figure out a healthy portion size. Even though portion sizes in Spain are smaller than in America, the serving sizes are perfectly adequate to fill our stomachs. Thus, use the latest food trend to lose weight – eat tapas which are healthy, fun and delicious! Keep reading for three ways that tapas help with weight control.
3 November 2015 7 Behaviors to Help Control Blood Sugar
Learn about the seven self-care behaviors that will help you manage diabetes for life.
27 October 2015 5 Easy ways to use tofu
Tofu is plant protein at its best: easy to use, nutritious and adaptable to many different types of recipes.
20 October 2015 The Colorful World of Fruits and Vegetables
Why should we eat a colorful diet? Does it really matter where the calories come from as long as we meet our calorie target? Read the blog on the colorful world of fruits and vegetables to learn why quality is as important as quantity.
14 October 2015 Healthy Quick Pancakes: Made at a Moment’s Notice
Homemade, healthy and delicious! Who can resist 10-minute tasty and good-for-you pancakes made with bananas, oatmeal, nuts and cinnamon? Eat them for breakfast, after a fall hike or for an afternoon snack “on the go.” Follow these step-by-step directions to create nutritious pancakes at a moment’s notice.
9 October 2015 Questions & Answers about Aerobic Exercise for Health
This post focuses on aerobic exercise for health versus guidelines for athletic training.
29 September 2015 Why Are My Vitamin & Mineral Totals So Low?
If you have noticed that certain vitamin and minerals totals are always low on your nutrition reports, it may or may not be because your intake is truly low. This post will describe ways to improve accuracy of your vitamin and mineral totals on reports.
23 September 2015 Yes, Big Portions Do Cause Overeating
A new study validates what we’ve known all along: big portions cause overeating. Now what can we do about it?
17 September 2015 The Saga of Trans Fats
Learn about the history of industrially produced trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils) and the FDA’s final ruling. These are the worst type of fats for cardiovascular health.
8 September 2015 Be Sugar Savvy! Lose Weight by Decreasing Added Sugars in Your Diet
Knowing the major food sources of added sugars and identifying hidden sources of added sugars by reading the ingredient list, can help you become sugar savvy and meet your weight loss goals.
4 September 2015 Tips for Losing Weight
The following practices will help you lose weight - whether you are just starting out, trying to break out of a weight stall, or simply want more tips or ideas.
2 September 2015 Healing Nutrition
Well-nourished cells from good nutritional health are a plus for healing. Some of the big player nutrients involved in tissue repair and the decreased risk of infection include dietary protein, zinc, vitamins A and C. Good nutrition can give you a fighting advantage for faster healing. A steak with quinoa, broccoli, a glass of milk and cantaloupe for dessert could be just what the doctor ordered.
28 August 2015 Breakfast Studies with Advice for Dieters
Two new studies offer clues about the best breakfast for dieters.
25 August 2015 Is snitching sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
Have you ever wondered why your weight loss efforts are not working? You eat your fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and don’t eat the skin of your chicken; however, the scale does not seem to budge, and if it does change, it moves in the wrong direction.
France is a foodie destination, but that doesn’t mean you can’t control your calorie intake while still enjoying delicious cuisine.
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