Food 101
6 02, 2017

The Funny Thing About Pepsi Zero Sugar and Other ‘Sugar-Free’ Diet Drinks

By | February 6th, 2017|Food 101|0 Comments

Whenever you hear people talking about Pepsi Zero Sugar, remember: Just. Say. No. Here's why.

18 11, 2016

True or False: Watermelon is ‘Just Empty Calories’

By | November 18th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

I see many, many, many fitness 'enthusiasts' who advise against eating foods like watermelon because it's just empty calories. Is this true?

4 10, 2016

The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1

By | October 4th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101, The Op-Eds|0 Comments

A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.

30 08, 2016

How to Coach Clients from Other Cultures

By | August 30th, 2016|Food 101|1 Comment

Since I missed my ability to present at the 2016 Women's Fitness Summit about culturally-sensitive nutrition guidance, I decided to blog it instead!

24 05, 2016

The Challenges of Skipping Breakfast

By | May 24th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101|2 Comments

Some people CAN'T skip breakfast, because their diets leave them starving in the middle of the night.

22 01, 2016

5 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Fruits and Vegetables

By | January 22nd, 2016|Food 101, Friday 5|1 Comment

Tips to help you extend the shelf life of the fresh ingredients you buy on your journey to being a full clean eater.

3 12, 2015

Fast Food Nation: Why McDonalds French Fries Taste ‘So Good’

By | December 3rd, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

Ask yourself: if a company goes to such great lengths to create addictive food, why are we surprised to find that people do, in fact, become addicted to it?

9 10, 2015

5 Ways to Get More Fiber In Your Diet Today

By | October 9th, 2015|Food 101|7 Comments

What you need to know about dietary fiber, and five great ways to get it in your diet today.

30 09, 2015

How To #surviveon35, In Whole Foods, Buying Organic, And Keeping Your Wallet Intact

By | September 30th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Food 101|27 Comments

My wrap-up of how I #surviveon35, and tips on how you can, too!

14 08, 2015

Artificial Sweeteners Are ‘Okay’ Now? Not So Fast

By | August 14th, 2015|Food 101|1 Comment

As someone who works with people who are fighting through sugar addiction, I've got to tell ya: an artificial sweetener is no different from an added sugar.

17 07, 2015

5 Reasons to Quit Processed Food That Have Nothing To Do With “Chemicals”

By | July 17th, 2015|Food 101, Friday 5|6 Comments

So -- can a legitimate case be made against processed food without the "chemical" component? You betcha.

9 07, 2015

The Salad Gallery: Round 4 – Pineapples and Pecans and Peanut Oils, Oh My!

By | July 9th, 2015|Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|5 Comments

Yep, still making fancy pants salads. Still sharing them with you so you can make fancy pants salads, too.

26 05, 2015

Fit Gear Review: The Excalibur Vegetable Spiralizer

By | May 26th, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|8 Comments

My review of the Excalibur Vegetable Spiralizer, and how I used it to make a delicious raw dish!

7 04, 2015

Pecans and Almonds and Peanuts, Oh My! – Why Nuts Are Healthy For You

By | April 7th, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

Nuts are lowering cholesterol, improving heart health, providing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of fiber and healthy fat and protein!

11 03, 2015

How To Dine With Nutrition In Mind

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Food 101, Healthy Eating|16 Comments

Once upon a time, I used to work at a certain restaurant... that shall remain nameless. Not out of their protection, but because the experience was so awful, that I think mentioning their name today might ruin my good morning. I was a server - even pinned as one of the best they had, thank [...]

23 02, 2015

Comprehending Calories: How To Properly Read A Nutrition Label

By | February 23rd, 2015|Food 101|5 Comments

To those who subscribe to BGG2WL via e-mail, the last post, "Comprehending Calories: The Role of Carbs In Your Diet," was cut off by the distributor - click here for the post in its entirety! We eat the foods, but how often do we take a look at the stuff on the side? Yes, all [...]

12 02, 2015

It’s Always Been A Big Fat Lie: Why Low-Fat And Fat-Free Are Bad Ideas

By | February 12th, 2015|Food 101|16 Comments

Need more proof that the "low fat/no-fat" philosophy isn't the way to go?

19 01, 2015

Experts Say Smoothies May Be As Bad as Sodapop

By | January 19th, 2015|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The "Study" Guide|69 Comments

That smoothie might be causing your more harm than good.

9 01, 2015

You Can “Pay The Farmer or Pay The Hospital”

By | January 9th, 2015|Food 101, Video Vault|7 Comments

A young man explains the problems in the American food and health system much better than I could.

8 01, 2015

Scratch Factory: Herb and Oil-Based Sauces, and Making Your Own Pesto

By | January 8th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|5 Comments

Something something cheat on your spouse... something something pasta and pesto.