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16 05, 2017

Don’t Just Get Rid of the Sugar, Get Rid of the ‘Sweet,’ Too

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101|0 Comments

Photo credit:  Flickr / tellumo This is something I actually didn't think about until I ran out of lip balm. (If you're like me, you might call all kinds of lip balm "ChapStick" and have to work really hard to call it something else, sort of like how all bandages are Band-Aids and all tissues [...]

5 05, 2017

7 Major Misconceptions About Smoothies and Juicing

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:26+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Debunking The Myths, Food 101|4 Comments

A week or so ago, the Washington Post published an op-ed with three medical professionals—two of which are professors of medicine—basically saying the same thing I've been saying for [what feels like] an eternity: Mrs. G. came to our offices for her first visit distraught. Her primary-care doctor had just diagnosed her with diabetes, and [...]

25 04, 2017

3 Big Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Diet Sodapop

By | 2017-04-25T13:24:52+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Food 101, Health and Health Care|0 Comments

I've been saying for years, that people need to relax on the fizzy drinks. The sweet drinks, too. Yes, that includes juice. And, for years, people have been coming aaaaat me about it. I mean, you would think I was threatening folks' mamas out here. But I get it. People are very attached to these [...]

18 11, 2016

True or False: Watermelon is ‘Just Empty Calories’

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:54+00:00 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 | 2017-06-10T11:18:58+00:00 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.

3 12, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:33+00:00 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 07, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:55+00:00 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.

7 04, 2015

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:29+00:00 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 | 2015-03-11T22:08:31+00:00 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 | 2017-06-10T11:20:38+00:00 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 [...]