I eat a lot of fiber

High fiber diets cause me to feel full with fewer calories.  New studies show a high fiber diet: is associated with a significantly reduced risk of total death, including cardiovascular mortality and deaths from infectious and respiratory diseases. Here are some high fiber foods: Beans Whole grains, brown rice Fruits …

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IS FAST FOOD ADDICTIVE?

I saw this ad for fast food at a bus stop in downtown Chicago last night.  I disagree! Dr. David Kessler, who used to run the FDA, has published a fascinating book, “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite” (Rodale) – see book review in the …

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Back on the road…

I am traveling again today, and have packed my breakfast in ziplock baggies: 2/3 cups oatmeal plain 3 tablespoons dried skim milk 2 scoops whey protein powder 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 scoop dried cherries   Add boiling water, and I’ve got breakfast every day! The NYT Travel Section has a recent article about …

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FOOD DESERTS

Sad story in today’s NY Times, about malnutrition despite an overabundance of calories in inner city neighborhoods.  Lack of affordable, accessible healthy foods. Ubiquitous unhealthy food that promotes diabetes and obesity. “Hunger and obesity are often flip sides to the same malnutrition coin,” said Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. “Hunger …

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My eating plan

Breakfast: oatmeal 2/3 cup, 2 scoops protein powder, lots of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, skim milk 8 oz, scoop dried cherries or raisins. Lunch and Dinner: nuked or steamed  green veggies(lots = 1/2 -1 lb) w/ 1 TEAspoon olive oil and spices; fish/chicken/meat spiced and nuked/steamed without oil;  1-2 …

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TRAVELING HEALTHY

I don’t agree with all of this, but obviously, he’s been successful despite tons of travel. Terrible food choices, sleep disturbances, jet lag, and stress make travel difficult. I pack my breakfast with me and have had the same breakfast 99% of mornings.  I bring food with me to eat …

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Healthy “Q”?

We can still enjoy the holiday BBQ and eat sensibly. I love the photo below in Marc Bittman’s NY Times column on holiday grilling. Of course, some of the recipes he lists have more salt and oil that I would recommend. Remember, BBQ sauce is basically sugar.