Welcome to another edition of the Real Food Kitchen Tour. This week, we travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to tour the kitchen of Jennifer Cordova, author of the blog, Sweet Plantains.
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Welcome to Week 6 of the 1st Annual FitBit Challenge! Please click here to read the rules and all the details. Last Week! It’s our last week! It’s gone by so fast. The challenge ends this coming Saturday. I’m doing so much better since I’ve been home from vacation. Thanks to my treadmill desk, I’ve […]
It’s not enough just to eat good food anymore. In order to be healthy, we must be active.
Dr. James A. Levine, Director of Obesity Solutions at the Mayo Clinic, believes that it is the lack of activity that is making us obese. Levine has published studies on how just by moving more, we can lose weight and lower our risk of heart disease and diabetes.
According to his research, just by increasing our activity to include an additional 2 1/2 hours of light activity (walking less than 2 MPH, light housework, etc.) we would lose 36 pounds per year. (2 1/2 hours of walking less than 2 MPH is the equivalent of 10,000 steps, which is what we are doing in the FitBit Challenge.)
Like anything else, overeating is a habit. It’s easy for us food lovers to get fixated on food, and look forward to meal time. Enjoying eating is fine, unless of course you are overeating. Sometimes we eat just because we love to eat, or because we’re bored it’s “something to do”. Or we eat because we think we should (it’s lunchtime, or others are eating).
Whenever I write about foie gras, people get upset. Getting upset is natural when you are ignorant of facts.
There are so many myths about foie gras production. People think the animals are harmed and that foie gras is not traditional.
But, in reality, foie gras is a traditional food. In fact, foie gras is a natural process that happens in the wild.