Fresh Friday: Not Losing Weight? Check Your Fiber Intake

Why Should I Care? Although fiber is not a macronutrient, it is absolutely vital for weight loss, controlling diabetes, averting heart disease, treating constipation, lowering cholesterol, preventing diverticulitis, gallstones, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, polyps, and colon cancer. How Much Fiber do I Need? Men need 38 grams of fiber per day and women need 25 grams of fiber […]

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Fresh Friday: Calling All Volume Eaters

So I’m what is known as a volume eater. This means satiety comes from large quantities of food. How is this achieved on a 1400-1500 calorie budget? Knowing which foods are low in calories and high in protein, fiber, and water so that I can eat a huge bowl  instead of a 1/2 cup serving of something calorically […]

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Fresh Friday: Scrumptious Spaghetti Makeover

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? I remember eating plain noodles straight from the colander as a kid. Plain noodles are pasty and tasteless. Why did I nibble them anyway? Ghrelin, also known as the hunger hormone, is produced upon sight or even description of high glycemic goodies like pizza, pasta, cake, cookies, etc. So when you eat plain […]

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