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Health Benefits of Oatmeal I Missed Out on With Keto

Health Benefits of Oatmeal I Missed Out on With Keto

Did you know there are actual meaningful health benefits of oatmeal? Maybe you did, and I have been living in a freaky world where I was under the impression that this was essentially filler with a bit of fiber in it.  I know that I hated it growing up because I had the unsweetened kind far too much and no kid really likes the unsweetened kind.  Plus, does the expression “sticks to your ribs” really make anyone want to dig in? Because that’s how that breakfast was described to me in terms of the advantages it had to offer.  Gag.  As it turns out, there’s a lot more to it than kid me knew! Thank goodness.

Is Not Getting Enough Sleep Why I’m Snacking So Much?

Is Not Getting Enough Sleep Why I’m Snacking So Much?

We all know that not getting enough sleep is bad for us. I’ve known it my whole life. I haven’t needed a research study to confirm it for me. After all, it feels awful while you’re lying awake at night watching the minutes and hours tick by. It feels even worse as you drag yourself around the following day. I don’t think clearly, can’t get motivated to do anything active, and am most likely to order in meals on days when I’m drained and not well rested.

Overeating Doesn’t Cause Obesity, but Your Food Choices Do

Overeating Doesn’t Cause Obesity, but Your Food Choices Do

So, it turns out that overeating doesn’t cause obesity. There’s been a lot of new research out there recently that has absolutely blown my mind. Holly recently blogged about how some pesticides can hold back weight loss so eating organic foods might actually give you an advantage. I recently read (and tweeted about) how aging doesn’t slow your metabolism as previously believed. Now, research is showing that it’s definitely not the amount we eat that causes us to gain weight!

The 2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists for Fruits and Vegetables

The 2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists for Fruits and Vegetables

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about research suggesting organic foods might help prevent weight gain, so this week seemed like a natural jump into the 2021 Dirty Dozen list.  The reason is that while I’m taking organic foods far more seriously as a part of my shopping list, I wanted to know if I should just get some organics or try to eat only organics. 

My Experience Trying a CSA Box for the First Month

My Experience Trying a CSA Box for the First Month

I’ve now being trying a CSA box for a month and thought I’ve had enough experience that I’m ready to share my initial thoughts with you.  A month ago, I blogged about my reasons for doing this and whether a CSA box is worth it. If you didn’t spot that post, I encourage you to read that one before this one because it’ll let you know my motivation and expectations, since I don’t plan to repeat it all in this post.

Are Organic Foods Better for Weight Loss Results?

Are Organic Foods Better for Weight Loss Results?

Are organic foods better for weight loss strategies than conventionally grown ones? Should I be paying more for these fruits, veggies and even meats to get better results on my bathroom scale?  These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself since I’ve been going to more farmer’s markets and Marley has signed up for one of those CSA box programs.

Mushroom Health Benefits and How to Clean and Cook Them

Mushroom Health Benefits and How to Clean and Cook Them

When I was growing up, I was told that there were very few mushroom health benefits.  Everything I was taught said that there was a bit of zinc in them and very little else.  Still, my family ate them because they were cheap, and they tasted good. Now, I’m always reading about how they’re practically superfoods.

Daily Sugary Drinks of All Kinds Lower Your Life Expectancy

Daily Sugary Drinks of All Kinds Lower Your Life Expectancy

I just read about the scariest study that now says that drinking sugary drinks on a daily basis can actually shorten your life.  The horrifying thing about it is that I have always joked that a certain giant pop or gas station slushy or other syrup-based beverage was likely cutting a day off my life. 

Starting Lazy Keto for the First Time

Starting Lazy Keto for the First Time

I hate to admit it but I’m starting Lazy Keto as a last-ditch attempt to save my diet and stick to this type of strategy. I’m pretty down right now. I’m trying not to be, but I’m discouraged because I’ve had such great progress and for a while it was pretty great keeping ketosis going…then it all seems to have changed.

Keto Cheat Days Ruin Ketosis So Fast

Keto Cheat Days Ruin Ketosis So Fast

Okay, so I’m going to tackle the topic of keto cheat days this week.  I know this is a controversial topic, and I know that I am not a medical expert.  Please consider this an opinion piece based on my personal experience. 

What is Nutritional Psychology? Can It Help Weight Control?

What is Nutritional Psychology? Can It Help Weight Control?

Nutritional psychology is a subject I stumbled upon on social media – of all places – and that sent me into a massive online rabbit hole to better understand what it’s all about. Keeping in mind that even with all my best googling, I’m still eons from becoming an expert, I still thought this topic was fascinating enough that I wanted to share it. 

What Do Real Keto Diet Results Look Like?

What Do Real Keto Diet Results Look Like?

I’m still in early days when it comes to recording keto diet results.  Feels like I’ve been doing this for quite some time, but I’m still only several weeks in.  Still, I’d like to share what my progress looks like so far.

Finding Hidden Weight Loss Motivation Where I Least Expected It

Finding Hidden Weight Loss Motivation Where I Least Expected It

The days of finding weight loss motivation in bikinis or skinny jeans have loooong passed.  They used to drive me, but these days, I find that any help they give me is either short-lived or non-existent. In fact, over the last year, thinking about clothes that don’t fit has really only caused me stress. It hasn’t pushed me forward to do anything great for myself.

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