Archive for October, 2012

Oct 29 2012

Squash- So Easy, So Good

I love squash, my favorite recipe is to simply roast it in the oven with a little butter, cinnamon and maple syrup. When I want to use it in recipes I almost always choose frozen, defrosted squash. Frozen squash is pictured below in the ingredient picture, it is rich in fiber and vitamin A and [...]

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Oct 22 2012

Strength Training Resources

Strength training is crucial to weight control, because individuals who have more muscle mass have a higher metabolic rate. Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses very little energy. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight [...]

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Oct 22 2012

Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain, and Pre-Diabetes?

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  Lack of sleep has been  linked to our rise in obesity, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine , reported in the Boston Globe helps to explain why. When we do not get enough sleep, the study finds the body goes into a pre-diabetic state, meaning  fat cells become  less responsive to insulin. Insulin is [...]

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Oct 15 2012

Strength Training and Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 14 million Americans have type II diabetes—a staggering three-hundred percent increase over the past forty years—and the numbers are steadily climbing. Fortunately, studies now show that lifestyle changes such as strength training have a profound impact on helping older adults manage their diabetes. In [...]

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Oct 01 2012

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie- For the Love of Food Way

  I was inspired by my daughters friend Molly to create this recipe. She is a vegetarian. Instead of ground beef I use Morningstar Recipe Crumbles. I consider this a ” lazy” recipe because  I use good old-fashioned catsup to season the crumbles and frozen vegetables instead of fresh vegetables.  I usually chose frozen peas [...]

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