South Beach Phase 2 Menu, Dealing with Boredom

Diet Boredom? Are you really bored on a low carb diet or are you just waiting until you can go back to your routine of grab and go high carb choices? If you are constantly thinking you’re on a diet then you aren’t really changing how you eat as a lifestyle. Essentially you’re always looking…

South Beach Diet, The Lost and Found Phase and Restaurant Tips

The South Beach Diet, Lost and Found Phase is my way of saying, “Hey, you can wander off course but you can always adjust your sails and find a path back.” I wasn’t really lost but I did take a detour and now with some planning I’m back on track. There’s nothing like a lake house…

South Beach Diet Menu, Phase 1

Following the South Beach Diet, Phase 1 I’ve said it many times, “Planning your meals is essential for healthy eating!” It is sooooo easy for me not to plan meals in the U.S. I can pop out to the market any and every day. There’s a zillion choices of prepared foods, snacks and desserts at…

What’s For Dinner? : Let’s Be Honest

Friends and family often ask, “What do you really eat?” I guess they think that I’m fabricating when I say, “I eat real food, mostly plants, some chicken and lots of fish.” I don’t eat bread, pasta, processed foods or much sugar. (Yes, you can live without simple carbohydrates.) Those of you who know me,…

Women and Weight, Let’s Be Honest

Let’s be honest. By way of a true confession, I indulged in this American Food Fiasco recently.   My excuse was that  I was with my family and we were drowning our mutual grief in grease and carbs.  The company and sympathy were most welcome but the caloric disaster and stomach ache that followed were…

Food Confusion

“What should I eat, Doc, to lose weight, reduce disease, avoid diabetes, reduce heart disease, and stay healthy?” Every day I speak to women who are profoundly confused by the “expert” diet advice being promoted every time they turn around. Should I be a Paleo, a primate, a vegan, a vegetarian, a lacto-ovo-pescetarian or a…