Daikon Radish – How to Prepare and Use

A new veggie to me during this weight loss journey is the Daikon Radish–most easily found at Asian markets or in the ‘specialty veggie’ section of some grocery stores (Winco usually has them).  I had read that some folks like to use them for a potato substitute–so I tried it in a few things and […]

Grains – Varieties

For years I had read about the health benefits of soaking/sprouting different grains–for some it’s to reduce phytates, for others its to increase their bio-availability and help reduce their impact on your glycemic load.  It all made sense – but I rarely remembered to soak or sprout when preparing grains I would use when I […]

Water – How much is enough?

How much water should you be drinking daily? The easiest answer is to drink enough so that your urine is clear to a very light yellow.  The darker the yellow, the more water you need to be drinking. So – how much water do you need to drink?  That will be different for everyone – […]

Healthy Habit Hints – Daily Do List

Developing My Daily Do-list – the Power of Healthy Habits Here’s what has worked for me and I think they’ll work for you too. Hints for Healthy Habits Choose just 1 or 2 behaviors to start with–at least one should be ‘easy’ so that you remind yourself that you can succeed in choosing health. Identify […]

Losing over 100 lbs from high of 330+

My highest weight was somewhere over 330 lbs—apparently that was my “can’t know if I’m more than this” threshold.  At that point all of my clothes were stretchy and quite stretched-a tight 4x (and yes–I did have a few 5x in my closet). I started gaining weight when I was about 7 or so–and steadily […]