Judgment of the Jamboree

This year, for the very first time, The Boy Scouts of the America has decided to bar obese scouts from their annual Jamboree. It’s the organization’s biggest even of the year, so the announcement prompted a lot of discussion in the media. Agree or disagree, the...

The paleo diet?

What’s the Paleo Diet all about? The Paleo diet is a fad diet and is about excluding food groups. It’s basically a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. It doesn’t include any grains or dairy among other things. I recommend a more balanced approach and not...

Healthy part of an egg?

What part of the egg is healthy? Both the white of the egg and the yolk have healthy properties. Unfortunately, the egg yolk has close to a whole day’s worth of cholesterol in it. That doesn’t make it the best choice. I recommend having egg whites most of the times...

Good dieting foods?

What are some good dieting foods? Whole grains, lean proteins, non-fat/low fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, water and other low calorie beverages are all good choices. Look for balance and monitor portion sizes. Limit concentrated sweets and high fat foods. Prepare food...

What about the food pyramid?

Is the food pyramid a good nutritional guideline? The food pyramid has been replaced by Choose My Plate. You can find it on www.choosemyplate.gov I recommend a version of this, the healthy plate. One-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter of the plate...