RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing

I’m not Italian; never claimed to be.  So this isn’t Papa Antonio’s secret sauce; you can find yummy marinara recipes elsewhere.  This is so you can make a clean, preservative-free, easy sauce you can use on whole wheat pasta or atop a spinach salad (which I now commonly use instead of pasta);  double the recipe and freeze it to save time later if you like. … Continue reading RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing

RULE: Stop Making Excuses

EXCUSES                                                 MY HARSH RESPONSE “I don’t like vegetables”         “I don’t like wearing a seat belt, but I hear it’s good for me” “my knees hurt when I run”       “the heavier you are the more they’ll … Continue reading RULE: Stop Making Excuses

RECIPE: Easy Lunch: Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salmon Toast

Remember we talked about good fats and bad fats? Fat around your waist, BAD.  Fat from walnuts, GOOD.  Fat from a bacon-cheese burger, BAD.  Fat from an avocado and fish oil, GOOD.  So fear not the good fat! It keeps you full longer, makes your skin glow and your hair shiny.  Now, don’t go all Joey Chesnut on the fat intake, but enjoy small amounts … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Lunch: Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salmon Toast

RANT: Obese Kids

I get especially sad when I see pediatric patients, less than 10 years old, usually with Doritos bag or a Pepsi in hand, who are already obese.  What kind of future looms?  Likely Diabetes, because the body can only tolerate so much abuse before disease culminates. These patients are sure to develop depression, not only because the ability to move freely as a child is limited … Continue reading RANT: Obese Kids

RECIPE: Easy Delicious Grains and Greens Salad

I recently ordered an entree by this name at Besaw’s on NW 23rd in the PDX, loved the idea, so I hijacked the title from them.  But they used chard instead of kale and tahini sauce instead of humus.  I think mine has a little more zip.  Never woulda’ eaten this 3 years ago. Now I’m diggin’ it.  Hope you do too. (BTW I got … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Delicious Grains and Greens Salad

RULE: Don’t Skip Meals

Loads of my patients skip meals.  Many people think skipping breakfast and/or lunch will help them cut out the calories that cause them to gain weight.  Unfortunately, for most, that does not work for several reasons.  Some studies show, when the body is deprived of food (ie skipping meals) the metabolism (the body’s rate of using calories) slows.  Then once a meal is consumed, the … Continue reading RULE: Don’t Skip Meals

RANT: I Have a Problem, People!

Friends who’ve known me since high school and have seen me in action, often joke when I arrive at a party, “Hide the furniture, or Maddy will eat it!” So, having reported my propensity to inhale all things edible, I must reveal, that I’m not obese. Nor am I overweight (most of the time). A fluctuater yes, pudgy, yes, but I’m very active and somehow, … Continue reading RANT: I Have a Problem, People!