RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal

Need an easy go to recipe for breakfast or something to sate the sweet tooth after dinner? Give this yummy concoction a go.  Use a coffee mug instead of a bowl to keep portion size reasonable. I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s Organic European Style Whole Milk Yogurt. Yes, it’s got a high fat content, but it’s made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free milk and is about as … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal

RANT: Breaking Bad Habits

“Choose a quit date. It can be a significant day, like a birthday or anniversary or hold no significance at all.  Start cutting back between now and then, and determine what you will do instead of smoking when you get stressed or want a cigarette” That’s what I tell patients who are contemplating ‘smoking cessation’ (as we call it in the medical biz). But how effective … Continue reading RANT: Breaking Bad Habits

RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

Several of you have asked me about sweeteners.  As a hard core sugar-addict myself, I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting (ahem, ingesting) sugar.  There are lots of sweetening options out there both artificial and natural. BOTTOM LINE: You have a fixed number of fat cells, it’s how big they get that effects your weight. Sugar and refined carbs (like breads, pastas, crackers, chips, cookies, … Continue reading RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice