Category Archives: Health

SOUPER SKINNY: LIGHT AND LOVELY SPRING AND SPLIT PEA SOUP

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Who doesn’t love Spring? With days growing longer, buds turning into blooms and winter produce giving way to spring’s greens, it’s the season of re-birth and renewal. But in Southern California–with daily highs hitting 80 and nights dipping to 40–spring … Continue reading

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EAT LIKE YOU SHOP! SKINNY CORN, CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD

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To lose weight now and keep it off for life, one of the most important Skinny Truths to remember is “Eat Like You Shop!”  By looking for bargains wherever you can, you’ll be able to eat the things you want … Continue reading

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YOU SAY “TOMATO,” I SAY “TOMAH-TO.” SKINNY TOMATO CONFIT aka TOMATO “SPLAT”

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For weight loss, taste and ease, you just can’t beat a late summer tomato.  Simply sliced, salted and sprinkled with a bit of balsamic, it’s a super snack or side dish with so few calories it’s not even worth doing … Continue reading

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FOOD NEWS: THE SKINNY ON SOY

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Before I share another recipe that drastically cuts calories and prep time by using tofu noodles, I wanted to share a little food for thought about soy…its risks and its rewards. Though cultivated for 5000 years, it was in the … Continue reading

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FOOD NEWS: LET’S TALK TURKEY… RECALL

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Five months after a salmonella outbreak killed a California man and sickened 76 other Americans in 26 states, meat giant Cargill announced today that it’s recalling 36 MILLION pounds of ground turkey…one of the largest recalls of meat in our … Continue reading

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THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN OF THE TIMES: LAPBANDS FOR TEENS???

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Once upon a time, HOLLYWOOD, spelled out in letters, on a hilltop, was the defining signage of Los Angeles. Today, the word that dominates the urbanscape of L.A. is LAPBAND.

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FOOD NEWS: MIGHT I SUGGEST SOME STAPH WITH YOUR STEAK?

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If you need any more convincing that “easing up on the animal” is not only an effective and easy way to lose weight, but also a great step toward improving your overall health, more evidence comes from this spring’s Journal … Continue reading

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FOOD NEWS: WHEN BUYING ORGANIC IS REALLY WORTH THE EXTRA GREEN

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I’d love it if you (and I!) could buy all of our produce from local farms and farmers markets.. Fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are not only better for your bod, they’re also better for the planet. But … Continue reading

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