Food Related Health Issues, weight, digestion and more

High insulin level and its effect on weight gain

The role of insulin in weight regulation Insulin is a hormone that has many roles and functions in our body. In this article I’m going to focus on its effect on weight maintenance. We'll go over what happens with insulin when we eat. Why we call it a "storage" hormone,...

Meal planning skill is very important for home cooking

Are you tired of eating out? Would you like to wean yourself off takeouts? Many of my clients tell me they would like to eat more homemade meals but don’t know how to incorporate it into their lives. The process seems overwhelming because they lack meal planning skills. I think...

Calorie counting apps and long-term weight loss

Weight loss and especially the long-term maintenance of the weight reduction is a complex process that involve many factors. Calorie counting apps can be helpful as a part of a more comprehensive weight loss program. They also have some inherent characteristics that can be counterproductive to long-term success.

Stock your pantry with healthy ingredients

When I taught cooking classes with chef Eliza Gonzalez I was very impressed with her ability to combine pantry ingredients to create the amazing variety of culinary experiences. So we put together some ideas on how to stock your pantry with healthy ingredients. Because it’s the spices, vinegars, oils, nuts...