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How Much Is On Your Plate?

How Much Is On Your Plate?

There is an expression used to describe a situation when we have too many obligations/chores we need to do:  “There is too much on my plate.”  This is not referring to an actual plate or food on a plate, but rather, an expression that describes an...

Portion Control

Portion Control

Thanksgiving is almost here and despite 2020 being perhaps the most challenging year many of us have experienced, we will most likely be sitting with friends and/or family for our traditional Thanksgiving Day meals. Although turkey and ham are the traditional main...

Keep It Comin Off

Keep It Comin Off

One of the very important aspects of successful long-term weight control is not envisioning a “finish line”.  The “usual” course of events: The overweight/obese person decides “I want to lose weight” and the decision is made to go on a “diet”.  With great...

Skinny lemon gelato with mixed berries

Skinny lemon gelato with mixed berries

With the SP Phase Two diatery plan you can have your skinny gelato and eat it too! This recipe has less than 150 calories per serving! INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup pog suggar substitute sugar1/2 cup fresh lemon juice1/4 cup low callories juice (I use Ocean Spray Diet juice)...

Is Gelato Better Than Ice Cream?

Is Gelato Better Than Ice Cream?

Last night we were strolling down a “restaurant row” in St. Petersburg, Florida and after dinner we found ourselves in front of a gelato place.  In the spirit of “Do as Dr. Posner says, not what he does”, I ventured into the gelato store and the array of flavors...

Is Patience Required?

Is Patience Required?

“Patience is A Virtue”…This is a line that was first documented in the 4th or 5th century by a guy named Cato The Elder (he clearly did not ever have to deal with the D.C. area traffic). The lack of patience is probably something we are all born with.  As small...

Pairing Two Derailers?

Pairing Two Derailers?

There are many instances when we are very used to placing two foods in combination.  Here are some examples: Cheeseburger and friesMacaroni and cheesePeanut butter and jellyChips and dipsBrownie and ice cream As you can see from the examples above, this not...

The Morning After

The Morning After

Many of us that are parents have told our children (on more than one occasion) that there are “consequences of your actions”.  This statement usually followed some action(s) on their parts that were deemed dangerous, ill-conceived, disappointing, etc.  And...

Nutritional Cloud Eggs

Nutritional Cloud Eggs

Wake up to happy clouds of light, fluffy egg whites filled with a perfectly runny yolk center. I’ve been making these for long time, call them “Puffy Eggs.” Can also put breakfast meat (sausage, ham, bacon) under the egg whites. Lots of variations possible. Have even...