McDonald’s Fries: They go on and on and on and on…

Here’s a great (and scary) quote from the entertaining and thoughtful guy who brought us the movie Super Size Me!: Well, nothing smells like that food. Nothing tastes like that food. It’s its own animal. But here’s the thing to always think about, anytime you think about buying those fries? Think about you’re washing your… Continue reading McDonald’s Fries: They go on and on and on and on…

Delicious (or at least not-so-bad-for-you) and nutritious food and drink

One of the best ways to maintain good health is to keep a ready supply of ‘non-evil’ foods in the house. And while carrot sticks and prunes would qualify as quite healthy snacks, they fail my “food happiness” test. So, without further ado, here is a list of some (not necessarily obvious) foods that I… Continue reading Delicious (or at least not-so-bad-for-you) and nutritious food and drink

A mound of sugar… in your chili?!

I’m usually really good about checking out the nutritional informaiton of food before I put it in my shopping cart, but every once in a while, I’m tricked by the evil corporate folks who put bad ingredients in “good” places. Case in point: A small box of Stagg Beef Chili. High in fiber? Check. Lots… Continue reading A mound of sugar… in your chili?!

Store Wars: A very funny animation of good and evil (food)

Check out the video of Store Wars, featuring Obi Wan Cannoli and Darth Tater… and lots of laughs! I actually have very mixed feelings about some of the “evils” it raises — genetic engineering of plants and food irradiation in particular — but on the whole, I do believe in supporting organic farming. I think… Continue reading Store Wars: A very funny animation of good and evil (food)

"Eating Right" is Eating Wrong… and other nutritional tidbits

Not sure how many of you have the Safeway supermarket chain where you live, but for those who do, here’s a major warning: Stear clear of their store brand “Eating Right” frozen dinners.– They taste simply awful.– They have a ton of crap in them nutritionally that make them anything but “Right” for your body.… Continue reading "Eating Right" is Eating Wrong… and other nutritional tidbits

Yes, you CAN get vaccinated against the flu this year (here’s how)

Last week I got vaccinated against the flu… at a cost of $30, 30 minutes of my time, and zero guilt. How? I got the relatively new FluMist stuff sprayed into my nose at a local pharmacy. I highly recommend that all eligible folks get vaccinated against the flu this year, whether by the traditional… Continue reading Yes, you CAN get vaccinated against the flu this year (here’s how)

"Justifications" for partially-hydrogenated oils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to the corporate headquarters of health-food-oriented “Trader Joe’s” to express concern about the prominence of partially-hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup in their offerings. As you may know, partially-hydrogenated oils have been resoundingly implicated in accelerating heart disease (it’s basically like injecting cement into your blood vessels),… Continue reading "Justifications" for partially-hydrogenated oils

Eat high-fat high-carb food and lose weight!

It sounds crazy because it is! On Saturday night, I went hog wild and ate a double cheeseburger plus fries at In’N’Out, then walked to Krispy Kreme and downed three donuts (no, I’m not pregnant or depressed… I don’t know what came over me!) But wait — that was just the beginning. I then went… Continue reading Eat high-fat high-carb food and lose weight!

Would you like that rare or medium-well?

I had the pleasure of attending a special barbeque edition of our local community’s “Lindy in the Park” event, where everyone was invited to bring something for the grill or something to drink. Of course, there was the usual stuff… hot dogs, veggie burgers, bottles of Coke, and so on. And then there was something… Continue reading Would you like that rare or medium-well?

Sensible advice about eating and being healthy

I’ve been a member of the 24 Hour Fitness gym chain for about 4 years now, and while I have mixed feelings about both the company and its offerings, I must say that I’ve been generally quite impressed with the company’s informative Web site and e-mail newsletters. With the exception of some occasional over-shilling of… Continue reading Sensible advice about eating and being healthy