this is my go to breakfast. it’s simple, fast, and delicious. sometimes i have it as a snack or even dinner if i’m just too lazy to cook, and want something satisfying and sweet. if you’re used to eating low fat sweetened yogurt, this will be a wake up call. the sweetness is in the fruit. ditch the sweeteners, and embrace organic whole milk yogurt. it’s creamier and much more satisfying than that skim milk stuff. and it will help you lose bad weight, and get healthier. [read more]
i know you’ve heard it a million times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, eating breakfast revs up your metabolism, not eating breakfast can contribute to weight gain, illness, etc etc etc. but i also know the feeling of not eating breakfast, of just having coffee, and feeling wired, and light. my breakfast of champions used to consist of cigarettes and coffee. i could not stomach the idea of food until lunch, and the nicotine disguised the hunger. that’s how out of touch i was with what my body needed. [read more]
i always tell friends and family who ask me for advice on what they should do to lose weight, get fit, have more energy, or fight depression how critical breakfast is. not just that you have it, but when you have it, what you have, and how you have it. i learned the hard way, and i’ve come a long way from when i used to skip breakfast entirely (aside from cigarettes and coffee). [read more]
My darling Texan husband always complains that us Russians don’t like to drink during meals. He is baffled as to why we don’t guzzle iced water, carbonated drinks, and juice with our meals, like he is used to. [read more]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, and listed the Dirty Dozen– top fruits and veggies you should buy organic, and Clean Fifteen– those that are safer to buy conventional. [read more]
I’ve been making salad and green smoothies with raw kale as I used to think you should eat kale raw to get the most out of this nutritious superfood. Oops. I may have been damaging my thyroid. It turns out steaming kale before adding it to smoothies and salads not only is healthier, but allows you to eat more of it, much more easily!