I have to tell you I am reluctant to have this discussion. In the four years I’ve worked to develop Plan Z, the Diet By Zola, I have never brought up the subject of bread and baked goods. I felt like if I ignored the subject it would not come up. Instead, I spent a… [Continue Reading]
As a little teeny girl I have a very vague recollection of a specialized bed that was set up in our den. It had these strange contraptions hanging off the end of it. I also remember stories of Big Marie. Big Marie was a woman who was helping my mother to raise us little tykes… [Continue Reading]
The argument is that eating egg yolks will raise your cholesterol, which in time would clog your arteries and give you a heart attack. That’s the same bad advice my father got. The research is showing it’s the inflammation from consuming too many carbohydrates that will set you up for clogged arteries. Eat the eggs. Skip the ‘sandwich’ in the breakfast sandwich.
“Eat less fat” has been the mantra of the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since the ‘70s, the obesity rate has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country’s biggest killer. I got sucked… [Continue Reading]
My label reading experience started in the 1980’s. There was such a big uproar about palm oil being so bad for you that I began to read labels to make sure the things I was buying didn’t have palm oil or palm kernel oil in them. If they did, I would not buy them. Now I know… [Continue Reading]
I am one of those people who suffers from altitude sickness. So what does that mean? It means that I am part of the 15% (or so) of the population that is mildly to severely affected by altitude. This takes effect several ways. For example, if I try to go skiing in Colorado, within about… [Continue Reading]