Are You Confused About Serving Sizes

Many of my clients complain that oatmeal does not keep them satisfied.  They get hungry right after eating it.  This got me puzzled.  Oatmeal has protein, carbohydrates and fiber, it should keep one satisfied for a good 3 hours.  Then I asked how much they were eating.  One serving was the reply.  How much is in a serving? I followed.  The client showed me the oatmeal box and sure enough, there it was “serving size: 1/3 cup”. Reading Food Labels When reading food labels, serving Continue reading →

Understanding Diabetes and Taking Control

Coming up: Webinar on how to lower your blood sugar in 1 week When: Monday July 10th at 8:00 PM (read details below) When your blood test shows that you are pre-dieabetic, it is the best time to take a look at your diet and lifestyle and evaluate what changes can be made.   I talk to many people who think pre-diabetes is different than diabetes.  In reality, they are one and the same.   Difference between diabetes and pre-diabetes Normal blood glucose for a healthy adult is Continue reading →

How to Eat Healthy on Vacation this Summer

One of my clients, Jenna, who lost 20 lbs on the Zizania Full Recovery program, booked a trip to France for her summer vacation.  As you know, France is the country of wine and cheese and other delightful foods but not always “figure-friendly”.  The French Paradox is just a myth as French people are as overweight as any other modern country.  So my client was wondering how to enjoy her vacation and still keep her results. Believe it or not, it is not that hard Continue reading →

Summer Drink: Hydration with Flavor

Hydration has always been a problems for me.  I don’t like to drink water.  It does not taste good to me, unless I am very thirsty; I find it cumbersome; it always spills, then there is the multiple trips to the bathroom.  Unfortunately, I found out recently that my body is showing signs of dehydration.  So, like every other mammal, I have to drink. I have been experimenting with some alternatives to plain ol’ water in the Zizania test kitchen and this week I decided to revisit Continue reading →

Chia: The Little Seed that Could

It’s More Than a Pet Chia has been around way before the 80’s chia pet craze.  In fact, they originated in Central America and were a staple in the Mayan and Aztec diets.  The word chia means, “strength” because these tiny black and white seeds were once used as source of energy by Native Americans.  These days chia seeds make a great addition to smoothies, beverages, breakfast cereals, and can be sprinkled on just about anything due to their ability to take on the flavor Continue reading →