All posts in "Weight"

Cheap, Low-Carb, Low-Fat Chili Recipe

By Kayla / December 9, 2011

Winter is the perfect time to eat steaming hot bowls of chili. It’s one of my favorite foods because it’s cheap, low-carb, low-fat, and WARM, which is important in December! It’s also great to bring to potlucks or to serve at holiday dinners. Here’s my favorite chili recipe: Ingredients: – 1 lb. lean ground beef […]


Why Do I Overeat?

By Kayla / December 2, 2011

It’s no secret that people’s eating habits depend on the size of their portion sizes. Scoop a steaming heap of food onto a large plate, and people will polish it off. Hand people a 42-ounce soda or a large tub of popcorn, and they’ll down the whole thing. So a group of scientists asked the […]


What I “Should” Do

By Kayla / November 18, 2011

It’s easy to know what we “should” do. It’s harder to actually do it. I should spend an extra 10 minutes shopping around for deals. I should make sure none of the food I buy goes to waste, and that I never leave the lights on when I’m out of the room. I should eat […]


Food Friday: Homemade Pizza

By Kayla / November 4, 2011

One of my favorite ways to eat healthy, cheap and delicious food is to make a pizza. “Pizza” has a bad reputation for being unhealthy because people think it has to be mostly bread and cheese. But a thin-crust, lite-on-the-cheese veggie pizza is cheap, delicious and healthy! My recipe for cheap/healthy/delicious pizza is as follows: […]


Food Friday: Save By Eating In-Season

By Kayla / October 28, 2011

Save money without skimping on veggies by eating only what’s in-season. With fall here and winter approaching, its time for the final harvest of tomatoes, bell peppers and other long-season summer growers. Citrus season is already over. Apple season is in full swing. And of course, fall is the obvious time for eating squash, zucchini, […]


Why Don’t People Work Out?

By Kayla / September 30, 2011

Why don’t people work out? Here are some ridiculous reasons for skipping the gym: I can’t afford a gym membership. Um, you don’t need a pricey gym pass. There are tons of videos you can buy used for $7? – $10 online and workout in the comfort of your own home. I’m naturally thin. You […]


Low-Fat, Low-Carb Frittata Recipe

By Kayla / September 23, 2011

I love low-fat, low-carb frittata, which is similar to quiche but without the crust. Frittata is naturally high in protein and veggies and virtually carb-free. Unfortunately, most recipes call for smothering it in cheese and oil, which adds loads of fat. Now, I have no problem with good fats — which I defended extensively in […]


Food Friday: The Slow-Carb Diet

By Kayla / September 16, 2011

There are tons of diets that claim to be the best: the Atkins, the South Beath, the Mediterranean, the Ornish. But lesser-known diet, the Slow-Carb Diet, borrows from the ideas of all of the above. The slow-carb diet offers simple rules for busy people who don’t have the time to measure servings or count calories. […]


Soup in the summer? Great Gazpacho Recipe

By Kayla / September 2, 2011

I found a gazpacho recipe that’s amazing: easy, cheap, healthy, the three qualities I look for in anything I eat. This soup recipe is so simple it doesn’t require cooking. Wait, let me say that again for emphasis: NO COOKING involved. Plus, it puts all the tomatoes in my garden to good use! I know […]


Fats: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Kayla / August 24, 2011

I was reading one of my favorite health blogs — Summer Tomato by Darya Pino — when I stumbled across a sentence that summarized everything I’ve been thinking about the nature of fats: It breaks my heart that dietary fat got such a bad rap the past few decades, since the benefits of healthy fats […]

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