Archive for the ‘Whole Foods’ Category

Food Pyramid is Replaced with a Plate Image

Tweet Written by Becki Andrus Yesterday, it was announced that the USDA food pyramid is being replaced with an image called “MyPlate” which shows a dinner plate divided out with the various food groups that are recommended. I would love to see people learn more about nutrition and health (which is why I started this […]

Incremental Changes Toward Better Health

Tweet Because my eating habits are so different from the Standard American Diet, it is common for me to hear comments from people about my food choices: “How can you eat all those vegetables? I could never get those down!” “Doesn’t that kind of food taste gross?” “That’s great that you are eating so healthy, […]

A Winning Strategy For Your Grocery Shopping Trip

Tweet Written by Becki Andrus It is easy to be laid back about our eating habits, and rationalize that our food habits don’t really matter. In our world of convenience food, we can fall back on pre-packaged foods, drive thrus, and other snacks that can hardly qualify as “food.” Most of the food industry is […]

Healthy Eating vs. Real Life: What’s Your Strategy?

Tweet One of the most difficult aspects of starting a healthy eating plan is figuring out how to balance healthy eating with real life. Ideally, we would like to only eat healthy foods all the time.. but the reality is that there are lots of unhealthy foods available to tempt you wherever you go. If […]

You Are What You Eat

Tweet Did you hear the story about the man who is 109 years old? I just read this story and I LOVE the advice that he has to give about food… he has been following a whole foods diet focusing most of his intake on primarily raw fruits and vegetables and fish, eating other meats […]

5 Ways To Eat Less Processed Foods

Tweet One of the biggest challenges to following a whole foods eating plan lies in the fact that there are so many unhealthy food options available! Most grocery stores have MORE processed/refined food choices than whole foods. This blog post is designed to help you be successful as you are cutting out the processed foods […]

How Fruits and Veggies Help With Cancer Prevention

Tweet Did you know that you can actually prevent life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes? Research has shown that eating a diet filled with whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and healthy fats can reduce the risks of these serious diseases. Here are a few reasons why […]

Straight Talk About Healthy Eating

Tweet Our world is constantly bombarded with information about what we should be eating, how products can help us, and the latest and greatest thing that will make us feel great. It can be confusing to make food choices, especially when there is so much conflicting information out there! If you take a little bit […]

The Truth Is In The Numbers…

Tweet After writing my previous post about cholesterol, I thought that it would be a good idea to post some details about my health. We can talk ourselves silly about different types of food, but none of it really matters until we look at the science behind the ideas. I am a numbers person and […]

Eating Whole Foods For a Healthier Lifestyle

Tweet Let’s face it, the standard American diet and lifestyle is unhealthy. We have the highest percentage of people who are overweight or obese in the world! Our eating habits are causing problems like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure to skyrocket. Many people know that they are unhealthy but feel like they are […]