WEIGH SELF FULLY CLOTHED

New rule: Weigh myself fully clothed with shoes on after shower and breakfast. At the doctor office I don’t get weighed naked right out of bed, and they don’t take my word on how much I really weighed in the morning – a mistake all medical professionals make. Still, I refuse to fear the scales with…

WEIGH-IN 2 DAYS PER WEEK: BEST DAY AND WORST DAY

When I looked over the months of weights recorded, my best weigh-in day is usually (not always) Wednesday. Steve’s week-end (Monday and Tuesday) is over – that’s when I weigh the least. I eat less when he’s home. We do more together. I’m not working all day – alone with Lilly Belle – cooking, maintaining…

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL Cooked linguini mixed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, Kalamata olives, sweet mini peppers, and carrot ribbons. Tossed with a reduced fat Herb and Spice Vinaigrette! Mostly raw! Makes 16 cups

Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

  Evidence shows having the correct potassium to sodium balance influences risk for hypertension and heart disease to a far greater extent than high sodium alone. By Dr. Mercola The theory that salt is bad for you and contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease is an idea that has become more or less…

Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Pros and Cons

  Monk fruit and stevia are the latest buzz-worthy candidates for your morning cup of coffee or tea. Both have pros and cons, but is one better for you? What is a monk fruit? Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It’s grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used…

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin : Waking Times

  Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin Deane Alban, Contributor Waking Times Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Learn if they work better as food or supplements … Historically…

What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com

Fenugreek Fun Facts Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup. Summary An ancient herb from Asia and Southern Europe, fenugreek leaves and seeds are loaded with…

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHERE’S MY FACE?

My face isn’t fat. Everything else is. This is me at 160 lbs. Today I’m 157 lbs. Yet my measurements are larger. I’m thinking I must be swollen, or I’ve gained muscle with the months of core work-outs. For instance: On 23 July 2016 my basic measurements were 42-35-39 (chest/waist/hip) and I weighed 154.4 lbs….

KEEP SWEATING

That’s right. Keep sweating no matter your age nor gender. Medicines people take create a brain environment that opens doors to Alzheimer and progressive brain impairment diseases. Sweating clears the clutter of mixed signals in the brain created by those medicines. If you don’t sweat, you’d better find a way to make that happen on…

LAY THE FOUNDATION FIRST

Right now I’m not so much concerned about weight, as I am focused on establishing new habits that will eventually lead to the weight loss I desire. Laying the ground work – the foundation – I am. P.S. I’m not sure if this is a rule or a tip. Guess I’ll go for both. No….

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Boy, do I love a fat slice of pizza or three. When that meaty, cheesy, tomatoey aroma hits my nostrils and I see that greasy cardboard box open and reveal those glistening triangular slices, I know I’m going to have a hard time controlling myself. Put me in front of an unlimited supply and I…

Organic versus Conventional: Which has More Nutrients? 

  Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 13th, 2017 Are organic foods safer and healthier than conventional alternatives? Those are two separate questions. Some consumers are interested in getting more nutrients; others are more concerned about getting fewer pesticides. Let’s do nutrition first. As seen in my video, Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?, hundreds of studies have…

BEST FOR YOU

Best in your own hands is where your life ought to be. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

LILLY BELLE LOVES SALAD

I made a salad for me, and Lilly Belle wanted it. So why not, since it’s all healthy? Lilly Belle is now a salad-eater. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and blueberry and mish-mash bagel croutons with Follow Your Hearty Blue Cheese Dressing! Licked the plate clean, then licked her chops!

LILLY BELLE IS ALL IN

It only makes sense that if Steve and I are overweight, that our dog daughter Lilly Belle Pi is the same – sort of. Lilly has this strange hair that when grown makes her look a lot bigger than she actually is. People about the building always comment on how fat she is, till Lilly…

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS ©

AFC WILD PUMPKIN SEED SAUSAGE BURGERS © Okay, this is super easy once you make the rice, and that’s easy too! No-bake burgers. Form the patties, put them between wax paper in a covered container and refrigerate till ready to use. I made 1 batch; next time I’d make 2 batches. Really good texture and…

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE

WILD PUMPKIN SEED RICE A simple, nutritious and tasty rice dish made with white and wild rice with a pumpkin seed crumble add. Seasoned with turmeric, mustard and rosemary – a little sweet, a little sour and a little vegan yeast to give a hint of cheese. Garnished with fresh tarragon leaves! Makes 12 cups

KAPUT

What do they say about the best-laid plans? They often go awry? Well, that’s me and my gym/spa escapade. I have to get up so early, and the bus trip is long and sometimes the bus wait isn’t a pleasant experience, then the bus trip back all before Steve goes to work. Then on opposite…

How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale 

Unfortunately, the metric we’ve been relying on for decades — numbers on a scale — isn’t always indicative of the progress you’re making in your weight-loss journey. In fact, some really powerful transformations that appear to be slim downs involve very few pounds lost — some even have gained weight! Here are some little victories to keep an eye…

MAKE A BIG WISH OUT OF LOTS OF LITTLE ONES

Stop wishing for the big stuff. In order to get the big stuff, lots of little stuff has to happen in the meanwhile, along the way, to pave the way for the big wish to come true. So start working on wishing for the littler stuff, then you make every little wish you make happen….

determination

Let ‘er rip. Slow and steady. Find your rhythm and focus.  

HEALTHY ROCKS

HEALTHY ROCKS This is my health cookie. Lots of good stuff, but also tastes good. It’s different, but that’s what we’re about on this site. Different flavors and textures than we’re accustomed to. Orange, dark chocolate, oats, espresso, smoke, Balsamic vinegar and sweet spice are the feature ingredients! Makes approx. 7 doz.

ALMOST ALWAYS

‘Almost always’ works better for me, maybe for you too – maybe not for you. Almost never. There’s too much commitment with ‘always’. But with some things, under certain circumstances, always is best, or never is best. But not one extreme or the other in every single instance under every single condition. There’s no room…

CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING

When I eat out and order a salad, the salad dressing is usually placed on the side of the plate or bowl. In the past I would pour the whole container of dressing over the salad, then ask for another one. Now what I do is keep it to the side and dip the veggies…

veg MUSTARD MAYO

 veg MUSTARD MAYO Use as a reduced-fat condiment on sandwiches, burgers, veg hot dogs, as well as a dipper for veg cheese cubes, all types of chips, for deep-fried, roasted or pan-fried veggies, or toss with steamed veggies. Mix with coleslaw or potato salad. Experiment with other uses! Makes 1 cup

veg COCKTAIL MAYO

veg COCKTAIL MAYO Use as a creamy dipping sauce for veggies and/or chips, or for pan-fried veg hot dog bites, or as a condiment on plant burgers, on veg hot dogs in buns, all kinds of sandwiches and subs! So easy, so delicious. Why wait for somebody else to manufacture a sauce you can readily…

GOTTA HAVE RULES

When I make some, I’ll let ya know. Until then, “that’s the way I tumble” will be my working rule, like a working title. Chef Davies-Tight  

REGARDING RULES

You’re strong enough to make your own rules regarding your own goals. The rules I make for myself can only serve as a motivating tool for you to make your own. That old saying is true, ‘what works for you may not work for me and vice versa’. Rules are meant to organize, simplify and…

TAKE THE FIRST READING

Take the first reading on the scale and accept it – even if you think it’s wrong. When you buy produce at the market does the deli person weigh it over and over again hoping to get a lower reading for you? No. If they lift the produce once, twice, then replace it on the…

COFFEE

Decaffeinated coffee makes me hungry, even when it’s half decaf and half caffeinated. Caffeinated or regular coffee doesn’t. There’s a tipping point that I’ve discovered in myself regarding coffee and hunger. Now that I know what it is, I can manage it to my benefit.  

BRING THE PHOTO BOOTHS BACK

To Entrepreneurs Everywhere: BRING THE PHOTO BOOTHS BACK. CONVERT THEM INTO LAUGHING BOOTHS. It’s time to set up laughing booths outside and inside of malls. Everywhere there is food, set up your booth. Make people laugh to lose weight. No comedians; they’re not funny. Street corners, any place there isn’t food, the most unlikely places, outside of churches, temples, mosques,…

THIS IS HOW CONTROLLING MY HUSBAND IS:

I took the laundry cart out as a precursor to doing the laundry – only bedding today. He sees it before taking a shower and says what’s this cart doing out here? Don’t do laundry. I’ll do it on my day off. I say I’m only doing bedding. He says okay, then says no. I…

JUICING

If you juice, then watermelon and/or cucumber are good choices, especially when the melons or cukes aren’t in the greatest shape – off-season. Although sometimes I’ll juice carrots if I find a good bulk price, usually I let Bolthouse Farms brand do the juicing for me. I prefer to juice items that produce a lot…

CUCUMBER WATER

Okay, so I ask a bartender what she eats to stay slim. I said, ‘now don’t say pizza because I know you don’t eat pizza’. She agreed. I was looking for a tip from a slim person. After all, they must be doing something right. She drinks a lot of water, and instead of the…

JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME

Once every week or two after going grocery shopping, I prep the fresh vegetables I’m going to be eating like snacks. This week it was brussel sprouts, broccoli (including the trimmed and sliced stems into rounds), spinach, green beans, asparagus and corn. I just eat them plain. Nothing on them. Same thing with the corn…

BACK IN THE JERKY BUSINESS

There’s a Bi-Rite grocery store not far from us that sells Polar Vegan Jerky in its dollar section. I often buy it for Steve and he takes it into work and shares it with his buddies. It doesn’t matter to them that’s it’s vegan. It’s good and they like it. A couple of days ago…

TURNING THE CORNER

Steve finally made it to the gym after procrastinating since September 2016. In fairness he had a stroke over Christmas and had a long recovery from carotid artery surgery, so he had some excuses. For me there were lots of excuses, but none of them were valid – the main one being I just didn’t…

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI

BAKED VEG CHEESE AND VEAL CANNELLONI We use the other white plant meat for this fine American-Italian casserole. Veg veal! I think I’ve had veal once or twice aside from a luncheon sandwich meat called veal loaf back in the long ago days. I recall it not having much flavor – not the loaf that…

FAT-FREE BAKED BEAN & ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

FAT-FREE BAKED BEAN & ROASTED TOMATO SOUP Bush’s Beans proves that you don’t need fat nor oil to enjoy good tasting baked beans, and you don’t need it in a soup either! Makes 7-1/2 cups

High Polyphenols Foods

Know Your High Polyphenol Foods & Polyphenol Sources A principle of the Gene Smart Anti Inflammatory Diet & Exercise Program is to increase polyphenols. This is one of the most delicious aspects of the Gene Smart Program!  You can find high polyphenol foods among popular fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, red wine, tea, and even in herbs, spices…

Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep?

Soothing pink noise, which sounds similar to rushing water, has a notable influence on sleep quality and may also improve your brain health. By Dr. Mercola You probably don’t think of noise in terms of colors, but there is a rainbow of noise out there — from the familiar white noise that occurs when a…

The All-Vegan Impossible Burger Will Be Everywhere Soon 

  From One Green Planet: The Impossible Burger has just opened a new production facility. Welcome to the future of food. Since the Impossible Burger’s debut on the meat-centric menu of restaurateur David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi, Impossible Foods’ premier product has continued to gain momentum. Every day, hungry customers would line up outside Momofuku Nishi waiting to get a taste of…

A Point Of A Hundred Diseases

TSOF take on this: I didn’t know that we all have 100 diseases in our bodies waiting to be cured by a push and rub button located beneath our knee caps between two long leg bones. Or, if we push and rub in a certain way, at certain times it will prevent what may not…

How to Change Your Life Through Habits

How to successfully engineer your habits to begin changing your life.   How I’ve Begun Changing My Life, One Habit at a Time Written by Matt Frazier I’m not a big movie guy, but I liked Limitless. In it, Bradley Cooper’s character discovers a drug called NZT which allows him to access 100% of his brain, giving…

PLANT MEAT PATE

PLANT MEAT PATE You can say it tastes like any animal you like. It’s still plant meat, and that’s the way hundreds of millions of people all over the globe prefer their meat – from a plant! Enjoy the brilliance of plants that provide what they were intended to provide – nourishment and pleasure! Makes…

PLANT SOURCES FOR NON-HEME IRON

Eat vitamin C foods with non-heme iron foods for more efficient absorption. http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php What Every Vegetarian Needs To Know about Iron: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/iron-for-vegetarians/