{VIDEO} 3 Fats That Hurt, 3 Fats That Heal

good and bad fats

“Fat-free” means “healthy,” right? Actually…nothing could be further from the truth.  I’m still trying to undo the destructive psychology from the  fat-free obsession in the 80’s. Remember how fat-free margarine became a “healthier” substitution for butter, and coconut oil got blacklisted? Yes, there are unhealthy fats, but there are fats that heal you, too!  These…

Six Reasons I Hate Calorie Counting and Don’t Do It

Calorie Counting

Goodbye to Calorie Counting When I changed my diet to eating whole, plant-based foods, I said goodbye to calorie counting forever. By eating 60-80% raw, 95% whole, plant-based foods, I don’t need to count calories. I don’t think it’s a complete waste, my years of obsession with calories when I was young. Because it’s helpful…

Get Healthy With Alkaline Water! (my online class July 28)

A lot of what you think you know about water isn’t true! You’re made up of 70% water: Fact. Your brain is 80% water: Fact. But: Would you be surprised to know that some of us aren’t hydrated, even by 8 glasses of water a day? That our water has gotten really acidic, causing more…

Food fads: What’s good and what’s bad about Weight Watchers?

I’ve been sharing with you my thoughts on food and diet fads and cults—and today I’m tackling Weight Watchers. “What!!” you say? “Weight Watchers is an American institution!” Sure. Millions have lost weight with Weight Watchers. And I acknowledge the good things about it. But it’s a bit of a revolving door. Let me explain.…

Counting Bites Health Fad

Have you heard of the new diet “Counting Bites”? This is a new fad that has you obsess about counting bites instead of calories or grams of fat. We already know that counting calories leads to suppressing calories which leads to depriving yourselves of food in general. When we deprive ourselves of food, we experience…

What’s the best diet in the WORLD?

One of the most freeing things I’ve ever done is to STOP DIETING. Over 20 years ago. Like you, I’ve been subjected to a barrage of media touting every new diet. The diet business is BIG business. Like, more-than-$1-billion-a-year big. And there have to be NEW fads to feed the machine. I’m passionate about reminding…