Tag Archives: junk food

Calories on menus is a waste of your money

Part of the Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, and currently in the crosshairs of the sitting president (who he, himself, is politically in the crosshairs of his opposing and his own political parties) is labeling menus with calories. It was supposed to go into effect years ago, but has been delayed. It’s not […]

What is the scoop on sugar addiction

There is a new evil food and although it’s been around forever and we learned as children to go easy on it and the foods containing it, recently its evil-quotient has blown sky high. I’m talking about sugar You think saturated fat and trans fat is bad for you? Well, if you’re getting your nutritional information […]

5 foods you should never eat at a fair

It’s agricultural fair season in Maine! It’s a Maine tradition that should never be missed! There’s so much to see and do at the fairs. 2016 Schedule of Maine Fairs And so much to eat! Traditional faire at the fair includes the fatty favorites: Funnel Cakes! French Fries! Sausage Sandwiches in big, bulky rolls and […]

Should cupcakes be allowed in school?

As a kid I loved the moms who brought cupcakes to school to celebrate her child’s birthday with the class. Beautiful little cakes full of highly processed flour and sugar and topped with artificial colors, more highly processed sugar and some saturated fat! Oh boy. I’ll take one of those. Today these and other similar […]

Switch-it-Up Weight Loss Works!

Anybody can be a winner at weight loss, including you. You may have years of experience struggling to keep your weight under control. It seems like the more you struggle, the more you gain. When that happens, it’s a message we’re not getting. The message is, “You’re going about this all wrong!” Although it seems […]

We Don’t Need (no stinkin’) Restaurant Label Law (part 2)

Yesterday I shared my position on Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), that was signed into law on March 23, 2010. I know that I took a controversial position. I think it’s important to further clarify why I wrote we don’t need a menu calorie labeling law. It’s important to state: I […]

I was fat-shamed at Gorham House of Pizza

Fat-shaming me didn’t embarrass me. It didn’t wreck my day. It didn’t make me run for the SlimFast or to join Weight Watchers. It sure didn’t make me cry or ask myself, “what’s wrong with me?” It pissed me off. Yes! I was fat and I was pissed! This particular fat-shaming incident, and there were […]

You can overcome emotional eating

If I am frustrated, angry, bored, or happy, I am also hungry. It’s been this way for my whole life. I’ve learned how to eat in response to emotions without overeating. I’ve also learned how to work through some emotions. I feel them, they are less overwhelming than I thought they would be and eventually […]

The McDonald’s Diet! It McWorks! Lose Weight Eating Fast Food!

I don’t want to start a debate about the fast food industry. I’m well aware it has its detractors. I know that some view it as the scourge of the restaurant industry. Some of the people who hate fast food distrust the entire food industry as a whole. I know that there is a growing […]

Take the Weekends off From Dieting to Lose Weight!

Lose Weight and Take Your Weekends Off! Sounds like a cheesy claim on the front of a sleazy rag you see at the supermarket checkout! It’s actually an effective way to lose weight. The best part is there’s no deprivation making it easier to stick to your plan. What’s even greater with this plan is how […]