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Calories from Alcohol

  An average 12-ounce serving of beer has 146 calories.  Calories in beer range from 72 calories with light beers to 292 calories with full-body dark beers.  A standard 5-ounce serving of wine averages about 127 calories, and can range from 9

Do You Eat Because You Are Hungry or Do You Eat Because You Are _______?

  Being aware of why you are eating seems like a simple task

How to Adjust Ideal Body Weight Estimate to Percent Body Fat?

Using both the ideal body weight calculating formula and BMI is an excellent tool for determining healthy weights in populations. And for approximately 95% of individuals, these calculations are still very accurate and useful. However, some people will have either more than average or less than a

How to Match Your Eating and Activity.

  If you want to maintain your bodyweight, you must consume enough

Ingredient Labels: What You Need to Know?

Ingredient Labels: What You Need to Know Now For starters, we applaud you for even taking an interest in the topic of understanding ingredient labels. So many people today are so overly concerned with calories, carbs, or other items on the nutrition labels of food that th

Microbiome: What you should absolutely know about the Microbes in your Gut.

The Microbiome is all the organisms that live on or in your body. There are more than 100 trillion microbes and at least a few thousand different species that inhabit your body. Most of these live in your gut. There are more than 1 billion bacteria in one drop of fluid in y

My Favorite Green Smoothie

This smoothie is simple, fast, delicious and healthy.  

Personal Change -- Lynnea's Story

At 37 years old, and 200 lbs., I knew I had to change.  My first step was to find a gym I felt comfortable working out in, then a way to hold myself accountable.  I used MyFitnessPal, a calorie counter and diet tracker, which was a convenient app on my phone. I bought a step cou

Seasonal Recipes from the Tickled Palate: Zucchini

Proudly my husband and I birthed our two zucchini plants, Summer Squash Fordhook Zucchini from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I have lost count on the number of squash harvested from these plants. At first, I thought I would lose them, picking up a moldy wilt, but after I stopped watering from above

Seasonal Recipes from Tickled Palate: Carrots

I am sure carrots were the first vegetables I tasted, though it may have been fed to me out of a glass jar with a twist top when I was an infant. Traditionally orange, these days they can be white, purple or yellow.  Mostly I love that they take on a brilliant color when cooked. Maybe this i

Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

  Breakfast is more likely to be healthy if it contains a variety of whole foods which are plant-based and unprocessed. The quality of food is increased if it is locally produced. When the food is locally produced, t

Stella Fong's Monthly Contribution: The Tickled Palate

Tickled Palate  My food and wine path was never planned. I fell into this journey by accident and have loved every step. Way back when I had a career in the Biotech industry and then in the Computer Engineering arena. I now smile, because when I was in Biochemistry l

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

  Binge drinking, as defined by the CDC and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is a pattern of drinking that bring

The Not-So-Sweet Sugar Addiction

How is your relationship with sugar? Do you stare at it longingly through the shop window, sitting there in a golden glow, with a big, red ribbon on top, until you get up the courage to ask for it for Christmas? Do you obsess and whine, think about it constantly, and count down the minutes until

What is a Healthy Diet?

A healthy diet is one that provides the person with all the essential nutrients in the correct amounts and at the correct time without containing unnecessary food types, such as: foods which the person is alle

What is Wrong with Fast Food Restaurants?

Well, what is wrong with fast food restaurants? It would be almost easier to answer this by saying what is not wrong with fast food restaurant? Their major advantages are that they are

What is Wrong with Processed Foods?

Processed foods have lower nutritional value and they contain additives which may or may not be toxic. When the food is processed such as when brown rice is made into white rice the rice is stripped of much of its vitamins, micronutrients, and natural mineral conten

Why Eating While Driving is Not a Good Idea

In our modern hectic, stressful life eating while driving sounds like a good way to save time, however, there are some serious problems with this form of multitasking. The most serious reason this is not a good idea is that eating while driving is a form of distrac

Why is Alcohol Potentially Addictive?

Alcohol is potentially addictive in both the basic ways substances are addictive. Alcohol is addictive psyc