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Month: July 2014

500-700 Calorie Meals

Another example… Lunch at my desk… Nappa cabbage at the base of the bowl,  1 (small) avocado, cucumber, scallion, daikon, cold water shrimp/rock shrimp, miso-paste, olive oil, lemon juice, ponzu sauce and a dab of mayo. 1 slice of toasted gluten free bread. (Udi’s in case you’re curious. Buy this stuff at Costco if you Read More


“In order to eliminate the negative influences, simply ignore them.” Lao Tze So simple, yet so profound. Don’t pay attention to all those “worry” thoughts swirling in the upper toilet bowl of your head, try and pick out the ones that make you FEEL GOOD. That’s pretty easy to do actually. Drop the ones that Read More

Cold Water Shrimp

Cold water shrimp… one of the most over looked and forgotten protein options out there. Cold water shrimp used to be a staple years ago….but the novelty of warm water shrimp went global with the help of better freezing and transportation technologies. Now, not to many people I know ever buy these…and some don’t even Read More

Weight Loss

So what is the secret?? There is NO secret! Caveat again being that you just want to lose between 10 and 50 pounds and that severe obesity is not your predicament. Severe obesity has underlying issues that need to be addressed first 99% of the time. I believe realistically it will take 6-12 months to Read More

Dogs and Us

Those silly little buggers…. Make you crazy, make you crazy love them…make you healthy? Studies have confirmed the occurrence of different brain patterns when “petting”our pets…but it goes further and deeper than that. Since we spend so little time outside…pets are a way to bring the outside to us. The front dog is a “little Read More

Real Food at Work & Getting In Shape

So do you take those extra 6 minutes in the morning or the night before to put together some food to bring to work? (I do mine in the morning) Some staples I like to have  in the fridge, that make packing lunches easy, in no particular order: Nuts,  Avocado,  Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Cooked chicken, Read More

Flavor Paste

Flavor paste… sounds fancy, oh so easy. Here’s a simple one.  In a food processor or one of those handy dandy chopping deals, mix 4-6 cloves of garlic, half a large onion, a few sprigs of fresh parsley or cilantro, salt and pepper, and any spices you fancy (let your imagination run wild here). Of Read More