Fad diets to avoid at all costs

During my time as an internet moderator for a weight loss support group, I've learned a lot about fad diets. Before joining the group, I had absolutely no clue what intermittent fasting was or how ketosis actually worked. The group I moderate has nearly 10,000 members from around the globe. It's a great group. But … Continue reading Fad diets to avoid at all costs

Battling the elements – heat, humidity and exercise when trying to lose weight

For fitness tips this weekend, I want to talk a little about what the humidity does to our bodies - especially for women, hormones and those who are trying to lose weight in this summer heat. My ankles were so swollen last night that I realized it must have been the humidity and the combination … Continue reading Battling the elements – heat, humidity and exercise when trying to lose weight

Sunday Adventures: COVID testing, and I got stuck in my recliner.

So, this morning, I had to go for the COVID-19 test. I was feeling pretty good, albeit tired as I was getting ready for the long drive to Mill Woods. A neighbourhood that I'm very familiar with as I used to live there. My ever faithful friend Wally drove me there. Yes, I had my … Continue reading Sunday Adventures: COVID testing, and I got stuck in my recliner.

What’s Cooking: tomato and kale pasta casserole (rice cooker edition)

I went a little overboard with purchasing tomato products this shopping trip. I got about a kilo of grape tomatoes, two cans of tomato paste (small) and two cans of stewed or crushed tomatoes. Oops. I didn't realize it until I went to stock up my cupboard. Then I also added some ketchup and beans … Continue reading What’s Cooking: tomato and kale pasta casserole (rice cooker edition)