New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

Bonjour everyone!  Sorry I'm so late posting today. It's been a VERY busy morning. I first want to say farewell to the King of Pop Michael Jackson - you were an icon to generations and will be missed by millions. And, just as ABBA said, Thank you for the music! My morning run was not the greatest Continue reading

Cross-training French Style

Cross-training French Style

Bonjour everyone! Hope you started your day with a great breakfast. I sure did - just look: I served this up in a martini glass - gotta use those glasses for something! I also started my day with something other than a morning run.....can you guess what it was? Elliptical? Nope. Continue reading

If the French can do it, so can I…

If the French can do it, so can I…

In an effort to eat better and ultimately live healthier, I've set myself on a course to eat healthier foods and adopt a healthier lifestyle. This goal may be difficult coming from a former snackaholic with a Starbucks Frappuccino addiction. In my quest to eat healthier, I am striving to eat more Continue reading

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

Eat, Drink, and Be Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Research has shown this diet and overall lifestyle can help you lose weight, reduce incidence of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, and is now associated with a reduced risk in mental decline. So, if you're looking for a healthier Continue reading

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

The French Woman’s Diet: A Love Affair With Food

(photo source) To understand the French is to understand their love affair with food. The French are known for their taste in high quality fashion, entertainment, and travel. And this quality taste is reflected in their culinary habits. Just as a French woman would choose one perfect silver charm Continue reading

The French Woman’s Diet: Eat Bread. Eat Cheese. Eat Chocolate. Repeat.

The French Woman’s Diet: Eat Bread. Eat Cheese. Eat Chocolate. Repeat.

In my previous post about the French Paradox, I introduced the concept that people in France, particularly French women, seem to be able to eat whatever they want while still staying in great shape. Many books and magazine articles have focused on the phenomenon of the French Paradox and even assert Continue reading

The French Paradox

The French Paradox

(photo source) There are many aspects of  French women that fascinate me, from the way they walk with confidence and poise to the way they can tie a scarf in 10 different ways. But, nothing perplexes me more than how French women (and men) can regularly eat such rich foods as buttery loaves of Continue reading