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1 tsp olive oil ½ chopped red onion 2 cloves of sliced garlic 1 cup canned black beans (2) 5” corn tortillas, cut in small squares 1 tomato chopped 2 ounces of light Mexican blend shredded cheese 2 whole eggs – sunny side up ½ Avocado (2 oz) Instructions: 1. Sauté garlic, red onion with…
Feeling like you’re in the whole grain doldrums? Tired of brown rice, whole wheat, and oatmeal? Whatever you do, don’t give up on the grains! We’d like to introduce you to a nutty alternative – Barley. Super high in fiber – in fact 20% more than oatmeal, barley helps regulate glucose and insulin levels, maintain…
When I bump into people who weren’t previously aware that I’m losing weight, and I tell them I’ve lost over 50 pounds in 20 weeks, the first question is “How did you do it?” There are a million answers to this question, but here are a few that I have felt have been the most…
Eating Free’s success is based on the emphasis of behavior change and lifestyle modification to truly keep the weight off when you lose it. What makes me proud to help people with Eating Free is due to its 84% success rate with weight maintenance. Even after a year, people still keep the weight…
Apparently I have food baggage. I know, I know…it seems obvious to any outsider looking in that the fat guy has food issues, but learning this about myself definitely caught me by surprise. Now that I’m actually trying to control what finds its way into my belly, I’m finding that certain food situations intimidate me….
My name is Dave McKew and I’m the 2011 Commit To Fit winner, sponsored by DIAKADI Body, Eating Free, and Subject To Change. To tell you just a bit about myself: I’m 37, work as an operations manager for a software company, and am one-half of a locally and nationally performing sketch comedy duo. And…
Since you were a kid, you’ve been told that breakfast is the most important part of your day. Chances are that as a wee-little-one you honored this advice and ate breakfast every day right before you headed on your jolly way for a fun-filled day of learning and recess. But then, as the years…
I hope you had a great time last night! Now that the New Year is here, start it out right by having breakfast, staying hydrated throughout the day, and keeping your hunger satisfied with healthy snacking. If you overdid it yesterday, don’t beat yourself up. Move forward and pick right back up where you left…
Your metabolism has two basic modes: anabolic which means building-up or adding and catabolic which means breaking-down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscle requires that you be in anabolic mode (which includes maintaining a small calorie surplus). I recommend that you start by aiming to…
The first thing you probably think of when you hear ‘whole-grain’ is whole-wheat bread, right? Boring! But there’s so much more to whole grains than just wheat. Try amaranth, barley, buckwheat/kasha, millet, oatmeal, quinoa, or wild rice for variety. You’ll enjoy the complex, nutty flavors and hearty textures that whole grains provide, and you’ll feel…