Beyond Gorgeous
January 2012 Archives

Good-for-you fat?  Yes!  Unsaturated fats aren’t the diet “bad guys” but are important for your health.  Today we’re looking at Omega 3s.  This type of fat reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.  It also helps reduce symptoms of […]

Are all fats evil?  Not all!  Some are even essential for your health.  We talked about how saturated fats have a high melting point and tend to clump together, which is a cause for concern when it happens in your […]

So, do you really want to dance with Herman Munster?  Probably not. We talked in yesterday’s blog about fats — and the way saturated fats are stable and don’t move or interact easily.  Making our bodies use saturated fats is […]

Fats — the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are some fats that are good for you. Some are even essential, which means that you can’t live without them and they have to come from your diet since your […]

Fat is the evil monster that makes you unhealthy and packs on the pounds — or so modern thought would have you believe. For the last 20 plus years, dietary fat has been cast in the role of a villain, […]

“I may look like I’m not doing anything, but at a cellular level, I am really quite busy.”  Anonymous I saw this on a poster intended to be funny, but it’s actually true!  While you are going about your business, […]

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.  Anonymous  It’s called inertia.  Things that are at rest don’t want to start moving.  It affects all of us, and as we get older, it exerts a stronger and stronger […]

You see lots of advertisements about products that help you lose weight.  What really works and what is just plain hype?  We’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular weight loss aids and see which ones can […]

Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom.  Jack LaLane Jack LaLane hit the airwaves as a fitness guru in those early days of television. I remember him jumping and stretching on our […]

So, what does a low glycemic meal look like?  What are you supposed to eat?  Here are some suggestions.  What’s for breakfast? *You can have eggs  — scrambled, poached, or in an omelet. Limit fried eggs as they add calories. […]