Beyond Gorgeous
August 2012 Archives

It’s been going around on Facebook — the chart comparing a cartoon and goofy-looking Jesus to the Egyptian God Horus.  They both were supposedly born of a virgin, baptized at 30, had 12 disciples, and rose from the dead.  The […]

Habits — they have a powerful hold over us!  How can we break the cycle that keeps us in failure? In our last post we talked about the pattern of cue — routine — reward.  One way to break the […]

Are you really hungry, or do you eat because of habit?  I’ve been doing some research on habits and addictions — and have come to conclusion that many of our problems with staying on a healthy eating and exercise plan […]

Want something besides your usual oatmeal for breakfast?  Here is an easy recipe (my favorite kind!) that is packed with protein and adds the benefit of our healthy food of the week, strawberries.  Of course, it is also low glycemic. […]

Troubled with inflammation disorder like osteoarthritis, asthma, or atherosclerosis?  Instead of reaching for the ibuprofin bottle, you might try reaching for the strawberries instead. Strawberries, our good-for-you food this week, contain a chemical compound called phenols.  Phenols fight against inflammation […]

You worked hard, lost the extra weight, and you never felt better.  So why did you go back to snacking on brownies and packing the flab back on? I read an interesting book recently that gave a possible answer — […]

The liberal soul shall be made fat and he that watereth shall be watered himself.  Prov. 11:225 Sometimes I wonder if weight issues don’t go along with hoarding issues — which come down to problem with trust.  If we don’t […]

Ha! Another study just proved my theory was right.  You can have greater success on your healthy eating plan by making it easier on yourself. In an article appearing in American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a team of Massachusetts General […]

We talk a lot about doing healthy things that will give us a longer, more active life.  Why?  Unless you have a reason for living, there isn’t much incentive in stretching it out. That’s why it’s important that you have […]

We’re always looking for it — that magic pill that will make the fat melt off our bodies.  A new study shows surprising evidence that the magic pill might have appeared.  A study published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity […]