Ah, 2017. Nothing like a fresh start. This year I resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, stay on budget, save money, spend more time with my family, travel more, drink less, stress less, and quit smoking.* And like most of us, I will forget these next month. *I don’t smoke, so I won’t be quitting […]
The delicious smells of pumpkin pie and coffee fill the air as I look around at the stunning floral centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table. I lean back in my chair and a moan escapes my lips; I can barely breathe I ate so much. I unbutton my pants and hope no one notices.
For some of us, it’s nearly impossible not to overeat during the holidays. But huge holiday meals can cause real stress on the body, making us nauseated, uncomfortable, and tired.
If we know so much about heart disease, why is it still the #1 killer in the world? 4 of the 6 biggest risk factors are under our direct control. Will you wake up before it’s too late?
I stood on the scale in the pale, sterile exam room and slowly lowered my head to read the dreaded display. My polite half-smile melted away as evil numbers made my heart pound and my cheeks hot. Why is it that when I get weighed at the doctor’s office it’s more painful? At home or […]
I was seven when my Grammie placed the little, laminated library card in my hand. I felt like I had won a prize, I could hardly control the excitement in my little body as I walked down aisle after aisle of beautifully illustrated children’s books. Grammie didn’t know what she unleashed. I looked forward to […]
It was early morning and my eyes could barely stay open as I trudged to the kitchen to turn on my trusty red coffee maker. I expected to hear the machine steam and bubble, the smell of my favorite vanilla macadamia nut coffee filling the kitchen. But instead there was silence. I filled my water […]
In my haste I grabbed the bottle of grape juice that said “100% Grape Juice, No Sugar Added.” Later as the kids threw thousands of puzzle pieces in the air I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs. I felt like I fed them marshmallows for lunch. Apparently “No Sugar Added” does not […]
After only 6 days of existence, Eat My Science! is already an award winning site! OK, the Liebster Award may not require dressing up and cruising the red carpet, but it is a pretty cool deal. The Liebster Award The Liebster Award allows new bloggers to nominate and recognize other bloggers who have been blogging […]
I’m sick of trying all these one-size-fits-all “combinations” that don’t fit me. I’m tired of failing at someone else’s diet and then feeling like I just didn’t have enough willpower to see it through. I’m finally ready to work smarter, not harder.
You are a scientist. You can experiment with what you eat and learn about your body every day. It’s 10,000 BC and Jane, Jerry, and Joe have a cozy cave down by the river. One day, Jane eats some berries and gets sick all over the cave. Jerry thinks the berries must be poisonous. Joe thinks the […]