Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part III – 10 Tips on How to Use the Glycemic Index (GI) for Optimum Health + Some Great Resources

Food Groups

In Part I & Part II you learned that the Glycemic Index (GI) measures the quality of your body’s primary source of fuel – the carbohydrates in your food. This measurement system is based on how quickly carbohydrates in your foods (things like … [Continue reading]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part II – Understanding the Glycemic Index & How It Affects You

Glycemic Index Graph & Foods

In part I of Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index, you learned that consuming High Glycemic Index (GI) foods over time causes many internal and external adverse effects, in particular insulin insensitivity which can lead to diabetes, … [Continue reading]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part 1 – How Did You Get Here?

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part 1 – How Did You Get Here?

You wake up in your 40s or 50s to a spare tire around your middle. Welcome to the physical manifestation of the midlife crisis. It’s a mystery how your spare tire got there because you haven’t changed your eating habits in decades and you thought … [Continue reading]

Quinoa Cakes and Vegetable Ratatouille

Quiona Cakes and Vegetable Ratatouille

Eat these scrumptious vegan cakes on their own, with a fall salad, or with a fish dish (like mahi mahi or cod) topped with a vegetable ratatouille. They are not only delicious, but very easy on your budget even when using organic ingredients. Quinoa … [Continue reading]

A Full Nest Again – Adult Children Living at Home

A Full Nest Andrea J Hagan

The return of your adult children to the nest is a mixed blessing. There are times of great challenge, as well as times of great joy. I know that many of my baby boomer friends share these feelings. And we are not alone. A recent Ohio State … [Continue reading]

Cook Healthy – Use the Right Oils

Some of my oils....

When the seasons change our foods often change with them. To be healthy, make sure that the oils you use to prepare your food are healthy. As we move from summer through autumn to winter, we tend to hunker down to stay warm, and start eating … [Continue reading]