Building Commitment, Getting into Better Habits

Happy Friday! It IS Friday, right? I’ve been a day ahead of myself all week, so it seems like I should either step back and admit it’s only Thursday, or go with the gut and say we’re on to Saturday. Monday’s a holiday, but as hard as everyone’s been working to catch up and get Read More …

Perfect Portions and the Trouble with Guesstimates

“My eyes were bigger than my stomach!” It’s a familiar lament. Unfortunately, when our eyes grow bigger than our stomachs, our stomachs eventually catch up. Dieters are often  advised to weigh, measure, and keep track of everything they eat. It makes a lot of sense when you realize just how bad most of us are Read More …

Trying New Things: Nopales

The first time I worked up the nerve to taste nopales (prickly pear cactus pads) was in Dallas, over the holidays, at the Riverwalk Cantina in the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. We’d gone there to see Ice! Brrr! Supposedly, they keep the room at 9 degrees Fahrenheit! Fortunately, they supplied the winter coats. Read More …