10 Trouble-Free Techniques to Cut Calories

How to Make Your Calories Count Without Counting Calories No matter how we approach weight loss, all methods ultimately require the creation of a caloric deficit for results. Nowadays, with the onslaught of food and fitness trackers, calorie apps, step counters, etc., there are myriad ways to calculate and postulate how much energy is coming [...]

2017-03-04T18:57:37+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Featured, Motivation, Uncategorized|

30 Recipes That Prove Hummus Should Be A Food Group

Healthy Hummus Recipe Roundup     Hummus should be a food group. Why? Because it is perhaps the most versatile vessel of nutritious deliciousness possible. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soy foods) are one of the most important food groups, offering ample fiber and protein (including lysine, an amino acid that may otherwise fall short [...]

2017-01-29T11:54:45+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad from The Vegiterranean Diet Makes 4 servings Light and herb-infused, this salad is refreshing and extremely nutritious. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this gluten-free version boasts similar flavors, but it’s friendly for those eschewing gluten and more sub- stantial because of the added chickpeas. Ingredients: 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

5 Reasons You Can Stop Pursuing Protein and Start Focusing on Food

Protein panic portends to prevail amongst the vast majority of the population. During this persistent quest for "enough" of this magical macronutrient, priorities shift away from seeking wholesome foods and, simultaneously, a phobia of the other two macronutrients - carbohydrates and fats - ensues. Here are 5 reasons you can stop pursuing protein and start focusing on food: [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:02+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Pick Proper Packaging: Why the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

You are quite literally what you eat. And there are dramatic differences between the nourishment you receive from whole plant foods and that in which you receive from animal products...   Here is an excerpt from my book, The Vegiterranean Diet: Contrary to popular belief, we don’t eat isolated nutrients. We are not filling our plates [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:03+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2017-08-19T11:51:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Why and How to Ditch Dairy

 Facts on Dairy: We do not need it for calcium, vitamin D, protein, etc. There are healthier foods with adequate nutrition, but without the growth-promoting hormones, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and veterinary medication residues found in dairy. The dairy industry is perhaps one of the most pervasive powerful, and creative forces to be reckoned with [...]

2017-06-04T11:59:43+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Protein and a Plant-Based Diet

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Where do you get your protein on a plant-based diet? Answer:   Related Links: Institute of Medicine DRI's for Macronutrients 3 Myths About Protein and a Plant-Based Diet on VegNews Vegetarian Resource Group: Protein in the Vegan Diet NutritionFacts.org Plant Protein Preferable  <A HREF="http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fwwwplantbasec-20%2F8010%2F8586e4be-e31e-4d83-bf5f-d2209d220f0b&Operation=NoScript">Amazon.com Widgets</A>[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

2016-11-29T15:11:21+00:00 December 6th, 2013|Featured, Nutrition, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|

Is Soy Safe?

Question for the What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A: Is soy safe? Answer: Related Links: Vegetarian Nutrition Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Practice Group "Safety of Soyfoods" Vegetarian Resource Group response to question about soy Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) article: "Soy and Your health" American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) article: "Foods that Fight Cancer" [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:38+00:00 September 7th, 2013|Featured, What Would Julieanna Do? Q&A|