Book Review: Your Food is Fooling You by David A. Kessler

Book: Your Food is Fooling You: How Your Brain is Hijacked by Sugar, Fat, and Salt by David A. Kessler, adapted by Richie Chevat Genre: Nonfiction for teens Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication date: 2013 Pages: 173 Source: Library Summary: Your Food … Continue reading →

The Shocking Truth about Diet Books

This week’s theme for Nonfiction November (hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Leslie at Regular Rumination) is Become the Expert. Check out the links for Nonfiction November Week 2.  As I revealed in a post about Reinvention in September, one … Continue reading →

A New Road — October Memoir Challenge

For the final week of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan our theme is Gratitude and Regrets. I’ve been playing with the notions of Roads Not Traveled and Roads Taken: Childhood Abroad (Not) — October Memoir Challenge Career Steps and … Continue reading →

Food Research News

The news that made the headlines this week was research on lab rats indicating a similar reaction to Oreos as cocaine. Here is Brian Williams take on it from the NBC Nightly News: Visit for breaking news, world news, … Continue reading →

Reinvention — A Generation Fabulous Bloghop

The blog hop theme at Generation Fabulous this month is Reinvention. Since I started this blog after I started my weight loss journey, I thought it was time that I talked a bit more about the story of how I … Continue reading →

Book Review: Thin for Life by Anne Fletcher

Book: Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Succes from People who have Lost Weight and Kept it Off by Anne M. Fletcher Genre: health Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Publication date: 2003 (revised and updated from 1994) Pages: 415 Source: Purchased Summary: Anne Fletcher, registered dietitian and author of Thin … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson

Book: The Game On Diet by Krista Vernoff and Az Ferguson Genre: diet Publisher: HarperCollins Publication date: 2009 Pages: 299 Source: Purchased as an ebook Summary: The Game On Diet is a diet presented as a game for two or more teams … Continue reading →

Book Review: Smart Chefs Stay Slim by Allison Adato

Book: Smart Chefs Stay Slim by Allison Adato Genre: food and health Publisher: New American Library Publication date: 2012 Pages: 292 Source: Library Summary: The subtitle of Smart Chefs Stay Slim says it all: Lessons in Eating and Living from America’s Best Chefs. Chapters cover … Continue reading →