Monthly Archives: June 2013

Healthy Tips When Eating Out

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Olive oil and restricted diets: which type is best for you?

In Italy, no restaurant offered any type of prepared dressing. Oil and vinegar were routinely placed on our tables instead. I wish American restaurants would copy that practice as well. Continue reading

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Breakfast Fruit: a great road alternative

I went down for breakfast there our first day but after that I stayed in my room while other family members ate at the breakfast buffet. The temptations would have been simply too great and watching others eat what I cannot was just too painful a way to start my days. Continue reading

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Vacations and restrictive diets: you will go off your diet while on the road

Since I’ve been home, about a week as of this writing, I’ve already lost all the weight I gained on the road plus two pounds more. Continue reading

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Did James Gandolfini Die of a Heart Attack?

I have no idea if Gandolfini knew he had heart problems nor do I know what his eating and drinking routine was like. But his loss brings home to me the need for constant vigilance. Continue reading

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Worst Flight Ever – Do Not Fly Air France, Delta

While I normally blog about food, diet and job hunting, I have to dep­art from those topics today to warn you against flying on Air France, ever, under any circumstances. A recent Air France flight I took from Paris to … Continue reading

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Why aren’t grilled vegetable plates common in America?

Why can’t restaurants in the U.S., including those saying they offer healthy food while they load their so-called healthy choices with unhealthy levels of salt (I’m talking about you Protein Bar) offer this wonderful, healthy simple dish? Continue reading

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Can you stay on a restricted diet in the land of pasta and seafood?

Does this all fit in my diet? Probably not. Family I’m traveling with keep telling me it’s ok to splurge a bit but no one really knows that. What will cause my other artery to clog and the blood to stop flowing? I just need to take it on faith, given all the medications I’m on, that hopefully won’t happen on this trip. Continue reading

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What’s an airline no-salt/low-salt meal like?

What greeted me on the plane reminded me why I don’t miss airline food on domestic flights. Continue reading

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Can you enjoy vacationing on a restricted diet?

In the 10 months since, I have rebuilt what I eat and become relatively adept at making meals at home, plus at searching out the usually one thing on any restaurant menu I can safely eat (like buckwheat pancakes without butter at a pancake house today). How do I transition to eating every meal out every day in a foreign country? Continue reading

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