Serving Sizes: Are They Really What They Say They Are?

Serving Sizes:  Are They Really What They Say They Are?

Quick Think Fast! How many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars or even cookies? Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Yes, they are proportionately packaged to make you think they contain one serving. The food manufacturers want you to think it’s one serving and get into the habit of eating that amount per...

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Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

I thought I would re-post this article from a few years ago because it spoke to me then and I hope it will speak to you now.  Cooking isn’t as difficult as so many people think.  The main ingredient when cooking at home is the planning part.  When, not if, you’re willing to set aside a few minutes each week to plan out your meals, you will begin to reproduce those menu plans in the future.  So instead of making a few choice meals over an over again, and becoming...

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Eating Healthier: Getting Your Spouse On Board

Eating Healthier:  Getting Your Spouse On Board

You decided it was time to make some changes in your diet, so you went shopping after work and bought a bunch of vegetables to go with a hopefully great tasting recipe you found online.  As you prepare the dish, you taste-test several times and feel great about how the flavors meld together.  You put the meal on the table and call your family in to rant and rave about the colors, textures, and taste.  Surprise!  The family sits down, looks at the dish, and the questions...

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Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

I feel fortunate enough to have participated in one of Cathy’s Teleclasses and purchased  her ADD Parental Strategies program.  I really needed my husband to understand more about ADD so we could help our son better.  The program dove into who we are as people and showed us the importance of communication between us in order to communicate more effectively with our son.  I’d recommend this program to everyone, whether they have ADD kids or not.  It’s a real eye opener!  Thanks.

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?”  If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused.  Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

I hired Cathy to redesign my office space to enhance the functionality and create a space that I want to work in. Change in any form is never easy, but Cathy listens to your needs and makes recommendations in a gentle and supportive manner. Her focus is to understand how you need your space to function, so that the outcome is both aesthetically pleasing and feels natural based on how you personally process information. Thank you Cathy!