Hungry, eat all day long!

 

It’s All About the Food has a new column in the Montgomery County News. It is my health and nutrition version of “Dear Abby”, now aptly named “Ask Pat.”  Printed below exactly as it appeared in the paper.

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Hardly a day passes that I don’t hear questions about my book. Sometimes readers have trouble personalizing information to their own situation and need a little help. And maybe, God forbid, I didn’t make everything perfectly clear. Anyway, whenever I answer a question I suspect someone else will also want to know. So here is my health and nutrition version of “Dear Abby.” Pose your question and I will do my best to answer.

Today’s question was asked in regard to losing weight: 

“You said in your book that calories really don’t count. That seems to disagree with everything I have been told. How can that be?” Continue reading

Stop banging on the door. Use your key!

shutterstock_390527512Everybody wants to be healthy. Or maybe we just don’t want to be sick. Isn’t that the same? So the question is, how do we get that to happen? The answer is to use your key.

“Get serious,” my editor said. “You have to stop revising the manuscript or the book will never hit the street.” Part of my problem was a perpetual search for the perfect word; it’s an affliction I haveBut the bigger issue is that I always want to do just a little more research. Just in case. On one side of my brain I was sure that I was on the mark. On the other side I feared I might have missed something important. Continue reading

When mothers know what is needed, you can count on us. We got it!

 

Let me tell you about mothers. We are more interested in what is good for our children than for ourselves. Slather those youngsters with sun screen while I burn to a crisp – a tan today is more important than the potential for skin cancer in the future FOR ME but not for for my children. My mother was deathly afraid of water and would do nothing to get over it. But she sent my sister and me for swimming lessons even before we went to school. When mothers know what is needed, you can count on us. We got it! Continue reading