Professional nurse for over 40 years
Owned a children's daycare, eight years
Owned an upper scale clothing resale shop
A freelance writer
Editor since 2010 on a writing platform site
A published author, "Return To The Past" available on Amazon
Caffeine is a drug. I weigh the pros and cons to help me decide what path to take. Shall I give up coffee? Not! I so much enjoy a good cup of coffee, cappuccino, latte, or frappuccino. I do not like espresso. Coffee and lemon water are the only beverages I drink.
It is for the reasons above that it is your right to question your doctor. It is your right to have undivided time with your doctor and ask questions. It is your right to receive the right answers to your nagging health questions and concerns.
A Personal Perspective: Before I start I need to make it clear to my readers that I do not have a degree or certification in nutrition. I gained an abundance of knowledge throughout the last 40 plus years as a nurse. I worked closely, for many years with dietary consultants, nutritional professionals, other nurses, doctors, laboratory consultants, and many patients. I continue to do a lot of research on weight loss, lifestyle changes, diets, disease, illnesses, and medications.
My husband and I married in 1969. My husband was 22 years old, and I was 21 years old. We were very young and inexperienced in most everything, including remodeling of our first home.
First of all, take the words "Weight Loss Diet" out of your vocabulary. Weight loss equals well-balanced foods and snacks every day in recommended amounts. There are probably few people who can stay on a "diet" for the rest of their life. Unless, of course, your doctor prescribed a diet for you, such as a Diabetic Diet or a Renal Diet, examples of the many such doctors' prescribed diets.
Q. Did you read one of my articles about red wine? If you have not read this article, do so soon and discover the health benefits of drinking just one six-ounce glass of red wine per day. If you buy red or white wine, you need to store the bottles correctly and at the right temperature.
I have the good recipes! After grandma passed away, I inherited her recipe box and cookbooks full of tasty and nutritious recipes from the good old days. I suppose that I could substitute some of the ingredients in her recipes. However, grandma's recipes would not taste the same.
I was fortunate to begin cooking at a very young age, learning what I could from my mother who was an excellent cook. You have to have an interest and I had a great interest to learn what I could from the great cooks in my family. I was fortunate to come from a long line of fabulous cooks like my great-grandmother, great-aunt, grandmother, and mom.