Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘carbohydrates’

Is Guinness good for you?

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on St. Patrick’s Day after doing some research on Guinness. I have heard rumors that Guinness is high in iron and better for you than most beers. I also heard that pregnant women have been advised to drink Guinness because of the high iron and low […]


Keeping the peppermint in my cocoa

Once it starts to get chilly I enjoy warm drinks in the evening. When I was still working full-time a warm drink helped to get me sleepy and ready for bed. I needed all the help I could get for a good night’s sleep. I will drink hot water with lemon, tea, hot apple cider […]


Lovely day for a Guinness

I have never really been a Guinness fan. While in Dublin years ago I had a couple of the black stuff while at the brewery. And damn, it was good. I haven’t had any since … until today. After my yoga class Curt and I headed out for brunch. I went all Irish. I had […]


Bagel vs. doughnut

The other day at work THREE boxes of thank-you doughnuts were delivered to members of my team. And they were shared. I didn’t indulge. But that’s not what this post is about. Somehow the topic came up that it was “healthier” (not to be confused with healthy) to eat a doughnut than a bagel. So, […]


Full flavor, full calorie … mmmmm beer

I used to hate the taste of beer. Probably because it was a Coors or something. And I still remember someone telling me that eventually I would get used to the taste and actually like beer. When I was in college my friend Robert got me into microbrews. Many nights after our shift at the […]


Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]