No Diet – Weight Loss Tip #3

Out with the Lowball & in with the Highball (glassware)

I’m going old school terminology for a minute here, so hang with me.

There are so many sizes and shapes of stemware to choose from.  Most of us, however, go for stocking a ‘versatile’ glass size which is mid-high and mid-wide.  It’s a practical choice if we’re not setting a fancy table.

There are some interesting takes on glass size that I’m going to share with you.  Using a tall skinny glass has the same or less oz. than a short wide glass.    highball lowball glass

Now if you are drinking anything other than water, it’s best to go with the Highball glassware.  It will fool your eyes and your stomach into thinking you are drinking more fluid than you actually are.

If you are drinking a glass of water before a meal to fill up faster then reverse the size and drink your water out of the lowball glass.

Depending on your purpose and what beverage you are drinking will determine the best glass to use so we recommend having both in your kitchen cupboard.

Tiny changes don’t exist; they’re all big steps forward.

Remember don’t count calories; count nutritional content…

Here’s to your health.



Top 3 ways to Avoid GMO foods

1: Buy organic. National and state organic certification rules do not allow GMOs to be labeled “organic.”  When you buy organic, you buy food free not only of synthetic organicpesticides but also genetically modified ingredients.  If you ever compare an organic tomato to a non-organic you can visually tell the tremendous difference in the two pieces of fruit.  It’s really quite stunning.


2: Buy food certified as “Non-GMO Project Verified.”  The non-profit organization Non-GMO Project operates a detailed, voluntary certification process so that food producers can test and verify that, to the best of their knowledge, they have avoided using genetically modified ingredients in their products. The Non-GMO Project is the only organization offering independent verification for GMO products in the U.S. and Canada (Non-GMO Project 2014). Non-GMO Project Verified Logo



3:  Grow your own fruit and veggies.  The surefire way to make sure your food is healthy and free of pesticides is to grow your own.  It may not be practical for many but it can be a fun family project and the gardenchildren learn where their food comes from.  It is also satisfying to know that the yummy food on the dinner plate was a family effort.