Dear Lea: I just found your site – love it! I’m 66 and in need of a change – big one – among which I want to become healthier in my older age. What is the best way to start eating healthier – I’m a junk food junkie – mainly sweets. I would rather eat them than a good meal. Also, not fond of many meats, dont eat many fruits/veggies, etc. Basically not a good eater (and I feel it, it shows). –KE
Dear Lea: What is your view on all the supplements out there on the market to help gluten intolerant people deal with symptoms of being “glutened” like the ones in this article? –MW.
Dear Lea: I am reasonably health conscious but when I get hungry, I crave sugary snacks that leave me dissatisfied about half an hour after consumption (low energy, tired, irritable). What types of snacks should I be looking to consume between meals so I don’t have this craving? Also, do you have an opinion on which sweeteners are better than others (e.g., Spelnda vs. Stevia, etc.)? –JH.
Dear Lea: I have been trying to cut body fat since summer is coming up. One of the main tips I got from online is weight training burns more fat than cardio exercises due to muscle building. As a vegetarian, what snacks do you recommend that would help me get to my goal? –GL.
Dear Lea: I’m wondering if you could make suggestions about foods that are good for people who are trying to avoid inflammation throughout the body. –CA.
Dear Lea: All I want to do in life is eat junk. My religious organization has a drawer filled with junk food and I can’t seem to stop eating stuff from it. There are chocolates, chips, cookies, old cookies, christmas cookies, more cookies, and you name it. I just love eating from that drawer. How can I stop? –AM
Dear Lea: What are the most common pitfalls of switching to a gluten-free diet? –JW.
Dear Lea: My daughter and I are embarking on a 28-day Fast Metabolism Diet adventure for the first time. Have you heard of this? My goal is to refresh my metabolism and shift old habits. –CP.