How to Avoid Overeating on the Holidays

Image courtesy of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, Easter, and more…. Feasting on these holidays and other grand-occasion get-togethers can derail you off the weight-management healthy train. So what to do? Here’s a couple pieces of advice that’s counter-inuitive to the conventional theory that it’s important not to overeat on the holidays. On the contrary! Eat, eat and eat some more on feast days. The first dietary theory for holidays is to eat a lot. A lot of veggies, that […]

Eat Saturated Fat for Weight Loss?

Everyone knows saturated fat is bad for you, right? Every TV health expert or article that you’ve read probably has recommended avoiding fats that are bad for the heart such as trans- and saturated-fats. But are saturated fats as bad for you as you think? Can some saturated fats even help with weight loss?  Here’s why saturated fats have had a bad rap for the past 60+ years: As Americans started eating less natural foods–the necessity of getting food over to soldiers in Europe and […]

Even if Oatmeal is Gluten-Free, is it Healthy?

Assuming your oatmeal is gluten-free (read “Is Oatmeal Gluten-Free?”), lots of health experts recommend eating it to reduce cholesterol and preventing heart disease? But what’s the true scoop on oatmeal?    A half-cup serving of a leading brand of quick oats (cooked with milk) contains the following: –190 calories –27 grams of carbohydrates –4 grams of fiber –5 grams of protein –3 grams of fat (.5 gram saturated) –10 percent daily value (DV) of iron  Oatmeal also contains lots of minerals. A cup of the same […]

Recipe for Kosher Veggie Rice Pilaf

This kosher recipe comes from Gloria Shimoni and was originally featured on This recipe is terrific. The Miracle Noodle Team has prepared it on several occasions for our friends who eat kosher diets. Remember, Miracle Noodle is a small, family-run business so we all take a part in scouring the web for great kosher recipes. Kosher is a booming health trend, with more and more people concerned about how their food was prepared.  That being said, we would also like to suggest an alternative for […]

What’s the Best Low Carb Post-Workout Drink?

You’ve just run 5 miles. Or come back from a hot yoga class dripping wet with sweat. Or maybe you just went for a long walk. You’re parched. Your trillions of cells are simultaneously crying for refreshment. Your body needs immediate rehydration. But if you’re on a Low-Carb diet, refueling with sports- or energy drinks may negate any positive impact that your exercise routine has because your two primary reasons for eating low-carb is to control your blood sugar and prevent weight gain.  There are […]