Fat fix isn’t government’s responsibility

Freedom New Mexico In case the drug war wasn’t enough government boondoggle, we have a new war on food abuse. Despite the portion of Americans who work hard to stay fit, an estimated 129.6 million Americans, or 64 percent, are fat. The fat war started about 10 years ago, when government nutritionists stopped issuing reports […]

My turn: Doughnuts ultimate treat

Doughnuts: delicious sugar-and-fat bombs with a siren song. They pop up at work, meetings, church, etc., and I have trouble turning them down. Somebody once told me his eating habits were healthy until he was around doughnuts on Saturday. I admitted to also having the doughnut weakness. “Oh, they know your name, too?” he replied. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video game, elections and big fat diamonds

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week When Jenna Zamie isn’t correcting our errors on the copy desk, she’s online looking for interesting video games. Here’s one she thinks is worth a try: Game: LittleBigPlanet 2 Genre: 3D platformer System: PS3 What is it? Powerful creation tools and […]

Food at the speed of life: Cake has fewer calories

German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach for hours, […]

My turn: Low fat German chocolate cake worth a try

Argen Duncan German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach […]

Portales past: Sept. 28, 1955

Portales Daily News: Holt Irby, a 13-year-old Rogers 4-H Club member, was the first-place winner of the commercial “pen of five classification” at the New Mexico State Fair. He won a trip to Kansas City. (contestants exhibited pens of 5 fat calves for judging)

Food at the Speed of Life: Try experimenting with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

My turn: Get creative with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

Creative Living May 4

Information on low-fat cooking and doing “redwork” embroidery

Fatosphere has good, bad points

By Anita Doberman Living in ‘fatosphere’ has good, bad points I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the New York Times about something called the fatosphere. Yes, those who inhabit this corner of cyberspace insist on calling it the fatosphere, where fat is in, or at least not as out as it used to […]

Designer shows how to make wedding shower center pieces

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on working with fat quarters, making centerpieces, and sewing antique appliqué pillowcases will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kimberly Jolly, owner of the Fat Quarter Shop, explains that a fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut […]

Biggest Loser challenge wraps up

Courtesy of the Cannon Health and Wellness Center The Health and Wellness Center’s Biggest Loser competition ran from Jan. 16 to Feb. 23 at Cannon. Of the 128 people who started as 32 teams, 60 completed the competition. The total starting weight of all of the participants was 24,677 lbs. After the competition wrapped up, […]

Biodiesel plant headed for Clovis

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers An Australian company plans to build a biodiesel plant in Clovis that has the capacity to produce 75 million gallons of biodiesel annually from animal fat, officials announced Thursday in Albuquerque. American Renewable Fuels, a subsidiary of Australian Renewable Fuels, plans to locate the plant at the Clovis Industrial […]

National Nutrition Month promotes nutrition, physical activity

Capt. Mila French March is National Nutrition Month, which promotes the importance of good nutrition. Studies have shown that people who learn to eat healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle are more likely to remain physically fit later in their life. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Step Up to Nutrition and Health.” Healthy […]

Keep the weight off

Courtesy of the Health and Wellness Center Gaining weight as age progresses is not part of a natural process. It is the lack of physical activity and excess food intake that contributes to weight gain. Almost all diet plans help people lose weight, but about 95 percent of people who lose weight gain it back. […]

Is the future better? Fat chance.

By Bob Huber Notes on Independence Day from a historian of the future: Here at the Corporation for Better Health through Chemistry, we in the history department are researching the ill-fated Fat Revolt of 2004. Our investigation uncovered several first-person accounts, all written in brown gravy. To clearly define the opposing forces of that historic […]