One of our favorite ways to use spicy New Mexican Green Chiles is to simply stuff them, fry them, and eat them piping hot!

Read Candy’s dramatic lifestyle change with the Always Hungry? Solution. She followed the book, and she’s raving about the rewards!

This creamy vegan green chile mayo is the perfect accompaniment to a socca wrap, a spicy egg salad, or even as a delicious dip for fresh vegetables.

This power shake is a triple threat – enjoy as a decadent breakfast, a sweet dessert, or store in the fridge as a refreshing pudding!

Chef Dawn’s fried fish uses an all-phase-friendly flour to create a satisfying, crispy fillet of fish for your Friday family fish night!

Many ALWAYS HUNGRY? Book readers have wondered: What kinds of flour can I use in the AH Phases and how do I substitute them in my favorite recipes? Here’s our answer:

Non-grain flour products like almond flour, chickpea flour or coconut flour are recommended for all phases of the AH Book Program. Once you have hit your goals and moved into Stage 3, we recommend using grain-based flours with caution only as your body tolerates them.

 

The Truth About Body Fat

In our weight-obsessed culture, it’s common to disparage the fat in our bodies. But body fat is a highly specialized organ, critically important for health and longevity. Among its many functions, fat surrounds and cushions vital organs like the kidneys and insulates us against the cold. Body fat also signifies health, conferring beauty when distributed in the right amounts and locations. But critically, fat is our fuel tank — a strategic calorie reserve to protect against starvation.

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Why Calorie Restricted Diets Don’t Work

According to the USDA’s Choose MyPlate website, “Reaching a healthier weight is a balancing act. The secret is learning how to balance your ‘energy in’ and ‘energy out’…” A secret, indeed! In reality, no one, not even nutrition experts, can accurately “practice” calorie balance. Without elaborate technology, it’s virtually impossible to estimate to within 350 calories a day how much we eat and burn off. A calorie gap of that magnitude can mean the difference between remaining thin and developing morbid obesity in just a few years. For that matter, if counting calories were key to weight control, how did humans manage to avoid massive swings in body weight before the very concept of the calorie was invented?

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Will Exercise End the Obesity Epidemic?

Perhaps the problem isn’t consuming too many calories, but rather not burning off enough of them. A century ago, most people obtained regular physical activity at work, while traveling, and in recreation. Today, many of us have sedentary jobs, use cars for transportation, and spend much of our spare time in front of screens. Is exercise the answer?

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What happens in the brain after eating too much refined carbohydrate? The answer may just surprise you…