Food & Wine

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

Cub Scouts getting griddle ready to serve up pancakes

There will be more than hot chili on the menu during Rocklin’s annual Hot Chili & Cool Cars event. Cub Scouts with Rocklin Pack 29 will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from ...

Ready for some hot chili, cool cars?

Thousands of car enthusiasts and chili lovers are expected to attend this year’s “Hot Chili & Cool Cars” event, which will take over Pacific Street on Sept. 15. Distinct hom ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget willpower, just make healthy choices to lose weight

This has been a week of meetings held in restaurants, a family gathering at a buffet and Celebration of Life for a friend lost to cancer. Through it all, I managed to stay focused ...

The Saturday Skinny: Get moving with your family to instill healthy lifestyles, lose weight

I'll just come out and say it: Being a parent is hard work and when trying to incorporate exercise into family life, it gets even more difficult. What I've learned is my children a ...

The Saturday Skinny: Read food labels to balance nutrition

I am frequently asked questions regarding my weight loss. They range from the basics, "How did you do it?", to, "What's the difference between pinto beans and black beans?" Let's t ...

The Saturday Skinny: Tips for maintaining weight loss on road trips

I often find myself behind the wheel of a car, driving up to five hours at a time. For many during the summer, this is the time for family vacations and road trips. They have prove ...

The Saturday Skinny: How to make smart lunch choices

For years, I did the fast-food drive through for lunch, justifying that choice by telling myself I was too busy for a real sit-down meal. In the newspaper business, we are known fo ...

The Saturday Skinny: Find exercise where you can to lose weight

For me, the key word for losing weight is activity. If I?m not active, I?m not losing. As of this morning, I?m down to 206 pounds, meaning I?ve lost 97 pounds and am only three awa ...

The Saturday Skinny: Quick meals can also be healthy on weight loss journey

There are times when I find my life lacking color. Maybe I'm stuck in a rut, doing the same things over and over again. After winter, spring provides ample color - a feast for the ...

The Saturday Skinny: Grilling is a low-fat cooking method

I have a confession to make: I love grilling. In sun, wind or snow, I can be found with tongs and a spatula within reach as I hover over some burning charcoal. My grill has come i ...

The Saturday Skinny: How to stay motivated to lose weight

A little more than a year ago, losing 100 pounds seemed like a daunting, and nearly impossible, task. As someone who had tried diet plans, pills, gimmicks, shakes and just about ev ...

The Saturday Skinny: How I got started with my own weight loss program

In early February, I wrote a column in the Telegraph describing how I had lost 60 pounds. The response I received was overwhelming. People wanted to know how I did it and they want ...

County vintners and food featured at Taste of Placer County

Local vintners will share the fruits of their labor at the upcoming Taste of Placer County Wine and Food Festival to be held in Loomis next weekend. Thirteen county wineries will ...