My Best Self: Arden Zinn

My Best Self: Arden Zinn

Arden Zinn, founder and creator of Arden’s Garden, is a true trailblazer of health and nutrition. Dubbed “Atlanta’s First Lady of Fitness” by the President’s Council, Arden has built her career on her passion for teaching others to live the healthiest lives possible through nutrition and fitness. She opened her… Read more...
World Children’s Center

World Children’s Center

When Donald H. Whitney was 13, he saw an infomercial on TV about the plight of hungry and poverty-stricken children worldwide, and it made a deep impact. At that tender age, he decided to dedicate himself to making a difference in the lives of young people in need. And today,… Read more...
Kim Hudson, Tim Hudson and Dr. Debra Gray King are interviewed by Best Self’s Tara Duttenhaver.

Best Self: Up close and personal with Tim and Kim Hudson

When our friends at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry invited Best Self to their gorgeous offices to speak with Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson and his wife, Kim, we jumped at the chance. Not only is Tim making headlines for his amazing pitching skills, but he and Kim are… Read more...
Reinvent yourself

Reinvent yourself

Before she became a renowned personal-finance expert, Suze Orman waited tables for years at a local diner in Berkeley, Calif. The beloved Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, worked in the White House Office of Management and Budget in the late 1970s before launching her cooking and entertaining empire. Senator Fred Thompson… Read more...
Simple Chicken Salad

Simple Chicken Salad

There are no complex ingredients that take away from the delicious flavor of the basic ingredients in this recipe, courtesy of Cafè at Pharr. The cafe also bakes fresh bread daily and does not use any oil, butter, sugar, milk or preservatives to keep the menu offerings healthy. Ingredients1 1/2… Read more...
Stay-Cool Soups

Stay-Cool Soups

While the weather gets warmer, consider trying some cold, refreshing soups to help usher in the summer months. Don’t think that chilled soup is your forte? Jenny Levison, owner of Souper Jenny, recommends starting simple with a bowl of Gazpacho. “In my book, Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup,” she… Read more...
An alternative to the traditional hamburger

An alternative to the traditional hamburger

This dish highlights Mediterranean flavors paired with Greek yogurt to dilute the spiciness. Healthy tip: Butcher shops carry lamb shoulders, which are lower in calories and fat than what you’ll find at your grocery store, and they can grind it for you on the spot. Ingredients:2 lbs lean ground lamb… Read more...

Weighing In

Go green. While additional studies are needed, initial research supports the idea that green tea can aid in weight loss while lowering cholesterol. Fill up on fiber. People consuming more dietary fiber tend to be less overweight because it prevents them from eating so much at each meal. Eat right,… Read more...
Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection

Red: Apples, Cranberries, Pomegranates, BeetsHow to eat them: Add apples and cranberries to salads. Enjoy pomegranates as a snack. Steam beets and serve with a meal. Orange/yellow: Squash, Pumpkins, Sweet PotatoesHow to eat them: Steam and drizzle with olive oil, add to vegetable soups, cube and roast or serve in… Read more...
A better brew

A better brew

There is such a thing as a better brew. According to Tom Dargen, director of Brewing Operations at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants (www.gordonbiersch.com), many dark beers such as Schwarz Bier and Guinness are actually lower in calories because they contain less malt and alcohol, despite their strong taste. Also, just… Read more...