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March 2012 Archives

Fruit Salad With Healthy Poppyseed Dressing

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Salad — bleuh!  That’s how I always felt about it, mainly because I always ate the same kind of salad with the same kind of dressing. And the more I ate it, the less trouble I went to with it, […]

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Coconut Palm Sugar — The Newest Healthy Sweetener

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A spoonful of sugar makes the panic attacks go away?  Well, maybe it will help. One of the newest sugars on the alternative sweetener aisle has been around for hundreds of years in southeast Asia.  Now it is quickly becoming […]

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No Elevator to Success

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“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” ~Joe Girard Wouldn’t we love to take the elevator to our goals?  That’s what all the diet pills and magic potions promise.  […]

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Sugar Alternatives — Another Choice

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A stroll down the sugar and sugar alternative aisle in the health food store will….confuse you.  What are all these products and how are they different from sugar?  We’ve looked at some — honey, stevia, agave Nectar, and xylitol.  Today […]

Xylitol — Another Sweet Choice

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Don’t be discouraged!  We’ve been looking at sugar alternatives and have found many that are dangerous or even deadly.  There are still plenty of options left for us, though. One of these is Xylitol. Xylitol is found in many fruits, […]

Agave Nectar — Healthy Option or Another Poison?

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Eating healthy was hard enough when you just had to avoid chemicals.  Now bad-for-you stuff is sneaking into the stores masquerading as natural and healthy. I was delighted to discover agave nectar. The very name sounds healthy.  Agave is the […]

And Just Why Are You Doing This?

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Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.  I Corinthians 10:31 It’s Monday — the day we most need inspiration and direction for the week.  At least, I do!  It’s a […]

Low Glycemic Cinnamon Apple Crunch Snack Recipe

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Okay, if I’m going to do a regular recipe post, the new rule is that I have to try the recipe the day BEFORE I plan to post it.  Everything I tried to do this morning was a flop — […]

When Losing Weight Looks Impossible — A Bagpipe and Unicycle Perspective

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Sometimes staying on a healthy eating and exercise plan seems a lot like this.  It takes a lot of coordinating and skill!  But don’t make it too hard on yourself. I don’t imagine this person took his (her?) first bagpipe […]

Five Tips for Stevia Users

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A sweetener that has no calories, a glycemic number of zero, and no side effects. Besides that, it is relatively inexpensive. So why doesn’t everyone just use Stevia?  The comments I’ve received on yesterday’s blog tell why.  The taste. I […]

Healthy, Zero Calorie Sweetener

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We’ve talked about bad-for-you sweeteners and some that aren’t so bad, but still have calories.  What about zero calorie sweeteners?  Yes, there are some.  One of the most popular is Stevia. Stevia is a natural product made from the leaves […]

Don’t Drown!

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“You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.” ~Unknown It’s Monday — the day you are going to get back on track with your exercise and healthy eating plan. Or wait, were you talking about […]

Peanut Butter and Honey GoLean Treat Recipe

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Honey has a lot going for it as a sweetener of choice.  We have seen that it has vitamins and minerals as opposed to the empty calories of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and a lower glycemic index number […]

Make-It-Yourself Honey Weight Loss Drinks

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How about a homemade, honey weight loss drink?  A cruise of the Internet  turned up several interesting recipes from a variety of places.  Please note that I am not prescribing these, or even recommending them, necessarily.  I’m just sharing with […]

Surprising Good-for-You Sweetener

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Good news!  You do have some healthier options. We’ve been looking at sweeteners that are hidden poisons.  Now we’re going to examine some choices that are natural and good-for-you, as well as some that are natural-and-not-bad-for-you.  Unfortunately, they all have […]

Aspartame — Harmless Additive or Poison?

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Since sugar is bad and high fructose corn syrup is worse, why not switch to diet colas and artificially sweetened food?  Just Google “aspartame” and you’ll see why that isn’t such a hot idea. Thousands of hits pop up with […]

Don’t Look Back!

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“Don’t look back. You aren’t going that way.”  anonymous We all have that problem — looking over our shoulders.  “If only,” we say.  If only we had paid attention to our diet and our health when we were younger.  If […]

Sweet, Cheap, and Deadly

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All sugars are not created equal.  There is growing evidence that the sugar we eat most is the most deadly. That form of sweetener is called high fructose corn syrup. There is a lot of confusion about this stuff. What […]

Are You Eating Sneaky “Hidden” Sugar?

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Experts are now saying that sugar is so very poisonous and the obesity epidemic resulting from our nations’s monstrous sweet tooth is so severe, that government should intervene. (See yesterday’s post.) Not me, you may say.  I don’t even like […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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