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Do calories count? I wish I could tell you that they don’t — and that you should just forget all about the pesky things.  Unfortunately, it isn’t so.   Any type of diet or eating plan can be sabotaged by […]

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You know now that your brain sends messages to your internal organs, and those messages vary depending on what  you eat.  Today’s post is about the foods that will help you give your body the right message.  This is a […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to my faithful readers!  I am personally thankful for each of you. Enjoy your friends and family today.  And plan ahead for the temptations that lie ahead.  Maybe you have given yourself permission to take the day off […]

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This time it was a motivational speaker who made me take a tumble from the straight path of my healthy living plan.  (Good thing for all of you that I am a real person with actual struggles on my journey […]

I know, I know.  Nobody wants to talk about calories.  We’ve come to think of them like ants — annoying little things that won’t stay out of our lives. We would like to put out a “calorie hotel” and rid […]

Why did I DO that?  We ask ourselves.  I was doing so well on my eating plan.  Why did I mess up and eat that candy bar? We talked yesterday about one reason our good resolves shatter and fail.  Sugar […]

It’s all in your head — the research proves it! Not to call you a fathead.  I just read an article about a study done at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, published in the August edition of the Journal of […]

“Just the facts, Ma’am.” Hmm. I wonder if Joe Friday had an analyst personality? We’ve been looking at the four personality types and the best way to adapt the low glycemic/step plan to each one.  Today we are looking at […]

We talked about Blitzers in yesterday’s post — those folks who are happiest when they are doing over-the-top diet and exercise plans.  The rest of you probably think they are nuts.  You are not Blitzers, but  Baby-steppers. Baby-Steppers do not […]

The last in our series of surprise low-glycemic foods is another which you probably avoided in other diets.  The avocado has received a bad rap over the years and is listed as an exception in the “eat fruits and vegetables” […]

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