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Do Calories Count?

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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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The Green Light/Red Light Eating Plan

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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!

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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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Making a “Radical” Change — for the Right Reason

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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 […]

Pesky Calories — How to Control Them Forever

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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 […]

Better Than Brownies

posted by sbrown

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 — Really!

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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 — the Analyst Personality

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“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 […]

Little Steps to the Goal

posted by sbrown

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 […]

Go Ahead — Eat the Guacamole!

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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” […]

A Slump Time Prayer

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Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.   Ps. 17:5 Sometimes a healthy eating plan seems like a slippery slope, doesn’t it?  It’s so easy to slide into bad habits and to make poor choices.  […]

Surprise Number Two — Cream Cheese

posted by sbrown

Here is another surprise for you — cream cheese.  You probably thought it was the cream cheese on the bagel that was adding the inches to your waistline.  Actually, it was the bagel!  Cream cheese is on the green-for-go list. […]

Pesky Calories — How To Control Them Forever

posted by sbrown

  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 […]

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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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