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Ranking the Sweeteners

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For those who want a list from best to worst in one place — here it is: 1. Stevia. Zero calories. Glycemic Index: 0 2. Coconut sugar.  16 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic Index: 35 3. Trehalose. 11 calories per teaspoon. […]

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The Worst Sweeteners — Summing it Up

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There are a lot of sugars out there!  This series has brought lots of questions, comments, and not a little discussion and disagreement.  Several people asked me to do a summing up of what I found.  Let me stress that […]

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Meals on Cruise Control

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Variety may be the spice of life — but too much of that spice may have contributed to our epidemic of obesity.  A study in this month’s  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested the idea of putting a meal […]

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Getting Started: Meet Your Autopilot

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Think of your body as an airplane. You are the pilot of your personal “craft.”  The part of you that lives in your brain and makes the decisions, has the memories and feelings, is your conscious pilot.  You pilot your body […]

Healthy Food of the Week — The Great Pumpkin!

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You lose weight by eating moderate portions from the green, low glycemic list and avoiding the high glycemic, red list, right?  The high glycemic foods make a load of sugar hit your bloodstream in a rush.  Then your pancreas pumps […]

How Sweet It Is — The Number One Most Nutritious Veggie

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Want to know what vegetable is the number one most nutritious veggie? The Center for Science in the Public Interest gives the award to…..drumroll please……..the sweet potato! Surprised? You probably thought these spuds were duds on the dietary level. After […]

Have a Guilt-Free Picnic

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It’s Memorial Day — a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It’s also the big cookout day for most of us.  We will be tempted with potato salad, homemade ice cream, and a multitude […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Can Say “Yes” to Whipped Cream

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It’s amazing what  a little whipped cream can do to make a bland dish into a indulgent-feeling dessert.  Yes, I said whipped cream. Like most dairy products, whipped cream has a zero glycemic number and, a  1/4 cup serving has […]

Pasta? Yes, It’s on the Green List

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Here’s another food  you probably thought you could never see again on a healthy eating plan — pasta.  Most pasta, when cooked al dente, is low to low/moderate on the glycemic index.  That doesn’t mean that your whole diet can […]

Surprise Number Two — Cream Cheese

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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. […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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.’” ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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

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