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Lose the Fat — Save the Bones

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There are things you don’t want to lose when you are losing weight. In fact, it would be smarter to think in different terms — not losing weight, but reorganizing it.  Let’s take another peek inside and see what our […]

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One-Pot Chicken and Vegetables

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It’s Friday — recipe day.  I have a one-pot meal for you today that even this incompetent cook made successfully.  However, this incompetent photographer didn’t get a picture! Steamed Vegetable and Chicken Medley for Two  Ingredients 1 cup thinly sliced […]

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Low Glycemic Caesar Chicken Recipe

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Recipes are always a good idea.  It’s much easier to stick to a low glycemic plan if you have some good ideas of what you can fix — particularly if you are fixing for your family as well as for […]

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Recipe — Harvest Pecan Delight

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Oklahoma’s 100 degree days are over for the year (hurrah!) and it’s cool enough to actually turn on the stove.  I’ve been trying out low glycemic recipes to share with you, and I have a winner for today.  It works […]

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 […]

Hope for Discouraging Days

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Sometimes I find myself thinking of my body as a naughty child who will unpredictably do something mean — like putting on a couple of pounds when I expected better behavior!  We’ve all experienced that phenomenon of mysterious weight gain […]

Natural Glaucoma Solutions

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We’ve learned that eating foods high in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as getting plenty of  Omega 3 fats, can help with glaucoma. There are other lifestyle changes you can make that will also help. One of the […]

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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It’s almost on us — the most treacherous time of the year for those of us working to live a healthy lifestyle.  It’s THE HOLIDAYS!  What makes you blow your plan?  Stress?  Temptation?  Busyness?  The next six weeks are permeated […]

Protect Your Eyes from “The Big Three”

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When we were younger, we dreaded getting older because we didn’t want to look like an old geezer.  Those of us reaching that age, though, are not nearly so concerned about how we look, as we are about how we […]

Healthy Food of the Week — Greek Yogurt

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You probably thought that every healthy food we highlight must be are either a fruit, a nut, or a vegetable. Well, it’s true that a healthy diet will have plenty of these all natural, nutrient-dense foods.  Today’s healthy food comes […]

Making Good-for-You Baked Goods — With Coconut Flour

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We are such creatures of habit!  We tend to think the food we always eat is the only edible stuff out there.  Actually, we don’t have to make do with empty calories or starve.  On Thursdays we will be looking […]

Recipe Day — Sweet Potato Boats

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It’s recipe day — and here is one with such different ingredients that I was a bit doubtful about it.  However, it turned out surprisingly tasty.  Ingredients 2 medium/large sweet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 bag fresh baby […]

Metabolism Booster #12 — Do This to Burn More Calories All Day

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Study after study has shown it — eating breakfast will kick your metabolism off and keep it running the rest of the day. There are several reasons breakfast works.  For one thing, it wakes up your leptin hormone and sets […]

Low Glycemic Recipe Day — Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad

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It’s recipe day — and I have a really tasty, nutty, low glycemic side dish for you today.  This may be one of my new favorites! Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad Ingredients 2-3 medium carrots, chopped 1 apple, chopped and coated with […]

Easy Mexican Chicken

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What’s for dinner?  Sometimes it’s a challenge to find recipes that are both good tasting and good for you.  Here is one way of adding zing to slow cooker chicken.  Chicken Taco Filling Ingredients  1 package dry taco seasoning mix […]

Trehalose — A Sugar That Prevents Alzheimer’s?

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The desert lies bare and brown for years — and then when it rains, it suddenly blooms with color.  How do these plants stay alive and dormant during those dry years?  By means of the sugar we are looking at […]

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 — […]

Winning the Hunger Wars — Opening Lines of Communication

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How can hunger help us in our journey to a healthier weight?  It can tell you when you need to eat — and what you need to eat. Well, duh.  You would assume that to be obvious.  But is it? […]

Fats for Weight Loss?

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Can fats help you lose weight?  Yes, they can.  Fats do two important things that aid in your journey to a healthier weight.  The most important thing they do is slow down digestion.  Fats take longer to digest and turn […]

Do Meal Replacement Drinks Work?

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You see lots of advertisements about products that help you lose weight.  What really works and what is just plain hype?  We’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular weight loss aids and see which ones can […]

So What Can I Eat on a Low Glycemic Meal Plan?

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So, what does a low glycemic meal look like?  What are you supposed to eat?  Here are some suggestions.  What’s for breakfast? *You can have eggs  — scrambled, poached, or in an omelet. Limit fried eggs as they add calories. […]

Avoid Overeating — By Buying Lots of Food!

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How do you survive the holidays without packing on holiday pounds — which most of us keep from now on?  We talked about being aware of the temptations and planning ahead.  Also, adding steps to our days can help counteract […]

Surprise! A Dessert That Makes Your Meal Less Fattening

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Yes, it’s true — but that doesn’t mean you can pig out and eat a dessert to “take care of it.”  (See, I know how experienced dieters think.  I am one!)  However, the right combination of foods can lower the […]

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 rid […]

Crunchy Snack Recipe — With a Surprise Ingredient!

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Sometimes you just need something munchy.  Here is a recipe that is good for you, easy to fix, and inexpensive.  How can you beat that? Our post yesterday featured the often-overlooked, low glycemic wonder food — garbanzo beans, or chickpeas.  […]

Lower Cholesterol with This Budget-Friendly Food

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  Problems with high cholesterol?  Help might come from an unlikely source. It’s another surprise good-for-you and budget-friendly low glycemic food: garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas. Many people around the world eat garbanzo beans as a staple part of […]

Surprise Budget-Friendly Hunger Killer

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But I’m HUNGRY!!!!! You’ve already had your lunch, and you really aren’t just stalling — wanting to nibble before you get back to work.  You are just not satisfied.  What can you do? Almonds — the next item on our […]

Surprisingly Good for You and Budget-Friendly Foods

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We’ve talked a lot about things you don’t need to eat — expensive “diet” foods that don’t really help your waistline or your health.  You can also save money for the “good stuff” by bypassing the expensive, pre-processed convenience foods […]

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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On a chilly fall morning, a nice hot casserole will be filling and satisfying for the whole family.  Here’s one that is easy and delicious as well as low glycemic. Breakfast Casserole 1 cup  milk 6  eggs 3/4 cup shredded […]

Shop for Health and Weight Loss

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Eating good food that promotes weight loss doesn’t have to break the budget.  You don’t have to have the pricey, pre-packaged “diet food.”  Concentrate instead on buying the highest quality “real” food you can afford.  Here are some tips to […]

Budget Snacks

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How can you afford to lose the extra weight when everything on the diet food aisle in the grocery store is so pricey?  Easy answer.  Skip the diet food aisle. A trip down that section of most stores will reveal […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

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“I’d like to be at a healthier weight,” a friend told me. “But we just don’t have the money to buy expensive diet foods and there isn’t enough in the budget to join a gym.  I’m stuck!” Many folks feel […]

Cookies for Breakfast?

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These breakfast cookies are low glycemic and good for you — so you can have them for breakfast or for a snack.  Just be careful not to eat too many!  Ingredients: 1 cup Special K Cereal 1/3 cup uncooked oatmeal […]

Recipe – Crispy Cinnamon Treats

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It’s all about what works for YOU.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan that works for everyone. You have to do what works for you as an individual. If a food is a trigger food and starts your sweet tooth off […]

H.A.L.T. – Don’t Get Too Hungry

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Eating is easy.  It seems like a quick fix to make us feel better.  Unfortunately, food doesn’t really solve any of our real problems.  Like drugs and alcohol, it just gives us a temporary boost.  To be free of an […]

Jazz Up That Boring Salad

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Who wants to eat a boring old salad?  Nobody. So make an interesting salad that you will actually enjoy eating.  How do you jazz up a salad to make it tasty? Start out with the greens.  Use different ones — […]

Help in Time of Famine

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The Lord knoweth the days of the upright….and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.  Psalm 37: 18a and 19b Having a tough day?  The Lord knows all about it and gives a special promise. He will satisfy […]

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” […]

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 […]

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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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