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Recipe — Harvest Pecan Delight

posted by sbrown

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 […]

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Recipe Day — Meringue Cookies

posted by sbrown

It’s tough to be good during the holidays!   I know that — so today I’m posting a cookie recipe that isn’t exactly good for you, but is significantly, well, less bad.  The protein lowers the glycemic load and it […]

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Healthy Food of the Week — Greek Yogurt

posted by sbrown

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 […]

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“Sweet 16″ Ways to Burn Fat Faster

posted by sbrown

We’ve looked at 16 ways to rev up your metabolism — the rate your body burns fat.  I like to call them the “sweet sixteen.”  Here they are, in abbreviated form:   Eat small meals throughout the day.   Drink […]

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

posted by sbrown

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 […]

Metabolism Booster #3 – Don’t “Eat” Your Muscles

posted by sbrown

How do you rev up your sluggish metabolism?  Try packing in the protein.   Numerous studies have shown that eating fewer carbs and emphasizing proteins help with weight loss, blood sugar issues, and cardiovascular health.  Let’s go inside our bodies […]

Ammunition for the “Hunger War”

posted by sbrown

Losing the battle with hunger?  A recent study from the University of Sydney, Australia gave a helpful tip — make sure that at least 15% of your meals are protein.  Researchers found that when they gave the test subjects meals […]

Surprisingly Good for You and Budget-Friendly Foods

posted by sbrown

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 […]

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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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