Beyond Gorgeoushttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous Beliefnet Voices - Susan Jordan BrownFri, 14 Dec 2012 11:45:26 +0000en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1Recipe Day — Good-For-You Chocolate Cakehttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/recipe-day-good-for-you-chocolate-cake.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/recipe-day-good-for-you-chocolate-cake.html#commentsFri, 29 Mar 2013 07:06:20 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=1733I 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…

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Climbing Into Jesus’ Wheelbarrowhttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/getting-in-jesus-wheelbarrow.html Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:23:14 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=833Once 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 shouted. So the guy…

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How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/how-do-you-know-when-to-stop-eating.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/how-do-you-know-when-to-stop-eating.html#commentsWed, 27 Mar 2013 07:54:25 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=765“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 half that number is obese.  We don’t stop until…

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Making Plans to Succeedhttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/making-plans-to-succeed.html Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:41:47 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=702H.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 here to read about low…

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No More “If Onlys”https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/no-more-if-onlys.html Mon, 25 Mar 2013 06:36:33 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=575Though 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…

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Recipe Day — Avocado Chicken Saladhttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/recipe-day-avocado-chicken-salad.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/recipe-day-avocado-chicken-salad.html#commentsFri, 22 Mar 2013 07:46:13 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=1779The health benefits of avocados blew me away!  They are full of a wide variety of nutrients that help so many health conditions.  I was particularly interested to read of their anti-inflammatory properties, since my beloved husband has arthritis, which he manages well with diet and supplements.  Anti-inflammatory foods make it as regulars on my…

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New Sweetener Favorite!https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/new-sweetener-favorite.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/new-sweetener-favorite.html#commentsThu, 21 Mar 2013 07:25:54 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=2165I have a new favorite!  I didn’t know about it when I did the original series about sugar substitutes, but thought this would be a good time to introduce it.  It’s called Just Like Sugar — and I have not been able to find ONE single negative post about it.  That’s phenomenal, because all of…

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Ranking the Sweetenershttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/ranking-the-sweeteners.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/ranking-the-sweeteners.html#commentsWed, 20 Mar 2013 07:33:27 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=1484For 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. Glycemic index: low/moderate in most people. 4. Honey.  22 calories per teaspoon. Glycemic index: 55.…

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A Sweetener That Keeps Hair from Going Gray?https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/a-sweetener-that-keeps-hair-from-going-gray.html https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/a-sweetener-that-keeps-hair-from-going-gray.html#commentsTue, 19 Mar 2013 07:32:27 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=1399A sweetener that keeps your hair from turning gray?  That’s just one of the interesting claims I encountered when researching blackstrap molasses — another in our series of sugar alternatives. Another thing I didn’t know — molasses is the “waste product” of refining sugar cane.  You’ve heard a million times that sugar provides lots of…

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An Army to the Rescuehttps://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/beyondgorgeous/2013/03/an-army-to-the-rescue.html Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:00:41 +0000http://blog.beliefnet.com/beyondgorgeous/?p=339Some days it seems like the cookies are holding us captive.  Temptation surrounds us and we can do nothing but fail.  It seems hopeless. Elijah’s servant certainly felt hopeless and helpless when he looked out in the morning and saw the army of Syrians surrounding the city.  They were there to kill the prophet Elijah,…

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