Ready for a little experiment? Grab that jar of sugar, a measuring spoon, a plate and a can of regular soda. Then, dump one teaspoon of sugar onto the plate. Repeat this nine more times. Do you know what you have, besides a mess? The amount of sugar... Read more
People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
I often reduce the amount of fat and cals in a recipe by using the real thing (oil/butter/cheese) but using less than it calls for. He will never notice if you use 1Tbsp of butter instead of three. Use sharp cheese, more flavor means you can use less... Read more
There is nothing that is useful for our body with foods that have hydrogenated or trans fat. These fats stick to arteries and cause heart disease and acts like a slow poison to our bodies. Our bodies turn sugar into fat also! Shortening, Partially... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
Quality and quantity often face off in the battle of the bulge.Do you choose the smaller, more calorie-dense meal or the larger, less calorie-dense meal?Do you splurge on a cupcake or stick with your snack of yogurt, granola and berries?What if we to... Read more
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