JUSTEATREALFOOD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTEATREALFOOD JUSTEATREALFOOD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Omega-3 fatty acids may improve children's sleep patterns. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645150 "The study found children who took the daily omega-3 supplements enjoyed 58 minutes more sleep and seven fewer awakenings per night than those who took the placebo. Higher blood levels of the long-chain omega-3 DHA were linked to improved sleep, including less bedtime resistance, parasomnias and total sleep disturbance." <BR> <BR> <link>www.ctvnews.ca/health/omega-3-fatty-<BR>acids-may-improve-children-s-sleep-pat<BR>terns-study-1.1720434 </link> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:41:29 EST Concession stands can benefit from offering healthy foods, shows study http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645136 "The little gamble paid off for the Muskies. According to a new study published this week in the Journal of Public Health, the club netted stable sales and revenues with the healthy-food additions over one full season. Profits remained intact as well. Average sales per varsity football game rose to $6,849 in 2009 from $6,599 the year before, an increase of 4 percent. Moreover, the healthy foods made up 9.2 percent of concession sales, signaling the new products could boost overall sales. Pare... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:30:53 EST Energy drinks linked to depression, substance abuse in teens. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645134 "A significant proportion of high school students appears to be consuming high-caffeine energy drinks, and for some of them at least there seems to be a link with mental health issues, substance use and sensation-seeking behaviour, a study has found." <BR> <BR> <link>www.ctvnews.ca/health/energy-drinks-<BR>linked-to-depression-substance-abuse-i<BR>n-teens-study-1.1717569 </link> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:27:07 EST Triglycerides – not cholesterol – is the bona fide risk factor for coronary heart disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643478 "When your doctor is visiting you about your blood work, she normally will immediately zero in on your total cholesterol (TC). If it’s over 200 mg/dl, your doctor will likely recommend a statin cholesterol-lowering drug. If you decline, expect repeated attempts to educate you about the danger of ‘high cholesterol.’ <BR> <BR> In these circumstances, it’s best to change the subject to Fasting Glucose, Triglycerides, and HDL. As was known as early as the 1950s, total cholesterol is a poor, unre... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 10:08:16 EST What Makes You Fat: Too Many Calories, or the Wrong Carbohydrates? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643467 "Given how often researchers refer to obesity as a disorder of the energy balance, one might assume that the concept had been rigorously tested decades ago. But a proper scientific vetting never actually happened. The experiments were too difficult, if not too expensive, to do correctly. And investigators typically thought the answer was obvious—we eat too much—and so the experiments were not worth the effort. As a result, the scientific underpinning of the most critical health issue of our e... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:58:00 EST One Serving Of Nutella Has As Much Sugar As Five Oreos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643463 "Make no mistake, Nutella is spreadable candy. It is not healthy. Breakfast does not love it. You might love it. But this does not help to make a nutritious breakfast fun, it helps to make a nutritious breakfast non-nutritious," Freedhoff says in the video." <BR> <BR> <link>www.businessinsider.com/nutella-has-<BR>the-same-sugar-as-five-oreos-2013-10 </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:55:20 EST 9 Low-Calorie Mistakes You're Probably Making http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643461 "Women seem to be almost innately programmed to check the calorie content of every food -- after all, we've always heard that weight loss (or maintenance) is all about calories in versus calories out. But to look and feel your best, there are certain times when it's better to opt for a higher-cal food." <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/10/co<BR>mmon-calorie-mistakes_n_3880665.html#s<BR>lide=2125548 </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:51:13 EST The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642768 "In one paper, published by Swedish researchers in the Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, middle-aged men who consumed high-fat milk, butter and cream were significantly less likely to become obese over a period of 12 years compared with men who never or rarely ate high-fat dairy. <BR> <BR> Yep, that's right. The butter and whole-milk eaters did better at keeping the pounds off." <BR> <BR> <link>www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12<BR>/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-<BR>mil... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:55:11 EST This Is 200 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642757 Cool video - This Is 200 Calories <BR> <BR> <link>m.vod.io/tknYb </link> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:42:14 EST Cutting out saturated fat doesn’t help heart health, researcher writes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642748 "Diets low in saturated fats do not protect against heart disease or increase life expectancy, said lead author Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a clinical pharmacist at Wegmans Pharmacy in Ithaca, N.Y. He pointed out that study after study has failed to show that a low-fat diet reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke or cardiovascular disease. <BR> <BR> But recent trials, including a 2013 study, suggest that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, in the form of corn and saf... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:27:50 EST World Health Orginization - Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641202 WHO opens public consultation on draft sugars guideline <BR> <BR> New draft guideline proposals <BR> <BR> "WHO’s current recommendation, from 2002, is that sugars should make up less than 10% of total energy intake per day. The new draft guideline also proposes that sugars should be less than 10% of total energy intake per day. It further suggests that a reduction to below 5% of total energy intake per day would have additional benefits. Five per cent of total energy intake is equivalent to... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:38:01 EST Raw Milk Reality: Is Raw Milk Dangerous? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638910 "Just how “dangerous” is raw milk? A little perspective… <BR> <BR> Before we do that, however, let’s put the current discussion of unpasteurized milk safety into a wider context. Foodborne illness is a concern for many types of food. According to the most recent review of foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. in 2008 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), seafood, produce and poultry were associated with the most outbreaks. Produce is responsible for the greatest number o... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:47:26 EST 174,203 Ways to Measure Health (Besides the Scale) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631008 "It’s hard to find hard-and-fast statistics on this one, but we’re pretty sure that most U.S. households have at least one bathroom scale. One Canadian study reports that 40% of people weigh themselves daily, and another reports that a full 75% of regular scale-users are women. That’s millions of bare feet stepping cautiously onto millions of scales each and every morning, leaving millions of people to judge their personal worth by that digital number staring accusingly back at them. And rega... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:48:44 EST A Diet for Obesity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630107 I thought it was interesting that this was known in 1951 but seems to have been forgotten today. <BR> <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> <BR> The Practice of Endocrinology <BR> Raymond Greene <BR> Lippincott, 1951 - Endocrinology <BR> <BR> A Diet for Obesity <BR> <BR> "Foods to be avoided: <BR> 1. Bread and everything else made with flour <BR> 2. Cereals, including breakfast cereal and milk puddings <BR> 3. Potatoes and all other white root vegetables <BR> 4. Foods containing much... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:29:23 EST What Makes A Fat Man Fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630021 "He took people whose weights had been constant for many years and persuaded them to eat double or treble their normal amount of food. They did not put on weight. <BR> <BR> He showed that this was not due to a failure to digest or assimilate the extra food and suggested that they responded to over-eating by increasing their metabolic rate (rate of food using) and thus burned up the extra calories. <BR> <BR> He then over-fed people whose weights had not remained constant in the past and foun... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:01:18 EST Crispy Thin Crust (Gluten Free) Pizza Crust Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623394 Crispy Thin Crust (Gluten Free) Pizza Crust Recipe - I am going make this for lunch tomorrow to double check my measurements (I'm terrible for not writing things down) and to add pictures. <BR> <BR> Blend flours, sugar and gelatin together in a small bowl. <BR> 1/3 cup brown rice flour <BR> 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour <BR> 1/2 tsp sugar <BR> 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin <BR> <BR> Mix in the fat with a fork. <BR> 1 tsp fat (bacon grease, olive oil) <BR> <BR> Add cold water, stirring with ... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:34:28 EST Health Column: Lose weight quick with this simple exercise tip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607922 "HIIT is broken down into warm up, workout, and cool-down phases. The warm up is three minutes, the work out is 16 minutes, and the cool down lasts three minutes. Just 22 minutes is all it takes. HIIT may be walking with spurts of walking fast or running. It may also be biking with varying intensity. It doesn’t matter what type of exercise it is, as long as you are getting to peak intensity during the workout phase." <BR> <BR> <link>www.postindependent.com/news/obituar<BR>ies/9731868-113/e... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:05:17 EST On Tim Noakes and Bullsh*t - Article/Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607358 "But before we tar all “registered dietitians” with the same brush, and I don’t I promise, let me define bullsh*t and the three types of “registered dietitians” I have come across. Based on Professor Harry Frankfurt (1986) essay “On Bullsh*t” we get diet truth tellers, we get diet liars and we get diet bullsh*tters. Truth tellers convey the facts, with measured caution. Liars know the facts, but willfully mislead. But bullsh*tters just make up any story to impress the people that pay mon... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:17:11 EST A Dietitian’s Confession: Why I’m Turning My Back on Whole Grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606982 "Oh if I had a dollar for every time I scoffed at someone going on a gluten-free diet because it was “the thing” to do. For people with celiac disease, eating wheat can be a matter of life and death; good health and bad. But for someone who gives wheat and baked goods up just because Elizabeth Hasselback said it was cool, ha! <BR> <BR> And then I had to give up wheat." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.babble.com/body-mind/why-wheat-i<BR>s-killing-us-and-why-im-not-blaming-gl<BR>uten/ </lin... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:44:36 EST Pushing myself fit! Paraplegic woman reveals how she lost 275lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561895 "Mia Vayner, 54, who identifies as transgender and is currently based in Queens, New York, said after being left immobile in her forties her 6ft 3in frame came to tip the scales at around 540lbs. <BR> <BR> But when doctors told her she only had one year to live because of the impact her large size was having on her health, she desperately sought ways to get active." <BR> <BR> "Today, four years on, she weighs a healthier 265lbs and she's lost 36inches off her waist taking her from a size 38... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:44:32 EST The shocking images that reveal what diabetes can do to your feet in just 10 DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558920 In Canada cigarettes have warnings on them with pictures of all the horrible things that can happen to you because of smoking. Should sugar be sold with pictures like those in the link as well? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> *50-year-old man who developed lesions on his feet after new shoes rubbed <BR> *Small lesions quickly escalated into a full-blown infection - within days his right foot was black, weeping pus and in urgent need of surgery <BR> *Every 30 seconds, a diabetic person in the wo... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 09:03:18 EST Teenage girls getting even fatter: Now a staggering 60% are OBESE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558197 * Waist of average 15-year-old girl has expanded nearly 13cm in 20 years <BR> * Some 25% are even obese by ADULT standards <BR> * Fat around the stomach is riskier than elsewhere on the body <BR> * Has a more direct effect on vital organs <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2<BR>517487/Teenage-girls-getting-fatter-No<BR>w-staggering-60-OBESE-according-waistl<BR>ine-measure.html </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:15:29 EST Profit bonanza eludes companies chasing obesity business http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553941 "In a global economic downturn, modestly effective weight-loss drugs and special diet foods are turning out to be a tough sell when a cheaper alternative is to eat less – or do nothing." <BR> <BR> "Weak economies have curbed demand for pricey, specialist dieting schemes just as competition has exploded from a host of electronic apps that count calories for free – and securing insurance reimbursement has been an uphill fight for new drugs that cost around $160-$200 a month in the United State... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:05:13 EST Six facts to fight your fear of fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552273 "There's been a huge effort by health experts to reform our food supply and eating habits in light of the 'fat phobia' - a belief dietary fat is linked to chronic disease. But 50 years on, we're fatter, sicker and more poorly nourished. <BR> <BR> The public's fear of fat is slowly melting away. However, it seems like most of the information is falling on deaf ears in the nutrition and public health community. Whether it's scepticism about drastically changing nutrition, or fear that what we'... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:48:04 EST Are Alzheimer's and diabetes the same disease? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552269 "Feeding animals a diet designed to give them type 2 diabetes leaves their brains riddled with insoluble plaques of a protein called beta-amyloid – one of the calling cards of Alzheimer's. We also know that insulin plays a key role in memory. Taken together, the findings suggest that Alzheimer's might be caused by a type of brain diabetes." <BR> <BR> <link>www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029<BR>453.400-are-alzheimers-and-diabetes-th<BR>e-same-disease.html#.UpeOAsu9KSM </link> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:42:15 EST Ketogenic diet starves cancer, says researcher Dr. Dominic D'Agostino http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552264 "According to Dr. D'Agostino, all the cells in our body can use both fat and glucose (a carb), but cancer cells thrive on glucose and cannot survive on ketones. So by limiting carbohydrates (which turns into glucose inside the body), we can starve cancer cells." <BR> <BR> <link>www.examiner.com/article/ketogenic-d<BR>iet-starves-cancer-cells-says-research<BR>er-dr-dominic-d-agostino-1 </link> <BR> <BR> Very interesting. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:36:13 EST Processed gluten-free foods can be hazardous to your health, not helpful, experts say Read more: ht http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548999 "Ms. Macklin warns that processed gluten-free products tend to be higher in calories than the wheat products they are replacing, meaning people can actually gain weight when they go gluten-free. Additionally, unlike typical wheat products, gluten-free alternatives are not enriched with vitamins and minerals like B vitamins and iron. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies in people who don't get those vitamins and minerals from other sources." <BR> <BR> "Processed gluten-free foods are des... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:37:08 EST Lilly triples investment in growing market for diabetes products http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548586 "We're doubling down on insulin, and diabetes," Enrique Conterno, the head of Lilly's diabetes business, said in a telephone interview. The $700 million brings to $1 billion the amount Lilly is spending on insulin manufacturing this year. <BR> <BR> The number of diabetics worldwide is projected to grow to 592 million in 2035 from 382 million this year, according to a report released today by the International Diabetes Federation. Those rates are growing rapidly in emerging markets, with 80 p... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:35:24 EST Treatments for diabetes – the latest advances including Glifozins, Incretins, DPP-4 inhibitors & mor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548584 "The alarming pace at which diabetes is flourishing worldwide poses the greatest challenge to the healthcare industry. Although the pharmaceutical market is flooded with a wide array of drugs for the treatment and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a few limitations have led to the development of new and improved drugs. The currently used medications are intended to boost insulin production, lower insulin resistance, reduce the production of glucose by the liver or slow down the absorp... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:31:54 EST 6 Reasons Why Skim Milk Is a Total Scam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548517 "1. You absorb less of the nutrients without the fat. The nutrients in milk, vitamins D, E, and A, are fat-soluble, which means your body absorbs them better when they're delivered via fat. What's more, the vitamin K found naturally in butterfat gets left behind altogether. <BR> <BR> 2. Skim and low-fat milk contain powdered milk, which is made with oxidized cholesterol, a carcinogen. Oxidized cholesterol can contribute to the buildup of plaque in your arteries. On the other hand, untreated ... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:16:20 EST Cows Chomping On Fresh Grass, Red Clover Produce Omega Milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548515 "The practical aim was to develop a feeding strategy that decreases the share of saturated fatty acids and increases the share of unsaturated fatty acids, particularly oleic acid (Omega-9) and alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3), in milk fat composition. <BR> <BR> Fresh grass increases the share of oleic acid." <BR> <BR> <link>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/1<BR>1/131120100427.htm </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:13:14 EST Blaming saturated fat for heart disease: Is it time to stop? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548513 "Three-quarters of patients admitted to the hospital with heart attack do not have high cholesterol." <BR> <BR> "Consuming a diet that is low in saturated fat eliminates cardioprotective LDL cholesterol that is implicated in heart disease. Without saturated fat large buoyant LDL particles known as "Type A" LDL decrease in the blood stream." <BR> <BR> <link>www.emaxhealth.com/1020/blaming-satu<BR>rated-fat-heart-disease </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:02:08 EST Eating fat is good for you: Doctors change their minds after 40 years - article cardiologist Dr Asee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547510 "Dr Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital, London, slammed the routine prescriptions of statins and claimed a diet high in saturated fats could be three times more effective at lowering cholesterol." <BR> <BR> "But recent studies “have not supported any significant association between saturated fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease” and saturated fat has actually been found to be protective." <BR> <BR> <link>www.express.co.uk/ne... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:11:02 EST We must demonise junk food for the sake of our children - article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547495 "It is estimated that diet-related diseases are responsible for 35 million deaths worldwide, dwarfing smoking-related ones of 5 to 8 million. " <BR> <BR> "The demonisation of junk food must be supported by compulsory cooking lessons and food education promoting nutritious real food. I call on the Department for Education to introduce this into every primary school." <BR> <BR> <link>www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/20<BR>12/apr/14/demonise-junk-food-sake-chil<BR>dren </link> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:00:19 EST Nutrition Science Initiative http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505821 I am very excited about the newly founded Nutrition Science Initiative. <BR> <BR> "NuSI is a non-profit organization, technically a 501(c)(3). Its purpose is to facilitate and fund rigorous, well-controlled experiments targeted at resolving unambiguously many of the outstanding nutrition controversies — to answer the question definitively of what constitutes a healthy diet." <BR> <BR> "Our conventional dietary wisdom, as I’ve described in my books, is based on science that was simply not a... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:31:05 EST Why do some people suck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466473 This weekend was the end of the season tournament for my son's soccer team, I coach. Apparently at the last game my mother in law, daughter and my friend all got to listen to the parents of a boy on my team talk badly about me and more irritatingly, talk badly about my 8 year old son the whole game. I can take the criticism but to trash talk and 8 year old is just low class IMO. <BR> <BR> I really wish I could say something to them but I am going to take the high road and just vent here in... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:40:10 EST Strong is sexy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454745 Last night I had to carry four 80 lb/36.3 kg bags of water softener salt from the trunk of the car into the house and down a flight of stairs. I used my knee to hoist the bag up onto my shoulder and fireman carried the four bags down to the holding tank, alternating shoulders with each bag. It was a workout for sure! What was amazing to me was the bags didn't feel as heavy as the last time I had to carry them down, I guess all those pull ups are really paying off :) <BR> <BR> I love feeli... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:43:24 EST Bike Racing and Good Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443943 <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spent the day at a 8 hour Mountain Bike Race where I competed in the relay style race with my team of 4 females. Our husbands or SO were there and they made up a team of 4 males. <BR> <BR> I had so much fun spending the day hanging out with good friends chatting and riding my bike. The course was 10km long and it was fast and flowy. I got in 4 laps and had respectable lap times of 32-33 minutes. I was just flying on some of those downhill sections! ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:46:08 EST Birthday's and Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424953 Birthday's can be such a difficult time when deciding what to eat. They are a definite treat but how far do you take it? <BR> <BR> My birthday is coming up and my mother in law (MIL) is taking me out for lunch today to celebrate. I get to choose where we're going so I'm choosing the Indian buffet restaurant that I love. Because I don't eat wheat there are quite a few things I can't eat like nann, pakoras and samosas are all out. The rice is just filler and I'm not wasting stomach space o... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:57:20 EST Moderation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421498 Moderation is a term that is thrown around the message boards a lot and it got me thinking. A person that likes to eat a treat a few times a month is far different from the person who likes to eat a treat a few times a day and there is a massive spectrum of moderation in between. Some people think some foods should never be eaten even in moderation while others believe you can eat anything in moderation. <BR> <BR> When I first started my journey into health when my first child started eati... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 08:04:39 EST Eating Clean - Whole Grain Rye and Spelt Pizza Dough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411347 Well I have been grain free for a while now and I miss tasty homemade pizza. Since wheat is out I thought I'd try an experiment with a whole grain rye/spelt crust. The crust was very good. crispy at the edges and firm through the middle. I baked it on the BBQ because it was really hot out. Everyone liked it. <BR> <BR> Here's the trouble with eating really clean. You can really tell when you eat something that doesn't agree with you and my intestines did not like the pizza at all. Last ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:38:18 EST You Can't Win Them All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385050 I coach a boys U8 soccer team. I have a great team this year, I have been really happy with the boys. They have a great attitude and they are learning new skills. But I have this one boy that is driving me nuts. He doesn't listen to me, EVER. He constantly brags about how great he is at everything but doesn't have the skills to back up his big talk. Who knew, a 7 year old can big talk! He is disruptive at practices and games. Riling up the other boys on the bench when they are suppose... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:06:12 EST A Warm Fuzzy Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384318 A man that works with my daughter, she is blind and he teaches her to use her cane, was just here and he thanked me for "inspiring" him to get out on his bike again. His bike has been sitting in his garage forever and he pulled it out and gave it a tune up. He's been out 4 times in the past week and he's also got his whole family out biking as well. <BR> <BR> It is such a good feeling to help make someone excited about exercise. What a good day! Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:58:39 EST Strange Happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384175 The strangest thing happened to me this past week. I haven't eaten wheat since November 2012 I stopped eating it and noticed a big difference in my digestive health and my extremely dry skin. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I was feeling like I'd like to have some "real" pizza for a change. So I made some homemade pizza and while it was really good here's the weird part, all the skin in my mouth started peeling off! Layers and layers of skin! It wasn't the, I ate something hot and the skin on the ro... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:02:44 EST