PWVEGAS's SparkPeople Blog PWVEGAS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Los Angeles Times prints accurate article on Nutrition "WOO HOO!" Finally, a mainstream news article on nutrition that is accurate. <BR> <BR> Los Angeles Times article 12/20/2010 <BR> <BR> A REVERSAL ON CARBS <BR> <BR> Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. <BR> December 20, 2010|By Marni Jameson, Special to the Los Angeles TimesMost people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. <BR> <... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:26:27 EST COCONUT OIL CURES "SENIOR MOMENTS" (mine anyway) I discovered Coconut Oil through Jimmy Moore podcast interviews and it changed my life! <BR> <BR> Things change with age. I use to boast that I was carb-tolerant and then suddenly I wasn’t! I gained 35 pounds in less than two years. Then I dropped 30 pounds in late 2007 doing low carb and I achieved my weight loss goal by Jan. ‘08. I have been diligent in counting carbs to maintain that loss ever since. My initial (and only at that time) focus was on weight loss but that changed in Ma... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:54:39 EST Coconut Milk Ice Cream I recently purchased the new Hamilton Beach Half Pint Ice Cream Maker (from Bed, Bath and Beyond using my 20% off coupon) and tried it out for the first time last evening. Made Coconut Milk Ice Cream and it came out great. Just (organic) coconut milk, (organic) egg yolks, vanilla extract and stevia. Works out to be 87% (good healthy) fat, 7% protein, and 6% carbs. My kind of dessert, low carb, no sugar or artificial sweeteners, truly satiating, no artificial ingredients (not even in the c... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:10:13 EST I Live on a Slippery Slope <BR> And it is soooooo easy for me to just slide on that weight gain scale……I weigh myself every morning. I have what I call an “ugly number”’ and that is the top number that I ever want to see on the scale. (I saw it this morning). This scale watching regime has been working for me the last couple of years and I have been able to maintain my much earned weight loss but how easy would it be to just keep gaining? For me very, very easy. I am so carb sensitive that any indulgences seem to s... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:42:33 EST A Diet Full of Fat How does one achieve a diet that is 80 percent fat? It's not as hard as you think, because by 80 percent, we mean 80 percent of calories, not 80 percent of weight or volume. Since there are twice as many calories in a gram of fat compared to a gram of carbohydrate or protein, and since fat contains no water but carbohydrate and protein foods can be up to 90 percent water, that means that if your diet is about 10 percent of fat by volume or weight, you will probably be eating 80 percent of yo... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:19:44 EST a Carb is a Carb is a Carb Our bodies metabolize all (net) carbohydrates as glucose (sugar). Glucose causes an insulin response. Insulin is our fat storage hormone. Hence carbs make us fat. <BR> <BR> Recently I listened to a podcast interview of Dr. Kurt Harris a neuro radiologist and Paleo nutrition blogger. <BR> Link to interview>> <BR> <link><BR>s/1453/dr-kurt-harris-panu-means-paleo<BR>-nutrition-episode-325/) </link> <BR> <BR> In the interview he gave an interesting com... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 20:21:50 EST Good Calories, Bad Calories After reading “Good Calories, Bad Calories” my view of obesity took a 180 degree turn, as did Dr. Andrew Weil’s. Here is a quote I want to share that he made in his overview of Gary Taubes, “Good Calories, Bad Calories” (quoted from an interview on the Larry King Show) <BR> <link><BR>ies-Bad-Calories-Overview-by-Dr-Weil) </link> <BR> <BR> “Obesity is mostly a hormonal disorder genetically influenced in which insulin is a central player. That over eat... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 16:59:05 EST Restrict Carbs + EAT FAT = Weight Loss I believe that most people find losing weight difficult (and often give up) is because in addition to restricting the bad carbs (all sugars & starches) they also try to incorporate “low fat” into the equation (i.e. lean meats). And why wouldn't we with the onslaught of mass media propaganda against fat consumption? Our whole nation has a fat phobia that is reinforced daily on all fronts. Which is downright wrong, the science just doesn’t support this (but the advertising dollars of mass me... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 11:42:21 EST Healing with Fats Another interesting article from Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN <link><BR>atherine_ebeling_dec_13_09_newsletter.<BR>html#Continued </link> Sun, 13 Dec 2009 10:25:22 EST Special Weight Loss Tip: Drink Your Coconut Oil <BR> Want a surefire way to escalate weight loss? Twenty minutes before each meal, take some coconut oil! <BR> By mealtime coconut’s satiation effect will be in full force, so that you won’t be hungry. You may even feel full before finishing your meal, so that you will eat less and lose weight. <BR> The easiest way to take your coconut oil is to make a Coconut Infusion: place 1 to 2 tablespoons of softened coconut oil into a mug and add hot water (or hot herbal tea), allowing the oil to ... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:01:07 EST Vitamin D may help fight colds and flu! Here is an article that I came across that I want to share: <BR> <BR> CATHERINE'S CORNER <BR> by Catherine Ebeling, RN BSN <BR> November 29, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> The Importance of Vitamin D in Diet and Sunlight <BR> <BR> Vitamin D is one of most promising of anything in nutrition that can potentially have a major effect on fighting colds and flu, as well as other contagious diseases. More research is being done on this amazing vitamin, which is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is not a cure-a... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:01:38 EST Eat Fat Lose Fat --it is literal EAT FAT LOSE FAT check out results from this study copied from ; <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:43:14 EST Benefits of Coconut Oil Here is a list of links I have compiled to podcast interviews and websites of prominent health authorities regarding the benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil: <BR> <BR> Best place for general info: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sally Fallon (author Eat Fat, Lose Fat) interviews: <BR> <link><BR>s/249/weston-a-price-foundations-sally<BR>-fallon-episode261/ </link> <BR> <link><BR>lnes... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:16:03 EST New Team Leader <BR> I'm the new team leader for Eat Fat Lose is my intro message to all the members>> <BR> <BR> I have taken on the responsibility of leader for the "Eat Fat Lose Fat" Sparks team. My goal is to help spread the word about the amazing healing and nutritional values of coconut oil. I, myself experienced a major transformation in my health and well-being since I added coconut oil to my diet. I found the beneficial effects of coconut oil almost immediate. If you do only one thin... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:43:23 EST