Chocolate for CFS and Fibromyalgia
DARK chocolate helps to prevent a chronic illness, scientists have discovered. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which many feel is part of the CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and Fibromyalgia complex of illnesses, leaves sufferers exhausted and... Read more
Chocolate Keeps Your Skin Looking Younger
In this new study, 24 healthy women (aged 18 to 65) were randomly assigned to two groups. One group drank a high-flavanol Cocoapro® cocoa beverage (329 mg) once a day, while the other group consumed a matched cocoa beverage low in flavanols (27 ... Read more
LC Egg Noodles
Dr. Atkins' Egg Noodles
2 eggs at room temperature, separated
1/4 t salt
3 T butter
Melt and spread the butter in a cookie sheet that has sides. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff. Beat yolks with a fork and fold them into the w... Read more
now I can rest
So we fled the fire and got to come home the next day. Both my knees were swollen for days, and I still feel weak-kneed even though they look okay.
We delayed our vacation for a few days as a result of the fire -- DH and I were simply too ... Read more
Fleeing the Wildfire
Yesterday, we were given mandatory evacuation orders (on very short notice) because a wildfire driven by high winds had sprung up quite close to us. I spent the day madly throwing irreplaceables, portable valuables, food and clothing, into t... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 61
As reported in Real Age (by Dr. Oz), eating half a grapefruit daily also has a minor beneficial effect on the metabolism.
Then of course, there are its other beneficial nutrients...
(and it is LC! About 10 g carb [fiber d... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 60
Eat hot peppers and even bell peppers. Both contain chemicals that will help increase your metabolism temporarily.... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 59
Instead of saying "I can't," replace it with "I wish." Frame what you say and even think, in the POSITIVE form.... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 58
90% of learning is unconscious. You learn primarily through using your EYES, unconsiously. Put up visual reminders of your goals EVERYWHERE! Let it sink in effortlessly.... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 57
Try not to eat after 7. Think: no food 3 hours before bedtime. At least, NO carbohydrates of any kind; they are the worst!
Why, you ask? Because you are human. Just like everybody else, your body follows a daily pattern. Your cortisol ... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 56
Recognize that what you tell yourself is a “story”. Challenge yourself to tell yourself a different story. Ask yourself: what outcome will make me feel better after I do it?
Examples: Did you just tell yourself that you are hungry? C... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 55
What do YOU have to do to quit the ‘Clean Plate Club”? Figure it out!
If YOU did not put it on your plate, YOU do NOT HAVE TO eat it all, right then, at one sitting. This goes for home and for restaurants! No, no one ships your une... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 54
You will not do your best to improve yourself unless you feel self-worth and have respect for yourself.
Stop the negative-speak! Give yourself pep talks, remind yourself why people like you, and rethink accomplishments often. Keeping a j... Read more
LC Diet Tip of the Day: 53
Be the life of the party or your dinner table! At mealtimes, entertain with jokes & stories, discuss current events… You’ll eat less because you’re talking. Just be sure to ALWAYS quit eating when your friends quit eating.
This has the ad... Read more
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LC Diet Tip of the Day: 52
Don’t SEE a heaping plate of food and you won’t EAT a heaping plateful! Serve yourself in the kitchen and then go to the dining table. Don't put serving dishes on the dining table.
It will help you become more aware of how much you are ea... Read more