Connie, there are a lot of low carb experts who think that yogurt has fewer carbs than the label says because it is fermented, and in the process the little beasties that turn the milk into yogurt eat up most of the sugar and thus the carbs. (The government only recognized three types of calories - protein, fat and carbs. They actually measure the protein and fat, but get to the number of carbs by subtracting the fat and protein calories. Anything left is assumed to be carbs.) I assume that the same thing would be true of the Kombucha tea? Here's a link to that effect. paleohacks.com/questions/49521/decre as ing-carbs-in-fermented-drinks#axzz2XR>iSSbAgp
Bottom line is that I wouldn't worry about an extra carb or two based on the ingredients in the Kombucha tea. I think it's one of those things that you'll have to figure out for yourself. Try if for a week or so keeping your carbs (including the Kombucha) where you think they should be, then try adding a few extras for the Kombucha. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Fitness Minutes: (275) Posts: 2,738 6/30/13 11:52 A
Good morning all! Connie sounds like you have a very active day planned,have fun! Very hot and going to be stormy here so I just did some Atkins friendly cooking this a.m. Made Atkins baked meatballs and cheesy jalapeno squares! I'm off to work tonight so my food is all packed! Have a great day all! Diane
Pounds lost: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,182) Posts: 815 6/30/13 8:29 A
I'm adding Kombucha tea 1 oz in the a.m. & after each workout. I checked the carbs. If I stay low with the one ounce if should conform to low carbs. I'll cut out some of the cheese I add to my eggs. The reading I've completed scares me but there's lots of info re: ingesting vinegar for improved health & digestion. Hopefully it will keep my healthy bacteria alive in my digestion system during my transition of greatly decreasing carbs from my food plan.
I had a wonderful day yesterday with a new friend. It was fairly easy to stay at induction food plan. Today I teach a hour circuit class & then a deep water class. The circuit class burns a lot of calories as I run from station to station to help class members. The running class is HOT because the pool environment is HOT & inside. (we move outside next week). The concrete is unforgiving but it's easier on my body than circuits. It's my passion to help injured runners keep their cardio & improve the vascular operations of their body. Deep water is so forgiving & healing on bodies.
I also have a date this afternoon to go to the pool, walk to the restaurant I want to enjoy, then walk back to the car. I thought I'd have him walk to the pool but it's 2.5 miles one way. I'm accustom to walking or biking it but I'm not sure of his fitness level.
Thank you all for posting. 'It does me good' to read your posts & be able to post. I better look for the Sunday thread. YIPPEE! I'm looking forward to losing a few inches by Thursday. Breathe in . . . breathe out. This is my decision. I want to succeed. This is my decision. Connie
Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI/FL The pleasant thought for me today is _______________. Show Up Today. Set my shoulders. Put On a Smile And DO IT
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Fitness Minutes: (275) Posts: 2,738 6/29/13 5:23 P
Good morning! A bit cooler here today only 80! Had SX on my hand and it is healing nicely so going to enjoy the extra time off I have because I can't groom dogs for 6 weeks! But still work the doggie ER at night! Have a great day all! Diane
Been cool and rainy (downpours, actually) the last few days in western PA. I'm not a pool person, so that's fine by me. Means we run the air conditioner less.
I think today I'm just going to try to process all the info we got at the college orientation the last couple of days. My son has some online forms to complete and we both need to finalize some shopping lists. I started getting things for him last summer (his laptop, some towels and bath items, odds and ends) but now that we've seen the rooms I/we have a better idea of what's still needed. We knew that my DH's job was in jeopardy so I'm glad I got some of the more expensive stuff while we could still easily afford it.
Gotta play some WoW today too - two days off made me homesick for Azeroth!!
It's cooler here in KC also. I'm going to take advantage of the nicer weather and trim all of my rose bushes up. It will take a while because I have around 35 of them. Mostly pink, but some red, peach and lavendar ones.
Hubby is washing our vehicles and changing the oil in them.
George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.
Glad the move is almost complete, Debb! It's a lot of work to relocate living space let alone work space too.
It's SO humid here - according to my weather app, it was 100% while I was walking the boys. The temp was about 70, and we're supposed to hit a high in the 80s. I'm sluggish today and I'm blaming it on not enough sleep and the humidity... :) I was going to go to bed on time last night and then I started watching Dateline and the story of the rescue of the woman and her kids who were almost pushed off a bridge by tractor-trailer. Yeow. And then after that I got hooked into the amazing story of the man in Virgina who had a total face transplant.
I'm going to workout now, and then I'm taking a couple of friends (former co-workers from my former toxic job - I'm close to the one who left the company before me and not so close to the one who still works there) out for lunch to celebrate their graduation from college. They both just finished two year degrees and I'm going to encourge them to keep going! :)
After that a couple of errands and then client work!
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
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Fitness Minutes: (81,029) Posts: 2,135 6/29/13 11:33 A
I'm going to go to a flea market and walk around. Then fill my gas tank up because MD is raising the gas prices on Monday!! Ugh!! Going to be in the 80's and 90s this week with a chance of thunderstorms each day. I live down by the ocean (Ocean City, MD) and thus far, we have dodged a few 'bullets' (Irene & Sandy). However, some are saying that this August/September we might not be so lucky and see a worse 'weather season' here. I certainly hope not! Presently, I'm living in a manufactured home (trailer) and its not a good place to be during extreme high winds and tornadoes! Going to keep my fingers crossed that we don't get hit. Glad its not as hot as out West...here...the 80s & low 90s I can handle...but over 100...whoa!!!
"cool" at only 75? LOL that would be steaming over here! Not having much of a summer at all -- so far, anyway.
Can't believe we're in our new place just over 2 weeks now, and still so much more to move over here. Ahhh to be rich -- or to at least have enough money top pay someone else to move it all! (I wish.)
Business is good, so that helps -- looks like we are going to have a bang-up year; our business year ends tomorrow, and it appears like a 15% increase, give or take a bit.
The dogs love the new place, too -- lots of room to run and we go out into the back often. I love how it's countryside and no neighbours. So peaceful! Smells like you're waking up after a night of camping out.
Woke up this morning a little after 4 and couldn't get back to sleep. The bathroom door was still closed and the cats were still inside, so I'm guessing that I just didn't latch the door Thursday night. I made darn sure it was latched last night! Anyway, I finally got up and let the cats out. They are running and jumping and roughhousing all over the place. I hate to shut them back up in the bathroom when I leave for the day today, but it's a lot more room than they'd have at the shelter. There they'd be in a double cage. Even after I take them back and they get fixed and are adoptable, they'll go into a kitten room which is only about the size of my bathroom. They're getting very spoiled while they're here. I weighed a couple of the kittens last night, and they're about a pound and a half. They have to be at least two pounds - preferrably two and a half - before they're spayed or neutered and can be adopted, so I may be bringing them back home again on Monday. Mama Cass is only 5.2 pounds, so they'll be almost half her size when they're big enough.
It's supposed to be cool here today. High of only 75. Much better than the record heat that they're having out west! I hope those of you out there are able to stay cool. And the dogs and horses and such, too! I'll be inside at the library all day. I think I'll skip the Farmers Market, since there really isn't anything I need.
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