Splenda Is Not Bad: One Thumb Up Recommendation

August 19, 2015 in Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners, Thumbs Up by

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Three Proven Therapies to Cure Food Addiction

August 12, 2015 in Food Addiction by

“That Sugar Film” by Damon Gameau

The results: Gameau ended up with fatty liver disease. He increased his waist size by 10 cm of body fat. He experienced mood swings. And he showed early signs of cardiovascular disease. It really is the sugar , stupid! … Read More

July 27, 2015 in General, Thumbs Up by

Evidence Shows Artificial Sweeteners Are Healthier Than Sugar

My recommendation is to limit consumption of any type of artificial or low calorie sweetener to 1 tablespoon per day. 1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons. … Read More

July 27, 2015 in Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

AminoSweet Is The New Name For Aspartame, But It’s Still the Only Artificial Sweetener You MUST Avoid

NoAspartameAspartame is a man-made substance that’s 200 times sweeter than sugar. Unlike sugar, however, Aspartame has almost no calories. This, of course, is why it’s used by food manufacturers and by individuals as a substitute for sugar and other caloric sweeteners. Aspartame was once the most popular artificial sweetener in the world, but this distinction is now held by sucralose (Splenda). Still, there are over 6,000 products made with aspartame, including ... Read More

July 22, 2015 in Nutrition, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners, Thumbs Down by

The Big Problem With The Glycemic Index (GI)

It can be difficult and confusing to make a healthy food purchase decision based on the Glycemic Index and on information provided on the nutrition label. HFCS, for example, looks pretty good because it has relatively low calories, low sugar grams and a low glycemic index. But, of course, we all know that HFCS is not a healthy food choice and that fructose is strongly implicated as one of the biggest culprits in the obesity epidemic.… Read More

July 2, 2015 in Nutrition by

Melissa McCarthy Ditches Bread and Pasta!

MelissaMcCarthyActress Melissa McCarthy (who also happens to be the cousin of Jenny McCarthy) recently lost 45 pounds and morphed from 265 to a luscious-looking 220.  Her secret?  She gave up bread and pasta and went on a low carb, high protein diet.  Most people already know that foods like bread and pasta that are made with powdery flours quickly convert to sugar in the blood.  Melissa provides a great example of what ... Read More

June 19, 2015 in Obesity/Weight Loss by

Agave Syrup Is Worse Than Sugar and HFCS

Consider this: One tablespoon of Organic Raw Blue Agave has 60 calories and 16 grams of sugar. One tablespoon of table sugar has 53 calories and 14 grams of sugar. No one would pick agave over sugar using these simple comparative statistics.… Read More

June 19, 2015 in Nutrition, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners, Thumbs Down by

5 New Nutrition Tips: Based on 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

1. Cholesterol in foods is not the main culprit in unhealthy blood cholesterol. This is because the cholesterol in food (like in eggs and shrimp) is different than the LDL (the lousy cholesterol) that accumulates in your blood. … Read More

April 30, 2015 in Nutrition, Scientific News by

Sugar in Drinks

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Lookie, lookie at the differences in sugar in common drinks.  Keep in mind that just one can of soda per day equates to consuming 50 pounds of sugar per year.  Thank you, George Sickel, for sending this picture to me.
SugaryDrinks

April 29, 2015 in Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.)

A food binge is an event that involves extreme pigging out on food, where the person engaged in the binge feels like he or she can't stop eating. The "official" definition of a binge is characterized by volume, frequency and out-of-control eating. … Read More

April 29, 2015 in Food Addiction by

The Secrets of Sugar (A documentary by Science Channel National Geographic)

The Secrets of Sugar documentary video examines sugar addiction and its perilous impact on the well-being of our society. Extensive research has pinpointed sugar's culpability in a number of our most common and life-threatening ailments, including high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease.… Read More

April 28, 2015 in Scientific News, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

The Sugar Film: a documentary by Damon Gameau

"Who would have thought that you can get 20 teaspoons of sugar just from eating a so-called "healthy" breakfast consisting of muesli and apple juice."… Read More

April 28, 2015 in Health, Sugar/Caloric Sweeteners by

This is what sugar does to your brain (from Huffington Post)

CandyManCarolyn Gregoire
04/06/2015
The Huffington Post

We know that too much sugar is bad for our waistlines and our heart health, but now there’s mounting evidence that high levels of sugar consumption can also have a negative effect on brain health — from cognitive function to psychological wellbeing.

While sugar is nothing to be too concerned about in small quantities, most of us are simply eating too much of ... Read More

April 7, 2015 in Health, Scientific News by

Grilled Boneless Chicken Breasts

Servings: 4 (4-ounce portions)
2 large boneless chicken breasts
½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian spice

Directions:
Lightly pound the chicken breasts to a uniform thickness, about ½ thick. Brush lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian spices. Grill on a medium hot grill 7-8 minutes per side, turning once. Can be cooked on an inside, stove top ... Read More

March 27, 2015 in Everything Else by