Actress 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 will happen when you start paying attention to high carbs (a/k/a high sugars) and get them out of your food supply.
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.
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
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
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
The U.S. government Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is now saying dietary cholesterol (the kind you eat) “is no longer a nutrient of concern.” Jeez, it only took about 60 years to undo the bad science and give out the correct advice. Dietary cholesterol DOES NOT CAUSE HEART DISEASE. The primary cause of heart disease is inflammation, which is directly linked to excess insulin production, which is directly linked to excess consumption of ... Read More
Recipe created by Mellissa Sevigny
This is an easy sugar-free, egg-free, gluten free and low-carb peanut butter truffle recipe that requires no cooking or chilling time!
Serves: 18 truffles
For the truffles
- 1 cup natural (sugar free) chunky peanut butter, room temperature
- ⅓ cup zero carb vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- ⅓ granulated sugar substitute (such as Splenda)
For the coating
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa ... Read More
Here’s yet another nail in the sugar coffin. In addition to making you fat, sick and tired, a study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that sugary soda drinks speed up the aging process. Aging shrinks telomeres, the caps on the end of your chromosomes. The shorter the telomere, the harder it is for a cell to regenerate, and the quicker it ages. Sugary soda consumption can shorten your ... Read More
Gluten is a protein in wheat, and the people who report a sensitivity to it have a wide range abdominal discomforts including bloating, gas, diarrhea, and tummy pain as well as headaches, tiredness, cloudy mind, and numbness in arms, fingers and/or legs. According to Jane Brody, esteemed health reporter for The New York Times, “recent studies have strongly suggested that many, and possibly most, people who react badly to gluten may have a more ... Read More