A mouth full of fudgy frosting on your birthday, a fork full of toasty pecan pie at Thanksgiving, a cold bowl full of cookies ‘n cream on a hot August afternoon: These time-honored treats are among life’s sweetest pleasures, meant to be savored and enjoyed.
Here we go! It's day one and my first challenge is not feeling sad over not including my favorite coffee creamer in my coffee this morning. I drink decaf so for me it's not about the caffeine fix... it's clearly about the coffee creamer! Skim milk will have to do. I'm wondering if I'm going to be sad a lot, if I'm going to be wanting that little bit of something sweet even more so than usual because "I can't have it" or if this will be an empowering experience.
Excess sugar tastes good but it makes you more susceptible for cavity decay and other dental issues, spikes you blood sugar levels which ultimately impact your metabolism and storage of excess body fat.
Ah February, the month of hearts and chocolate. If you are going to indulge or give your sweetheart chocolates for Valentine’s Day, stick to dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has more benefits for your heart.
Research shows that dark chocolate can help maintain cardiovascular health, provide antioxidant benefits and alleviate stress.
Among other nutrients, heart healthy bioflavanoids (aka flavanoids) are found in dark chocolate and red wine. Romantic right? A perfect combination for Valentine’s Day.
As with anything in life quality matters.
DIETS DON'T WORK (My top 3 secrets) Never gone on a diet in my life. The see- food diet doesn't count right? I'm far from perfect when it come to food, yet I have remained around 5 pounds, up and down from my ideal weight, for the last 10 years. Wanna know my secret? 1. Limited sugar consumption- 20 years ago I had severe allergic reaction every time I even looked at sugar. That has passed.
Sugar Substitute ~ SPLENDA .... VERY IMPORTANT READ FOR EVERYONE. I just had a in-depth conversation last night with a friend that has been suffering from severe migraine headaches and vertigo issues, as well as complication with tinnitus, as we spoke I realized it was some of the same symptoms that I had experienced years ago, and which my doctor misdiagnose. But hearing what she had to say, and the pain, suffering and fear she had and was going through made me decided to do more research.
(from Men's health)
Researchers say you can measure a person’s risk of obesity by measuring his or her soda intake. Versus people who don’t drink sweetened sodas, here’s what your daily intake means:
½ can = 26 percent increased risk of being overweight or obese
½ to 1 can = 30.4 percent increased risk