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12.31.11, Low Carb Diet Journal End of Year

Saturday, 12.31.11

Weight
139-1/2 lbs.

Menu
My New Years Eve All Day Eat-A-Thon
Eggs, chile verde, sweet potato home fries, lemon pie w/almond crust, coconut flour bread made w/eggs, butter, honey, coconut flour, & baking powder, potato chips, salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, cucumber, pine nuts, & homemade vinaigrette, prime rib w/au jus made with pan drippings, parmesan potatoes, tortilla chips, cheese, & salsa, popcorn

Carbs: bread, chips, nuts, pie, popcorn, potatoes, salsa, sweet potato
Protein: cheese, chile verde, eggs, prime rib
Veg/Fiber: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
Callanetics, 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours!
I completed 1 hour and I was real happy to have gotten it done!

Wheat and gluten free since 10/28/11!

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Cut the added sugar, says the American Heart Association

Low carbers will not be surprised to see that The American Heart Association says that added dietary sugar poses a significant health risk, especially in soft drinks.

The American Heart Association is taking aim at the nation's sweet tooth, urging consumers to significantly cut back on the amount of sugar they get from such foods as soft drinks, cookies and ice cream.

In a scientific statement issued Monday, the organization says most women should limit their sugar intake to 100 calories, or about six teaspoons, a day; for men, the recommendation is 150 calories, or nine teaspoons.

The recommendations are likely to prove challenging for many consumers to meet. Just one 12-ounce can of cola has about 130 calories, or eight teaspoons of sugar.

Data gathered during a national nutrition survey between 2001 and 2004 suggest that Americans consume on average 355 calories, or more than 22 teaspoons, of sugar a day.

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Added sugars "offer no nutritional value other than calories to the diet," Dr. Johnson said. "The majority of Americans could reduce their risk of heart disease by achieving healthy weight and the evidence is fairly clear that reducing the amount of sugars can help with that."

While many studies associate increased consumption of soft drinks with higher calorie intake, weight gain and obesity, others have failed to support the connection. Similarly, research investigating added sugar's impact on blood pressure, heightened inflammation and on changes in blood fats called triglycerides is inconclusive. And there are no studies linking the recommended limits to preventing weight gain or promoting weight loss.

Link - WSJ

I find it fascinating that although the scientific evidence is unclear, the AHA has no problem issuing the recommendations. Lowcarbcompatible.com readers may be aware of claims of similar lack of hard evidence linking fat intake to heart disease. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Children, Buffets, and Weight Gain

I had my third and last child when I was 30 years old. My oldest daughter was 5 years old, my second daughter was 14-1/2 months old, and my youngest son was born two months before my 31st birthday. After the birth of my third child I attempted to lose weight again. The only way I knew how to do it was to eat low fat, so I did. I had the same problem with low fat dieting as I did before and I was always hungry. I stuck to the plan long enough to lose some weight but since it was too difficult for me to do long term, I began the yo-yo dieting again. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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