Obesity

How-much-fructose-day

May 23

My Fructose Limit is 20 grams per day.

20 grams fructose per day is 4.5 teaspoons, the sweetness in two apples. Fructose has been getting a bad rap lately. Dr. Mercola calls it a “poison”, Dr. Robert Lustig says it’s a “liver toxin”, and Dr.Oz. calls it a “hidden sugar”. What is Fructose? Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruits and vegetables. Pure fructose is about 70% sweeter than sugar. Fructose can be granulated like table sugar. Or it can be in liquid syrup form such as agave nectar, coconut syrup, honey and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). High-fructose corn syrup has also been getting a lot

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FFive flavors Chinese Medicine

Mar 15

The Five Flavors: 5 Secrets to Health

What foods do you crave most? Sweet, spicy, salty, sour, or bitter? Food cravings are a revealing window into your health and psyche. Learn 5 secrets from Chinese medicine to break the so-called “genetic cycle” of poor health and weight gain. These simple self-revelations offer a balanced approach to self-healing you’ll enjoy your entire life. Chinese medicine identifies Five Flavors. Balance them to cultivate optimum health! Sweet – Energy bars, cookies, cake, bread, carbs, sugar, sweet fruits Spicy (Pungent) – Ginger, hot chili, garlic, onion Salty – Soy Sauce, liquid aminos, salt, chips, salted nuts, popcorn Sour – Lemon, lime,

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Low-Carb-Skinny-Sweets

Jan 25

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

Everyone asks me: “How can I lose weight and still enjoy eating sweets?” The answer is easy. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts! I discovered the secret to making delicious traditional desserts with low-carb, healthy ingredients. I eliminated gluten, grains, refined sugars and dairy.

Healthy-Party-eating

Dec 29

12 Tips for Enjoying Parties & Gatherings

Everyone loves to go out and relax with friends. However when you go to a gathering, do you feel challenged to stay true to your diet and eat healthy? Sometimes we are offered a scary array of delicious food. It’s easy to give in to temptation and suffer digestive consequences or shame later. Here are 12 tips to make it through a party feeling great with no negative feelings. 1. Observe your Cravings. Which of the five flavors do you crave most? Sweet, Spicy, Salty, Sour, or Bitter? Do you feel a desire for chips, or desserts? Or hot, spicy

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obesity-soft-drinks-2

Dec 27

“The Skinny on Obesity” Video Series

Sugar causes obesity. Sugar causes diabetes. It’s that simple. Here’s an amazing new video series from the U of C showing clear scientific evidence that obesity, diabetes, and many diseases are caused by sugar and refined carbs in prepared foods and soft drinks. Is sugar a toxin that’s fueling the global obesity epidemic? From UCTV by Dr. Robert Lustig, USCF endocrinologist and his colleagues. In The Skinny on Obesity, Dr. Lustig and his colleagues tease out the science behind this alarming claim and the dire threat it poses to global public health.  Dr. Lustig’s 2009 video ”Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” has gone

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Paleo-desserts-Ideal-gift

Dec 15

Who Needs Paleo Desserts?

Paleo Desserts are for Everybody. They taste delicious, just like your favorite sweets. And they’re healthier for everyone. How many people do you know that are on a special diet? Paleo Desserts is for folks who eat gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic, low-carb, non-allergenic, vegan, and even tree-nut free. There’s even a guide in the back of the book for each special diet. It’s easy to prepare desserts everyone can enjoy, with no sugar rush or insulin response. Here’s who needs Paleo Desserts: Your diabetic aunt who loves to bake Apple Pie. Your gluten-free girlfriend who misses her favorite Carrot Cake. Your

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Lick-The-Sugar-Habit

Nov 16

How to Lick the Sugar Habit Eating Sweets!

Do you LOVE sweets? We often crave desserts, like Brownies and Chocolate Fudge. They taste wonderful. But when your blood sugar plunges 30 minutes later, maybe you wish you hadn’t done it. And when you suddenly gain 5 pounds, it’s a bad day. So I found a solution and I’d like to share it with you. First I studied the lowest carb flours and sweeteners. Then I used them to re-create my favorite desserts. Imagine my surprise when I tasted them and didn’t have any adverse reaction or blood sugar rush. I wanted to celebrate! I ended my life-long craving and broke

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Jane-Trekking

Oct 29

10 Life-Changing Benefits of Walking

I recently went on a trek in Spain, walking 125 kilometers in 15 days on the rustic roads of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. This was a gift to myself after spending a year in the kitchen and on the computer writing my Paleo Desserts cookbook. Walking the Camino was invigorating and beautiful hard work. As I walked from 10 to 24 kilometers per day I noticed something amazing. Even though I was tired and took a few days off, every single day I felt better. At the end of the trek I felt terrific! I had been studying the benefits of

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Best-Natural-Sweetenrs

Aug 14

Best Natural Sweeteners

There are only 3 sweeteners I consider BEST. That’s because they are zero or very low carb, they’re easy to find, they taste delicious, and are easy to use in recipes. Best of all, they are natural, non-GMO and Paleo. More info: See 300 Sweeteners – Which is Best? Just Like Sugar Table Top Just Like Sugar Table Top is my favorite Natural Paleo sweetener by far. After testing hundreds of sweeteners I use this because it dissolves easily, it tastes like table sugar, and is easy to measure cup for cup—like table sugar. It also happens to be a

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