Monday, July 18, 2011

Post Shredded Wheat n Bran

Found another cereal I wanted to share with you all if you are low sugaring...Post wheat n bran ...less than 1% sugar ....very good too...I think also about 6g of fiber!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm Back

Its been a while but Im back...blogging and sugar freeing....The last few weeks we have been eating plenty of the white stuff so when my 'fat girl' jeans started fitting really good I knew it was time to do something.As much as low carb works I find it tough to stick too and to really lose on LC you have to really stick!!
I started the diet Monday and lost two pounds in two days didnt weigh today but will tomorrow.I am hoping on losing 10 so I have 8 to go.
This week I have had a vegetarian diet not purposely but just the way it worked out.
For breakfast and lunch I have eaten Uncle Sam's cereal which is the lowest non sugar cereal you can eat.It can be purchased at Trader Joes $2.99 ,Whole Foods and Wal-Mart.Ten grams of fiber in each bowl and dont forget no milk just non sweetened almond milk.
Hers to looking slim again!!!

What is Insoluble Fiber?

We've all heard that we should get plenty of fiber in our diet. One of the types of fiber to add to your diet is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is found in many types of plants, and can be a healthful addition to your diet.

Insoluble fiber, plant fiber that the human digestive system cannot process, does not break down as it passes through the digestive tract. Insoluble fiber can be beneficial in many ways. A diet high in fiber, of both soluble and insoluble varieties, tends to lead to improved health in a variety of categories.

Most people associate insoluble fiber with regularity. Insoluble fiber tends to bunch up in the digestive tract, and because it is not broken down and stays in solid form, it helps produce solid, well-sized stool. Insoluble fiber also helps the stool retain more water. Solid, larger stool moves through the intestines more easily, and the higher water content makes regular bowel movements less of a strain.

Some health professionals believe that insoluble fiber acts as a cleanser of the digestive tract. Because it remains solid and fibrous as it travels through the intestines, the insoluble fiber acts like a brush or sponge. Stray particles within the intestines tend to clump together with the insoluble fiber, and are more easily removed from the body with normal bowel movements.

Insoluble fiber appears to help patients with obesity and high cholesterol. It may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and many problems of the intestines. Insoluble fiber in the diet tends to make a person feel more full, so it is easier to control portion size. Insoluble fiber has few if any calories, so it makes a good addition to most weight loss plans.

Many products are clearly labeled as a source of insoluble fiber. Products to look for include whole grains, nuts, bran fiber, and many vegetables like celery, zucchini, and beans. Make sure to eat as much of the food as possible, as the skin of vegetables and the husk of grains are often the greatest sources of insoluble fiber.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Diet Soda ?

What could be wrong with diet soda?
Answer: It's fine in moderation. We say about one or two cans a day max, but it's replacing empty calories. If you're diabetic, we actually recommend diet soda because it doesn't raise your blood sugar like regular soda. The negatives are that it might promote weight gain, and some people don't respond well to the sugar substitutes. If you're drinking more the one or two cans a day, you should be replacing the extra drinks with water.

— Beth McChesney, registered licensed dietician at St. John's Mercy Medical Center

Sorry for the lack of updates...the diet is still going well happy with my weight but never that this space

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sugar Facts

1. When your body has all of the energy that it needs from sugar, it converts the excess into fat and stores it. That is one of the reasons why people gain weight.

2.Since sugar doesn't provide anything but energy it is often referred to as having "empty calories." It does not contain any vitamins or minerals that your body requires.

3.Even though it is recommended that a female not consume more than 54 grams of sugar in one day, just one can of cola can have more than 35 grams of sugar.

4.The average American consumes about 40 pounds of sugar a year.

5.Even though they might taste sour, lemons actually contain more sugar content than strawberries

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Dip With Swiss

Have you tried Arby's french dip? Only two grams of sugar including the could serve it in a good restaurant and no one would question it....yes its really that good.
I am on a plateau I am eating too many snacks here and there but I am not gaining which is a good thing as I had a stressful weekend ...I did not cheat but drank a few more beers than I should!!
Good Luck go get yourself a french dip with swiss as a reward for just being you...special and fabulous