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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Panera Or St Louis Bread Co What to have

I have checked out what you can order at Panera if you are Chucking Sugar...I normally go for the 'pick two'

Zero sugars on Soups
Broccoli cheddar
New England Clam

One Gram
Baked potato
low fat chicken tortilla

two grams
chicken noodle soup (full size)

It surprises me again that my old fave onion is 7g

Asiago Roast Beef (half) 2g Full size 3g
Chicken ceasar on three cheese (half) 3g

Frontega chicken on focaccia (half)3g
Half smokehouse turkey on three cheese 4g (MY FAVE)

Half chopped chicken cobb 1gram
Half grilled chicken caesar 1 gram
Half caesar 1 gram

Tonight I might go for the half asiago roast beef and the baked potato soup

Sugar Free Fudge

Sugar-Free Fudge.

1/4 cup margarine
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
24 packets of Equal sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Melt margarine over low heat. Add chocolate and stir just until melted. Remove from
heat and stir in sweetener and vanilla. Combine chocolate mixture with cream cheese
and beat until smooth. Stir in the nuts and spread mixture in a lightly greased 8-inch
square pan.Refrigerate until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in refrigerator.

I have not tried this so let me know if you make it....I might try it on the weekend

Question of the Day

Could you have fit in the capsule being used to rescue the miners?? If your answer is no change it to yes they all lost on average 22 pounds...such wonderful inspiring news for a change.
I am up a pound getting back in focus today....dont get me wrong I havent been eating sugar but snacking too much...but its ok...fresh focus today...its allowed....Good Luck!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cheese Toasties

Cheese is sugar free which is a good thing as this weekend Chuck who is my diet partner and the Chuck in Chucking made me as he calls 'grilled cheese' I call it cheese toasties.We bought a fresh uncut loaf of cheese bread which was under 1gram of sugar for an eighth of aloaf (wal-mart bakery) added a variety of cheeses and grilled it in tbe frying was so good I could actually eat it now ...tasted like a panini.It was the weekend so not 100% sugar free but almost!!! Feeling tired and low on energy grab a few salted peanuts again virtually sugar free and a good source of fiber.
Do not use what I call 'plastic cheese' i.e american...use pepper,cheddar or swiss for maximum 'awesomeness'

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lose It

Theres a great iphone app called 'Lose it' if you havent got an iphone you can also track it online .It allows you to put in your weight,height,age etc and what you are tracking whether it be sugar,fat or carbs.You input how much you want to lose in total,weekly and what date you should achieve it by.
Thank you to my twitter friend Meryl for telling me about it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Day In The Life of

When people know I am on this diet they always want to know what I eat in a day so heres Tuesdays habits

1.Mini shredded wheat with almond milk,unsweetened vanilla flavor
2.A 'Think Thin Bar'
3.Quakers rice cakes...cheddar cheese whole grain flavor
4. Salad
Romaine lettuce,peppers,clelery,grated cheese,blue cheese crumbles,croutons,garbonza beans (aka chickpeas)balsamic vinegar dressing.
5.Sourdough bread and butter
6. Two foccacia pizza bread slices

My servings were generous especially on the bread and salad

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baby Its Cold Outside...Wanna Go Eat?

The colder the temperature, the more people tend to eat, which is why restaurants often keep thermostats low. "Your metabolism drops when it's time to eat, and eating warms you up," says David Ludwig, professor of pediatrics at Harvard. "Heat is a satiety signal."
Click to read more

A Sweet Equation

Look at how many grams of sugar are in what you're eating (on the nutritional label). Now divide that number by 4. That's how many teaspoons of pure sugar you're consuming. Kinda scary, huh? Sugar makes you fat and fat-free food isn't really free of fat.


I have lost nine pounds in three weeks,not bad as I attended a birthday party Saturday night which included Whole Foods chocolate birthday cake....yes it was delicious like you even needed to ask.
When I weighed yesterday I was up a pound which is very annoying but you just got to take it in your stride and carry on.This morning I lost the pound I gained plus an additional pound.
I am going to give myself a target of one pound for next week which will make the grand total of ten.If I lose a pound a week until Thanksgiving that will be another seven pounds.
Give yourself small targets weight does not come off quickly ....weeks fly by....this has been my favorite diet I have done in a long time.
Good luck to us all I know your struggle

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ever Have These Kinda Days?

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Think Thin

Discovered Think Thin bars at Trader sugar...chocolate toffee bars 100 calories great for a snack!! Box of 5 $3.79 I know I will be back there sometime this week buying more.Had a party last night ate a few things I should not have but its ok...right back on it is good...if you are in a situation where you are being rude by not having a piece of birthday cake or meal someone has prepared...just eat it...dont have second helpings and as soon as you leave go back on your diet...DO NOT THINK WELL I HAVE BLOWN IT TONIGHT SO I WONT GET BACK ON IT TIL MONDAY...BIGGEST MISTAKE ONE CAN MAKE!! TRUST ME I AM A SEASONED DIETER!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

French Fries

You cant eat french fries on this diet as they are made of white potato....however I went to McDonald's website to see how much sugar and it stated Zero....many rumors online state that they are sprayed with sugar water at the plant and then frozen.Heres a link to it Click here ...its interesting