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The Olive Oil Scandal
Want to be sure all my FS buddies have read this article about olive oil. Make sure the oil you are buying is the real thing! http://www.realfoodforlife.com...
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 3 months ago)
How to curb late night eating?
Here's something shocking: There's research now that I read in the past few months that it is not true that late night eating puts on more weight than eating any other time during the day. So I have solved the problem by saving up calories during the day so I can have a snack in the evening without inflating my calorie or carb count for the day. I look closely at my food log before I choose my evening snack, and I make sure that I choose something that reflects the choices I've made elsewhere during the day. Sometimes that means I can have an ounce of cheese. Sometimes it means I can have strawberries with yogurt. Just depends on the day. My point is, snacking in the evening is only evil if you have eaten to the top of your RDI and your snack puts you over the top.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 8 months ago)
Turning yogurt into dessert
Ingria -- I have eaten low-glycemic for a number of years, but 2 years ago I contracted a food-borne infection and I have had IBS-A ever since. So I've had to overlay low FODMAP on top of low Glycemic, which is very complicated. I am able to eat peaches now, although I limit the amount. But "ol" sweeteners do not agree with me at all, so I avoid anything "sugar free." If I want something sweet, I use good old turbinado raw sugar or 100% maple syrup. But it is possible to eat low glycemic AND low FODMAP, in fact there's a lot of cross-over between these two WOEs. But it does mean you have to be very careful.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 8 months ago)
Turning yogurt into dessert
Unfortunately, many protein powders have sweeteners not permitted on low FODMAP diets. But if you don't have IBS, this is a great idea.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 8 months ago)
Low cal nutritious foods
If you are just learning about calorie control or you just want some helpful guidelines, I thought that this was pretty good. https://authoritynutrition.com...
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 9 months ago)
Turning yogurt into dessert
Oops -- that was a hefty "sprinkle" of pumpkin pie spice.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 10 months ago)
Turning yogurt into dessert
I've always been bored with yogurt as a snack. And in the past I've found that yogurt doesn't fill me up. But lately I've had some success with Siggi's Icelandic Style Yogurt with mix-ins. Siggi's is a thicker texture yogurt -- more like sour cream -- but you can get it in non-fat and low-fat, and it's low sugar -- even the flavored ones. So I now have two favorite snacks: 1. Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Snack -- Mix one container of Siggi's pumpkin yogurt with 1/4 ounce raw pumpkin seeds, 1/4 tsp of dark brown sugar, and a hefty spring of pumpkin pie spice. This is really yummy. 2. Orange Ginger Yogurt Snack -- Mix one container of Siggi's orange ginger yogurt with 1/4 ounce raw pumpkin seeds and one peeled, sectioned Clementine. Also quite delicious. Enjoy.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 10 months ago)
Something is wrong with this site!
Now mine is normal again.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 11 months ago)
Something is wrong with this site!
Has this site been hacked? I can't even sign out now because my sign out place is missing. What is going on?
by Hermiones Mom (submitted 11 months ago)
Cholesterol lowering foods
Thanks very much for the suggestion. I'm glad this worked so well for you and hope others will give it a try. Unfortunately the combination of two TBSPs of olive oil and 1/3 cup of almonds adds up to about 500 calories. That's more than one-third of my total calorie count for the day, so it's not really practical for me on my diet plan.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Cholesterol lowering foods
Because I tend to have very low good cholesterol and high bad, I'm always looking for tips on how diet supports healthy cholesterol levels. Here's a good basic article that came across my inbox today. https://authoritynutrition.com...
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Avocados -- the good, the bad, the not-so-ugly
I'm not going to argue biochemistry with you, yosoyollie. There are many people on this site who are struggling to learn what they need to know about nutrition, and giving them the impression that eating a potato is the same thing as eating an avocado, from a nutritional standpoint, is neither accurate nor helpful. And BTW, for people trying to control their sugar, choosing a plum over an avocado may not be the right choice at all, since the avocados have no ranking on the Glycemic Index because they are judged to have no impact on blood sugar, while a plum has a GI of 24 -- not high, but not the same as O -- and a potato has a GI of 85. When people working on blood sugar control plan meals, they plan to reach a certain calorie count and they plan to combine foods that balance their sugar. Generally, they are advised to restrict themselves to foods with GIs of 55 or under. So... you are free to post what you want, eat what you want. But perhaps you could be more careful about advising people about what to eat based on the intricacies of plant chemistry.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Avocados -- the good, the bad, the not-so-ugly
The other day I tread perilously close to getting involved in a long (and unduly heated) exchange on someone else's journal post, and I realized after one comment and one reply that it was just wrong to go on. So if you are wondering about avocados -- no, they are not starches. They have only 2 net carbs per avocado and yes, they are considered a healthy fats. Here's the article: https://authoritynutrition.com...
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Starch replacement
Misssy2 -- I'm sure I could make them, but thanks to allergies and IBS, I have to make EVERYTHING from scratch, including ice cream and salad dressing. So when I find something like a "safe" Dr. Praeger's product that I can eat without having some kind of "attack" -- I'm deeply grateful. I can just pop these cakes in the toaster oven and voila! -- delicious little cakes. And Misssy2 -- While I'm not a carbaholic, I was clearly far too dependent on carbs (and bad carbs) in my diet before I started eating low-glycemic. Over time -- it's taken almost six years -- I've learned to combine vegetables of varying textures to replace the starch on my plate, or sometimes butternut squash, sweet potato, quinoa, buckwheat, or barley. It hasn't been easy. But I've done it. And you can do it too.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Starch replacement
I'm always looking for options to replace the starch component on my plate, especially at dinner. I just recently tried out Dr. Praeger's Organic Spinach Cakes and they are delicious. They have some potato in them, so they are not carb-free, but the carb count is quite low, and they have good flavor and texture. I sprinkled a TBSP of shredded parmesan cheese on them and that made them even better. I was quite impressed. 2 cakes are 140 calories and under 20 carbs, so if you're eating low glycemic, this is a tasty and "legal" addition to your diet. I'm going to try them out with an omelet for breakfast as well. I miss potatoes for brunch, and these should work well. They sell them at Costco.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
This American Life looks at Fat
Don't miss this week's This American Life broadcast. You can download at: http://www.thisamericanlife.or... The subject of this program is self-image and public perception around fat people, and it is moving and thought provoking and deserves your time.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Learning to eat low-carb
Strangely enough, Becca P, years ago when I was into a cranberry juice phase for some bladder issues, I would take about 2 oz of unsweetened cranberry juice, plus about a tsp of fresh lemon juice, then fill the glass with selzer and ice. It was really tasty. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but the lemon juice complements the cranberry and it tasted pretty good. Now, of course, I can't drink it because it turns out that cranberry juice is bad for kidney stones.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Learning to eat low-carb
Emmy1502 you must have an artificially sweetened product. The Langers web site says their cranberry juice is 140 calories per serving and something like 28 carbs. It's just not possible,... Luckyyshot, maybe you want to do some reading about diet sodas. Decide for yourself, but personally, these are products I avoid. I don't drink regular soda either, except maybe twice during the summer, I treat myself to a root beer float, always using root beer made with real sugar, not HFCS.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Learning to eat low-carb
Oh and by the way -- as I have been forced to study the impact of nutrition on kidney stones, I discovered that ironically, while cranberry juice is good for bladder health, it really really bad for kidney stones.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
Learning to eat low-carb
Stevia is supposed to be OK because it doesn't affect blood sugar. However, I am apparently one of many people who is allergic to it. I used a small amount of it in hot cocoa for several weeks a few winters back, and I developed a rash. So I gave up. Now I've gotten used to non-sweet beverages. I make my own lemonade with 1/2 tsp of sugar for a 16 oz glass, and it's plenty sweet, low carb, and doesn't have any of the negatives of artificial sweeteners, most of which are not allowed for IBS sufferers like me.
by Hermiones Mom (submitted a year ago)
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