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Gourmet DIY Dieting 101 – Class 5 of 5

25 Nov

Well, we’ve made to our fifth and last study period on dieting!

Today we will learn the effectiveness of a strict low-carbohydrate diet.

So what do you think?

True or false: Low-carbohydrate foods have fewer calories than other foods.

Let’s do the research!

Logically the only way to find out whether a low-carbohydrate product also has fewer calories is to read the label or find a recipe and make it for you.   There are many companies that make food items that are cutting carbohydrates from their products and filling them up with fat — without reducing the calories. Remember: a calorie is a calorie, whether it’s from carbohydrate, protein, or fat.

Now about the terms “net carbohydrates,” “impact carbohydrates” and “effective carbohydrates.” These are terms that are not defined by the Food and Drug Administration, (a government organization with their own agenda) and are used by food manufacturers to cash in on the current carb rage and fear, which as lasted for many, many years. The terms “net carbohydrates,” “impact carbohydrates” and “effective carbohydrates” mean this is the amount of carbohydrate that’s left after you subtract those carbohydrates said to have a negligible effect — such as fiber, sugar alcohols, and glycerin.

Because the government will not recognize or define these terms and accept that research supports the assumptions behind them, our opinion is that we all continue to follow The Fairy Tale Diet.  By the government not recognizing these terms they do little more than confuse consumers. Read your labels, and choose foods that are low in sugars, rich in fibers, for the healthiest carbohydrates.

Now that you’re practically an expert on carbohydrates and calories, you can better make sense of food labels. As we said, serving size, calories, along with fat grams, protein grams, and carbohydrate grams, are listed in the nutrition facts panels of most commercial food products.

When in doubt, we have another FREE resource online that we can always go to: the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s online nutrient database (called the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference). This extensive database allows you to choose the portion size, and provides not only calories but also a whole host of nutrients contained in the food.

Most Weight Loss Clinic eating plans offer at least half of the total calories from carbohydrates.  Remember that the NAS recommends that all diets should have 45% to 60% of total calories from carbohydrates.  

Choose your carbs wisely. Why choose a high calorie snack and still feel hungry when you can eat three times as much yummy tasting, filling, satisfying, healthy, low carb snacks and still be losing weight?  Healthy carbohydrates containing plenty of fiber (2-3 grams per serving) not only aid in digestive health and keep things moving along, but they also fill you up and help keep snack attacks at bay.

However… when eaten day after day at 45% to 60% of your daily diet…  you will not be able to reset you internal furnace as you need to, to achieve fast and permanent weight loss as we suggest with THE FAIRY TALE DIET.

So what do you think after doing the research?

True or false: Low-carbohydrate foods have fewer calories than other foods.

False. Remember: a calorie is a calorie, whether it’s from carbohydrate, protein, or fat. The big bell-ringer is how many calories that particular dish has.

The only way to find out whether a low-carbohydrate product also has fewer calories is to read the label or find a recipe and make it. Many companies that are making food items by cutting carbohydrates from their products are filling them up with fat — without reducing the calories any calories.  It is just a smoke screen. Read the label

Congratulations!  You have finished Dieting 101.  If you will send us an email from the contact page, write ‘I COMPLETED DIETING 101’ on the subject line, tell us your name, age, the date, and your state we will send you a Graduation Diploma, a subscription to our monthly e-zine and a surprise!

And if you just want to keep coming on back for more out our Free Recipes… like this one… that’s great too!

   European Tuna Anchovy Pasta

  I had the privilege of hearing Miss Rita  swears  by this: ‘A delightfully tasty Italian fish recipe for two on a Saturday Night!  It’s really quick to make and still leaves you time to go dancing!’

1 large can tuna in water
1 jar Walden Farms Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
1 can anchovy fillets – drained and chopped
2 packages of Miracle Noodle Angle Hair
1 T of parmesan

  1. Double rinse the Miracle Noodle Angle Hair in very hot water, paper towel blot,and set aside.
  2. Drain the water, and put the tuna onto a microwave dish, pour Walden Farms Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce over the top and heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped anchovies to the tomato sauce and heat another 2 minutes.
  4. Place the noodles on the plates and serve the tuna sauce spooned over the pasta.

Lightly sprinkle over Parmesan to taste and enjoy fish pasta.

There are 630 total delicious calories in this dish, it serves 4… that makes it less than 160 calories per serving.

This is Granny’s’ Gourmet DIY for the Fairy Tale Diet!

Class dismissed ‘till later

ttfn

Granny

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 25, 2011 in DIY Dieting 101, Entrees

 

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One response to “Gourmet DIY Dieting 101 – Class 5 of 5

  1. sweetopiagirl

    November 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Reblogged this on inspiredweightloss.

     

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