Alternatives to Sugary Foods/Drinks

Finding Alternates to Sugary Foods/Drinks: If you’re addicted to sugar or carbs and want to reduce/eliminate them but don’t know how, here are some alternatives to some of them: Soda pop:  One can of regular soda pop has at least 10 teaspoons of sugar in it.  Many of you drink more than one can per […]

Sugar is Everywhere! What Do I Do?

Eliminating Added Sugar Sugar is hidden in many foods that we consume on a daily basis, such as sodas, fruit juices, candies, and ice cream. In fact, one can of soda has over 10 teaspoons of sugar in it!  It also lurks in almost all processed foods, including breads, meats, and even your favorite condiments […]

Are Sugar Substitutes Bad For You?

Sugar Substitutes So we have to give up sugar but what about sugar substitutes?  A sugar substitute is a food additive that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less calories.   Some sugar substitutes are produced by nature, and others produced synthetically.  Here is the low down on popular sugar substitutes: […]

MCT Oil Vs. Coconut Oil

MCT Oil goes Straight to Your Liver for Fast Burning Energy for Your Body and your Brain Unlike other fats that must go through normal digestive processes, MCT oil goes directly to your liver where it’s converted into ketones for quick energy, rather than stored in your fat cells.  Do you want to speed up […]

Vegetable Breakfast Egg Loaf, Low Carb and Gluten Free

Course: Breakfast Servings: 8 Slices Author: Angela Coleby Ingredients 2 Red peppers, grilled, skins and seeds removed 1 Yellow pepper, grilled, skins and seeds removed 10 Eggs 3 tablespoons milk/cream 2 spring onions, finely chopped 1 cup Spinach, cooked 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Seasoning of choice (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to […]

What is the Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood sugar levels.  Some foods make your blood sugar rise very quickly because carbohydrates like refined sugars and bread are easier for your body to change into glucose.  Carbohydrates like vegetables and whole […]

How Does Stress Affect Weight Loss and Health?

Firstly, let it be known that 70% of all doctor’s visits are stress related.  Stress contributes to 7 of the top 10 killers in North America.  These would include heart disease, cancer and diabetes just to name a few.  Additionally, stress causes poor sleep which in turn is a major stress on your body.   Cortisol […]