Protein Smoothies

Protein Smoothies I am on the road most days and tend to skip breakfast, even though I am completely aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…it kick starts the metabolism.  I can also be lazy so I don’t bother with a blender except if I am making one for my husband [...]

Coffee: Is it good or bad?

So What’s the Scoop?  Is caffeine good for you or bad for you? Every single day billions of people wake up to caffeine.  There’s a Tim Hortons on every corner and Starbucks is not far behind.  We spend billions of dollars on coffee not only to wake us up and give us energy but because [...]

Zucchini Pizza Muffins

Again Angela comes up with such yummy low carb, gluten free foods.  I am definitely going to try this one!  Each muffin only has 2 net carbs and is gluten free!  How can you lose? Zucchini Pizza Muffins Course: Snack Servings: 10 Muffins Author: Angela Coleby Ingredients 1 zucchini grated 4 eggs 1/4 cup 57g [...]

What is Syndrome X?

What is Syndrome X? Well it USED to be called Syndrome X but now it is called Metabolic Syndrome.  According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have it. That's almost a staggering one out of every six people. This syndrome runs in families and is more common among African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native [...]

Remedies for Blood Sugar Issues

Top Remedies for Blood Sugar Issues Do you have blood sugar issues?  Hypoglycemia, Pre-diabetes or diabetes?  As you know by now I am a big advocate of the low carb lifestyle.  Why?  If we eat too much sugar or high-glycemic carbohydrates (white rice, cakes, crackers, bread, potatoes and cookies), we experience a rapid influx of [...]

What to look for in a weight loss supplement

In order to lose weight, there are a few factors to consider that a good weight loss supplement will address: Stress: You need to address stress. When you are stressed (mentally or physically) your body goes into the ‘fight or flight’ response.  When this happens your body immediately stores fat.  It is our coping mechanism.  [...]

Glycemic Index Foods

Great information!

Buckwheat for your health

In my earlier post, i talked about the how glycemic index (GI) affects weight loss. Here is a more detailed explanation of what it’s about.

Glycemic Index

GI is the ranking of carbohydrates on a scale of 0-100 according to the extent they raise blood sugar levels after consumption of food that contains carbohydrates.

High GI means that the carbohydrates in food breaks down quickly and thus releases the glucose into the blood quicker. Low GI means the opposite; slow digestion and slower release of glucose into the blood stream. Diets that are low GI have shown to improve both glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes and aids in weigh loss because it helps to control appetite.

  • High GI: 70 and above (Whole wheat bread, corn flakes, watermelon, potato)
  • Medium GI: 56 to 69 (Pumpkin, honey, popcorn, pineapple)
  • Low GI: 55 and below (Chocolate, soy milk, carrots, apple)

Glycemic Index Chart

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Chipotle and Cheese Cauliflower Casserole

I am a huge fan of recipes that use cauliflower as a substitute for any starchy, carbohydrate laden foods.  I found this one on Pinterest. Cheesy Chipotle Cauliflower Casserole (Low Carb and Gluten Free) A low carb and gluten free cauliflower casserole recipe with a Mexican twist! Serves: 4 servings Ingredients For the puree: 1 [...]

What Can I Eat on a Low Carb Diet and What Should I Avoid?

The one thing I quickly realized when following a low carb diet is to BE PREPARED!  A lot of us (including me) are lazy cooks.  If my husband isn't cooking for me I would tend to open a can of tuna and have a tuna sandwich.  It's simple, easy and fast and quite filling for [...]