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    A Doctor’s Approval

    There are times I don’t trust a doctor and times that I do. This is a time I trusted. My doctor is female, around my age and an internal medicine physician. She has earned my trust, or at least 85% of it, which is saying a lot for me. I asked her about the keto/low carb eating everyone and their brother is on and her opinion. Simple and truthful, she said her patients following both have achieved lower weight, and along with the weight, lower blood pressure, cholesterol and no more type 2 Diabetes, in some cases. My husband has lost over 100 pounds on low carb eating, so I’m…

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    Fond Obsession with the City of New York

    When I fantasize about being a young waitress while waiting on my acting jobs, it all happens in New York City. When I imagine I’m a writer and trying to publish my first book, of course, I’m unemployed in Brooklyn. I love the words “Midtown,” “Times Square,” “Upper Westside” and “Soho.” If a movie, new or old, is set in New York, I watch it earnestly. Obsessed? Yes. Totally. Since I saw ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at a very young age. I yearned to climb a fire escape and sit outside smoking (don’t judge-I was 5 and we didn’t know about the link between cigs and cancer at the time-everyone in…

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    Amazon Goodies

    Unlike most women I know, I hate to shop. I do know of a couple that are like me, but we are not “usual.” When Amazon became popular, I hopped on that train as soon as possible to buy anything and everything. I’d like to share some goodies that I’ve bought that have become my helpers in the kitchen. First and Foremost: The OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Price: $9.99 | FREE One-Day All-in-one tool splits, pits and slices avocados Stainless steel pitter removes pit with one quick twist Slicer lifts fruit from skin in seven perfect pieces Soft, comfortable non-slip grip Green body Top-rack dishwasher safe This is…

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    How to Begin

    The #1 question I get from friends new to low carb is, “how many carbs should I eat in a day?” Here’s  a comparison of carbs in a meal to get started ~ The fewer the carbs,  the bigger the impact. That’s just the truth. Weight loss will be faster; cravings reduced; hunger lessened. If you have type 2 diabetes, the fewer carbs you eat, the faster your blood glucose and insulin resistance will improve. Some people find a very low carb diet too restrictive and challenging and end up going back to old habits. What is “low carb,” and what is “ketogenic?” Keto low carb: less than 20 grams of…

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    What Does a Dutchess Eat?

    Kate Middleton is graceful, beautiful and seems to know what to eat to keep her slim. Yes, she’s young; Yes, she has a staff to cook for her; Yes, she has money; But it doesn’t hurt to learn from the best, right? William and Kate have been known to cook their own meals also and have family dinners and meals with friends. Pretty normal it seems, but what do they eat? It’s rumored that she loves curries, lots of protein, little carbs, vegetables, fruits and whole wheat bread. Kate and her mom followed what is called The Duken diet, created by Dr. Pierre Dukan and also a bestseller in the…

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    We all want to see RESULTS

      It’s pretty evident that if something’s not working then you need to figure out why. But if we get good results, keep on keepin’ on. Change it up, take note of the results and carry on! Please follow and like us:

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    I want my Bread, and I want it NOW!

    I grew up on Mrs. Baird’s white bread, Cap’n Crunch cereal and Little Debbie Snacks. Hey, it was the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! Give me a break. Just like using the excuse that your parents didn’t teach you things in life, that’s what it is – an excuse. We’re adults and can make changes, so buh-bye soft, luscious yeasty goodness and hello to a new kind of bread. I’ve even got an entire recipe section devoted to those satisfying baked bundles of happiness. Please follow and like us:

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    Grocery List

    Here’s a simple, basic grocery list that may help you get started: FRESH PRODUCE Spinach Broccoli Cauliflower Zucchini Brussels sprouts Asparagus Avocado Guacamole in snack sizes Green beans Kale Celery Romaine lettuce Lemons and limes Tofu MEATS Sausages Bacon Pork Ground meat Steak Roast beef Pastrami Pepperoni Salami Turkey Chicken – rotisserie, raw Fish – salmon, cod, trout Other seafood – shrimp, scallops Canned meat – tuna, salmon, sardines DAIRY & EGGS Heavy whipping cream Butter Plain cream cheese Sour cream Eggs Any variety of cheese – sliced, snack sized, blocks, shredded Almond & coconut based drinks CENTER AISLES Roasted almonds Macadamia nuts Pumpkin seeds Pickles Olives – kalamata, pimiento…

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    What do I think of Myself?

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  CBT focuses on changing how you think about yourself. It changes how you act in certain circumstances and is a great treatment that you can implement when trying to change anything. The first thing we usually do is focus on what we’re giving up, otherwise known as our “habits.” We really need to concentrate on how we manage the changes we are about to embark upon. It’s not easy, and anything that is easy won’t last. That’s common sense.   Our behavior day in and day out and the strategies we use to make our ideas become a habit and a new way of life are important. It’s…

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