The average person consumes approximately 100 to 150 pounds (45 to 67.5 kilos) of sugar per year with 80 percent coming from processed foods like soft drinks, candy, cereals, and baked goods. But what if we could have our sweets without the high caloric count? Would you use a sugar substitute if your cookie would taste the same and you could still lose weight?
Sugar substitutes can be natural or synthetic and... Read More
If you just can't resist rich desserts, know that you are not alone. Everyone craves a sweet treat every now and then but whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, keep a fantastic figure, or can't eat sugar for medical reasons, searching for a delicious sugar-free dessert can seem impossible (or expensive).
Don't despair! If you like your desserts fresh and enjoy being in your kitchen, you can whip... Read More
It seems like everything you eat these days is bad for you. First, eggs are part of a balanced breakfast. Then, they are filled with cholesterol, back away slowly. Next, you're allowed to eat the whites for lean protein but make sure you take out the yolks , that was where all that nasty cholesterol was hiding. Whew. And it goes like this for so many foods. Luckily our understanding of how different foods affect the body grows daily.... Read More
Fancy creams, half-and-half and sugar are quick ways to run up a high-calorie tally. Two tablespoons of Coffee-Mate Half and Half will cost you 40 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. Three teaspoons of sugar have 42 calories and 12.6 grams of sugar. And how about those extras at your favorite coffee hot spot? A 19 gram squirt of White Chocolate Mocha Sauce comes in at 60 calories, 1.5 gram of fat and 11 grams of sugar. Just 10 grams... Read More
When you're on the go and can't stop to eat, what can you do to quiet those growling stomachs without having to drive through and pick up unhealthy food? Pack snack bags with good-for-you grub that will allow you to finish what you need to do without making a food run. There are an almost a dizzying array of snacks on grocery store shelves, and it's hard to find ones that don't include an unhealthy amount of fat, sugar, salt or other... Read More