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Contributorgold Loretta A Chia seeds are great over your cereal, I use it to thicken sauces, add them to smoothies and as a pudding. How do you eat them?

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Contributorgold Loretta A I tried a custard Apple today for the first time and it was absolutely delicious. Hope I can get some more tomorrow

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Hi V, just seen your question now. I bought it in my local supermarket. Once a month they get a small batch of unusual fruit or vegetables for customers to try. This month it is the custard Apple, and it is delicious. I went straight back and bought another 6

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Contributorgold Loretta A 5 reasons why protein can be your weight loss pal

With the continued excitement for eating low-carb and Paleo–two diets known for having higher protein intake– the popularity of protein is reigning high. As you undergo your weight loss journey, you might question why protein is so prized. How does it really help you lose weight? Here are 5 reasons why protein can be your weight loss pal:

1. PROTEIN SATISFIES & SAVES CALORIES In the beginning of your weight loss journey, protein is important because it helps you feel fuller longer. Having protein around slows down digestion making us more satisfied and less likely to go back for seconds. If this happens over the course of multiple days your calorie savings can help with weight loss.

2. IT CURBS CARB HIGHS AND LOWS I don’t know about you, but when I come off a sugar high onto a sugar low I can make food decisions I’ll later regret (here’s looking at you, last breakroom donut). Pairing protein with carbohydrate-rich foods slows down the absorption of sugar from your stomach into your bloodstream, which may help keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing and ward off future cravings.

3. PROTEIN REQUIRES MORE OF YOUR ENERGY The “thermic effect of food” (TEF) is the energy we use to digest food into small, absorbable components. Protein has a higher TEF compared to carbs and fat meaning you’re actually burning more calories to process protein than to process the other two.

4. IT FUELS FAT BURNING It may be surprising, but it is a scientific fact that your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrate or protein. As you are losing weight, your body loses both muscle and fat (I know, bummer!). During this process it is especially important that you continue to eat enough protein in your diet. Having adequate protein coming in from your food fuels fat burning while preserving calorie-burning lean muscle.

5. PROTEIN PROMOTES MUSCLE REPAIR & GROWTH Your protein needs increase especially after bouts of intense exercise so increasing your protein intake on days that you exercise is beneficial. Additionally, if you strength train consider having a high protein snack right after a training session when the muscle is sensitive to nutrients that it can use to repair and grow.

One important thing to realize is eating more protein alone won’t necessarily help you shed excess weight in a healthy way. When consumed in excessive amounts it can still lead to weight gain much like eating excess carbs or fat would, and could put unnecessary strain on the kidneys over a long period of time.

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Contributorgold Loretta A I knew it

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Glad you're like me: no coffee challenges for me either, don't see the point

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Contributorgold Loretta A The banana peel really works, as well as the vinegar and lemon. Haven't tried the other 3 methods but if you have, let me know if it works

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Interesting. Will keep those in mind later this summer.

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What You Need:

Chop up previously washed apples in thin slices. If you want faster results, place them all in a food processor or blender and grind it nicely. Water. You will need a little sugar, if you don’t use sweet apples. But if the a...

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Contributorgold Loretta A Surprise! These Dairy-Free Foods Are Loaded With Calcium
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Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Adults: 1,000 mg
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• 1 cup orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D: 350 mg
• Unsweetened soy milk: 300 mg
• 1 cup cooked collard greens: 266 mg
• 1 cup cooked spinach: 245 mg
• 4 ounces extra firm tofu: 215 mg
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk: 200 mg
• 1 cup cooked turnip greens: 197 mg
• 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses: 172 mg
• 1 cup cooked bok choy: 158 mg
• Vanilla soy yogurt: 150 mg
• 4 ounces tempeh: 109 mg
• 1 cup cooked mustard greens: 104 mg
• 1 cup raw kale: 90 mg
• 1 cup cooked acorn squash: 90 mg
• 1 cup cooked butternut squash: 84 mg
• 1 tablespoon chia seeds: 80 mg
• 2 tablespoons almond butter: 80 mg
• 1 cup cooked broccoli: 62 mg
• 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 60 mg
• 1/2 cup kidney beans 60 mg
• 1 navel orange: 60 mg
• 4 dried figs: 60 mg
• 20 raw almonds: 60 mg
• 1/2 cup shelled edamame: 50 mg
• 1 cup blackberries: 42 mg
• 1/4 cup dried apricots: 40 mg

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Contributorgold Loretta A Have you tried Goji berries?

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Contributorgold Loretta A A lot of uses for coconut oil

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Amount Per 100 grams Calories 862 Total Fat 100 g Saturated fat 86 g Polyunsaturated fat 1.8 g Monounsaturated fat 6 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 0 mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0% Dietary fiber 0 g 0% Sugar 0 g Protein 0 g 0% Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 0% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0% *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily

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@veludrl: thank you very much for the information, very interesting. I have my next cholesterol check in June and it will be interesting to see if the coconut oil had a negative impact.

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hi Loretta, u may not see any change coz u r of regular exercise and the current recommendations are to switch oils :)

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Contributorgold Loretta A That's interesting

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     1. Refined Sugar Isn’t So Simple

The first truth about sugar is that it’s actually made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Table sugar, the white stuff that’s added to food, is called sucrose, but it’s essentially this combination of gluco...

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Contributorgold Loretta A Try this healthy biscuit, no sugar :)

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Resolutions are tricky. If we can quote Taylor Swift for a moment, they are kind of like a "nightmare dressed like a daydream." That's because we set them when enthusiasm, motivation and excitement levels are at an all-time high. And after a few d...

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