Saturday, May 30, 2015

Can Dark Chocolate Fit Into Your Diet?

Comparing Dark Chocolate
with Milk Chocolate


    As a borderline Type 2 Diabetic and a lover of Chocolate I had to do some research to answer this question. Controlling blood sugar and keeping my weight down are a must for me to continue living my active lifestyle. Can you balance health with the pure pleasure of having a bite of rich chocolate melt in your mouth? Come on in and see what I found.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

All American Hotdog

 
All American Hot Dog
    So, this morning when I headed to the grocery store I really wanted to pick up hot dogs for lunch. However, previous research had me cut them out of my diet because, the "All American Hot Dog" served the old fashion way, just plan has to many carbs. Do the math for yourself; cheaper hot dogs with fillers have 6-8 carbs, bun adds 26 carbs and the ketchup adds another 8-10, putting the "All American Hot Dog" over 40 grams carbohydrates. 
    Today, I found out you can have a "Low Carb All American Hot Dog Lunch"; in my opinion it should be considered the new and improved. Come on in and check it out!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Favorite Protein Source

Morning Protein Drink
For Active CarbBuster

    As an active CarbBuster you're going to have to increase your protein intake. I'm not just talking about active as in cutting carbs from you diet, I'm also talking about including exercise of some type to your lifestyle. If you don't add the protein your body will go after other sources of fuel in your body. That fuel source will in part be muscle as you hold the carbs back.  When protein provides another source of carbs your diet plan will fail. You can continue both a solid diet plan and working on toning your great body when you select the right protein alternative. 
    For me the active lifestyle  includes training for marathon runs. I often times will be running back to back weekly distances over 50 miles while holding carbohydrates to less than 100 per day. There is no carb loading on this runners' schedule. Let me share how I supplement my protein with this link to my running site MyMarathonRun , click on over to a post from last week on protein. It's a must read for anyone that has dropped their carbohydrate intake below 100 grams. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cut the Cheese

Low Carbohydrate Foods
Deli Cheese
    Need another 5 Star food option? This one is perfect for low carb diets or blood sugar control. It is a perfect near zero carb food, often used on top of something, in something or as a snack all by itself. I use it as a bread substitute for my turkey snack sandwiches. Individual servings are perfect as a finger food to drop in a lunch box. It’s packaged in all sorts of ways and comes at a reasonable cost. You need to check this one out.