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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Morsels & First-Aid Kits:

Excerpt from Reader's Digest book on new diet: (or new approach/thinking)

Foods that are fat-releasers according to their research include certain meats and nuts (Brazil nuts in particular), red grapes, honey, citrus fruits (canteloupe, strawberries, oranges, kiwifruit, etc), vinegar like in vinagrette dressings, tomatoes, skim milk, and more of other calcium-rich foods, etc.

I'm insulin resistant and my husband is Type-2 diabetic, so we are always looking for tasty, healthy ways to go lean and low- or no-carb. To help put these choices into action today, here's what we had for lunch:

1. 1/3 lb. Angus beef patty, grilled; topped w/ American cheese slice; served on 100-calories Sandwich Thins;
2. Mixed lettuce greens topped with sliced cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinagrette dressing;
3. breaded mozzarella cheese sticks (for more calcium); and
4. red grapes.

Results for my husband's blood sugar about 3 1/2 hours after eating (many hours since morning meds were taken): 122. This is a really good number for him lately. I'm anxious to see what his count will be in the morning after tonight's supper of:

1. "semi-home-made" pizza: olive oil cooking spray, cornmeal, Jiffy pizza dough mix, Cantina pizza sauce (only part of a small bottle), 2 slices of bacon cut up, 2 heat-n-serve Jimmy Dean sausage patties cut up, beef  'crumbles', grated mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning blend; and
2. fruit salad: (from pantry) 1 can of sliced peaches diced up and 1 can of pear halves diced up; (fresh, from refrigerator or counter) 1 medium banana sliced, 1 small apple sliced, and 2 handfuls of red grapes sliced; with some of peach and pear juice and some honey to help banana and apple slices not to turn brown.

Yum!

Read the excerpt in a recent issue of Reader's Digest (or buy the book; go online; etc) and see if this helps you lose a few pounds each week in a healthy approach of  "dieting".

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