HIDDEN SUGAR SOURCES in foods we eat

Pasta sauces have up to 12 g of sugar in a half a cup of of sauce- That’s the amount of sugar in a chocolate chip cookie

Yogurt can have between 17-33 grams of sugar in 8ounces- read the labels

Instant oatmeal has about 10-15 g of sugar that is not found in oatmeal that is not in individual packages.

Many breakfast cereals have 10-20 grams of sugar

Energy drinks can have up to 25 grams of sugar or 100  calories in 8 ounces of fluid

Syrup in fruit packaging may have 39 grams of sugar-

Bottled tea  and apple juice are high in sugar too-

Choose low sugar options



Lyme disease according to WEB MD

The information in this slide show is way too basic. It makes it sound like Lyme disease is a diagnosis based on a lab test to confirm your suspicion. This is not true. Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms even in the absence of a bullseye rash. Unfortunately many of the ELISA And WESTERN BLOT tests are accurate if 50% at best and a negative test does not exclude the disease.

Also the slide show neglects to mention that the ticks are now carrying other infections such as Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Erhlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasma and Babesia. It complicates the clinical picture because there are multiple organisms involved.

Just testing for lyme disease is a big mistake because you may be missing all these other serious infections.


Ways to lose weight without dieting

Web MD has some useful tips on weighs (ways) to lose weight without dieting


Portion Control

Using a smaller plate

Green tea

Getting a good night sleep

Eating more vegetables

Having soup before a main meal

Choosing whole grains

Cutting back on sugar intake

Limiting alcohol intake

pausing between bites when eating

Splitting an entrée when eating out or have an appetizer as a main course


100 calorie snacks that are good for you

popcorn 6 cups

mini quesadilla

cottage cheese and cantaloupe

3 crackers and cheese

14 almonds

6 whole grain pretzels

baked apple

blueberry smoothie

1/3 cup edamame

3/4 cup mango cubes

8 baby carrots with hummus

apple slices with peanut butter

1 cup tomato soup

1/3 cup dry cereal

1 cup grapes

yoga with sunflower seeds

greek yogurt- 8 ounces

1/2 baked potato with salsa

Not-So-Super Snacks

Don’t make a habit of snacking on 100-calorie packs of crackers and cookies, which are mainly made with refined flour. These snack packs may be low in calories, but they’re also low in nutrients. It’s better to make your snacks work for you by delivering protein, fiber, or antioxidants.

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Best and worst foods for belly Fat QUIZ

Here are the highlights of the Quiz

Belly fast is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body

Fatty foods such as butter, cheese and fatty meats are not the biggest cause of belly fat. The biggest cause is overeating, and lack of exercise

Calories from alcohol are worse for belly fat than other calories-

Trans fats an move fat from other parts of your body to your belly ( not a good thing)

Green tea, blueberries and soy show promise for fighting belly fat

Fast foods can contribute to belly fat because they are high in fat, calorie dense, and large portions.

To help your waistline- you should eat a diet high in fiber ( like popcorn)

Men tend to collect more belly fat than women

Spot exercises does NOT target belly fat

Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia

The best plan for reducing belly fat is cutting calories and getting more physical activity