Thursday, February 12, 2009

Study further unscrambles egg-cholesterol myth

"New research has taken another crack at the myths surrounding eggs. The study found that not only will eggs not raise cholesterol levels, eating two a day while on a calorie-restricted diet could actually help you lose weight, thereby lowering cholesterol."

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Week #86: Up 2 lb for a total of -114 lb


Well, to say this wasn't a great week is not exactly exaggerating, is it?

As I've said before, there is no need to count calories on low-carb... BUT... there's a limit. This week, I fell a bit into the trap of creamy dips.

I got into a chicken wings fit and ate them several times accompanied by blue cheese dressing. Now, I don't know if you've ever checked out the carbs in blue cheese dressing, but it's pretty low. The calories, however, are astronomical. Like nuts, this is something you need to watch carefully if you're going to include it in your diet.

Also, I had a couple of servings of fried pepperoni, not horribly bad on its own, but combined with a ton of sour cream, the huge amount of calories added up. For a treat, I also had some fried bologna for breakfast (it's good!)... but honestly it's not something I should eat. There is sugar added to bologna and that's something I'm staying away from from now on.

Also, after a month of no sugar-free sweet treats, I overindulged in low-carb fudge and peanut butter cookies this week.

But it IS a good thing that I know what I did wrong... now to correct it.

Keep on truckin'!!!!

If I can do it, so can you.

No excuses!