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Carbohydrates: The Next Item on the label

This section of the Nutrition Facts label is the most difficult to read accurately because it could have up to six lines: Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, Soluble Fiber, Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, and Added Sugars.  Most Nutrition Facts labels only have Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber, and Sugars. Total Carbohydrates includes all the starches, fiber, sugar, sugar […]

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An Interruption of the Blog

I am going to interrupt our current series on label reading today because of some important stuff that happened this week. Have I ever told you how Wayne Dyer always said that what you say when you talk to yourself is what your subconscious mind thinks you really want to create in your life? This […]

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Sodium

The next item on the Nutrition Facts label we are discussing is sodium. Limiting sodium can be an important part of managing your recovery process and some health problems.  For example, high salt intake can significantly increase blood pressure.  Several authorities report that Americans eat on average about 3,400 mg of sodium per day. However, […]

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Label Reading III – Fats

Total fat is next on the list, this is the amount of fat for the company’s portion size, not necessarily the amount that you would like to eat. Total Fat tells you how much fat is one serving of the food. It includes both healthy and unhealthy fats. Healthy fats (unsaturated like mono and poly […]

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Label Reading II

HELLO AND Happy Tuesday! If you have been blessed with snow this weekend, I hope you enjoyed its beauty. The trees and bushes and even the lawn and road and our cars, looked so lovely before they were plowed, shoveled, and cleared. I hope you had a few minutes to enjoy the stillness and the […]

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Rumble Strips

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”….. Wayne Dyer Interesting idea. My perception of an object or situation can change the outcome. If I look at abstinence as a diet, a period pf starvation where I give up all my favorite foods and – in addition – […]

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The Tsunami Is Over!

Welcome to 2022! We have made it through the Solstice and the holidays, and survived! How well did you do with your life? How was your food? What are the changes you want to make now? Usually there are some successes, some failures and some ongoing issues. Food issues are usually one of the ongoing […]

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We Made It This Far

Congratulations. We have made it more than halfway through the tsunami and we have survived. The long slide into the darkest days of the year is over. The earth is literally pivoting – turning itself back towards the sun and towards the light and the warmth I love this week. I feel suspended in time, […]

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