Tag Archives: low-fat

Low-Carb vs Low-fat diets

18 Aug
A new look at the Adkins diet?  Check out this article, I think it is interesting and give a person pause for thought on the way one eats. Are we addicted to carbs?  Prehistoric man never ate carbs because they did not cook, they ate raw foods mostly vegetables and meat. Is there a secret somewhere in there?  We are an evolving species and we are trying to develop the most effective eating for better heath.
 
Preview: An Updated Guide for Low-Carb Dieters – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

An Updated Guide for Low-Carb Dieters – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

How much fat is in the label

6 Oct

For those of you who read labels and may be confused about the levels of fats in the various combinations of fats thare are, here is a breakdown of what might be useful for you to know:

fat free  means less than half gram of fat per serving

low-saturated fat means the product has one gram of  saturated fat per serving or less

 low fat means the product has about 3 grams of saturated fat per serving

reduced fat means the product has at least 25 percent of the regular amount of fat in such products per serving (this is where it can get complicated because 25 percent of how much fat – 25 per cent could add up to an unacceptable level of fat so you have to watch out for this)

Light in fat products has 50% of the regular amount of saturated fat. “Light” can be misleading. First find out how much is the regular fat then calculate, you may be surprised to find how much fat there is in the “light” product.

   Try and keep the amount of fat you consume to the acceptable levels. Make sure you know how much fat you are eating and just don’t be fooled by labels. An average person requires between 30 and  50 grams of fat per day

 

 

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Stuffed Potatoes that’s good for you

30 Nov

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potato(es), baking variety
  • 3/4 cup(s) cottage cheese, low-fat
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk, lowfat (1%)
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed, dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend or other salt-free seasoning blend
  • 4 drop(s) hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoon cheese, grated Parmesan

Preparation

1. Prick potatoes with fork. Bake at 425 degrees F for 60 minutes or until fork is easily inserted.

2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out potato, leaving about half an inch of pulp inside shell. Mash pulp in large bowl.

3. By hand, mix in remaining ingredients, except Parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture into potato shells.

4. Sprinkle each top with 1/4 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

5. Place on baking sheet and return to oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

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