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Atkins Low Carb Summer Picnic Menu
Having a summer get-together, picnic or family reunion? Here´s a great low carb menu plan that will have the entire group eating healthy and having fun!
Health and Aspartame Sweetener
Aspartame is also known as Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful and Equal-Measure. This sugar substitute is common in many foods, but many doctors feel it causes serious mental slowdowns when taken over several years.
Hershey's Sugar Free Products
I love chocolate, and I did miss it when we went on the Atkins diet. With Hershey´s coming out with tasty sugar free chocolates, I can have an occasional low carb chocolate treat!
Fall Tian - Layered Squash Medley
This fall tian is a layered casserole involving eggplant, yellow squash, tomato, garlic and more. It´s perfect for a pot luck or other social event.
Trans Fats, Deep Frying and Atkins
Just about every low carb diet, from Atkins to South Beach to the Zone, warns against deep frying and using trans fats. This is because trans fats can raise your risk of Type II Diabetes by 40% or more.
Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Good Fats
You´ve heard just how bad Trans Fats are for you. But remember that not all fats are bad - some, used by Mediterranean cuisine for thousands of years - are quite healthy!
Omega-3 Fats, Fish Oil, DHA and EPA
One of the most important fats to have in your diet is the Omega-3 oil, found primarily in fish. This oil has been shown to help prevent cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer´s and much more.
Litesse and Polydextrose - Artificial Sweetener
Litesse is an artificial sweetener used in Lindt chocolates and other products. It is also called polydextrose. Like Splenda, it is a product created from sugar, but only has 25% of the calories.
Prevention Total Body Guide
The Prevention Total Body Guide is put out by the well known Prevention magazine group. It gives 10 minute workouts and promotes the low carb diet.
Fried Eggs with Red Wine Vinegar
This simple fried eggs with red wine vinegar recipe can be used for a quick breakfast, or for a snack any time during the day.
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