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Researchers Link Sugary, Processed Foods and Birth Defects
In a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who ate sugary and processed foods while pregnant apparently doubled their risk of birth defects. Women who were obese quadrupled that risk.
Low Carb Breakfast = Less Hungry at Lunch
Research done by the Oxford Brookes University reinforces what other studies have found - that eating a low carb breakfast helps control your hunger pangs at lunchtime.
Taking Food on International Travel
If you´re on a low carb diet, it´s likely that you are taking your food along with you on trips. Be sure you follow the rules when international flights are involved, though.
Easy Healthy Travel Snacks
Heading out on the road to see family or friends? Just taking a trip somewhere? Be sure to pack zip-lock bags of these tried and true treats!
Low Carb Diets, Atkins and Potassium
A recent news story implied that going on a low carb diet causes potassium deficiency. That is NOT the case!
Low Carb, Atkins and Kidneys
Research has shown that there is no link between low carb diets, high protein diets and kidney disorders. Eating protein cannot affect a healthy kidney.
10 Tips for Atkins Dieters on Coping with Relatives
If you´re on a low carb or Atkins diet, undoubtedly you´ll have to cope with relatives or others who are not low carb savvy. Here are some tips on getting through the day.
The National Weight Control Registry
In an effort to understand how dieting works, a National Weight Control Registry has been set up. This registry tracks anyone who has lost 30 pounds or more, and kept it off for more than a year.
Soda, Health and Obesity
Not long ago, soda was a special treat to be drunk on nights out. Nowadays, 1 out of 10 teenage boys drinks over SEVEN cans of soda each day. Do we wonder why we´re obese?
Sugar Free Truffles from Dan's Chocolates
I got a box of sugar free truffles from Dan´s Chocolates to test out for our low carb diet. I was expecting them to be good - but they were EXCELLENT!
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