My Sugar Free Meal Plan for Dec 31st – Jan 6th!

My Sugar Free Meal Plan for Dec 31st - Jan 6th!
One of the things I find most helpful when I want to be sure I cut sugar and carbs out of my diet is to think through what I am going to cook for my family for the week.  This way I can be sure that I have everything I need for every meal and I can check the local ads and make sure I get any available deals so I can save money as well.  (On my other blog, I make Ad Match lists so people can see what’s on sale and save money by ad matching at Walmart.  You are more than welcome to use these lists for yourself.)

The big things I’m going to be stocking up on this week are the Red Gold tomatoes available at Albertson’s for $.39 a can,  the Classico pasta sauce available at Kroger for $.99 a jar, (2 Things: Only the white sauces are sugar free, avoid the reds and be sure to use the $1.50/4 printable coupon and $.50/1 Ibotta rebate if you do this deal) and the cans of Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light tuna at Safeway for $.69 each.  We don’t usually eat any seafood for dinner but I always keep a few cans of tuna around for quick lunches.

Also, not all the dishes below have links to recipes because they are recipes we’ve made and I just haven’t had the opportunity to put them up on the blog yet.  As soon as I get them typed up, I’ll link back to them here.  In the mean time I’ve linked to the closest thing I can find just so you have a recipe to go on.  The Tea Brined Chicken on Friday is my specialty though and I’ll have it up next week.  And apparently the internet doesn’t have my cocoa chile pork rub for the oven roasted pork chops so I’ll have that up as quickly as I can also

Thursday the 31st

Stuffed Bell Peppers & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Friday the 1st (Happy New Year!)

Tea Brined Chicken w/ Black Eyed Peas & Cucumber Salad

Saturday the 2nd

Dinner at Mom’s  (I don’t have to cook!)

Sunday the 3rd

Grilled Steak and leftover veggies

Monday the 4th

Chili

Tuesday the 5th

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips w/ Steamed carrots and broccoli

Wednesday the 6th

Oven Roasted Pork Chops w/ Oven Roasted Cabbage

My Sugar Free Meal Plan for Dec 31st - Jan 6th!

12/30 Weightloss Wednesday: Beginning Again

12/30 Weightloss Wednesday: Beginning Again

We are back and beginning again!  I bit off more than I could chew when I launched this site last year and had to choose between this blog and the one that actually made a little money but I think I’m at the point where I can give this blog the time and attention it needs and deserves.  I also haven’t been near as faithful to my diet as I should have been last year and especially the last few months.  (The Holidays are tough!)  But I am determined to lose this extra weight and get my health back.

Anyway, please enjoy this video and I look forward to providing great content moving forward!

New Report: Fructose More Toxic in Mice (and You!) Than Table Sugar

New Report Fructose More Toxic In Mice and You Than Table Sugar

The University of Utah released the results of a study proving that Fructose is more toxic in mice (and presumably us) than the Fructose-Sucrose mix of table sugar.   The study also suggested that the problems caused by a high level of Fructose in the diet were worse for female mice, reducing the rate of reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.

Biology professor Wayne Potts, senior author of a new study scheduled for publication in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nutrition said “This is the most robust study showing there is a difference between high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar at human-relevant doses”.

The study showed little difference between rates of reproduction, survival, and territorialism in male mice, suggesting that fructose and sucrose are equally toxic to males.

What are the takeaways from this study?  First and foremost, the sugar you are probably consuming everyday is slowly killing you.  While you should reduce the sugar in your diet across the board (especially if you are female), you should do everything possible to drop added fructose completely.  The HFCS that is present in almost everything we eat is adding weight to your body and subtracting years from your life.

One other interesting note is the rodents weren’t just fed sugar, but were also given starches as part of their sugar intake.  This means that in avoiding sugar, you should also avoid starches that are quickly turned in to sugar by your body; things like grains, potatoes, breads, and foods with a high glycemic index.

If sugar can harm the health of rats, you know it’s harming you as well.  Since removing sugar from my diet, I have lost over 30 lbs and am amazed at how quickly my body is changing.  My energy levels are off the charts and feel hopeful about my weight loss efforts for the first time in my life.

If you are considering a sugar free diet, write me at [email protected].  I’d love to hear from you!

Weightloss Wednesday: 30 lbs Down

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We are back from the Holiday Hiatus are starting up the Weightloss Wednesday posts again.  I gained a few pounds over the Holidays so I took a few steps backwards but I’m back on track and determined to lose 100 lbs this year.  Please don’t tell me that is unrealistic, I know it us but I’m aiming high.  Just a few pounds a week and I’ll get there.

How are your weightloss efforts coming?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

What is Sugar Free and Keto Friendly at Arby’s?

What's Sugar FREE at Arby's?

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Today we are looking at what has no added sugar at Arby’s.  Unfortunately, Arby’s sauce has sugar which for me is about 90% of the reason I ever went there.  The best thing to do here is just to get the shaved meats and maybe a little mustard or horsey sauce for dipping.  You can see the full menu here.

Meats

  • Brisket
  • Angus Steak
  • Corned Beef
  • Roast Beef
  • Ham
  • Pepper Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Turkey

No Sugar Added Arby’s Menu Items

  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce (Probably has PUFAs)

Low Sugar Arby’s Menu Items (Less than 2g)

  • Horsey Sauce
  • Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Chopped Side Salad
  • Marinara sauce
  • Lite Italian dressing
  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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