Great news for dieters looking for a delicious snack.  Guinness!  Yes that’s right, Guinness.  12oz of this godly nectar is only 125 calories.  It’s filling, delicious and feels great. For any man dieting, this kicks ass over 2 Snackwell creme cookies (110 calories), a fiber one bar is 140 cal and a Stonyfield 6oz low fat organic blueberry yogurt is 130 cal. 
So it looks like Guinness is good for you and might be the best dieters delight on the market.  I’m going to buy a six pack to help me stay on my diet.  One a night for my evening snack.  Enjoy and good luck.

Great news for dieters looking for a delicious snack.  Guinness!  Yes that’s right, Guinness.  12oz of this godly nectar is only 125 calories.  It’s filling, delicious and feels great. For any man dieting, this kicks ass over 2 Snackwell creme cookies (110 calories), a fiber one bar is 140 cal and a Stonyfield 6oz low fat organic blueberry yogurt is 130 cal. 

So it looks like Guinness is good for you and might be the best dieters delight on the market.  I’m going to buy a six pack to help me stay on my diet.  One a night for my evening snack.  Enjoy and good luck.

Two bowls of pho. Super healthy dinner. No noodles but lots of extra sprouts and herbs. Beef and tendon too.

Two bowls of pho. Super healthy dinner. No noodles but lots of extra sprouts and herbs. Beef and tendon too.

Chopped Greek salad. This is my go to meal any time of the day. Any diner or cafe has it and making it at home is a breeze. Chop iceberg or romaine ( both are nice and crunchy), cucs, tomato, red onion and any other zero cal veggies.  Toss with 1/4 cup feta, 2 stuffed grape leaves (chopped) and 2 anchovies (chopped). I use red wine vinegar and black pepper for dressing. Lemon juice works great too.  A big filling meal for about 200 cal.

Chopped Greek salad. This is my go to meal any time of the day. Any diner or cafe has it and making it at home is a breeze. Chop iceberg or romaine ( both are nice and crunchy), cucs, tomato, red onion and any other zero cal veggies. Toss with 1/4 cup feta, 2 stuffed grape leaves (chopped) and 2 anchovies (chopped). I use red wine vinegar and black pepper for dressing. Lemon juice works great too. A big filling meal for about 200 cal.

Image: Evan Sung of the NYT.  PS: Evan is one kick ass photographer.
David Tannis illustrates something many people in America don’t know.  Indian cooking is not that different than what we do now.  Lots of spices and flavor combos sure, but you have most of the stuff on hand already.  If you ever bake, tried pickling or island cooking than you have almost everything anyway.  After that it’s steps you already know.  Saute, stir, simmer.  And the aroma will just kill ya with goodness.  For those dieting, cut back on the fat and yogurt.  The spices and flavors will still shine through.

Image: Evan Sung of the NYT.  PS: Evan is one kick ass photographer.

David Tannis illustrates something many people in America don’t know.  Indian cooking is not that different than what we do now.  Lots of spices and flavor combos sure, but you have most of the stuff on hand already.  If you ever bake, tried pickling or island cooking than you have almost everything anyway.  After that it’s steps you already know.  Saute, stir, simmer.  And the aroma will just kill ya with goodness.  For those dieting, cut back on the fat and yogurt.  The spices and flavors will still shine through.

Salt is the main source of sodium for most people, and sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Health officials say most Americans get too much salt, mostly from processed and restaurant foods — not added from the salt shaker.

 CDC: Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source

There’s been a salt argument happening in this country for a while now.  Many food people argue that salt in home cooking is not the problem.  Rather it is salt (sodium) in processed foods that is the killer.  This article backs up that belief. 

Michael Ruhlman has an article on this topic:

The article goes over what any literate American should know: that most of the salt we consume (75% according to Brody) comes from processed food. My contention has always been and remains that if you cook your own food, you can salt it to pleasurable levels and not live in terror of salt.

Want to stop diabetes and high blood pressure?  Get the processed crap out of your homes.

Shits and giggles detox.
Day two of manly detox.  Oatmeal with flaxseed for breakfast.  Mid morning salad with beans.  Lunch of salad with sashimi or similar.  Dinner of cooked veggies, salad with beans or canned tuna.  A second similar salad later in the evening.  Lots of water during the day.  Let’s just say “shits and giggles” seems like a pretty appropriate name for this week’s detox plan.
Image courtesy of liseed.org

Shits and giggles detox.

Day two of manly detox.  Oatmeal with flaxseed for breakfast.  Mid morning salad with beans.  Lunch of salad with sashimi or similar.  Dinner of cooked veggies, salad with beans or canned tuna.  A second similar salad later in the evening.  Lots of water during the day.  Let’s just say “shits and giggles” seems like a pretty appropriate name for this week’s detox plan.

Image courtesy of liseed.org

Laura Schmidt work as a professor in the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

— Added sugar at the levels consumed by many Americans changes our metabolism — it raises blood pressure, critically alters the signaling of hormones that turn hunger on and off, and can damage the pancreas and liver. Worldwide consumption of sugar has tripled over the past 50 years, and along with that has come an obesity pandemic. But obesity may just be a marker for the damage caused by the toxic effects of too much sugar. This would help explain why up to 40% of people with the metabolic syndrome — what leads to diabetes, heart disease and cancer — are not clinically obese.

"The toxic truth about sugar." As reported and discussed at CNN
A bowl full of hot fiber is the way to start a day and your butt (just being honest).  Wonderful stuff for those on a diet.  Fills you up, little calories and helps flush the system.  I am eating one bowl at 7am and another around 10am. 
1/2 dry oatmeal 153 calories
1 teaspoon raw sugar 20 calories

A bowl full of hot fiber is the way to start a day and your butt (just being honest).  Wonderful stuff for those on a diet.  Fills you up, little calories and helps flush the system.  I am eating one bowl at 7am and another around 10am. 

1/2 dry oatmeal 153 calories

1 teaspoon raw sugar 20 calories