Tuesday, April 13th 2004


I hope this day finds you well. As I mentioned in Sunday's Mind, Body and Spirit newsletter. We have been sending our newsletters, Mind, Body and Spirit (goes out on Sunday), Low Carb Living (goes out on Tuesday) and Now We're Cookin' (goes out on Thursday), for the past 4 years. We moved servers about 2 months ago and it appears that the majority of you have not been getting them. You may have forgotten that you subscribed. If this is the case we are really sorry to bother you.

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Understanding How To Count Carbs Is The Key To Successful Low Carb Dieting!

If you are sick and tired of trying to find the ideal way to keep track of your carbs, only to get frustrated and give up not knowing for sure how many carbs you have eaten for the day? Then this will be the most important article you read today. Let me tell you why:

There is more to counting carbs than you might have first thought. To be more precise, there’s more to the carbs themselves and how they should or should not be counted in The Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, or any other Low Carb Diet, than you would have ever even considered.

I’ve tried The Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet and many other low carb diets, but there always seemed to be something missing. Then I discovered “Ultimate Diet Secrets” by Dr Greg Ellis, and I was hooked! -- I literally shed my last few stubborn pounds virtually overnight! Not only was I able to take it off… I have kept it off, for over 5 years now, and I owe it to Dr Ellis for opening my eyes to the whole truth, and the software product I eventually designed to help me accurately count carbs, so there would be no guess work involved.

That’s when I took it upon myself to design diet software from the ground up, that could accurately track weight loss, daily carb intake and progress all in one. I recently gave a copy of CarbTrack to a personal friend of my wife’s. She is in her mid thirties and has been overweight most of her adult life! Even she was able to easily follow her favorite low carb diet and shed those stubborn pounds that had been haunting her for decades.

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  • Enter your daily body measurements and track your progress with informative charts
  • Track your BMI, (Body Mass Index) as you progress to a new healthier you
  • Enter your daily body measurements and track your progress with informative charts
  • Add exercise routines, track your progress as you lose weight and gain more strength

Even if a low carb diet isn’t your diet of choice, the functions I have built into CarbTrack will help on any type diet.

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Low Carb Hazelnut Zabaglione Roulade
Makes 8 servings

unsalted butter
4 oz. ground hazelnuts
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 large eggs
1/2 cup Steviva Blend or equivalent
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Grease a 15-by 10 by 1-inch pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease with butter again. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Combine the hazelnuts, baking powder and salt. Separate the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat the yolks and Steviva Blend or equivalent with an electric mixer until thick and lemon coloured, 3-4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the hazelnuts. With a clean bowl and beaters, beat the egg whites to firm peaks. Stir 1/4 into the hazelnut mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the remaining whites until barely combined and then the remaining 1/2 until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top springs back when pressed lightly.

Wring a clean dish towel out in cold water. Flip the cake along with the parchment paper onto the towel with the long edge along the long edge of the towel. Roll up lengthwise and let sit on a rack until cool. Unroll and spread evenly with the Zabaglione Cream, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Loosely roll up, using the parchment paper to aid in rolling. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Zabaglione Cream

4 large egg yolks
2 Tbsp. Steviva Blend or equivalent
pinch of salt
1/2 cup Marsala
3/4 cup whipping cream
In a stainless steel bowl, whisk the egg yolk, Steviva Blend or equivalent and Marsala together. Fill another larger bowl 1/4 full with iced water. Set aside.

Place the egg mixture over a pot of simmering water, whisking constantly until the mixture triples in volume and falls in a ribbon from the whisk, 3-5 minutes. Immediately put the bowl over the bowl of iced water and whisk until cold.

Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold into the egg mixture and refrigerate until ready to use.

Total Carbohydrates: 50.34

Total Carbohydrates Minus Fiber: 39.34

Carbohydrates per Serving: 6.29 - Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber: 4.91