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October 21, 2007

Does Watching High Glycemic Carb Intake Really Work?

Carb conscious diets are diet programs that are designed to promote weight loss while at the same time attempting to restrict the consumption of high glycemic carbohydrates. The idea behind a low carb diet is that the consumption of high glycemic carbohydrates is linked to obesity and increased insulin levels. Some nutritionists share various opinions regarding the validity and safety of a low carb diet, while others rely on the seemingly strong evidence that lends truth to the claim that a low carb diet can actually promote weight loss.

A low carb diet is specifically geared toward eliminating or reducing the foods that contain sugar, grains and starches. Because each of these products are categorized as high glycemic carbohydrates, they are replaced with various other foods containing increased levels of fat and protein. Many dieters include vegetables as part of a healthy diet and even though they too are considered to be carbohydrates, vegetables are thought to be healthier than grains.

There are two sides to the low carb theory, however, with individuals who oppose and those who agree with the approach. Specifically, those opposed to the use of a low carb diet may recognize the risks and possible side effects, including headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and/or dehydration. Some believe that the replacement of cholesterol and foods high in saturated fat my increase the risk of developing heart disease. There are also some concerns that kidney problems may ensue as a result of the organs becoming overworked, but there are no scientific studies to support this theory as of yet.

Over the past 10 years studies have reviled the low carb and low glycemic diets are effective in affecting weight loss. And you can do this safely by adding fibrous food or supplements to your diet as well as copious amounts of water. Water helps wash out the fats and proteins that build up in your system. Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

Have a sensational week!


Thom King
President
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Steviva Brands, Inc.

YOUR MIND

Do The Next Thing
Max Steingart

Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business. The time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining. Try to do things before they need to be done.

Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. Position yourself ahead of time in the best place for you.

You'll gain the advantage in any situation through one medium: time When you think ahead of any approaching action you'll always have the advantage. You'll be the winner.

When you do what is necessary, all the odds are in your favor.

YOUR BODY

Correcting Weight loss Mistakes
7 great tips that will get you skinny

So you have tried everything to lose that spare 10, 20, 50? And... you just can't seem to lose it no matter how hard you try. Her are a few mistakes you might be making along with practical solutions that will get you on the fast track to weight loss.

1. Inhaling Your Food
If you were a rat, you'd chow down for about 15 minutes, feel full, and stop eating. But you aren't. You probably eat so fast that your stomach hardly has time to alert your brain to tell your mouth to quit chewing before your stomach explodes.

Solution: Try this drill during your next meal. On every bite, chew, swallow, put down your fork, and take a sip of water. See how long it takes you to eat. Now, during subsequent meals, take just as long to eat, only without the drill. Another meal-prolonging trick for men with regular dinner partners: Turn off the TV, put down the Daily Racing Form, and actually have a conversation.

2. Stop Starving Yourself
Slashing too many calories, particularly protein calories, pushes the body to conserve calories rather than burn them. It also forces your body to break down muscle tissue to fuel its vital operations. But that muscle is the key to your metabolism, or the speed at which you burn calories. More muscle means a faster metabolism and less body fat.

Solution: You do need to cut calories to lose weight. (Cut 500 today by eliminating one can of beer, 30 chips, and one Oreo from your diet.) But you need to make sure you're eating at least 1,600 to 1,800 calories each day to keep your metabolism from shutting down. And never cut protein during a diet. If you're a sedentary 200-pounder, you need about 75 grams of protein (about two chicken breasts) a day for muscle preservation. If you're lifting weights, aim for twice that much. Doing aerobics? Pick a number in between.

3. Not Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation decreases the odds of shedding blubber and keeping it off. Researchers found that healthy men who snoozed only 4 or 7 hours a night for 6 nights in a row had higher glucose and insulin levels in their blood. This is a terrible state of metabolism for a man who's trying to lose weight, because surplus insulin boosts body-fat storage.

Solution: Hit the sack for 8 hours each and every night. And try to hit it for the same 8 hours. That is, establish a regular bedtime and waking hour. Pick the time you have to wake up on most days, and make sure you're in bed at least 8 hours before. Company is optional.

4. Watch Your Refinement
Most processed foods contain little fiber, the calorie-free component of plant foods that fills you up, not out. In adition refined processed foods contain huge amounts of sugar.

Solution: Cast out the white devil. Get rid of white flour, white potatoes, white rice, and especially white sugar. Replace the with yams, brown rice, whole-grains, nuts, beans and stevia.You can replace all you sugar by using Steviva Brand Stevia Blend for cooking and baking and Steviva Brand Stevia Powder for hot and cold beverages.

5. You're Dry
Have another one, bud. Another tall, ice-cold...glass of water. When you're trying to lose weight, water is your workout partner. You need it to flush the waste products your body makes when it breaks down fat for energy, or when it processes protein. You need it to transport nutrients to your muscles. You need it to help digest food and keep your metabolism clicking along. And water keeps you from overheating during intense exercise on hot days.

Solution: Start the day by filling up a half-gallon jug with water (or any combination of smaller bottles that equals 64 ounces). Your goal is to drain the lot by the end of the day. Clear or light yellow pee is the universally recognized sign of good hydration.What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

6. You Can't Cook
So you took wood shop instead of home ec. Unless you find a way to make your bird feeder edible, you need to master weight-loss tools, too. A person whose only kitchen skill involves the speed dial to Domino's is condemned to a diet of grease, salt, white bread, and sugar.

Solution: Step into the kitchen. (That's the room with the oven, sink, and refrigerator.) Open your freezer. You should see frozen berries and vegetables, which are as good as fresh but last many times longer. Look in your cupboards. You should see some canned vegetables, hearty low-fat soups, dried fruit, and slow-cooking oats. These foods help you lose weight because they're filling but low in calories. Best of all, you don't need much more than a can opener and a stove to make them edible.

7. You Think Fitness Trumps Fatness
Exercise alone won't make you thin. A recent study of military personnel who increased their exercise during a 3-year period found that they gained weight despite their extra efforts. Why? Food, most likely. They simply ate more than they burned off.

Solution: The last thing you want to hear, especially from a female, is that size matters. But trust me on this: Controlling portion size is absolutely essential to weight loss. And the best way to control portion size is to limit how often you eat out.

This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.

YOUR SPIRIT

Finding The Creator In Yourself

"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you."

-- Shakti Gawain

We hold the power to create whatever we desire. Our ability to manifest the changes we desire depends on the depth and passion of our beliefs and on the focus of our attention.

With this understanding, we, as individuals and as society, can design a whole new future for ourselves. Our challenge is to break free of society’s world view, to truly empower our imaginations to create brand new realities. It brings a whole new meaning to ‘vision.’

What do you passionately desire for your own life? For the planet?

"By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired."

-- Nikos Kazantzakis

YOUR RECIPE

Low Glycemic Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons
Serves: 12
Carbs Per Serving: 5.21 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flake/shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 c. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
2 tbsp. whole grain flour
1/8 tsp. salt
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Directions:
Combine coconut, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder, whole grain flour, and salt in bowl. Stir in unbeaten egg whites and almond extract. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from sheets at once.

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 757
Calories Per Serving: 63.08 serving size 1 macaroons
Total Fat Per Serving: 4.40g
Saturated Fat: 2.550 g
Cholesterol Per Serving: 00.00mg
Sodium
Per Serving: 12.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates
Per Serving: 5.21g
Dietary Fiber: 0.14
Sugars: 3.25g
Protein: 1.75g

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