Too Good to be True? A Natural Sugar for Weight Loss

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Research is showing that a certain natural sugar has multiple health benefits, including lowering blood glucose and significant weight loss. Two servings of food sweetened with seven grams each of this delicious substance have an effect comparable to that of a new drug for weight loss or even bariatric surgery!

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New Sweetener Gets Rave Reviews And A Recipe For Almost Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bar Stack - NEW SWEETENER GETS RAVE REVIEWS AND A RECIPE FOR ALMOST MAGIC COOKIE BARS (carbwarscookbooks.com)

The food industry is all in on this one! Allulose is made by the British company, Tate and Lyle. It has been available in the UK since 2015, but because the FDA counted it as sugar on labels, American food manufacturers wouldn’t use it. When I started a low-carb diet there were very few options for sugar substitutes, but back then the USDA told us that fat was the enemy; sugar was fine and everyone, even those with diabetes, needed it. (At one point, they…

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AFTER BREAD

“Your health and likely your lifespan will be determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar you burn over a lifetime.”–Dr. Ron Rosedale When Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt (www.dietdoctor.com) asked his followers what one food they missed the most while following his low-carb/high-fat regimen, bread topped the list by a wide margin! Beer, often called “liquid bread,” came in third, pizza and pasta, which are just bread by other names, took fourth and fifth place and chips were number six. Sweets were the second hardest foods…

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KUMQUAT CAKE

Kumquats are usually hard to find and expensive, but I found some on sale at a local Asian market at a very good price. I like to use them in recipes that call for citrus zest because it is so much easier—you just pull out the pulp and use the whole, sweet skin as you would orange or lemon zest. (Most citrus fruits have a thin, outer layer of rind called the zest, a thick, inner layer of bitter, white pith, and sweet, juicy flesh.…

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CRISP WAFFLES AND LOW-CARB MAPLE SYRUP WITH VIDEO

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If you think hot, crisp waffles, topped with butter and thick, sweet maple syrup are off the table on a low-carb diet, I’ve got good news for you! LOW CARB MAPLE SYRUP This simple, no-cook faux maple syrup adds the final touch for my new waffles. The syrup becomes thicker and clearer after it stands; make it first so you will have it on hand when you get the urge to indulge.  Ingredients: 1/3 cup Natural Mate,* equal to 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum…

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MARINATED COLE SLAW AND A NEW VIDEO

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MARINATED COLE SLAW The original version of this recipe called for a whole cup of sugar! This reincarnation brings an old favorite back as a healthful, delicious, sweet salad for parties, cookouts, and family meals.   Ingredients: 1½ pounds green cabbage, about half a medium head, shredded 1 medium white onion, about 8 ounces, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup vinegar 3/4 cup light olive oil ½ cup Natural Mate, equal to 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder 1 teaspoon…

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DIY PROTEIN BARS AND A NEW SWEETENER

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND PROTEIN BARS These chewy, fudgy bars are made with the same sweetener used in Quest bars, which can now be purchased for home use.  The basic recipe has only two ingredients and can be made in minutes. Endless variations are possible depending on what flavors and add-ins you use. For my first version I used cocoa and chopped nuts. So easy; so good! Ingredients: 2 tbsp cocoa powder 6 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder (I used MRM brand) Tiny pinch of salt ¼…

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SUGAR IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Sugar Love was the subject of the August, 2013 issue of National Geographic. It is indeed sweet to finally see a major publication echoing the message some of us have been preaching for years! When I wrote Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat, in 2007, I was called a extremist (among other things). You can read the cover story online here, but I’d like to get a copy to frame and put on my wall! And several more to pass out to the people I care about,…

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PRODUCT REVIEW: NEW STEVIA AND MONK FRUIT SWEETENER

I promised to let you know when the new stevia/monk fruit version of EZ-Sweetz was available. So, for those of you who have been waiting for a more Paleo-friendly version, here it is! It hasn’t hit the retail stores yet, but it can be ordered from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/EZ-Sweetz-Stevia-Monk-Fruit-1-36oz/dp/B00AQ50DEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359567351&sr=8-1&keywords=EZ-Sweetz+stevia+and+monk+fruit . I received some advance samples about a week ago and I was pleasantly surprised that I actually like the taste of this new sweetener. The stevia-based sugar substitutes that I tried in the past always…

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A SWEET DEAL ON A NEW LOW-CARB SWEETENER

    Watch for the EZ-Sweetz infomercial due to air on The Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and some other channels tomorrow or Wednesday, Sept 18 or 19. (Update: they are now scheduled to start of Friday.) Low-carb celebrity chef, George Stella, stars in the ad (doing his best imitation of the guy in the ShamWow commercials!). EZ-Sweetz is offering a fantastic deal to introduce this new sweetener, which will soon be available in retail stores nation-wide. The booklet pictured above that I put together for them will be included as…

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