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Saturday, July 23, 2011

SATURDAY'S SPECIAL...(this week)"Candace’s Four Keys to Successful weight managment"

KEY NUMBER ONE...(the first of four. Next Saturday's special, TIP #2)

1) Try to combine a complex carbohydrate with a lean protein source when you eat (stay full longer).

This will help to keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel; helping to ward of undo hunger cravings that may side line your goals. Protein takes longer time to digest than carbohydrates do however, don’t skimp on your consumption of good, nutrient dense carbohydrates, as they are your body’s favorite energy source.

EXAMPLE: Instead of a just grabbing an apple for a snack (the world won’t end of course when you do, apples are great for you), try to slow down the digestion of the fruit (carbohydrate/Fructose), by adding a piece of low fat, low calorie string cheese. Fruit and cheese has been a favorite snack for ages. In a reverse example, instead of just scrambled egg
whites w/some low fat cheese for breakfast that will inevitably leave you feeling low on energy, add a whole grain piece of toast for the carbohydrate energy boost you need to accompany all of that slow digesting protein. It’s the combination of the two that will fill you longer than just the carbohydrate alone and visa versa.

Remember, this is number one of four...stay tuned. Next Sat. Number two is on it's way.
Until Monday...
Blessings and rejuvenation,

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