Saturday December 13, 2003


If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you.

(Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle)

In the spirit of Participation Positives, I am starting my own "meme", which I'm calling Treasures. Throughout the week, I will try to make note of little treasures in my life — positive things that strike my fancy, things that make me feel happy or thankful or interested — things that are worth remembering, even in just a few words. Then at the end of the week, I'll post my list. Feel free to do likewise. ...
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Treasures ( in category Treasures ) - posted at Sat, 13 Dec, 22:42 Pacific

Fat-free (or Carb-free) Still Isn't "Free"

I recall an article I read a few years ago. The author recounted his discovery of some non-fat cookies at the local "Quik Stop Gas & Shop" when he stopped in for a fill-up on his way home from work. The cookies were delicious (and fat-free!) so he began to make a habit of stopping to buy a bag of cookies on his way home every day. It was only after he gained 5-10 ponds that he read the label. While the cookies were fat free they weren't sugar free (and they certainly weren't calorie free!).

I've personally seen "fat free" brownies with a half-inch of chocolate fudge icing slathered on top! They had more icing than the "regular" (with fat) version! They're certainly yummy but they are not a "low calorie food".

Despite some recent surprising study results, a calorie still counts for something. Replacing fat with sugar (or carbohydrates with fats and proteins) may not produce the weight-loss results you're hoping for. ...
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Fat-free (or Carb-free) Still Isn't "Free" ( in category Special Interests ) - posted at Sat, 13 Dec, 13:03 Pacific