This week the host of Fashion Flash is Shawna of Female Fat Loss after 40. And I am so delighted to announce Fab Over Fifty has joined Fashion Flash. If you’ve never visited this site, you’re in for a real treat. It is a large, beautiful site that offers daily advice in a wide range of subjects including health, beauty, diet, fitness finance, travel– all aimed at women who no longer have to do homework. She has the biggest crew of highly qualified experts on the web and if you have a question, this is the place to go.
This week I looked at The Dukan Diet Book, the current “diet du jour”. The book has been appearing on best sellers lists for more than a year. Created by Dr Pierre Dukan, a Parisian physician, the book … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES study looked at the diets of 32,000 Americans for ten years and then compared the diets to a wide range of health issues including heart disease, cancers and heart disease. When it looked at aging, I was thrilled to read that they looked at the links between diet and wrinkles. I’ve posted the impact of vitamin C, linoleic acid, andfat in an effort to come up with a true beauty diet. I found it especially interesting that as carb intake went up, so did the number of wrinkles. Its good to know, but what type of carbs?
The NHANES study did not differentiate between well-known bad actors like cookies, mac and cheese, pizza and “healthy carbs” like barley, whole wheart bread, rice or even fruits. I didn’t know … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES nutritional study reported that carbohydrate intake was linked to skin aging. As the daily carbohydrate levels rose so did the appearance of lines and wrinkles. But unlike the data on linoleic acid and vitamin C, there is no single accepted recommendation for daily carbohydrates. The standard diabetic diet has about 125 grams of carbs each day. The South Beach Diet ( phase 1) allows about 50 grams/day, while the heart healthy Pritikin or Ornish programs can have as many as 300 grams of daily carbs. Adding to the confusion, NHANES did not differentiate between so-called “good carbs, eg whole grains, fruits and vegetables and “bad carbs” including sugar, white flour, and potatoes Since all carbs eventually turn to sugar in the body, maybe it doesn’t matter, but I’m not satisfied with that answer.
Looking at it another way, experts give carb recommendations on the basis of percentage of daily calories. Jillian Michaels, the uber-trainer … Continue Reading… →