Its Fashion Flash Monday!

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 Link Between Carbs and Wrinkles

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…

Carbs and Wrinkles– Who Knew?

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…