This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over 40 is the host of Fashion Flash. I have to admit that I am intimidated by descriptions of celebrity fitness programs. The intensity, the pit crew of specialists to assist them, the amount of time and energy is overwhelming– and way above my pay scale. What I love about Shawna’s blog and DVD’s is that not only are the exercise programs so doable, but she shares real time success stories. When a fifty something schoolteacher works diligently to lose weight for a wedding, now that is something that inspires me. I can relate to the people who have worked her method and if they can do it, then I can too.
Experts are split into two camps when it comes to potatoes. The pro-potato people like that it has some fiber, vitamin C and potassium. They point out that potatoes are salt and fat free and a 4 ounce serving has only 100 calories. Filling and bland, the pro-potato people maintain that their bad rep comes from the oil, butter, salt, cheese aand cream that are used prepare them. Its these other ingredients and cooking techniques that make potatoes such a bad actor. This means french fries, potato chips, mashed with cream and butter, au gratin with cheese and my personal favorite the “fully loaded” baked potato.
The anti-potato camp are concerned with potatoes’ high glycemic index. In a scale of 1-100, potatoes are about a 95. Just about the only food higher … Continue Reading… →