Carbohydrates – A Quick Guide

First, allow me to give you a simple method of determining if what you are eating is a carbohydrate or not. Simply ask one question…

Did it have a mother?

If the answer is “yes” then it is probably a protein. If the answer is “no” then it is probably a carbohydrate. By this definition then meat, eggs, milk (for our argument we will say it “came from” a mother) are all proteins. Lettuce, apples, oranges, grains carrots, etc. all do NOT have a mother and therefore are considered a carbohydrate.

Agave Nectar – Is It a Good Alternative to Sugar?

Agave is a plant that grows in southern Mexico, South America and the southwestern states of the United States. The sap of the Agave contains a high concentration of carbohydrates which makes it a potential alternative sweetener to plain table sugar. Agave syrup or nectar can be up to three times as sweet as sugar and is touted as a low glycemic sweetener. But is it a suitable sweetener for those who want to lose weight?

Different Kinds of Eggs – Cracking the Egg-Code

Blythe wrote a wonderful article about eggs entitled, Eggs…are they REALLY the PERFECT Fat Loss Food and it inspired me to continue the discussion. In today’s blog, I just want to briefly help you distinguish between the different types of eggs on the market. It use to be that we had only one choice in the supermarket, now we must decide among a number of different types of eggs and their prices can vary greatly. So let’s talk about some of the more commonly found types of eggs…