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it won't....it won't...*sucking it in*....fit!

Monday, Oct. 10, 2005
My breakfast/brunch (ie: what I have eaten or will eat throughout today prior to dinner) is as follows:



Borden Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Per 2 oz package)

Calories: 230

Fat: 19g grams

Sodium: 360 mg

Sugars: 0 grams

Protein 14 grams

Total Carbs: 1g



Sugar-Free Slurpee

Nutritional Information: (Per 12Oz/355mL serving)

Calories: 4 per 1 ounce serving (160 calories in a 40 oz. slurpee)

Fat: 0 grams

Sodium: 80 mg

Sugars: 0 grams

Sugar Alcohol: 2 grams

Protein 2 grams



One banana



One large banana, about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and only carries 140 calories.



That same large banana even has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. No wonder the banana was considered an important food to boost the health of malnourished children.



Those reducing sodium in their diets can't go wrong with a banana with its mere 2 mgs of sodium. For the carbohydrate counters there are 36 grams of carbs in a large banana.



Whoa 36 grams of carbs in one banana??? Yikes! Note to self : eat more apples/less bananna’s



One apple



A medium apple, approximately 5 ounces, has only 81 calories and a whopping 3.7 grams of fiber from pectin, a soluble fiber. A medium apple supplies 159 mg of potassium, 3.9 mcg of folic acid, 7.9 mg of vitamin C, 13 carbohydrates and 9.6 mg of calcium. Additionally, there are trace amounts of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Interesting side note: green apples act as a liver and gall bladder cleanser and may aid in softening gallstones. too late for me and my gall bladder….but might help you!”



Coffee & Tea



coffee, both regular and decaf. - 0.8 gm per 6 fl oz; 1.3 gm per 10 oz mug

tea, black and green varieties - zero carbs

diet fruit drink mixes, eg. Crystal Light - 0.2 gm per 8 fl.oz serving



What about sweeteners??



The following are bad:



Sucrose,

Fructose,

Glucose,

Dextrose,

Lactose,

Maltose,



"ose" sugars are pure carb, thus 1 gram of sugar = 1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories.



Splenda is again my old friend renewed!!!



Note that "sucralose" (Splenda) ends in ---ose, because it is made from sucrose sugar, but it is calorie and carb-free. Actually, you might want to think of it as ending in "lose" instead!!



Sucralose (Splenda) is spun from regular sucrose sugar in such away that the body doesn't recognise it, so it is not absorbed. Thus it contributes no calories or carbohydrates in its pure form. It remains stable in heat, so is ideal for cooking and baking. Splenda is available for home use as a bulk sweetener, which measures spoon for spoon exactly the same as sugar. It is also available in a more concentrated form in convenient packets. However, these Splenda products also contain maltodextrin, which gives it the necessary bulk. Thus, it does contribute a small amount of calories and carbohydrate. Either form of Splenda, whether it's the bulk form in the box, or the little packets, will yield 0.5 carb grams per amount equivalent to 1 tsp (5 ml) of sucrose sugar. Just remember that the powder in the little packets is much more concentrated, so a smaller volume is needed to give the desired sweetness.



Book I want to read: "Your Body Knows Best" by Ann Louise Gittleman



Recipe I want to try:



Tiramisu



Makes 10 servings



unsalted butter

4 oz. ground almonds

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

6 large eggs

1/2 cup Splenda

1 tsp. vanilla extract



Grease a 15-by 10-by 1-inch pan with butter. Line with parchment paper and grease with butter again. Preheat the oven to 350  F (175  C).



Combine the almonds, baking powder and salt. Separate the eggs. With an electric mixer, beat the yolks and Splenda with an electric mixer until thick and lemon coloured, 3-4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the almonds. With a clean bowl and beaters, beat the egg whites to firm peaks. Stir 1/4 into the almond mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the remaining whites until barely combined and then the remaining 1/2 until thoroughly combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top springs back when pressed lightly. Let cool.



5 eggs

5 Tbsp. Splenda

1 500 gr. Container mascarpone

1/2 cup strong coffee

3 Tbsp. rum

1/2 cup cocoa





Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks with the Splenda until thick and lemon coloured. Add the mascarpone and beat it into the yolk mixture on low speed, scraping down the bowl. Do not overbeat or the mixture will curdle.



With clean bowl and beaters, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Stir 1/4 into the mascarpone mixture. Fold in the remaining 3/4. Choose a large straight-sided dish, such as a soufflé dish to assemble the Tiramsu in.



Cut the almond cake into 16 fingers by cutting in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 8 fingers. Combine the rum and coffee in a shallow dish. Place the cocoa in a sieve over a bowl.



Sprinkle the bottom of the dish lightly with cocoa. Quickly dip a few of the fingers into the coffee mixture and line the bottom of the dish. Do not get them too wet or your tiramisu will be runny. Spread on 1/4 of the mascarpone mixture and dust the top with cocoa. Repeat the process 2-3 times so you have 3-4 layers. End with a sprinkling of cocoa. Cover and refrigerate overnight.



Total Carbohydrates: 91.81

Total Carbohydrates Minus Fiber: 65.62

Carbohydrates per Serving (10): 9.18

Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber (10): 6.56



WHY OH WHY am I posting nutritional shit? Because on Saturday I tried on my wedding dress and it didn’t fit!!! It fit a year ago….when I bought it. It fit like a glove. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..cry with me!!!
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