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Invitation for FREE Membership at DrCarney.com/club Web Site

Invitation for FREE Membership at DrCarney.com/club Web Site
The social media web site at https://www.Starch-Smart.com/ is being merged into a newly redesigned site at https://www.drcarney.com. You can now register there for an account at https://www.drcarney.com/club All of the content (at least as much as we can possibly move) from Starch-Smart.com will be moved to the new DrCarney.com beginning this week. We will be moving all of the blogs, discussions and health science research summaries there. We will also move all of the users there who have created content in the form of blogs and discussions. The rest of the users are being invited and requested to create a new account there at https://www.DrCarney.com/club We feel that this is actu...
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Eating Concentrated Calories? What a Waist!

Eating Concentrated Calories? What a Waist!
A study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds that American waistlines are still involved in a rapidly expanding movement, not caused by too much exercise, or not enough calories. What is the problem? General wisdom says that we are eating too much and not exercising enough. That analysis is not entirely accurate. While it is true that people gain weight when they eat more calories then they burn, this is not necessarily because there is too large a volume of food on their plates. Instead the calories may simply be too concentrated! Many people are actually not eating enough of a volume of food and yet are still gaining unwanted weight!  The trick to maintaining an optimal we...
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Wild Claims

Wild Claims
Do wild claims about foods made on marketing websites annoy you?  Here’s an example that disturbed me.  http://www.smoothiehealthyrecipes.com/healthy-smoothie-recipes/weight-loss-smoothie-recipes/almond-butter-smoothie-for-weight-loss/ It’s a smoothie “for weight loss”.  It's probably ultra yummy, but would it be effective?  Let’s look at the ingredients: One cup of coconut milk: 445 calories, 48 grams of fat, 43 grams of which is saturated fat ¼ cup almond butter:       384 calories, 35 grams of fat. One banana:                    &nb...
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Taming the cravings

Taming the cravings
I've had a love/hate relationship with my bathroom scales most of my adult life. Up & down, up & down... sigh... Looking back at the heavier me, I see me eating a healthy vegan diet, but with lot of high fat foods such as oil, chocolate, nuts & vegan cheese products. When I look at the leaner me (in memory & now!), I see my diet focused on low-fat whole plant foods: NO oil, NO avocado, NO nuts, NO vegan cheese products, NO coconut & NO chocolate. "Why so strict?" you may wonder. "Come on, you gotta have a little treat now and then!" And you’d be right. I do, but I am less and less thinking of those sorts of foods as "treats".At this stage of the game, I see them mo...
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Sean Carney
Thank you for the very well written blog. We are a nation of food addicts and don't have a clue. This weekend Dr. Carney is doin... Read More
Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:54
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