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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS

Escarole Mandarin Orange Salad

ESCAROLE MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD Transforming bottled dressings, by adding low fat or no fat ingredients to extend the yield, while lowering the fat content, into a beautiful new creation without losing its familiarity! Then we drizzle it over an equally beautiful salad ingredient combination! Make as much dressing and as many salads as you want

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS Whole canned beets, fresh orange and ruby red grapefruit combined with green pepper and sweet onion with a salted Balsamic and cinnamon dressing. Fat-Free! Sugar-Free! Makes 10 cups

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CHARTS HOW I'M DOING WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

CARAWAY SEEDS – why not?

Caraway seeds have been on my mind lately. Not knowing why I decided to Google them. It turns out that they are apparently just what the doctor in my mind ordered. I’ve been ill since June when I was hospitalized with pneumonia and sepsis, with a fever that although would go down when administered fever-reducing […]

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Heart Attacks, Strokes, Body Fat CHILI PEPPERS

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke Elise Solé December 17, 2019, 3:25 PM EST Chili peppers have significant cardiovascular benefits. (Photo: Getty Images) Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from heart attack and cerebrovascular […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE Those cranberry skins can get in the way of enjoying the cranberries. So what do we do? Make a pudding-like sauce that smooths the edges making the entire cranberry experience one to savor. Cilantro – in ground seed form and fresh leaves – now becomes something to talk about. You could […]

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PLANT MEATS

GARDEIN PAN-FRY CHICK’N NUGGETS

F-FC ClipBoard: Warning. You may want to use 2 packages, as the temptation to keep nibbling after these nuggets are cooked is strong. Very strong. Partially thaw a 10 oz. bag of gardein meatless chick’n strips. Lay them out onto a board and separate them. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 pieces. In large skillet, […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES SAUCES & MARINADES VEGGIES

Calypso Peas

CALYPSO PEAS A beautiful expression of fat-free – velvety, light, impressive simplicity, gently coating the peas as you lift them from the sauce. Or hey, why not take some sauce along? Two spoons for service – one slotted, one not! This calypso is a slow dance – enjoy the moves! Serves 6

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES PARSLEY DIET SOUP BASE SAUCES & MARINADES

AFC Brown Mushroom Gravy

AFC BROWN MUSHROOM GRAVY We’re making a brown mushroom gravy using the Parsley Diet Soup as a base. With the addition of a few ingredients a savory gravy is achieved, while still keeping down the fat content. Traditionally gravy was made from the fat drippings with a little water and thickener added. Today we don’t […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES VEGGIES

Pan-Fry Caraway Cabbage

PAN-FRY CARAWAY CABBAGE Super simple pan-fried cabbage, requiring only a little oil, caraway seed and salt and pepper. How easy is that? The surprise is the flavor achieved, when simply caramelizing green cabbage without a lot of extraneous ingredients that distract from its natural flavor essence! Serves 4

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES VEGGIES

Carotene Instant Mashed Potatoes

CAROTENE INSTANT MASHED POTATOES They look like super fluffy sweet potatoes, but when you don’t have the time, and you want a nutrient boost, add carrot juice in place of the milk the recipe calls for on the package. Instant never tasted so good! You just may make this a habit! Use wherever you use […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES AFC GREEN DIET PARSLEY DIET SOUP BASE SOUPS TOMATOES

Parsley Escarole Soup

PARSLEY ESCAROLE DIET SOUP It’s the freshest tasting cooked soup on the planet! Loads of parsley and cilantro with escarole. Carrots and onion and a bunch of stewed tomatoes, cooked with spices for only 30 minutes, then pureed in the blender till the solids become mealy, in other words they don’t disappear. Sounds like a […]

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FROM THE NET

Acid Reflux and Exercise: What Works?

Can Exercise Help My Acid Reflux? Exercise and acid reflux Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. When this happens, you may taste sour liquid in the back of your mouth. This backwash can irritate the lining of your esophagus and cause heartburn. If you experience acid reflux infrequently, […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS TURMERIC

BANANA GINGER BEER DRESSING fat-free

BANANA GINGER BEER DRESSING A fat-free creamy dressing using banana, ginger beer, turmeric and nutmeg. No added sugar beyond what’s in the ginger beer! Makes 5 cups

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AFC ICE-CREAM DIET BREAKFAST DESSERTS

AFC ICE-CREAM DIET

GOOD MORNING CLEVELAND. WELCOME TO TODAY. TIME FOR BREAKFAST. A couple of days ago I read a headline to an article about losing weight by eating ice-cream for breakfast. I didn’t read the article. Yesterday, Steve brings home with a bunch of other groceries vegan ice-cream, coconut whip and Hershey’s Syrup. Wow I thought, just […]

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AFC BANANA DIET

Oh, About Those Bananas

Well, I ate the bananas as I said I would. It started out 2-3 a day, but became cumbersome, so I tapered to 1-2 a day and stayed there. Even making shakes became cumbersome. After about 9 days I lost 7 pounds and stayed there. Of course I didn’t diet in any other way, except […]

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AFC BANANA DIET BEVERAGES MATCHA Green Tea Powder

MATCHA BANANA SHAKE

I’m adding a few more ingredients to this banana shake today. Ingredients include: banana fresh squeezed orange juice SILK 3 G PROTEIN MILK carrot juice (I used Bolthouse Farms) cinnamon GREEN MATCHA TEA Use amounts as you like. With the cinnamon and Matcha Tea, I used 1 teaspoon of each. Blend till creamy for a […]

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AFC BANANA DIET BEVERAGES SHAKES

BANANA CARROT SHAKE

While most people make smoothies, that is they add ice to the blender ingredients, that’s usually too cold for me, so I use mostly cold ingredients and make a shake instead. Eating 2-3 bananas a day on the BANANA DIET gets cumbersome, so I variate by putting them in a shake now and then. Ingredients […]

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FROM THE NET

DIY Almond Milk Is the Way to Go

Chef Sharon: Haven’t tried it, but I will. Why Aren’t You Turning Almonds into Milk? It’s an established fact that almond milk is one of the great plant-based milk innovations. So believe us when we say you need this. In addition to being dairy-free, lactose-free, and vegan, almond milk is super high in vitamin E. […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS CONDIMENTS SALADS & DRESSINGS SANDWICHES & SPREADS SNACKS TOFU

Butter Bean Hummus

BUTTER BEAN HUMMUS Butter Bean and tofu are the base which increase the protein content in this nutritious snack food dip/spread aka mayo substitute. Roasted red peppers, tarragon, garlic, vegan yeast and extra virgin olive oil (not much) enhances flavor and texture worthy of a celebratory event. Makes 6 cups

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FROM THE NET

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet AP NEWS NEW DELHI (AP) — Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline’s spokesman, said Wednesday that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international […]

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AFC BANANA DIET

HOW TO EAT BANANA PEELS

Honestly, I never even thought about eating a banana peel. Nobody I ever saw eating a banana also consumed the peel. Here are a few ways you can. Yes, it is interesting!  

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

Breathing Exercises | American Lung Association

Breathing Exercises Out with the old, stale air and in with new fresh air. That’s the theme of the two most useful breathing exercises—pursed lip breathing and belly breathing—taught by pulmonary rehabilitation specialists to individuals with chronic lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.  Like aerobic exercise improves your heart function and strengthens your muscles, breathing […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SALADS & DRESSINGS SANDWICHES & SPREADS TOFU

Tofu Pup Sandwich Filling Or Salad

TOFU PUP SANDWICH FILLING OR SALAD Tofu Pups and green cabbage processed to a small dice, then mixed with Butter Bean Hummus! Serve in hot dog bun as a sandwich, or scoop onto a lettuce leave absent the bread! High protein, reduced fat. Nice! Makes 4-1/2 cups

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VIDEO

NUTS WILL BREAK YOUR HEART

THE NUT CONTROVERSY Are nuts good or bad for your arteries? Some say yes, some say no. VegSource.

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Cheese And Hormones

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Can Vegans Get Enough Protein?

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Supplements You Need

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WHAT FOODS ARE ADDICTING?

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TIPS & TOOLS

OVERFILLING YOUR TANK

Putting too much of anything into your digestive system puts your body into alert mode followed by rejection = the reason why so many fat people are malnourished.

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS TOMATOES WEIGHT REDUCTION CABBAGE SOUPS

AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

AFC Purple Cabbage Weight Reduction Soup (WRS) Another fabulous cabbage soup, hitting all the right notes. Weight reduction or not, I love cabbage soup – ala Sharon! Makes a lot

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES MAIN DISH TOMATOES VEGGIES XANTHAN GUM

Fresh Corn And Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN AND VEGGIE POT No added fat is fat-free to me. Okay, so soy beans have some fat, but it’s negligible. Considering there’s no fat in this dish, it surprised me how filling it was. Tasty too! Makes 19  cups

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AFC GREEN DIET AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES MAIN DISH TOMATOES VEGGIES

Spinach Potato Skillet

SPINACH POTATO SKILLET Easy to make, low fat skillet supper with lots of spinach, peas, celery with pan-fried potato slices, grape tomatoes in a simple garlic mustard glaze!

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AFC BANANA DIET AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing Easy, fresh, velvety smooth. Perfect dress for fresh fruit! Top with smoky brown sugar walnut crumbles takes the party to the roof top. A fresh spinach bed teams up well with the crumbles extending texture contrasts without cluttering it! Makes 2-1/4 cups dressing

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AFC GREEN DIET GOOD PLAIN STUFF VEGGIES WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

Veggie Steam Pot

VEGGIE STEAM POT Fresh steamed baby carrots, green cabbage, green beans, broccoli buds, asparagus. This is a snack for me throughout the day – a few days. No seasoning, no oil, just plain veggies. It satisfies my hunger, it’s not addicting and I feel like I’m doing something healthy for myself. It’s not a fat-packer […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES PLANT MEATS TOFU

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

EASY PAN-FRIED TOFU Seasoned with basil, garlic, salt and pepper, fried in grape seed oil. That’s it. Fries up quickly in just a little oil. Tastes and textures like the whites of a fried egg. Put it on bread or bun with ketchup and watch a fried egg sandwich emerge just like that with little […]

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AFC BANANA DIET – I’m going to eat like a monkey and see where it takes me

Although for the past several months I focused a lot on eating healthy and not necessarily dieting, I’m now ready to get more serious in the weight reduction category. Just as always I’m back up to 162 pounds with a height of five feet eight inches from my 148 pounds on 31 December 2018. I […]

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AFC BANANA DIET WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

CRAZY ABOUT BANANAS

By Jessie Szalay, Live Science Contributor | October 25, 2017 09:33pm ET Bananas are one of the world’s most appealing fruits. Global banana exports reached about 18 million tons in 2015, according to the United Nations. About half of them went to the United States and the European market. In the United States, each person eats 11.4 lbs. […]

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6 Good Reasons to Eat a Banana Today

What goodness is in a banana? Other than being rich in vitamin B6, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese. W​hat do these mean for your health? The Dietetics Department at Tiong Bahru Community Health Centre explains.​ ​ BANANAS are not only rich in vitamins and fibre, but are also […]

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

How The Valsalva Maneuver Works

By Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated July 03, 2019 Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician The Valsalva maneuver is a technique which anybody can learn, that has several practical uses in medicine and in everyday life. The Valsalva maneuver is useful for transiently increasing the tone of the vagus nerve, and also for transiently increasing the pressure in the […]

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

9 Powerful Health Benefits of Cumin – weight loss

SUMMARY: You can get many of cumin’s benefits just by using small amounts as seasoning. Other benefits may only be available at supplemental doses. 6. May Promote Weight Loss and Fat Reduction Concentrated cumin supplements have helped promote weight loss in a few clinical studies.One study of 88 overweight women found that yogurt containing 3 […]