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Carb Lover’s Diet

Today is a busy day, got my sweet baby, packing and getting some last minute work done before I hop on a plane tomorrow.  I’m so excited for my trip.  Girlfriends, learning and sharings ideas and info for our business, working out, eating healthy and having fun!  Doesn’t get much better than that, oh, but wait, throw in the beach and it does!!!  It’s a rough life, but someone has to do it!!

I was sent this book to review and I have to say, the recipes are amazing.  Of course, I am a carb lover.  Hello, my name is Dana and I am a carb lover!  I have tried the low-carb and no-carb thing and it just doesn’t work for me.  After about 3 days, I start getting crabby and mouthy and looking for anything starchy to eat.  So, this book really intrigued me.

The Carb Lovers Diet is from the Editors of Health magazine.  Written by Ellen Kunes, Editor in Chief, and Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, Health Magazine.

The book talks about resistant starches and how it helps to suppress your appetite, boost your metabolism, improve your mood, reduce your stress level and make you thin for life. 

One of the things I really liked about the book was that the success stories were real people.  These people were not losing 100 lbs in a short period of time.  They are losing 10 – 20 lbs in 21 days.  That is what works.  The weight will stay off.  It’s a healthy way to lose weight. 

The Carb Lovers Diet contains a workout plan at the back of the book, the meal plan and the recipes and shopping tips.  It is do-able and it isn’t something that you do for a while and then go back to your regular way of eating.  It is a lifestyle change and we all know that if you “diet”, you probably will lose some weight, but it will come back as soon as you stop dieting. 

I really like the book and think that as soon as I finish the Turbo Fire plan, then I’ll be trying this out for the full 21 days.  It is my kind of eating!  (there is meat and dairy in some of the recipes). 

I think if you are a carb lover like me, then you will like the book also!

Discussion:  Have you tried some of the crazy diets out there?  What were your results?

Fit Club Monday – X Edition

Good Monday Morning!  I have a busy week ahead. I’ll be traveling this week to San Diego for a Beachbody Leadership training conference.  I haven’t been to San Diego before and I am really looking forward to it.  This is a girls only trip and I know that not only will I be learning so much, but it will be great fun to see my friends!


P90X is the leading Beachbody workout!  I have done the X 3 times and it is a great workout and I did get very good results.  I like the fact that you do a different workout every day, good for those that get bored easily.  P90X is a 90 day program.  It consists of weight workouts, cardio workouts, yoga, an ab workout and stretch.  You do a combination of these each day for 30 days and then the combination switches up. This creates muscle confusion and will help you to get the best results possible.
In order to get the best results you will need a couple of things.  Weights or bands, a pull-up bar and a yoga mat.  I also LOVE Tony Horton!  He makes the workouts fun! I got to meet him on a coupld of occasions.  He’s very nice!

I really like the Beachbody P90X pull-up bar.  It fits in your door frame and works perfectly.  I had the tension-spring kind and ended up in the emergency room when I did my first round of the workouts.  So, be sure to get a good, stable bar!

If you have wanted to try P90X, here is your chance (if you live in my area!!).  Tonight, we will have Fit Club at 7 PM and we will be doing Cardio X.  This is a great way to try out the cardio and yoga workouts.  I love this routine!!


Today’s Recipe comes from The carb Lovers Diet book (review this week!!) by Ellen Kunes editor in chief and Frances Largeman-Roth, RD Health Magazine


This easy snack gets you almost a third of your way to your resistant starch goal for the day.  It serves four, so make up a batch and store leftovers covered in the fridge.

Prep:  10 mins  Total Time – 10 mins  Makes:  4 servings

1 (15.5 oz) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 TBP ffresh lime juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 plum tomato, diced
2 scallions, finely diced
20 corn chips

1.  Combine beans, juice and salt in a bowl.  Mash with a potato masher until semismooth.
2.  Add tomato and scallions, stir to blend. Serve with chips.

Serving size:  1/4 cup salsa and 5 chips – Calories 170