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Low Fat Digest Issue 26 - Tomato and Cucumber Salad
July 08, 2007

Low Fat Digest Issue 26- Low Fat Tomato and Cucumber Salad

The Low Fat Digest Friendly Healthy Eating Information

8th of July 2007

Issue #26

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Low Fat Tomato and Cucumber Salad
3. Are Restaurants Killing Us?

Dear


1. Ramblings

I decided to go for another low fat salad recipe this time, because it is not only low fat, but also rich in vitamins and minerals.

Exactly what you need for a healthy and balanced diet. You can have the salad as main dish for dinner or as a side dish, depending on how hungry you're feeling.

Enjoy!


2. Low Fat Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 diced tomatoes
  • 2 peeled cucumbers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1/2 cup (20g) chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup (10g) chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Add mint and parsley. Cut the cucumber, tomatoes, and green onions and add to the bowl.

Allow to sit for at least an hour before serving.

Nutritional Information
per serving

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg

Enjoy!

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3. Are Restaurants Killing Us?

by Mike Brescia

Hello my friend:

A couple of quick facts:

Fact 1 -- On average, people who consume fewer calories live a LOT longer.

Fact 2 -- Most US restaurants serve gigantic portions.

Conclusion -- The more often you dine out, the heavier you are likely to be, the sicker you are likely to be and the shorter your life is likely to be.

In 2002 study was done at Penn State University. The subjects were lean young men who exhibited a high level of calorie control. That means they all had long time habits of not eating much.

These men were given macaroni and cheese lunches on various days.

On average, when the portion of macaroni and cheese they were given was 16 ounces (a full pound), they ate 10 ounces.

But listen to this...

When the portions they were served ballooned to 25 ounces, on average they ate 15 ounces (almost a full pound of macaroni and cheese in a single sitting).

That's 50% more food.

That's 50% more calories.

That's HALF again the amount of food that they felt was satisfactory on numerous occasions when the amount of food in front of them was less.

So now you understand when I say the chances are excellent that the more often you eat in a restaurant, the greater the likelihood that...

...you will be fat, sick and dead too soon.

But wait a minute. If that were true in all cases, everyone who dined out regularly would be fat and sick, with one foot in the grave.

But they are not.

Yes, there are a shrinking minority that can go out to dinner without over eating.

Many people call this willpower.

I call it thinking right about food... eating to live not living to eat.

Nearly everyone gains weight as they get older, gets softer as they get older.

Some of it has to do with poor food choices. Some of it has to do with decreased physical activity. Some of it has to do with decreasing hormone levels as we age.

All of those standard reasons combined with eating MORE than your body needs, results in extra weight, more frequent sickness and 'higher mortality' (i.e. The faster you are dead).

So, since restaurants aren't going away anytime soon and since those restaurants are going to continue to shove mountains of food in front of you, it's up to us as individuals to reduce the amount we eat.

The government is not going to do it for us...

Food manufacturers are not going to do it for us...

Restaurants won't do it for us...

Our friends won't do it for us...

You can only do it for you.

That's right, there are more temptations, more junk food, more fast food restaurants on every corner and more commercials promoting it than ever before.

But there are still lots of healthy, fit, trim people who resist it.

How?

I thought you'd never ask!

The answer is the 22 mental patterns of healthy people are working in the people who are healthy, trim and fit.

Want to learn how they do it? Want to have their beliefs and attitudes about food? Want to have the self image of the healthiest people alive concerning health?

Then get Eating for Excellent Health Now. This program was created to give you control over what you eat by changing your attitudes about food, about your health and about yourself.

I love you all!

Mike Brescia

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