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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 7:36PM #11
Yavanna
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Calorie counting is an ineffective tool for losing weight at best. I'm not worried about it.

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In places deep, where dark things sleep,
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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 7:37PM #12
Girlchristian
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Mar 31, 2011 -- 7:15PM, DotNotInOz wrote:


Oh, pooh to you, WG!


Someone always has to show up and point out the downside to yummy stuff.


:::::: gleefully admits that when she uses maple syrup, she slathers her pancakes or waffles with Earth Balance vegan soft margarine and at least a quarter-cupful of organic maple syrup :::::


Still healthier done only occasionally than smoking daily, so :-PPPPPPP to you!




There is always a balance. Avocado is high in fat and if one is only concerned about the "amount" of fat consumed, one would avoid it, but the benefits outweigh the fat. Same with calories, if the benefits of maple syrup outweigh the calories then there is no reason to avoid the item. Like most dietary things, moderation is key.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 7:37PM #13
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Mar 31, 2011 -- 7:36PM, Yavanna wrote:


Calorie counting is an ineffective tool for losing weight at best. I'm not worried about it.





I agree.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 7:58PM #14
writingal1
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Dot--sorry b ut I am heavily involved in athletic training and endeavors and I really do have to pay attention to what I use to feed my athlete's machine.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 8:46PM #15
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Mar 31, 2011 -- 5:35PM, solfeggio wrote:

A University of Rhode Island researcher has found that pure maple syrup from Quebec contains 54 beneficial compounds, several of which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  The researcher has found that the anti-oxidant compounds inhibit enzymes relative to type 2 diabetes management:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/11...

And, it seems that maple syrup is the only natural sweetener that has this anti-oxidant cocktail of beneficial compounds.  It's also interesting to note that maple syrup is the single largest consumed food product entirely obtained from the sap of trees.

But, the point here is that, if you like to use syrup on your pancakes or waffles, it would be better to use maple syrup rather than products with high fructose corn syrup.  Because excess fructose can be dangerous:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/10...



 


Always use maple syrup on my pancakes. I'd prefer to use the organic variety but I've never seen it on sale here. Likewise maple sugar.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 8:49PM #16
Ebon
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Mar 31, 2011 -- 7:36PM, Yavanna wrote:

Calorie counting is an ineffective tool for losing weight at best. I'm not worried about it.



When you use that alone, yes. In combination with heavy excercise, it can work well (although you wouldn't believe some of the disgusting stuff I've eaten to try and make weight before) but one of the more effective tricks is not altering how many calories you eat but what kind of food you eat.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 8:55PM #17
writingal1
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Ebon--Amen!


For me it is similar to deciding which fuel works best for your car's engine and overall performance.


 

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 9:25PM #18
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Sounds good to me.

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4 years ago  ::  Mar 31, 2011 - 9:47PM #19
jane2
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Love maple syrup, but I grew up in upstate New York and right next to Vermont. Never had any other kind of syrup until I was 30. Loved the little maple sugar pressed candies, too.


I've been aware of nutrition all my life but on and on discussions about it are off my radar. Best reason to use a bit of maple syrup is because it tastes so good. Ate a tablespoon of butter on my baked potato last night too : do so once or twice a month. I have no cholesteral problems at 71 and never eat margerine.


 

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4 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2011 - 12:26AM #20
Yavanna
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Mar 31, 2011 -- 8:49PM, Ebon wrote:


Mar 31, 2011 -- 7:36PM, Yavanna wrote:

Calorie counting is an ineffective tool for losing weight at best. I'm not worried about it.



When you use that alone, yes. In combination with heavy excercise, it can work well (although you wouldn't believe some of the disgusting stuff I've eaten to try and make weight before) but one of the more effective tricks is not altering how many calories you eat but what kind of food you eat.





I couldn't agree more. Thank you for the addendum. =)

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gloaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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