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Is too much Caffeine wrecking your diet ? Check out this post from guest blogger Ms. Maxine
Who's really in shape? We have to admit that between wanting to love our bodies the way they are, bulges and all, there is a little twinge of envy when we see celebrities with their perfect figures.
I'm not saying that we should strive for stick thin physiques and the six pack abs we see on TV, which were either achieved via religious dieting regimens or plastic surgery. In all honesty, exercise is more than taking interest in more than just aesthetic appeal; buckling down and getting in shape is actually good for our bodies and our minds.
Taking our fitness to a whole new level can take a certain amount of discipline, meaning breaking bad habits (I'm talking to all you smokers out there, each stick you puff lessens four minutes of your life) and vices, and for most people, a hidden vice that may be hindering your best shape is caffeine.
A few facts about caffeine:
The supposed weight loss effects of caffeine have been chronicled in an article by the Mayo Clinic wherein it is explained why people assume that caffeine might help them lose weight:
While there are many attractive benefits to taking in caffeine, like alertness, loss of drowsiness, there are clear downsides to ingesting:
As with any chemical or drug, caffeine has its tentative upsides and its clear downsides. Taking care not to have too much and not to rely on caffeine will help you get in better shape and increase your energy levels. This hidden vice of national (if not global) caffeine dependency may actually be the barrier to a fitter, better world.
Maxine is a mother and wife who is dedicated to going green. The more she has learned, the more important she has seen it is for her family's health and well-being as well as that of the earth. When not with her family, she works for Treetopia, a seller of artificial Christmas trees.
Yield: 16 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Each serving provides: Calories: 147, Total fat: 3 g, Saturated fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 98 mg, Total fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Potassium: 293 mg
For the Crust
For the Filling
1. Preheat oven to 350° (Fahrenheit).
To prepare crust:
2. Combine flour and sugar in bowl.
3. Add milk and oil to flour mixture.
4. Stir with fork until well mixed. Then form pastry into smooth ball with your hands.
5. Roll ball between two, 12-inch squares of waxed paper, using short, brisk strokes, until pastry reaches edge of paper.
6. Peel off top paper and invert crust into 9-inch pie plate.
To prepare filling:
7. Combine sugars, salt, nutmeg, and eggs.
8. Add milk and vanilla. Stir.
9. Add sweet potatoes and mix well.
Putting it together:
10. Pour mixture into pie shell.
11. Bake for 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Cool and cut into 16 slices.