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Shaping and empowering every woman to be the healthiest sexiest her.

And no I am not talking about the ones of us who currently have pasty-white winter skin syndrome going on. If you are of the “white variety” you had better not be tanning this winter! Don’t even get me started.

White flour. White pasta. White sugar. Empty. Now I am not going to tell you that you can never eat any of these things. I do on occasion. I will state one more time. On occasion. I am using the word occasion in the same way I would say that I occasionally go see a movie at the theater which since I am the mom of a 2 1/2 year old you can imagine isn’t very often.

So why is white flour, pasta and sugar not something that should be included in our every day diet? Because it is empty! White flour has had every nutrient removed from it, any nutrition it may contain has been added back in. It doesn’t do anything for you except help you gain a few pounds over the year(s). White pasta is the same. There is no nutritional value which isn’t a good thing considering when you eat a pasta meal it is usually the base for whatever topping you are having i.e. the majority of the meal you are consuming is white pasta meaning half of what you are eating isn’t doing anything for your body. Add on a slice of garlic white toast and a couple of pieces of candy and you have a well rounded calorie packed nothing of a meal. Hopefully you did have some sort of veggie to go along with that.

Pasta isn’t “bad”, flour isn’t “bad” and even sugar isn’t “bad”.

If you are going to eat pasta. Choose a whole grain pasta of some kind. Personally I am not a fan of whole wheat pasta, I think it is gummy and have yet to have a good one. Choose spinach pasta, “plus” pasta or brown rice pasta. Brown rice pasta is my personal favorite followed closely by quinoa pasta. You can also purchase corn pasta.

Now I know that whole wheat flour tends to make baked goods heavy and some people honestly do not like the flavor so give white wheat flour a try, it is not refined of processed, it is from white wheat kernels and even though it is not as nutrient dense as it’s hard wheat cousin it is still a healthful choice.

Sugar. Moderation is key people. Let’s say it together. M-o-d-e-r-a-t-i-o-n.


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