Liz -tapestrytopimageright

Knowledge Is Power!

The other day, a colleague offered me a Kraft caramel. There was no nutritional label on the clear plastic wrapper and so I thought, how many calories can a by inch square possibly be? I ate 5. Not one to delude myself (for too long anyway!), I went online and looked up the nutritional information: one caramel was 40 calories. Multiply that by 5 and that's 200 calories! I was stunned. That's a lot, especially if a weight loss daily food plan is only 1500 calories. It reaffirmed that I must be alert to what I am putting in my mouth!  Some other nutritional bombs:

One Dunkin Donut munchkin -                   70 calories (the whole donut is 300+ calories)  

A plain croissant -                                        300 calories

A Starbucks Grande Frappucino -                300 calories

A bucket of movie popcorn -                      1000 calories - without extra butter

The keys to weight loss are knowledge and awareness. The Lord has enabled us to obtain and utilize knowledge to care for ourselves and do His will. Be a good steward over your health by reading nutritional labels whenever possible.  Do your homework if there is no label and make wise positive choices. Honor God by honoring your temple.

Stay Blessed!

Scriptures For Optimal Physical and Spiritual Health 

Psalm 119:65-67 (New Living Translation) 

 You have done many good things for me, Lord,
      just as you promised.
 I believe in your commands;
      now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
 Food Spotlight 
 FO I am always on the go: I'm either in a meeting, in the field, on the train or in class. Sometimes it is not possible for me to sit down and have a well - rounded meal. To help me resist the temptation to tear into a bag of potato chips or a chocolate bar from the vending machine, I always carry a stash of portable foods. One of my favorite snacks is granola bars.  
I love the Fiber One Granola Bars - oats & chocolate and chocolate mocha - and Kashi Chewy Granola Bars. Each is only 140 calories - snacks should be 200 calories or less - and have a lot of fiber, which helps hold me over until I can sit down to my next meal. They also don't get banged up in my briefcase!
If you are challenged with finding healthy snacks to tide you over between meals, try these!


Stay tuned next time for some more portable, healthy snacks!
Kashi granola bar
 If this newsletter was helpful, let me know and please share it!

Learn More About


 A Christ-Centered, Bible-based Approach

to Permanent Weight Loss at:


 Have a nutrition question? Send me a message through Facebook!