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Jonny Bowden, MA, CNS
Kantha Shelke, Ph.D.
Joy Pape, RN BSN CDE
Jonny Bowden, MA, CNS
Fred Pescatore, M.D., MPH
Richard Feinman, Ph. D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Michael R. Eades, M.D.
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Steven R. Gundry, M.D.
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Center for Balanced Health
CSO, DynaPure Nutrition
Pres. Low Carb Connoisseur
Gil Wilshire, M.D., FACOG
with waking up and loving my mother's face."
— George Eliot
When you're a mother, you are never really alone
in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice — once for herself, and once for her child.
All of us at Low Carb Luxury
wish all you hard working mothers out there a joyous Mother's Day.
- Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
- Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
- Real Mothers often have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids.
- Real Mothers know that dried playdough doesn't come out of carpet.
- Real Mothers sometimes ask "why me?" and get their answer when a little voice says, "because I love you best."
- Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mother.
Cover photo, "Mother's Favorite," Copyright © 2005 Neil Beaty for Low Carb Luxury
Those of you who are long time low-carbers, or who are regular visitors to Low Carb Luxury, undoubtedly know
Jonny Bowden. He's the popular Weight Loss Coach from i-Village and e-Diets. And Jonny is the author of the
best selling "Living The Low Carb Life: Choosing the Diet That's Right for You from Atkins to Zone."
Jonny sits on our Expert Panel, and is a regular contributor to our Low Carb Luxury Magazine.
Jonny's new site launches this week, dubbed Jonny Bowden
Solutions. Where does the name come from?
Jonny's website is based on his successful holistic weight loss approach, and is a site that seeks to be far
more than a simple nutrition-advice website. Jonny believes that when someone reaches out, they deserve answers
and a total approach. The site's slogan, "Get Healthy. Achieve More." is the guiding principle for the direction
of the site, and all the complementary ventures that stem from it.
This is truly a must-see website, with articles, weight loss tools, counseling options, and Jonny's own blog...
So don't waste another moment. Visit the
Our product review team features a "Product Of The
Month" in each issue of our
magazine. These products are a group consensus of those we find to be the most
innovative, healthy, tasty, and/or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.
When many of us started low carb, we felt we had to curb things like fruit... certainly the canned stuff. Even though
for some of us, it was our favorite kind. Canned fruits are usually either packed in Heavy Syrup (HFCS, sugar, etc),
Light Syrup (a little less of the same), "In its own juice" (concentrated fruit juices to sweeten the fruit and hike up
the carbs), or Water (ugh...)
And then the good folks at Del Monte got an idea. Why not pack the fruit with a Splenda
sweetened syrup? And thus was born Carb Clever Fruits from Del Monte.
They come in 5 varieties:
Sliced Peaches (6 net carbs per serving)
Sliced Pears (9 net carbs per serving)
Fruit Cocktail (10 net carbs per serving)
Pear Chunks (9 net carbs per serving)
Peach Chunks (6 net carbs per serving)
But the first question's going to be, "Does it taste good?"
"Can I tell the difference?"
I think you'll be pleased
with the results... In fact, many non-lowcarbers we had tasting these didn't know the difference at all. Bottom line,
Carb Clever fruit cocktail tastes like Del Monte's regular fruit cocktail.
Not for induction, these fruits will fit into most any other part of your weight loss plan. And besides simply chilling
them and enjoying them as-is, you might think about the ways you used canned fruits in your pre-lowcarb life. I'm working
on a great version of "dump cake" and will post the recipe when it's complete.
Try using the peaches to bake over chicken.
Or try the sliced pears in your salads with a sprinkling of walnuts. Use them to make your homemade ice creams with (think peach chunks
in a vanilla base!) The possibilities are endless.
The 14.5 oz fruit cocktail, pear slices, and peach slices each contain 3 1/2 servings, and the diced fruits in 8.25 oz cans offer
up 2 servings. Each contains fruit, water, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), ace-k, and sucralose. That means that these fruits come
in at 50 to 70% less carbs than fruits in heavy syrup. And they don't contain preservatives. So you can feel good about them
as a healthy alternative.
Good job, Del Monte! A big thumbs up from us!
Del Monte Carb Clever Fruits are available nationwide in your local grocery. If you can't locate them, give Del Monte
a call at 1-800-543-3090.
Neil's Photo of The Month:
Click the image below to download a 1024 x 768 image to use as wallpaper!
Copyright © May 2005 Low Carb Luxury. Photography
Copyright © 2005 Neil Beaty.