Don't forget Sacramento-ish locals, a very amazing woman will be speaking here soon:
Marlene Marcello-McKenna “When Hope Never Dies”
Monday, April 6th 6:30 p.m. Healthy plant-based food tasting 7:00 p.m. Presentation $10 per person – Call 916-482-8123 for reservations 4120 S. Market Ct., Sacramento CA 95834
Once diagnosed with terminal cancer, Marlene has been cancer-free for 22 years. She follows a macrobiotic diet and in her early 60's, is an inspiration for anyone who's had a run-in with cancer.
One a side note, just wanted to share an interesting study just published in The Journal of Nutrition (March 2009): Increasing Total Fiber Intake Reduces Risk of Weight and Fat Gains in Women
In the study, 252 women were tracked for 20 months. Researchers found that the women who consumed the most fiber were the least likely to gain weight over the study period (almost 50% of the women gained weight and fat during the 20 months).
In fact, the statistical analysis showed for every 1 gram increase in dietary fiber consumed, weight decreased by .25 kg and body fat decreased by .25 percentage points. This was even true when the study accounted for physical activity and dietary fat intake.
So just in case you haven't read my little book, The UnDiet, which tells you all that - be encouraged that weight loss is much easier than you've been lead to believe. Just get 25-40 grams of fiber in your diet a day. And that's easy when you remember that fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, peas, lentils, avocados and popcorn are all high in fiber!