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General Discussion / Crickets?
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:19:53 AM »
Are those crickets I'm hearing around here? :-\

It's been unusually quiet the last few days.

I know that some of you out there are having challenges, maybe even slipped.
In any case, PLEASE don't disconnect from us and/or give up!

We do want to help each of you get healthy and reach your weight goals.
But we can't do that, if we can't hear you.


Dinner Recipes / Easy Peasy Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken!
« on: July 29, 2013, 01:13:59 PM »
Here's an easy and tasty way to make juicy chicken without firing up the oven or BBQ...

NOTE: I modified the original post as the steps were out of order... Ah, senior moments! :D

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 - 6 hours

Carbs 0  ;D

1. Wad up balls of aluminum foil on the bottom of the crock pot (enough to hold bird off the bottom).

2. Wash your chicken. Then pat dry with paper towels.

3. Spray a little cooking spray like Pam on the bird.
It helps hold seasonings and aids in browning.

4. Sprinkle on BBQ seasoning (without added sugar).
Any SF seasoning or rub that you prefer, will work too.

5. Place chicken on wadded foil.

6. Bake about 4 hours on high, or 6 on low for a 3-5 lb bird until the bird is done.
If a leg will pull off easily, it's done!

7. Enjoy! ;)


General Discussion / Break Your Sugar Addiction!
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:54:16 PM »
Hi, Gang! :)

Check this out!

What's discussed sounds VERY familiar, doesn't it? ;)


Hi, Gang! :)

This is a nice change of pace from the standard "red" BBQ sauces.

I tried this recipe with barbecued chicken yesterday, and it was wonderful!!! ;D ;D ;D
It has a nice "kick" without knocking you out of your seat. ;)

Be sure to try it with some of your upcoming Summer BBQs.


Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Makes 3 cups (14 net carbs)


1 Cup   Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 Cup   Mayonnaise
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1 TBSP Water
1 TBSP ground Black Pepper
1 TBSP chopped Parsley
1 TBSP chopped Thyme
2 TSP   minced Garlic
2 TSP   Frank's Hot Pepper Sauce
Salt to taste


1.  In a bowl, whisk together Ranch Dressing, Mayonnaise, Lemon Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, & Water.

2.  Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until well blended.
     Thin with a little more water, if desired.

3.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
     Stir before using first time.

Sauce will keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Frozen will last several months.

General Discussion / HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
« on: July 04, 2013, 03:51:06 PM »
Happy 4th to everyone in our FTS family (and forum visitors, too)! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Making ground sirloin cheeseburgers on the barby with lettuce wraps!... YUM!!! ;)


Hi, Gang! :)

Here's an interesting article about the benefits of chia seeds,
why overweight people are often malnourished,
and the role of refined carbohydrates in that malnourishment;

I have used chia seeds on occasion in recipes.
But now, I'm going to enjoy them every day! :) :) :)


Hi, Gang! :) :) :)

Everyday, research doctors are getting closer and closer to the causes of most diseases that plague us today.
And these "causes" are found in what we eat!

Last year, we learned from heart surgeon Dr. Lundell, that digestible carbs cause arterial inflammation.
Which, in turn, is responsible for heart disease.

It seems that Omega-6 oils may also cause inflammation!!! :o

Here's a 12 minute video from regarding Omega-6 oils and inflammation.
The good news is that if we balance them with Omega-3 oils, we can cancel their ill effects.


Dinner Recipes / Shrimp Scampi
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
Hi Gang! :)

Here's a great Shrimp Scampi recipe that I modified from its original to be low carb and really good!
The entire recipe has 3 net grams carbs! ;D


1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup white wine
1/8 cup light olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons minced garlic (3g)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/8 tsp Guar Gum (or favorite thickener)
grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish


1) Heat wine, olive oil, butter, and garlic in a large skillet on medium heat until it just starts to boil.

2) Add guar gum and stir gently until completely dissolved and sauces just starts to thicken after a few minutes.
By now the alcohol in the wine has evaporated with the carbs in it.

3) Add paprika and parsley flakes, stir in and immediately add shrimp.

4) Cook for about 4 or 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Don't overcook!

5) Spoon shrimp onto plate with some of the cooking sauce and top liberally with Parmesan cheese.

Serve over tofu or konjac root shiratake noodles, if desired.

Enjoy!  ;D ;D ;D


General Discussion / Forget Cholesterol! Inflammation's the Real Enemy!
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:08:40 PM »
Hi, Gang! :)

Here's more evidence that avoiding carbs (which cause arterial inflammation) is a good way to go!

It reinforces what a heart surgeon said on the subject:


General Discussion / Happy New Year!!!
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:19:58 PM »
Happy New Year to everyone in our FTS family and our forum visitors!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


General Discussion / Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery
« on: December 13, 2012, 06:31:37 PM »
Hi Gang! :)

This morning, more wonderful news about how living a low carb lifestyle can make you healthier.

The same TV show that introduced Doug and FTS to me, just aired a segment about how a low carb lifestyle can kill and/or prevent cancer! :o :o :o

Interestingly, there is also some discussion about how arterial inflammation from high blood glucose is the cause of heart disease. This was also discussed in another post I made here last March:

Looks like the medical community is catching up to the truth about carbs.


Dinner Recipes / Herb-Roasted Game Hens (or Chicken)
« on: November 28, 2012, 03:29:47 PM »
Hi Gang! :)

Here's a dish I made the other evening for my wife... She LOVED it! 8)
Served with a tossed green salad with olive oil and sugar free raspberry vinaigrette.

Yield:   With game hens, 2 servings at about 1 net carb each!
          With chicken, 4 servings at about 1/2 carb each!


    2 - 1.25 lb. Cornish Game Hens (or medium cut up Chicken with skin)
    2 TBSP Butter (melted)
    2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
    1 Tsp Dried Basil
    1/2 Tsp Seasoned Salt
    1/2 Tsp Rubbed Sage
    1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme
    1/4 Tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning


Place hens (or chicken), breast side (or skin side) up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
Spoon half over hens (or chicken).

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35 minutes.

Baste hens with remaining herbs & butter.

Continue baking, uncovered, for another 35 minutes (until juices run clear).

Remove from oven, allow to rest for a couple of minutes, then serve! ;D


Hi Gang! :)

Here's more evidence that high carb consumption causes problems that have been blamed on cholesterol.

Arterial inflammation from elevated blood sugar is the real foe!

Some time ago, I voluntarily stopped taking Crestor for high cholesterol.
Since then, my blood work has shown very good numbers including normal cholesterol.

Seeing that, my doc told me to forget about Crestor! ;D ;D ;D
I can thank FTS for this blessing!

It was MY choice to stop taking a prescribed medication.
Before you consider it, talk to your doctor first!!!


General Discussion / It's Been Getting Might Quiet Here!
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:45:22 PM »
I guess this is the time of year where most folks get very busy.

I've been busy myself.
Having property and animals to tend, a lot happens in the Fall in prep for Winter.
But whenever an opportunity presents, I try to log in here and contribute to the conversations.

There have been a few posts here and there.
But given the number of members we have, there should be many more.

It's these conversations that help us stay the course and succeed.
And they also helps those that are just curious, make a decision to live FTS and get healthy.

So if you've been "quiet", please break your silence and contribute something.
Even the most seemingly unimportant comment can help another in ways we don't realize.

And if you've had a question or concern, please make it known.
We really want to help you get healthy!

God bless our FTS family! :) :) :)


General Discussion / GG Brancrisp Coming Back!!!
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:55:20 PM »
 Hi Gang! :) :) :)

I just received an email from the folks that distribute GG Bran Crisp around the world.
Here's what it said...

"Crispbread is On the Way

As many of our long time customers know, GG Bran Crispbread crackers have seen a depleted stock throughout the summer, but we are extremely happy to say that product is in transit now. We are currently taking pre-orders of the crispbread now for a limited supply which should arrive some time next week. We expect to fully replenish our stock by October.

We are shipping the crispbread from Norway by air so that our customers can receive GG as soon as possible. Due to the high costs of shipping by air, you will see a temporary increase in the price of the product; however you will still be able to realize a significant saving over retail costs. As well, we will only be offering the sale of single cases until our stock is fully replenished in October.

The GG Bran Team is very grateful for your patience and understanding over the past few months and we hope that we can continue to offer you the best selection of high fiber crackers available.

Their prices have always been lower than any other source I've found.

Please visit their website for more info!


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