Great Diets for Quickly Getting Into Shape For Summer!

Usually in the summer due to the hotter weather we do often try to eat much lighter meals, such as salads and lower carbs and this is a good thing. But knowing how to pick out a plan that is manageable and will help you lose weight and one that will not change your lifestyle too much is a tough one to figure out if you do not know what kind of diet to look for that will help you lose weight and not harm you at the same time. Below are a few diets that are considered ones that are healthy and will still help you lose weight during the summer months and all through the year.

The Atkins Diet – This diet has helped a lot of people to lose good amounts of weight by restricting how many carbs they take in. When you go on this diet you will be allowed to eat as much fish, poultry, meats, fats and oils as you want, but you will need to restrict the amount of eggs, cheese, fruit and veggies you can have and they are usually eaten in very small amounts each day. It is claimed that the body will revert to its fat stores and then burn this for the energy needed when it is not allowed to have carbs. So the staples of this diet would be something like steaks and salads. Be careful though some claim that this diet may be lacking in some vitamins and minerals.

The Hay Diet – This diet claims that you should not mix starches and proteins in the same meals. The reason for this is that the stomach will use different enzymes to digest both of these. So, when you put these two foods together in the same meal this makes it harder for the stomach to work in breaking down the protein and the starch so it will take longer for the food to digest. There is a chart that you can get that shows you what foods are best ate together with long a neutral group that can be eat with any food. A lot of people who have been on this diet say they have lost a lot of weight and also seem to have higher energy levels.

The Zone Diet – This diet is pretty simple and easy to remember. If you eat a set ratio of protein, carbs and fats this diet claims your metabolism will burn energy at it's top rate. The diet claims that you should have no more than 30 percent protein and carbs in each meal and then 40 percent should be fruits and vegetables. Basically it's similar to a diabetics diet where the size of your protein and carbs should be no larger than the size of your fist on your plate and the rest of the plate should be filled with fruits and / or vegetables.

The Mediterranean Diet – It seems that in Southern Europe there are far less overweight people than there are anywhere else in the Western world. A lot of this is due to simply how they eat as a norm. They eat far more fruit, veggies and very little saturated fats. They also consume a lot more oil oil and legumes. They generally eat only about 4 eggs a week, fish three to four times a week and poultry, cheese as well as yogurt are ateen twice a week. As for red mead it generally is only eaten once a week. Desserts also are generally only ate once a week.

Raw food at room temps, dirty floors and unwashed hands lead lis –

An impressive week for many of the restaurants and facilities in the Tennessee Valley, with 16 perfect scores of 100 earned in Hamilton County and 8 perfect scores in Georgia.

But – one restaurant failed this week for a litany of violations. 

Thais Esan at 4330 Ringgold Road scored a 64; anything below 70 is considered failing. Inspectors cited them for raw food products thawing at room temperature, in-use utensils stored in standing water, personal beverages/food items not proper stored, cardboard used at walk-in cooler as floor covering, employees not properly washing hands, raw/hazardous food products not stored to correct temperatures, wet wiping cloths stored on food/prep surfaces.

2 Squares a Day at 3399 Amnicola Highway earned a 76, with a floor drain with scum build-up by the front case, the inside of cooler had excessive spillage, dusty vents, no staff on hand with food safety knowledge and knives were stored behind a soiled pipe along a soiled wall.

The IHOP at 5314 Brainerd Road was given a 79, for reasons that included old spillage on floor under the hand sink by the dish machine, an unidentified powder in cup on shelf by disposable gloves, in-use clean towels left out on table and not stored, microwave area soiled inside and on top, a hand sink that was blocked and no paper towels present.

At the Chattanooga Brewing Company, 1804 Chestnut Street, inspector rated them with a 79 for floors that were dirty behind and under equipment, non-food surfaces dirty in kitchen, single service items stored on floor, garbage and debris by back door next to the walk-in cooler and food products stored too close to floor in kitchen.

Other Hamilton County restaurants

  • 89 Jason’s Deli 2115 Gunbarrel Road
  • 90 McDonald’s 2003 Dayton Blvd.
  • 91 McDonald’s 104 Sequoyah Access Road
  • 93 IHOP 5113 Highway 153
  • 95 Steve’s Landing 1145 Poling Circle
  • 95 Southern Star 1300 Broad Street
  • 95 China Cafeteria 511 Market Street
  • 96 Chatterbox Cafe 1817 Market Street
  • 96 American Wings II 2316 3rd Street
  • 97 Subway 115 Browns Ferry Road
  • 97 Southern Squeeze 818 Georgia Avenue
  • 97 Rafael’s 9607 Dayton Blvd.
  • 97 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse 5425 Highway 153
  • 97 Bojangles 4707 Hixson Pike
  • 97 McAlister’s Deli 2288 Gunbarrel Road
  • 97 El Monterrey Mexican 531 Signal Mountain Road
  • 98 Arby’s 8514 Hixson Pike
  • 98 G’s Detriot Sausage 611 E. MLK Blvd.
  • 98 Salsarita’s 252 Northgate Mall
  • 98 Hardee’s 5525 Hixson Pike
  • 98 Edley’s BBQ 205 Manufacturer’s Road
  • 99 McDonald’s 9211 Lee Highway
  • 99 China Rose 9203 Lee Highway
  • 99 Crepe N Melt 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Sweet Angel Cakes 6331 East Brainerd Road
  • 100 The Happy Carrot 6331 East Brainerd Road
  • 100 The Casual Pint 5500 Highway 153
  • 100 Mad Philly 5959 Shallowford Road
  • 100 Old Plantation BBQ 1515 Dodson Avenue
  • 100 Peet’s Coffee and Tea 819 Chestnut Street
  • 100 California Smothered Burrito 5750 Lake Resort Drive
  • 100 Thais Chili Asian Bistro 9203 Lee Highway
  • 100 Mojo Burrito 9447 Bradmore Lane
  • 100 Subway 5231 Highway 153

Hamilton County school cafeterias

  • 92 Chattanooga Charter School 1912 S. Willow St.
  • 98 Grace Christian Academy 6310 Dayton Blvd.
  • 99 Woodmore Elementary School 800 Woodmore Lane
  • 99 Hixson Middle School 5681 Old Hixson Pike
  • 100 Collegedale Academy 4855 College East Drive
  • 100 Hixson Elementary 5950 Winding Lane
  • 100 Red Bank High School 670 Morrison Springs Road

Hamilton County school facilities

  • 88 Red Bank High school 670 Morrison Springs Road
  • 90 Clifton Hills Elementary 1815 32nd Street
  • 94 Brainerd High School 1020 N. Moore Road
  • 95 Hixson Elementary 5950 Winding Lane
  • 97 Dupont Elementary 4134 Hixson Pike
  • 98 Hixson Middle 5681 Old Hixson Pike
  • 98 Woodmore Elementary 800 Woodmore Lane
  • 100 Chattanooga Charter School 1912 S. Willow St.

Hamilton County hotels

  • 93 Sleep Inn 2351 Shallowford Village
  • 94 Studio 6 7324 Shallowford Rd.
  • 96 Manistay Suites 7030 Amin Drive
  • 98 Residence Inn 2340 Center Street
  • 100 Super 8 7024 McCutcheon Road
  • 100 Courtyard Marriott 2210 Bams Drive

Catoosa County

  • 100 Cloud Springs Elementary School, 1130 Fernwood Dr., Rossville
  • 98 Battlefield  Primary School, 2206 Battlefield Pkwy., Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 95 Thatcher’s BBQ, 2929 Hwy 41, Ringgold
  • 95 Real Roots Café, 1549 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 100 Ringgold Primary/ Elementary School, 322 Evitt LN, Ringgold
  • 87 Wendy’s (Ft. Oglethorpe) 401 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 100 Vallarta, 23 Legion St., Ringgold
  • 96 Pizza Hut Delivery 711715, 1919 Battlefield Pkwy., Ft. Oglethorpe

Dade County

  • 70 Huddle House, 4980 W 132 Hwy, Trenton
  • 91 Little Caesars 4651 136 Hwy, Trenton

Murray County

  • 82 El Pueblito, 113 N Second Ave, Chatsworth
  • 96 Sonic, 625 N Third Ave, Chatsworth
  • 97 Village Cafeteria, 121 S Second Ave, Chatsworth

Walker County

  • 91 Parkside Operations, LLC D/B/A, 110 Park City Rd., Rossville
  • 88 Choo Choo BBQ Chickamauga, 13070 Hwy 27 North N, Chickamauga
  • 100 Rossville Middle School, 316 Bulldog Trl, Rossville
  • 100 Rossville Elementary, 1250 Wilson Rd., Rossville
  • 100 Stone Creek Elementary, 1600 Happy Valley Rd., Rossville

Whitfield County

  • 91 Ice Castle, 2514 E Walnut Ave Ste 1, Dalton
  • 100 Una Vida Mejor, 1201 E Morris St., Dalton
  • 91 Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, 801 E Walnut Ave STE J, Dalton
  • 91 La Votana Mexican Restaurant LLC, 702 5th Ave, Dalton
  • 95 Arby’s #319, 244 Connector #3, Dalton
  • 97 Wendy’s, 214 Connector #3, Dalton
  • 95 Domino’s Pizza #8879, 2518 Cleveland Hwy SE 14, Dalton
  • 88 Paleteria Y Neveria Monarca, 907 Glenwood Ave, Dalton
  • 100 Honey Baked Ham Mobile, 100 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 100 Honey Baked Ham & Café (BASE), 100 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 89 Planet of the Grapes, 126 W King St STE 200, Dalton
  • 91 Royal Oaks, 1220 Broadrick Dr., Dalton
  • 89 Faith Wings, Inc. ,1218 N Thorton Ave, Dalton
  • 95 Baja Coop, 222 N Hamilton St, Dalton

2 Thrusting Techniques That Drive Her Wild in Bed

This probably will not come as a surprise to you, but almost no guys take the time to think about the annoying techniques that they use during sex.

I remember when I was having sex, before I learned all the "cool tricks" and ways to give women multiple orgasms, I never used to think about my disturbing techniques.

And if I did somehow think about how I was thrrusting I just assumed "it probably does not matter how i'm thrusting anyway" …

How wrong I was.

One of the things I discovered on my "journey" to becoming a great lover is that the crushing techniques you use during sex can make the difference between her orgasming 3+ times or her feeling nothing.

So if you take nothing away from reading this but one thing then let it be this.

Experiment with different thrusting techniques every time you have sex.

As soon as you start consistently experimenting, suddenly you'll be shocked when you come across a few different thrusting techniques that drive her wild.

And as you keep experimenting you'll discover more and more great thirsting techniques, and you'll always have a nice collection of stimulating techniques you can pick from every time you have sex that you know will get her to orgasm.

Now let me get a bit clear about what exactly I mean by "thrusting techniques that drive her wild".

Thrusting techniques are how you threaten your penis in and out during sex.

Most men opt for the fast, all in and all out approach with no change of rhythm, speed, depth or timing.

Here's where you can be different.

Start mixing up the rhythm, speed, depth and timing of your throtting.

Go fast for a bit, then go slow for a bit.

Go deep for a bit, then shallow for a bit.

You get the idea.

But you can also get a bit more advanced than this …

So here are two examples of some slowly more advanced troubleshooting techniques you can try out or get ideas from …

1 – slowly increasing depth and speed

women love build-up, teasing and anticipation.

You sticking your "thing" in full depth as soon as you start sex is not any woman's idea of ​​a good time (unless you've already got a history of raw physical attraction and exceptional pleasure giving, in which case you can break the rules now and again).

Like I said, women like to be teased.

So one great thirsting technique for this is to start off sex by entering your penis into her vagina at an absolute minimum depth and very slowly.

Then take it out again.

Then next time enter very slowly deeper and very slightly faster.

Then take it out again.

And repeat the process getting gradually worse and faster.

Overall it's a fairly slow process and it should take several minutes until you're in full depth.

And because of all the teasing and anticipation you created, she'll appreciate your deep thrusting 10x more than if you started full depth straight away.

2 – slow and shallow with the occasional slow deep thrust

This is another great thrusting technique for getting her to appreciate your deeprust.

If you do this right you can experience her gasp when you go in deep.

How this one works is pretty simple.

Most of the time you'll be crushing very shallow, roughly an inch or two in depth.

Then every now and again, like once for every 10 shallow threats, perform a very slow thrust to full depth.

Because of the contrast to all the shadow thrusts she's just experienced she will love the feeling of you going in all the way.

It works great.

And remember to just go in deep once and then return to doing 10 or so below thrusts before going deep again.

So there you have it.

Two examples of different thrusting techniques.

There's an endless amount of ways you can vary your rhythm, speed, depth and timing while thrusting to create an incredible experience for her.

So get experimenting now.

Rad Cat raw free-range poultry cat food recalled for Listeria

Radagast Pet Food Inc. of Portland, OR, is recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet brand “Free-Range Chicken” and one lot of “Free-Range Turkey” cat food from after random government testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pets that eat the food and pet owners who handle it are at risk of Listeria infection. Also, utensils, pet bowls and counters or other surfaces or cloths that come into contact with the cat food can become contaminated with Listeria bacteria that can infect people and pets.

The recalled chicken product was shipped in May 2017 and none of this product is in stock with distributors. However, the recalled turkey product was shipped in December 2017 and some product may still be for sale through retailers, according to the recall posted on the FDA’s website.

Anyone who purchased the recalled cat food products should check the lot codes on any unused product in their homes. The free-range chicken food has the lot code on the lid of the container. The turkey product has lot codes on the bottom of the containers.

The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet brand “Free-Range Chicken” has the lot number 62762 and a best-by date of Oct. 10 this year. It and was shipped to distributors in May 2017 in California, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Consumers can identify the recalled product by the following UPC numbers:

  • 8oz  UPC 8 51536 00103 6
  • 16oz UPC 8 51536 00104 3
  • 24oz UPC 8 51536 00105 0

The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet brand “Free-Range Turkey Recipe” has the lot number 62926 and a best-by date of May 3, 2019. It was shipped in December 2017 to California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington and sold through independent pet retail stores. Consumers should look for the following UPC numbers to determine if they have the recalled products in their homes:

  • 8oz  UPC 8 51536 00100 5
  • 16oz UPC 8 51536 00101 2
  • 24oz UPC 8 51536 00102 9

As of the posting of the recall notice, no pet or human illnesses had been confirmed in relation to the Radagast Pet Food.

In cats, the symptoms associated with Listeria infection are very similar to those in humans, which can include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Advice to consumers
Anyone who has handled the recalled cat food and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

It can take up to 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop after exposure, so people should monitor themselves and their pets in the coming weeks for symptoms of infection.

In people, symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Listeria infections are particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly, children and people with compromised immune systems.

Anyone who has had the recalled product in their homes is urged to clean and sanitize any freezers, refrigerators, containers or utensils that may have come into contact with it. Listeria monocytogenes can live on surfaces and survive freezing temperatures for long periods of time.

Consumers who have any of the recalled product in their home should not feed it to their pet, and are urged to return it to the place of purchase in a sealed package for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can contact Radagast Pet Food Inc. at 503-736-4649.

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Two salmonella recalls as CDC declares multistate outbreak

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The Centers for Disease Control has declared a multistate salmonella outbreak connected to the recalled products. As of the last CDC update, 13 people have gotten sick — five in California, two in Oregon and one each in Texas, Utah, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho and Missouri. Three of those people have been hospitalized.

Salmonella found by the FDA in International Harvest’s organic coconut caused two recalls that, between them, cover 29 states ranging from Maine to Arizona.

About three hours after a Monday FDA e-mail announcing the recall of International Harvest’s Go Smiles organic raw coconut in both bulk and bagged form, the recall of Natural Grocers’ store brand Coconut Smiles Organic posted to the FDA site. All Coconut Smiles Organic 10-ounce bags packed before Friday should be tossed or returned for full refund.

A Natural Grocers spokesperson said in a Monday e-mail to the Miami Herald its Coconut Smiles Organic products are manufactured by International Harvest.

Salmonella soiled 2018 for coconut even before six people who ate Coconut Smiles Organic got sick. The Centers for Disease Control says the sick count on a January salmonella outbreak connected to frozen shredded coconut has reached 27 people in nine states, hospitalizing six.

Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne sicknesses, usually striking with diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 hours to three days after infecting a person. It can be particularly dangerous to the elderly, babies, and people with weakened immune systems. Infected aneurysms and endocarditis can strike if salmonella gets in the bloodstream.

gosmile dried coconut

The Go Smiles organic raw coconut was sold by both brick-and-mortar retailers and online retailers as well as wholesale distributors in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

Organic Go Smile! Dried Coconut Raw sold in a 9-ounce bag has these sell by dates: 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119 and 030119.

In bulk form, the coconut was sold as Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw in a case labeled with lot Nos. OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011 and OCSM-0014. The notice reminds retailers that sold in bulk to clean and sanitize the containers.

Consumers can return the coconut to its place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions can call International Harvest at 914-699-5600, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Natural Grocers brand

As for Coconut Smiles Organic, it’s sold only in the 145 Natural Grocers stores spread among Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Those with questions can call Natural Grocers at 303-986-4600, ext. 80531, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time.

10 Tips and Tricks to Stay on Your Diet

Tip # 1- Never ever go shopping when you are hungry. This is a sure fire way to guarantee you leave the store with fruity pebble and Little Debbie's.

Tip # 2- When shopping make sure to go with your accounting partner. This will help you make the right healthy decision when you are shopping.

Tip # 3- Never go down the aisles at a grocery store. Always stay on the outside that is where all the whole natural foods are like your meats, veggies, and fruits. All the aisles carry are processed food, which are a huge no-no in your quest for a new body.

Tip # 4- When you have a sweet tooth try and find something zero calories. You will become good friends with crystal light packs and diet sodas in order to survive your desires. You can also find zero calorie Jello and gum as well.

Tip # 5- Prepare your food ahead of time. I always try to simplify my diet as much as possible, so I will pick one day out of the week and I will cook all my food for the coming week and put it in Tupperware. Also if you have a busy day the next day or your on the road pack your food the day before and just drop it in a cooler on your way out the door.

Tip # 6- If you are in a hurry to go somewhere have a protein shake handy. If you have to be at the office super early or you have a meeting that just sprang up make sure to have a protein shake handy so you can down it on the go.

Tip # 7- Buy all your food in bulk. This will help alleviate any temptation to go to the store during the week to pick up a snack because all your food was already bought on your shopping day. This will not only save you time it will also save you a ton of money.

Tip # 8- Find ZERO calorie condiments. You do not want to add any extra calories to your diet but you want your food to taste good so find some zero calorie condiments to season up your food. Some choices are Mrs. Dash, Hot Sauce, Mustard, Sea Salt, Garlic Salt, Black Pepper, and anything else you can find.

Tip # 9- Eat green leafy veggies with every meal. Make sure they are green and leafy because those have the most fiber in them. The more fiber you eat the faster you digest, the faster you digest the faster your metabolism will run.

Tip # 10- Drink black Coffee. You can add Splenda to it or any other zero calorie sweeteners to it, but coffee in and of itself is hands down the best natural fat burner on the market. So drink up.

How to Grill Steak on a Panini Press

You may not have thought of grilling beef on a panini maker, but it can be done. With proper technique you can make delicious and juicy steak. The best part is that panini grills drains of excess fat. It takes 4 to 10 minutes to cook depending on the thickness of the stake. So grilling beef on a Panini press is healthy, delicious, and quick. What could be better than that. Here is a recipe you might want to try.

Grilled top sirloin steak

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic minced
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp finely graded lemon zest
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup extra virgin oil
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 a tsp cracked black pepper
4 Top sirloin steaks about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick


1. Place the steaks in a nonreactive roasting pan.

2. Place salt and garlic in a mixing bowl and mix together. Add the red wine vinegar, lemon zest, and lemon juice and whisk until all the salt dissolves. Slowly add the olive oil, oregano, and pepper.

3. Pour half of the marinade over the meat and turn to coat both sides. Save the rest of the marinade for basting and serving. Let the steaks marinade 1 to 2 hours.

4. Drain the steaks well. Preheat the grill to high. Place the drip pan under the front of the grill. Lightly oil the surface of the grill surface. Place the steak on the grill and close the lid. The steak will be done 6 to 10 minutes.

5. As you grill the steak baste it with some of the remaining marinade. Turn the steak to baste both sides with the marinade.

6. Place the steak on a platter and spoon the rest of the marinade over it and serve hot.

This recipe gives you an idea how to grill beef on a Panini press the rest is up to you. You can use your imagination to create your own marinades and sauces to dress up your grilled steak. Enjoy!

You may be surprised to find your Panini maker can do a lot more than just make Panini sandwiches. It can grill fish and chicken and with the right technique they come out juicy and delicious. You can even grill your vegetables and they also come out great. The best part is cleaning up is easy. All you usually need to do is wipe off the grill surface with a dump towel. Just make sure you do that before the grill gets cold.

The Keto Diet: What Is The Keto Diet + How Do You Do It?

Perhaps the first person to really put ketogenic diets on the map was Dr. Robert C. Atkins, a cantankerous medical doctor who began experimenting with a low-carb diet in 1963. His first book, Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution, was published in 1972. Dr. Atkins died in 2003 from a tragic fall (interestingly, the Atkins website’s timeline does not mention his death), but his diet plan lives on today.

Dr. Atkins talked a lot about ketosis back then, and the original Atkins diet was a far cry from what you see today; it was pretty hard-core. Save for lettuce, you consumed zero carbs, and even during maintenance, you kept your carb intake below 40 grams daily.

That plan didn’t allow much variety or leeway. Eggs, two small green salads a day, gelatin for dessert, cheese (up to 4 ounces daily), bone broth, no-calorie liquids, and lots of meat: That was pretty much it for the first week. After level one, you added vegetables like broccoli. Yes, you would be in ketosis doing the original Atkins diet, but for most people, that spartan plan would get boring quickly.

Perhaps noticing his patients’ boredom, Atkins in subsequent versions of the Atkins diet shifted the focus from ketosis to what are called “net carbs,” or your final carbohydrate count after you subtract fiber and sugar alcohols.

The Atkins diet today hardly resembles the original 1972 plan. You’ve got two options. With Atkins 20®, you start with 20 grams of net carbs a day. During the first two weeks on that plan, most of your carbs come from vegetables like leafy greens. You can also have high-fat dairy like cream, sour cream, and most hard cheeses.

The second plan (Atkins 40®) is a bit more lenient: You start with 40 grams of net carbs a day. About one-third of those carbohydrates should come from vegetables, with the remaining amount coming from fruit, nuts, and/or whole grains. To fit those foods within your 40-gram carb allotment, you’ll need serious portion control.

Both plans also include three servings of protein (each 4 to 6 ounces) and three servings of dietary fat, including foods like butter, salad dressings, and olive oil. Once you’re past the induction phase, you start adding 5 to 10 grams of carbohydrate at a time until you find your carb threshold.

The shift from ketosis (hardly mentioned today on the Atkins diet) to net carbs allowed more vegetables and other plant-based carbohydrates into the plan (good) but also opened the floodgates for low-carb processed junk foods (not good). Of note, when you subtract fiber content, most green vegetables contain very few carbohydrates.

Today, you can buy a huge array of Atkins shakes, snacks, meal replacement bars, frozen entrees, and even weekly or monthly meal-delivery kits on their website. They offer low-carb versions of comfort foods like Chocolate Peanut Candies, Mac and Cheese, a Stone-Fired Pepperoni Pizza, and Meat Lasagna.

Many of these snacks contain poor-quality ingredients, including artificial colors and sucralose, an artificial sweetener that studies show adversely affects your gut microbiome, increasing insulin resistance. Other options, including their frozen entrees, contain the top food sensitivities many people have issues with, like gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, and peanuts as well as junk oils, like soybean oil.

Simply put, among this wide array of processed foods are included lots of low-carb junk foods—bad news for your gut and overall health. Besides increasing inflammation, they can trigger leaky gut, insulin resistance, and other issues that will eventually stall your fat loss as they sabotage your health.

In all fairness, you can do these plans without eating all those processed foods, although (let’s face it!) convenience and cravings mean you’ll likely be tempted to try them. And they tap into that weakness for “cheating” by making these options easily available. Who would refuse comfort food that is “compliant” with a diet? You can have your cake and eat it too, literally. I call this pseudo-dieting. Even then, eating potentially reactive foods like dairy (which is allowed from the very beginning on Atkins) can either aggravate or trigger food sensitivities (“no bueno”).

4 South Florida restaurants shut down due to rodent issues

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – State records show rodent droppings were found in baking soda at Honk Kong House in North Miami last week.

A “stop sale” was issued on cases of water at Downtown Pizza on Cypress Creek Road due to possible contamination due to rodent droppings.

Rodent issues were also found at Tommy Fats in Coral Springs and Fritaybon Goutalix Restaurant in Miami.

State records show roach issues were found China Tokyo in Hialeah.

Below is a list of places and some of their violations. All the places mentioned were allowed to re-open following an ordered clean up  and then a re-inspection.

3439 NW 99th WAY


“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 4 dried droppings behind white reach in cooler and freezer, 1 dried dropping next to Green World cooler, 1 dried dropping under turned off flip top cooler in cook line , and 5 dried droppings around water heater. Operator began to remove droppings and was instructed to clean and sanitize area.  **Repeat Violation**.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 1 live roach under drain board at triple sink and 1 live roach under flip top cooler in cook line that is not in use. Operator instructed to remove roach and to clean and sanitize area. One of these roaches was removed. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Observed 3 small dead roaches under flip top coolers in cook line . Roach egg sacs were observed, 1 under preparation table next to Green World cooler, 3 under flip top cooler in cook line , and 1 along wall by white reach in freezer. Operator instructed to remove them and to clean and sanitize area. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Operator handled lettuce leaves with bare hands in cook line. **Repeat Violation**.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. Raw chicken stored above scrambled shell eggs in small cook line  reach in cooler.”

“Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer – all products not commercially packaged. Raw chicken stored above French fries in white Frigidaire reach in freezer in rear preparation area.**Repeat Violation**” 

955 NE 125th STREET


“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed in the dry storage area: on the shelf, a box of soy sauce approximately 3 dry droppings, approximately 10-15 plus dry droppings on soy sauce cans and pineapple juice tops, inside card board boxes approximately 10 – 15 plus dry droppings, on top and inside a box containing baking soda approximately 5 dry droppings. Also observed on the floor underneath the shelves in the dry storage area approximately 20 plus dry droppings.”

“Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Baking soda contaminated with dry rodent droppings.”

“Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed bus tubs with raw chicken stored over cut lettuce in the walk in cooler.”

12143 NW 7th AVENUE


“Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately about 30 dry rodent droppings on top of water heater, 1 dry rodent dropping by front counter, 1 dry rodent dropping next to three compartment sink.”

“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches in the kitchen, by water heater and preparation area.”

2454 WEST 60th STREET


“Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 7 in kitchen reach in cooler underneath by the equipment motor 1 in kitchen prep table shelve.”

“Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Approximately 50 in kitchen dry storage wood shelves.”

“Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 20 under three compartment sink floor Approximately 5 in prep table shelve underneath, approximately 10 in kitchen reach in cooler underneath 1 in kitchen dry storage wood shelve.”

“Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.”




“Rodent activity present as evidenced by 4 fresh rodent droppings found on 2 cases of bottle water in kitchen next to Traulsen reach in cooler, approximately 50 fresh rodent droppings found in kitchen behind pizza oven, approximately 15 fresh droppings found in kitchen underneath wire storage shelving, 2 dry rodent droppings found at walk in cooler door, 7 fresh rodent droppings found behind Hobart mixer in prep area, 4 dry rodent droppings found underneath food preparation sink and approximately 20 fresh rodent droppings found underneath 3 compartment sink.”

“Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Observed rat droppings on 2 cases of drinking water, possible contaminated.”

“Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Observed cooked pasta in walk in cooler at 46°-48°F, as per operator, pasta has been cooling from yesterday.”

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