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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Contact Features Editor Betty Taylor at 6259144 FOOD March IB PAT RASOR Getting the skinny on fad diets How are these foods related a head of a fourpound bag of sugar and a grapefruit They all have fad diets named after What is a fad diet A fad diet is a popular crash diet that is designed for quick weight In most fad diets are not supervised by a doctor or a registered Fad diets are popular because they appeal to those of us who want immediate weight who want an easy way to lose and who want to lose a lot of weight in a short period of That is what many fad diets Despite some claims that they can help you lose 30 pounds in 30 fad diets have if longterm They tend to be too boring or restrictive to follow for a significant period of these diets often fail to promote permanent healthful changes in ones eating and physical activity As a most people who lose weight on fad diets usually regain the weight as soon as they go back to their old eating and physical activity If you need help in spot ting a fad give it the WOW Read some of the claims used to advertise a weightloss Popular claims include exclusive and If the claims on a weightloss diet cause a person to say its probably a fad With advertisements like guaranteed and proven to how can smart consumers separate the fad from fact If a diet has one or more of the fol lowing its probably a fad diet Promotes fat burning foods Encourages the use of supplements or special products Recommends changing eating behaviors for just a few days Labels foods as either good or Suggests that one can lose weight and keep it off without exercising Does not include a warning for persons with chronic diseases to check with their doctor before starting any weightloss In place of fad try these approaches to health ful weight Set realistic Follow the recommendations of the Food Guide Pyramid and try to engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every Check with your health care provider before starting any espe cially if you are older than 40 or have a his tory of chronic Patricia Anderson Rasor is a Comal County Extension Water conservation in the bathroom When brush ing turn the water off until it is time to Source Comal County Extension Office To knead or not to knead Photos submitted Clockwise from top Donna bakes bread in the kitchen of her Donna Both live in Sally LUnn is a sponge cakelike yeast bread tracing back to the 17008 in Whatever bread making process you aroma is always worth it BY ANN COUSIN Staff Writer Throughout history all over the humanity has relied on bread for Bread has been so important as nourishment for the body it has come to symbolize nourishment for the human spir It is a food staple that hap pened by according to Legend has it that in about 2600 an Egyptian slave was making flour and water He fell asleep and the fire went out before the cakes were Being in a warm environment the dough and the result was much more pleasant to eat than the hardened Archeojogical findings in Egypt have revealed murals that show the process of baking They also found loaves of bread buried with the dead to nourish them after People believed that sun and rain were gifts from god and expressed thanks for the earths fertility by offering bread sacri Bread became a symbol of preciousness in the old Muslim tradition and could not be only given or traded because it was a gift from Today bread remains at the heart of many religious cere In the Christian Eucharist bread repre sents the body of Christ and sym bolizes nourishment for the During or the Festival of Unleavened Jewish people eat only flat sym bolizing their freedom from slav Bread exists in many each evolving from the Customs and beliefs of the people who created In lean times when crops failed and people lived in they survived on It remains on plates in time ofplenty as HOW can euch a simple discovered by have such uni I versa significance Peyhaps its because in its it draws us Regardless of where we where our ancestors came or what we bread has a deep meaning in our histo Bread is a nutritionally dense food that is high hi complex car which give the body a sustained energy Whole grain breads are valuable as a dietary source of phos phorous and vitamin Its time to dig those bread makers out of the kitchen blow off the and plug them Lets make bread For those who prefer doing it the oldfashioned manual letting it rise and then weve included some great recipes for you Get the kids in on the act so everyone can learn the fine art of bread The Honey Bear Breadmake Box is a teaching with all the ingredients except flour and oil and kitchen as well as needed for a class of 30 children to each make a loaf of The kit is pur chased direct by 4H and Scout leaders and leaders in the Future Farmers of America To phone 410 531 5911 or visit HERBED BREAD PrizeWinning Breads by Reiman Publications This bread has a wonderful aroma and makes great toasted garlic 2 tablespoons butter or mar garine teaspoon thyme teaspoon basil teaspoon rosemary 1 cup milk 1 egg 3 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons sugar teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon bread yeast Melt butter with basil and rosemary over medium heat for a few Let After adding milk and egg to the bread add butter mix Then add the remaining Select basic white bread medium bake Makes 1 pound BROWNBREAD PrizeWinning Breads by Reiman Publications This is a wholesome wheat bread that makes great sandwich 4 cups white flour 2 cups wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 packets dry active yeast 3 cups water 2 tablespoons honey Mix flower and salt in a Mix water and honey with the and let it sit for 10 min half the flour and mix Let that stand for about an hour and then kneed in the other half of the flour and mix Let that sit in a bread pan for an Punch shape loaves and allow to stand one more Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for one Cool and remove from SALLY LUNN BREAD Fleischmanns 4 cups allpurpose flour cup sugar 1 envelope Fleischmanns Rapid Rise Yeast 1 teaspoon salt cup water cup milk cup butter or cut into pieces 3 large eggs In a large combine 1 cups undissolved yeast and Heat milk and butter until very warm 120 to 130 degrees grad ually stir into dry Photo submitted Hillary and Roonell students at Bristol Elementary School in Webster measure ingredients for bread Their fourthgrade class is one of elementaryaged groups in the utilizing the Honey Bear Breadmake which teaches children the art and science of bread   

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