January/February 2010 Letters to the Editor


By EatingWell Editors, March/April 2010

The Delicious Dinner Diet

I’ve been changing my eating habits for the past 12 days—eating between 1,600 and 1,800 cals a day, making your 500-calorie dinners, and most importantly, tracking. I cut out red meat but I have had chicken, shrimp and pork and my big filler-upper, barley. I’m loving what I’m eating! I weigh myself every 10 days. The first weigh-in was great (I weighed 240 lbs., now am 232). I’m looking forward to the next one.
—Anon., via eatingwell.com

Dominique Browning’s Nourish essay “The Secret Ingredient”

I too recently had to recover from major surgery and was reliant on the love of friends and family to help me recuperate. Last night I had a party for all the wonderful people who brought me dozens of meals, drove my children to and from activities, brought me books and movies, and helped me until I was back on my feet. Had I seen your essay and cookie recipe sooner, I would have made those cookies to serve at the party!
—Anon., via eatingwell.com

Maple-Nut Granola recipe

My family made 23 batches of Maple-Nut Granola [Nov./Dec. 2008] as gifts this past holiday season. It was a huge hit! People at my husband’s office were carrying their gift bags around, eating the granola by the fistful!!!
—Laura Sankovich, Coeur d’Alene, ID

The disappearance of the “low-carb” icon on recipes.

We have become a carbohydrate-conscious family after doing a lot of research, including reading Gary Taubes’s thoroughly referenced book Good Calories, Bad Calories. I hope you will reconsider this change. I also hope that you will start taking notice of the clinical research that is coming out that suggests a much lower carbohydrate intake (including lower intake of whole grains!) may be key to avoiding heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
—Carolyn Starr, via eatingwell.com

Editor’s reply: Our low-carb icon simply identified recipes with 20 grams or less. We continue to list carbohydrate grams in recipe analyses and as part of the Recipe Index.