My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Pound Cake

Since every time I bring it up, Rosie has given me a stern comment, I thought I'd post the ingredients for the pound cakes and cream cakes that my Stop & Shop sells, that we occasionally buy to create desserts.

So Rosie, and others, I am curious to know what you think with the label for reference. The only unknown on here, for me, is the litesse, which I Googled and found few references on. It appears to be made by the same company that makes the next ingredient, lactitol. It markets itself as low glycemic and a source of fiber.

We generally serve this with a quarter cup of berries (or a half cup of wild blueberries) and some Reddi Wip.

The only downside I see to this is that we end up throwing a lot of it out, LOL. There are 8 slices per container and we don't generally eat 0/0 meals often enough to allow for a dessert like this. We did better when we had company or when we'd plan to have protein shakes and eggs for a meal.

In other news, I've decided to see if not eating one of the maltitol-sweetened snacks from my desk drawer helps break my plateau. I know the real cause of my plateau (and it's still a gently downward-sloping plateau, mind you) is the deviations I make from the plan on the weekends, but since I've read that Maltitol can sometimes slow weight loss, and as it's one of Jorge's least favorite sugar alcohols, I'll see what happens.

Having had a bad experience with an ice cream maker has me craving a good experience to balance it. Apparently the Cuisinart gel ice cream makers (no rock salt/ice) are good. Anyone have any experience with them? I haven't found any of the friendly dessert items in my area, and my Whole Foods is a year away from completion, if they even plan to carry them. It's summer, and I want a cool treat!

In the meantime I'm going to pick up some coconut rum and try that Limeade recipe...


  1. I have the kitchen aide ice cream maker that has the gel inside. I've actually got it in my freezer right now so I can try some ice cream tomorrow for my husband's birthday. I'm going to look around for a good recipe using Stevia or Xylitol. I'll let you know how it turns out!

  2. Beth, I want to know how it turns out too. There is a recipe in the book.
    Plateau's are a buggar! I am currently in one, but I plan to beat it! Dang....
    I am not an expert, but I read the cake as 2/2?

  3. I'm sorry you think I am yelling at you. I really am just trying to help.
    I guess the cake looks OK, I don't really know what some of those ingredients are. I would just save it for once a week thing. I'm sure you can slice it up and freeze it individually right??
    YOu are right I have seen Amber post many times that Malytol and Xilytol hinder your weight loss. But it also makes my tummy gurgle when I eat something with it in there.

    Have a great day :-)