Monthly Archives: April 2016

The New One Year Plan I Call “Diabesity War”

I have taken a few days away from blogging to reflect and meditate on all of the thoughts and actions of the last five years. From the books and medical documents I have read to all of the different diets … Continue reading

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What 1 Food Ingredient Has Over 27 Different Names?

Originally posted on All About Healthy Choices:
Here is the list: Agave, Barley Malt Syrup, Beet Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cane Juice and Cane Syrup, Coconut Palm, Confectioners’ Sugar, Corn Sweeteners and Corn Syrup, Date Sugar, Dextrose, Fructose, Fruit Juice Concentrate,…

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Can Quality Sleep Be A Factor In Preventing Diabetes?

Originally posted on All About Healthy Choices:
When people hear the term, “Healthy Lifestyle” they often think about nutrition and exercise. Although these components are certainly important, they don’t complete the picture of healthy living. One of the most often…

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The Obesity Code: Step 7 – Reducing Cortisol

Stress Reduction- It’s a popular misconception that stress relief involves sitting in front of the television and doing nothing. In fact, you can’t relieve stress by doing nothing. Stress relief is an active process. Meditation, tai chi, yoga, religious practice … Continue reading

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The Obesity Code: Step 6 – The Most Important Element

Whenever fasting is mentioned, there is always the same eye-rolling response: Starvation? That’s the answer? No. Fasting is completely different. Starvation is the involuntary absence of food. It is neither deliberate nor controlled. Starving people have no idea when and … Continue reading

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The Obesity Code: Step 5 – The Foods we Eat

THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE THERE ARE FIVE basic steps in weight loss: 1. Reduce your consumption of added sugars. 2. Reduced your consumption of refined grains. 3. Moderate your protein intake. 4. Increase your consumption of natural fats. … Continue reading

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It’s all About Image

When we think about self it really all comes down to image. There is not one of us who doesn’t look at ourselves in the mirror and make judgements about what we see. Those judgements we make correlate to what … Continue reading

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The Obesity Code: Step 5 – Increase your Consumption of Protective Factors

FIBER CAN REDUCE the insulin-stimulating effects of carbohydrates, making it one of the main protective factors against obesity, but the average North American diet falls far short of recommended daily intakes. Fung, Jason (2016-03-03). The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets … Continue reading

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The Obesity Code: Step 4 – Increase your Consumption of Natural Fats

OF THE THREE major macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats), dietary fat is the least likely to stimulate insulin. Thus, dietary fat is not inherently fattening, but potentially protective. Fung, Jason (2016-03-03). The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss … Continue reading

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The Obesity Code: Step 3 – Moderate your Protein Consumption

Excess protein in the diet will also raise insulin levels and convert to fat. The truth of the matter is that I am not a young athlete who is in the league of competition where it is vital to build … Continue reading

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