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5 Foods to Avoid Entirely

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5 Foods To Eat Everyday

5 Foods to Eat Everyday By now, you’ve probably heard that certain foods should be part of your daily diet.  But sometimes, the more you read, the more confused you get on what you should actually buy at the grocery store.  At times I’m just as overwhelmed as the next person.  That’s why I put…

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How to Burn Fat Like a Madman

Type in the words “burn fat” into Google, and you’ll most likely run across a barrage of ads that say something like this: “Lose 10 pounds in a week.” “Foods that blast away unwanted fat.” “10 tips to lose belly fat.” “5 foods you must not eat!” “The 15 BEST diet foods for weight loss.”…

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Get Off Your Lazy Butt! 17 Practical Exercise Tips to Control Diabetes

Get Off Your Lazy Butt!  17 Practical Exercise Tips to Control Diabetes Diabetes Costs $247 Billion.  $247 Billion Is a Large Number So large in fact, that I’m having trouble wrapping my head around it. This number – almost one quarter of a trillion dollars – is the estimated cost of diabetes in the year…

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Why Does Exercise Control My Diabetes? Part 1

Why Does Exercise Control My Diabetes? Part 1 Exercise is the single most powerful weapon that humans have against chronic disease.  Insulin resistance and diabetes are classic examples of conditions that can be controlled and even prevented by frequent exercise. While both exercise and nutrition are important aspects of an overall lifestyle change, exercise is…

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Why Does Exercise Control My Diabetes? Part 2

Why Does Exercise Control My Diabetes? Part 2 Exercise maintains healthy muscle tissue.  Healthy muscle tissue is hungry for glucose.  Glucose that enters the muscle tissue does not stay in the blood. Our goal as diabetics is to get glucose out of the bloodstream.  Exercise accomplishes this by creating muscle tissue that is hungry mainly…

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Carbohydrates are NOT Killing You: Part 1

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that carbs are killing you.  Carbs are the enemy.  Carbs make you fat.  Carbs prevent fat burning.  Carbs are pure sugar.  Carbs will make you a diabetic.  Carbs are dietary napalm. Is any of this true?  How did carbs get such a bad name?  In this post, I’ll share…

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Carbohydrates are NOT Killing You: Part 2

Carbohydrate Logic Flaw #1:  All Carbohydrates are Created Equal Refined and unrefined carbohydrates are not created equal. They have different effects on how the liver and pancreas respond to the incoming glucose load.  Refined carbohydrates that are proportionately higher in the ratio of fructose:glucose result in large boluses of insulin secreted into the bloodstream, typically…

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O Failure Where Art Thou?

Failure is a concept that doesn’t feel good.  Whether failing to meet a goal, failing to perform in front of others, or failing at a task that seems achievable, the feelings brought about by failure remind you that you aren’t good enough.  It’s a reminder of the need to improve, a reminder of the need…

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Be The Master of Your Own Food Domain

Be The Master of Your Own Food Domain “I really don’t want to eat these cheesy potatoes, but I also don’t want to be rude.” “My grandma will be crushed if I don’t eat her gravy.” “I had no choice but to eat junk last night.  I was out with clients and didn’t want to…

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