Saturday, October 24, 2009

Loose Weight - Eat Almonds

Raw Almonds:

These yummy nuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can accelerate your metabolism of fats. In fact, dieters who ate 3 ounces of almonds daily slashed their weight and body-mass index by 18 percent, while those who skipped the nuts reduced both numbers less— just 11 percent—a study in the International Journal of Obesity revealed. And I've always thought they were fattening.

Chomp almonds à la carte (limit yourself to 12 per serving to keep calories in check). I get a pack and nibble throughout my day. Or sprinkle them into cottage cheese or a salad Go nuts!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Exercise Myth

I use to balance my food binges with exercise binges. 2 - 3 hours at the gym were a normal part of my day, as was a pint of ice cream and a box of cookies. Sick, Sick, Sick. Apparently I am not alone.

TIME MAGAZINE vol. 174, no. 6, August 17, 2009:

The Myth About Exercise "Of course it's good for you, but it won't make you loose weight.. Why it's what you eat that really counts."

This is an article worth reading if only it finally puts in writing what everybody has always known. Intense exercise makes you HUNGRY which often makes you over-eat. There are lots of great studies sited for proof. I suggest conducting you own. Go to gym you quit 6 months ago and look at everybody who have stuck it out. Do they look different?

So here it is - the final word. If you want to RELEASE WEIGHT - FOREVER. You have to change the way you EAT.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sugar Trivia

Can you imagine eating 16 sugar cubes at one time? Guess what? Do you drink cola? There is a wee bit less than 16 sugar cubes in a 20 oz. bottle.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diabetics - It's not just a choice, It's a Lifestyle

Everyone agrees that the underlying cause of over 90% of type 2 diabetes is the result of poor lifestyles that create insulin resistance. Eating highly processed, high-glycemic carbohydrates along with our sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons we are getting so sick and so fat. Modern diets around the world are made up of more highly processed foods than the body can quickly absorb which over-stimulate and abuse our insulin in the body’s attempt to control blood sugars. It’s like hollering “wolf” all the time. When you are continually over-stimulating the release of insulin in an attempt to control blood sugar levels, eventually your body just does not respond to insulin like it once did. Adding to this is the fact that a sedentary lifestyles cause our bodies to be less and less sensitive to insulin.

These poor lifestyles cause us to become less sensitive to our insulin and over the years, we eventually develop what is referred to as insulin resistance. The body compensates by making more and more insulin. As blood insulin levels begin to rise, we literally tip over into an abnormal metabolic state called the metabolic syndrome. This causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and also causes us to begin gaining an unusual amount of weight around our middle. Eventually the body just can’t keep making that much insulin and as insulin levels begin to drop these individuals then become diabetic.

If you have a strong history of diabetes in your family, you are even more vulnerable and this is especially true for our children. Genetic susceptibility appears to be a major factor for our children in developing diabetes. However, even if you have a strong family history of diabetes this does not mean that you have no choice in the matter and you are just going to develop diabetes. Genetic tendency to develop diabetes has been present over the past several generations; however, it has only been during the past generation that we have been severely affected.

I've changed my lifestyle and you can too. It's simple and easy since I've discovered the secret to Get Healthy and Release Weight....forever.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is Diabetes a Choice?

Is getting big and fat making us sick? Is there a connection between the dramatic rise in both obesity and diabetes? In the U.S. and Canada, diabetes has increased more than 500% during just the last generation. More than seventy percent of adults and more than thirty percent of our children are considered to be either overweight or obese. In spite of spending more than 30 billion dollars each year on diets and weight loss programs, the rate of obesity has tripled in this country in the past thirty years. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has projected that one-third of our children born after the year 2000 will become diabetic. If you're Black or Hispanic, nearly fifty percent of your children will become diabetic. Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations, kidney failure, neuropathy, adult blindness, and cardiovascular disease.

And if that isn't enough, type 2 diabetes is now a global phenominum. The International Diabetes Federation has now predicted that the number of individuals with diabetes will increase from 240 million in 2007 to over 380 million in 2025. The greatest increase in type 2 diabetes is going to occur in Asia and primarily among the younger population. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize what the diabetes epidemic will do to the health of the world and to our financial health.

Are we doomed? Is there anything we can do to change these horrible projections? I want to bring focus to the health concept that developing type 2 diabetes is really a choice, even if you have a strong history of diabetes in your family. In over 90% of the population, no matter what their family history or genetic makeup, diabetes is preventable. Even if you already have prediabetes or diabetes, it can potentially be reversed. You need to understand that developing type 2 diabetes mellitus is really a CHOICE.

Choice as in: Do I eat fast food tonight? Do I walk up the stairs or do I ride? Do I drink water or soda? Do I eat every 2 - 3 hours?

I made the choice to change my life and you can too. It's simple and easy. The only hard part is making the choice to start.