The “hard-boiled egg diet”, the “cabbage soup diet”, the “water with maple syrup and cayenne pepper diet”… any of these sound familiar? These are known as “crash” or fad diets. Basically, you severely restrict your calorie intake and deprive yourself of nutrition in order to lose weight rapidly. While you may see the scale go down in the short term (sorry folks, it’s mainly … [Read more...] about Harmful Effects Of Crash Diets On Your Body & Blood Sugar
Do you think it’s the fitness membership, the XYZ diet, or maybe just good genes? How do some people seem to stay thin with nearly no effort? Here are a few surprising factors than can help people stay slim! Living Near A Gym A recent study found that people living within a half mile or so of a gym, swimming pool or playing fields weighed less and had smaller waists than … [Read more...] about Surprise! These 10 Things Help People Stay Thin
An interesting thought to ponder, isn’t it? The idea that your dining companions could affect how much you eat. It’s true! New research has found that dining with someone who is overeating makes you more likely to overeat. For example, you dish up equal portions for yourself and your spouse at dinner one evening. Halfway through your portion, you start to feel full. Your … [Read more...] about Who You Dine With May Affect How Much You Eat!
It seems there are endless instructions and rules once you've been diagnosed with diabetes. Here are the top 10 ways you can improve your blood sugar, and overall health, on a daily basis. Start the day off right Breakfast is and will always be the most important meal of the day. It’s especially important for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Breakfast is the perfect … [Read more...] about Top 10 Habits That Improve Health & Blood Sugar
Could a change in the weather make an impact on your blood sugar? Believe it or not, it can… and it does! Cold winter weather brings special considerations for blood sugar that we simply don’t have to worry about in the warm summer months. The first consideration is obvious – we don’t want to be outside as much when it’s cold! Not only is the cold air and snow uncomfortable … [Read more...] about How Is Cold Weather Affecting Your Blood Sugar?