What is Pre-diabetes? For many people, being told they are pre-diabetic can be hard to understand. Pre-diabetes is a condition that is hard to diagnose because there is no one set of criteria that works for everybody. Depending on several factors such as your past medical history, age, ethnicity, gender and family history, the symptoms […]
Yuorntia lost 71 pounds
Weight Loss Transformation of the Day: Yuorntia lost 71 pounds. This proud mother of 2 has been living with the affects of diabetes for over 12 years and one serious symptom of the disease led her to change her lifestyle for good and lose the pounds. Sometimes what starts out bad can lead us to […]
Do All Sugars Affect the Body in the Same Ways?
It is safe to say that Americans as a whole are addicted to sugar and eat far too much of it. According to research done in the last few years (supported by the USDA), the average American will consume roughly 75 pounds of sugar per year. Imagine stocking your pantry with fifteen 5 lb bags of sugar […]
What Makes Processed Sugar Addictive?
Is Processed Sugar Addictive? There has been a lot of discussion and debate over whether sugar is truly “addictive”. What has been proven is that the brain reacts to sugar in the same way that it does to some addictive drugs. It is true that the more sugar you eat, the more you will crave it. […]
What is Insulin Resistance and How Does it Affect Metabolism?
Insulin resistance happens when your body stops being able to properly use the insulin hormone that is manufactured by the body. It is a condition that can affect many systems of your body, as insulin is used for more than just managing glucose levels (key to blood sugar). Insulin plays a role in how well […]
4 Reasons Why High Protein Diets Work
It is hard to keep track of the latest diet trends. Every year there seems to be a new diet fad that promises fast weight loss with minimal effort, although some of the diets require more effort in their preparation than just finding the time to run a marathon every day. Your weight loss plan […]
Weight Loss on a Budget Tip #7: Cut down on alcohol and cocktails
Here is today’s Weight Loss on a Budget Tip for our October Challenge: #7 – Cut down on alcohol and cocktails. There are a lot of reasons why alcohol and weight loss are not the best pair. – Alcohol is full of empty calories and sugars which we know contribute to weight gain. – Although […]
What is the difference between good carb and bad carbs?
It is not surprising to hear someone say that they are on carb-free or low carb diet. This is because carbs are thought to be a main contributor to weight gain, and some carbs are. There are good carbs and bad carbs, and both have different impacts on a person’s health and waistline. Telling […]