Diabesity

Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…to diabetes-associated damage to the eyes, kidneys and other organs. While it’s not critical that you take a glycine supplement as part of my Diabesity Challenge, it can really help support your weight-loss efforts. The suggested dose is 5 g of glycine supplement mixed in water prior to exercise in…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Walk It Out

Morning exercise is one of the key components of my Diabesity Challenge. But don’t let that intimidate you. When I say “exercise” that doesn’t mean you have to be a jock…you just have to move. And my favorite way to get moving is to take a brisk walk with a little slow jogging and occasional…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Let the Sun Shine In

When you really think about it, the principle behind weight loss is pretty simply: eat less and exercise more. But there are nutrient deficiencies that can affect your weight, and one of those involves good old vitamin D. Blood levels of this vitamin are inversely associated with insulin resistance,…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

We've all been told that eating fruits and vegetables is good for us, but very few people actually consume even the minimum five recommended servings a day. This is a travesty, as these foods play an integral role in getting—and staying—healthy. Studies have uncovered many health benefits from…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Create a Support System

When it comes to weight loss, it’s easy to get off track. There are temptations around every corner, and hectic daily schedules and the sheer “busyness” of life can make exercise a chore. The key to navigating these potential pitfalls is to create a support system. Choose a friend or family…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stretch Your Mind And Body With Yoga

It’s no secret that many people are emotional eaters. When times get tough, deadlines are looming, or the demands of friends and family are overwhelming, you head to the refrigerator (or freezer or cupboard). For many people, figuring out how to break the emotional eating/stress cycle can be the…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Gratitude Aids Weight Loss

I used to do a weekly syndicated radio show and my favorite part of the broadcast was when listeners called in with their health concerns and I tried to offer solutions. But before callers told me about their medical problems, I had one requirement: They had to name one thing they were grateful for.…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stress Less, Stay Healthy

Have you ever wondered why some people exposed to an office of sniffling, sneezing coworkers never get sick, while others seem to succumb to every passing virus? Are they blessed with good luck or good genes, or is there something about their approach to life that makes them immune to things that…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Make a Commitment to Health

Each year, I remind you of the importance of choosing New Year’s resolutions that will improve your health. And while making these resolutions is easy, sticking to them can be anything but. If you have resolved to lose weight and reverse diabetes, you need to focus on how you are going to attain…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Dealing With Holiday Stress

Stress is synonymous with the holiday season. Crowded shops, stretched budgets, and houseguests take their toll, and depression, anxiety, and emotional eating are unfortunate yet common responses. Thankfully, Mother Nature has provided something to help us get through this demanding time of…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Surround Yourself With Support

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “birds of a feather flock together,” but did you know it applies to weight gain and even obesity? According to Harvard researchers, the people you associate with could be affecting your likelihood of becoming obese. In fact, researchers found that…

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Diabetes and Weight

…people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. In fact, the link between diabetes and obesity is so strong that it’s led to the coining of a new term, diabesity. Where you store those extra pounds is also an issue. If you’re a person living with diabetes and you carry your weight in the abdominal area, you…

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Just Say No to Diet Drugs

…Brindall Trim, and Metabolic Essentials. I’ll talk more about these supplements in a future blog. You should also consider participating in my Diabesity Challenge.

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Commit to Get Fit

It’s a new year and you know what that means—it’s time to make that healthy weight loss resolution a reality. In addition to taking part in my Diabesity Challenge, you should start—and stick with—an exercise regimen. Here are a few tips to help get you going. * Sign a commitment contract. Decide…

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