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How to Lower Your Blood sugar without Medications

Learning how to lower your blood sugar without medications is a choice for someone diagnosed with Type 2 Adult Onset Diabetics not for someone with Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes where the body cannot produce insulin and supplementation is necessary..

With weight loss and exercise you can put your self in  control or your  diabetes. The secret to successfully doing this and getting control of diabetes is a new approach.  What you eat, when and how much food you eat   will make a big difference in reaching your goal.   It is  also important how often and how much you exercise.

There are two parts to success: a meal plan and an exercise program.

A sugar control diet is necessary to make the change from having out of control sugar and rampant diabetes.   A really good diet plan to manage diabetes must include meal planning, scheduled meals and snacks to keep body metabolism working throughout the day.   It must be coupled with regular exercise to work.

Regular exercise has to be included as it helps to burn calories by providing the body with oxygen and circulation and  in turn keeps body metabolism at a higher level  burning up calories consumed. This will definitely help to eliminating body fat. If you want to know how to lower your blood sugar  and keep it low,  keep reading.

Lowering  blood sugar without medications is the beginning of a new way of living.

Most diet programs available today could be adapted to keeping your blood sugar in control.  However, you must plan your calorie intake each day to match what your caregiver has prescribed for you whether it is 1200 calories or even 2000 calories depending on your body size, gender and activity level.

So to get started let’s discuss implementing your

sugar control diet

 A Meal plan or meal planning is the first necessity to successfully control blood sugar while becoming healthy from what you eat.

Step one: plan your schedule for Meals.

Optimal results are obtained by eating:

Breakfast, then a mid-morning snack. (optional).

Lunch,   plus an afternoon snack.

Dinner and a “just before bedtime snack”.

Food Pyramid has been replaced by the Portion Plate

Food Pyramid lists all the types of food we need to eat.

In other words 6 “meals” each day.

Healthy dieting must include foods in proportion from all the food groups: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

These food groups include most vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and beverages.

Protein in small amounts in each and every meal and snack is required to make this sugar control diet work.

Protein is slower to digest, which keeps your metabolism working and helps prevent feeling hungry and deprived.

Acceptable proteins include:

Steak and vegetable Kebabs

Steak and Vegetable Kebabs will fit into a healthy diet.

lean red meat, ideally no more that 3 oz.s. three times per week

unbreaded fish, unbreaded chicken, raw nuts, eggs,

cottage cheese and unsweetened (plain or flavored) yogurt can be used to satisfy your requirement for protein which should be 10% to 35% of your overall diet.

Dried beans, nuts and seeds can be considered protein but were sometimes listed as “incomplete” in the past and required eating  other foods to make a  “complete” protein….my only advise is to note  portion size and calories  to fit them into your diet.

Carbohydrates includes fruits, vegetables and grains.

Vegetables: Vegetables, especially raw vegetables are your friend.

Raw green and red vegetables are unlimited. Eat as much as you want at any meal or snack.

Some vegetables have the reputation for burning more calories than they provide especially Celery.

Lettuce, Cabbage, Broccoli, are great “treats” when combined with a homemade yogurt dip flavored with zero calorie spices from your spice rack.

Cooked vegetables regardless of color and yellow or orange vegetables and potatoes, rice, bread are in the measure category:

1/2 cup equals a serving or the equivalent of one slice of bread and must be calculated into your daily calorie allowance.

The exception is corn creamed or whole kernel which is 1/3 cup. Some fun recipes are available at Cararta’s Facts including  celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter .

Fruits: Fruits include almost any fresh fruits or berries except for mango and bananas. No fruit juice…except as listed under beverages! Fresh means fresh so no canned or  dried fruit. Can use frozen if no sugar added.

Grains: Some diets restrict bread, oatmeal, grits and rice however I often have a sandwich for lunch including two slices of bread, all you have to do is make sure to include these calories in your daily allowance and have a protein filling and you will be fine.

The body needs a certain amount of carbohydrate for quick energy while waiting for the protein to digest. A small baked potato with 1 tablespoon of regular sour cream with dinner won’t wreck your diet.   Again just keep track of what you eat!

Beverages: Water is great!. Unsweetened tea also works.  If you count the calories you can have fresh fruit juices no added sugar diluted with water…half water-half juice (grape is good) but count the calories! I love coffee, but found more than a cup per day seemed to slow down my weight loss. Your choice!

Not listed but important is fat. Every diet should include a certain small amount of fat. You can get this from lean red meat, oily fish, certain nuts, olive oil (salad dressing) canola oil…an amount daily equivalent to 3 pats of butter! Fat helps with sugar control as it’s digestion takes longer than carbohydrates so it helps maintain a level sugar rate with fewer spikes and lows. Forget the fake “butters” what is in them is worse than fat!

While on the food part of this program: I personally do not like “lite” fat free, reduced fat, sugar free or artificially sweetened anything.

Besides their unpalatable taste, they often contain more calories than the original because of attempts to make them “taste” acceptable. It has become accepted that some of these altered foods can cause digestive problems (diarrhea when over consumed). Decide for yourself.

Final recommendation regarding the diet part of the control blood sugar plan. There are certain supplements and herbs that many people believe can help with controlling  blood sugar.  Two that I use are Cinnamon and Chromium. Do your own research or talk to a nutritionist or your care giver.

Add Exercise onto your “Daily Menu” 

Exercise: exercise is necessary to lose weight and control blood sugar and stop taking medications.

Just like the scheduled meal plan, exercise should be on the “menu” every day. The easiest, least expensive and probably the best exercise is Walking. Walking uses your whole body, especially if you swing your arms when you walk. Thirty minutes a day or the equivalent is required.

Riding a stationery bicycle if you can’t walk or don’t have a place to walk will meet your exercise requirements. If you can’t walk for 30 minutes, break it up into smaller amounts, gradually increasing until you can walk for 30 minutes.

Find a good exercise plan, preferably one that comes with a really good diet plan if you want to include some structured exercises and can’t afford a gym membership or a personal trainer.  Many are available for less than the cost of a monthly gym membership or a training session with a trainer.  Inviting a friend to share might make it easier to stick to your exercise routine.

Some Final Thoughts.

Adhering to this diet will improve your life by improving your blood sugar level.  This information will help someone who isn’t a Diabetic but just wants to improve their quality of life by dropping a few pounds.

If you are currently taking medications for your diabetes, keep a close check on your sugar levels and consult with your caregiver regarding adjustments to medications. Losing weight usually reduces blood sugar levels and leads to having more energy and less of that tired feeling common with uncontrolled diabetic blood sugar levels and sometimes lowers requirements for medication.

A footnote: If you are overweight or have close relatives with diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar, there is the possibility that using this diet will help prevent diabetes or delay the onset of diabetes.

Finally follow your scheduled eating times using the correct food combinations and do a little walking and you will soon know how to control blood sugar levels without medications!

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Quick & easy cooking tricks to burn fat faster

Burn Fat Faster with slow cooking tricks!

Here are some Quick & easy cooking tricks to burn fat faster.

If you’ve got a mouth and a stomach, you probably love to eat.

Heck, we all do! It’s one of life’s pleasures. That’s why losing weight is so tough.

We’re face to face with a primal urge and we’re trying to resist it. To make things worse, eating and cooking for fat loss isn’t easy.

If you follow the typical mainstream advice, it’s bland and uninspiring and it seems to suck the joy out of life. No wonder it’s so difficult to lose weight!

Thank God for my good friends Dave Ruel and Karine Losier! They love to eat too, and they know fat loss recipes should never taste like cardboard.

Here is a sample Recipe!

Apple-Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 Servings
Ingredients
• 1 pound pork tenderloin
• ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
• 1 clove garlic
• 2 teaspoons soy sauce
• ½ teaspoon grated ginger
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Directions
1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or in a baking dish).
2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
3. Pour mixture over pork, coating the pork generously.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or 45 minutes at 350oF in cooking in oven).

Nutritional Facts
(Per Serving)
Calories: 182
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Fat: 6g

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Looking for the ideal weight loss menu plan to help you achieve your goal of slimming down and reaching your goal weight?

Are you looking for a weight loss menu plan that would help you achieve this goal without starving and going on some extreme fad diet that requires you to sacrifice your calories or your carbohydrates?

Calorie shifting may be the answer.

Calorie shifting is a revolutionary new weight loss program that touts rapid weight loss on the order of 9 pounds every 11 days, which, for all intents and purposes, is just a tad shy of one pound of weight loss per day.

This extreme weight loss is not achieved by reducing the number of calories or carbohydrates that you consume.

On the contrary, you can achieve these astounding weight loss results by shifting the types of calories that you consume, rotationally from meal to meal, and from day to day.

In other words, you would be eating a balanced diet of plentiful food from all four of the major food groups.

The only twist is that you must divide up your diet into different calorie types.

You must shift the calorie types that you consume sequentially at each meal. For example, you might have meat and fruit together at one meal. Or you might have meat and dairy together at another meal. Or you might have dairy and vegetables together at another meal.

You might have a day that emphasizes mostly on fruits and  have another day that emphasizes mostly on dairy products.

By shifting your calories in this manner, you are capable of literally manipulating your body’s metabolism, at will, to burn your body’s fat stores for energy.

There is no need to count calories on this weight loss menu plan.

Therefore, you are free to eat as much quantity of food as you desire at each meal, until you reach the brink of becoming too full.

Would you like to try out an 11-day sample menu?

The Calorie Shifting Diet is a revolutionary dieting breakthrough.

This diet succeeds where others fail.

Low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, low-fat, and low-sodium diets are all doomed to fail.

It’s very hard to maintain those diets without running the risk of falling into temptation and sabotaging your own diet.

Calorie Shifting works on an entirely different principle: Eat as much food as you want at each meal until you are completely satisfied. You can eat foods from all four major food groups.

Is there a catch? There sure is, but once you learn what it is, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

You’ll kick yourself for wondering why you wasted your time on other diets when you should have been following the

Calorie Shifting diet!

The Calorie Shifting diet even offers its own customizable Online Diet Generator to help you create fool-proof diet plans that are guaranteed to help you lose at least 9 pounds every 11 days!

Weight Loss Menu Plan – The Calorie Shifting Diet

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WEIGHT LOSS AT HOME : LOW CALORIE BREAKFAST

 Start your day with a healthy low calorie breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, for most of us, it’s also the time when we’re the busiest.

If you’re female, and you have a family, you take care of others and see them off to work and school, and then you need to rush off to work yourself.

Who has time for breakfast?

You do.

Here are some low calorie ideas for “fast food” breakfasts you can grab, and go.

* A piece of toast, smeared with peanut butter, and sprinkled with raisins

* A banana and a 200 calorie yoghurt

* A hard boiled egg, with a stick of celery and a tablespoon of cottage cheese (prepare the night before)

* Soak two tablespoons of rolled oats in half a cup of skim milk. Add a touch more milk in the morning, and microwave

* A low-calorie cereal bar (up to 200 calories) with a banana

Or, have a smoothie — prepare the ingredients the night before, and stick the blender in the fridge. You can alter the ingredients to suit whatever you have on hand.

Peanut butter smoothie

Half a banana
A cup of skim milk
1 tablespoon of cottage cheese
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of honey
2 ice cubes (add these when you’re ready to blend)

Whizz everything in the blender, pop it into a mug, and drink — or pop it into a covered mug and take it with you.
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Want the Secret to Sexy Female Abs?

Women wanting to look attractive and sexy are always looking for the best ab exercises so they can look good in a bikini on the beach or just wearing skimpy summer outfits. The abs are the center of the body and eyes are drawn naturally to this area. A firm trimmed midsection besides looking very appealing says a lot about the lifestyle and fitness of the person.

You can’t just buy a beautiful midsection the same way you buy beautiful clothes, you have to earn them with determination and discipline.

Diet and the food you eat are part of the program to obtain beautiful abs, as the fat has to be stripped away to reveal the toned midsection beneath.

Replacing junk food with fresh healthy foods not only helps in the fat burning process but enhances the health of the individual. Abdominal exercises themselves are also employed to tone and firm up the abs.

All round body exercises are also utilised to develop core strenght and firm the entire body. Cardio exercises need to be aded in order to speed up the metabolism and burn excess belly fat.

5 of the best ab exercises for women are.

1) Crunches, are still one of the best ab exercises known to both men and women.  No need for fancy equipment they can be performed anywhere.

2) Leg raises, performed in a variety of ways (lying, seated, hanging) are one of the best ab exercises employed by fitness trainers who train professional bodybuilder and athletes.

3) Star jumps, Performed vigorously and quickly are not only a good warm up exercise for an ab workout but will provide a good cardio workout burning belly fat fast

4) Hula Hoops, another excellent ab exercise for women.Using a weighted hoop for added resistance they can be performed while watching TV or a DVD, a 10 -20 minute ab workout while you would normally be seated and having you mind occupied while exercising passes the time quickly.

5) Step ups, again another best ab exercise for women that can be done anywhere including watching the TV.  Step Ups  tone and firm the hips and mid section as well as develop the shape of the legs.  They are also excellent as a fat burning exercise.

Learn how you can melt away the fat and develop beautiful sexy flat abs in the shortest time possible.
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Chris Deltise has over 20 years experience as a trainer in many Gyms throughout Europe and the UK.  Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Chris_Deltise

 

Dr Mike, world-renowned wellness coach, has committed his life’s work toward providing medically sound wellness plans and now, with the publication of his Action Plan, readers are able to take advantage of his experience more easily than ever.

Dr Mike’s Wellness Blog offers a wealth of knowledge and experience for visitors to learn from, including tips on a wide range of wellness and health topics (including sensible weight loss, anti-aging health advice, overall wellness plans and much more).

Now, with the release of his revolutionary Action Wellness Plan, Dr Mike has continued his work toward providing every one of the blog’s visitors with realistic and medically sound advice for bettering their personal health.

The Action Wellness Plan uses a simple foundation and convenient steps to help in improving the overall health of any patient. Dr Mike outlines the building of a basis that brings the body to its “normal state”, healing the colon, detoxifying the body and balancing the body’s systems.

After this process is complete, the Action Wellness Plan goes on to the Resolve step, an aspect of the method that involves the patient identifying any medical issues or health problems and then treating them with nutritional supplements and appropriately considered solutions.

The final aspect of the Wellness Plan, the Rejuvenate step, goes forward from the Resolve segment and takes the “normal” and “resolved” state of the patient into a time of improvement.

The Rejuvenate process involves further bolstering the positive features of the body’s normal condition, boosting the immune system, energy levels and working to prevent the onset of possible disease contraction and/or the negative effects of aging.

Each aspect of Dr Mike’s Action Wellness Plan involves the sound judgment, professional medical advice and strategies created by the world renowned Dr Mike himself.

Readers will discover a system that can drastically improve their lives through a convenient and relatively simple set of procedures.

The results possible from carrying through all of the Action Wellness Plan’s steps are completely capable of giving every individual a thorough feeling of physical and mental wellness, ultimately improving their daily energy levels, reducing any excess weight and working toward an active immune system that is capable of fighting off infections and the contraction of many types of disease.

Dr Mike’s Wellness Blog provides full information on the Action Plan recently released by Dr Mike. Visit today to browse through details regarding each of the steps mentioned above and begin the educational process necessary for getting the most out of a commitment to the Action Wellness Plan.

Dr Mike’s Wellness Plan is an unparalleled system for improving any individual’s life, simply and effectively.

It’s always a good time to improve your physical health and better your life through learning about and implementing a superb, patient-proven wellness plan. Dr Mike’s Wellness Blog provides full details and the information any visitor needs to start on the road to feeling and looking great with the unparalleled results of the Action Wellness Plan. For more information, visit DrMikeWellness.

Dr. Mike Van Thielen is on the edge of the latest technologies & procedures in his field and is without doubt regarded as a pioneer & charismatic, passionate instructor & speaker among his peers. For more information, visit DrMikeWellness.org.

As with any endeavor affecting your health and well being, before  going on this journey, consult your care giver.

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Losing weight is a difficult task. Changing your diet and exercise routine on a permanent basis can be a formidable challenge and the level of bad information floating around does not make it any easier for you.

On the TV you see weight loss pills, plans and programs endorsed by your favorite celebrity or backed by “new ground breaking research”.

In the supermarket you see low fat, low sugar and low calorie foods often accompanied by similar recommendations.

So how do you know what to choose?

Whilst I cannot make any specific product recommendations, in this article I will outline six things that you should avoid as part of a weight loss plan.

1) FAD DIETS:- Fad diets are a perfect illustration of what I discussed above. You will regularly see celebrities promoting a fad diet with claims such as “I lost 14lb in 1 week whilst on this diet”. What’s more is that these claims are often true. Yes, fad diets can lead to significant weight loss in small periods of time.

So what’s the catch and why should they be avoided?

Well whilst fad diets work in the short term they often pose significant risks to your health in the long term because they require you to stick to certain foods and therefore make you miss out on the full nutritional benefits of a balanced diet. Plus, the weight lost on a fad diet often goes straight back on as soon as you come off the diet.

2) UNHEALTHY FOODS:- I know this is a very broad term but you need to avoid unhealthy foods and eat more healthy foods if you want to lose weight in the long term. Unhealthy foods include; highly processed foods, foods that are high in fat, foods that are high in sugar, foods that are high in calories and foods that contain little or no nutritional value. Just because a food product claims to be low in fat or low in sugar does not necessarily mean that it is low in calories or even a healthy option. If you look at all the nutritional information on the food’s packaging you can usually tell whether the food is healthy or not.

3) weight loss PILLS AND PATCHES:- weight loss pills and patches are another example of products that are often heavily endorsed or backed by research. However, the truth is that the majority of these products have a very moderate effect on your weight loss and without a proper diet and exercise plan you will barely notice the impact of weight loss pills or patches. In my opinion a gym membership or some healthy food is a much wiser investment than weight loss pills or patches.

4) ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES AND SWEETENERS:– These can include; aspartame, saccharin and stevia. Although they help make foods last for longer and often improve their flavor, they can also be toxic and hinder your weight loss efforts.

5) SODIUM RICH FOODS:– It is quite well publicized that sodium (salt) is bad for your health. Sodium also makes you hold additional water so you start to carry excess water weight. By restricting your sodium intake you can lose weight and improve your overall health.

6) NEGATIVE THINKING:– Negative thinking has the potential to completely destroy your weight loss plans. If you start thinking about your weight loss plan in a negative way you are making yourself fail before you have even begun. Try to look at all the weight loss dilemmas you encounter in a positive light. For example, don’t think “WHY can’t I drop that extra 10lb?” By thinking in this way you are admitting failure. Instead, think “HOW can I drop that extra 10lb?” By thinking in this way you are looking for solutions to your weight loss dilemma.

Losing weight can be a struggle and the increasing amount of bad information in the industry does not help matters. However, with the right tools weight loss is possible. I hope this article keeps you focused on your weight loss goals by identifying some of the obstacles that you need to avoid.

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5+ Diet Plan – Lose 7 Pounds In 5 Days.

Following this diet plan you will be able to lose 6-7 pounds in 5 days.
5+ means that this diet plan lasts 5 days and on 6th day you are  allowed to eat some sweets but strictly before 4 p.m. After 4 p.m. only water as much as possible; there is no limit.

Every day’s menu consists of 1200 kcal. 5+ diet plan is sufficiently balanced that minimizes the risk to health but it is still recommended to consult heath care professional before beginning any new diet.

Breakfast:
Muesli. Cup of shredded fruits and berries (except grapes and bananas), mixed with 1 tablespoon of grains and fat-free yogurt.

Snack:
Fruit cocktail or shake made of 100 ml of any juice and the same amount of yogurt.

Lunch:
Vegetable ragout made of boiled cauliflower, 1 sweet pepper, 1 carrot, 1 tablespoon of young peas or beans, half an onion, 1 celery root, parsley and add a small quantity of water.
Sauce: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 100 grams of fat-free yogurt and one spoon of lemon juice.

Snack:
Sandwich made of 100 g of chicken breast with small slice of black bread.

Dinner:
Fruit salad made of 50 g of boiled rice mixed with apple and 100 grams of any other berries and fruits.

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Mediterranean Diet Plan Sample

These days it is really easy to follow Mediterranean diet menu because most of the restaurants have a choice of Mediterranean dishes, so that is not a problem to eat in a restaurant or away from home.
The majority of Mediterranean dishes are easy to prepare, because most of the products shouldn’t be prepared, you just need to cut them.
Especially easy to cook are all kinds of pasta (just boil it for about 15 minutes).
You can call it simple diet because you do not need to count anything; you just need to eat named types of foods.
While the diet does not cause a big weight loss, it helps develop a habit for a healthy diet that permanently eliminates the excess kilograms (you will lose 1 kilogram per week).
The diet gives you an opportunity to choose from a variety of tasty dishes.
There are a few restrictions on the amount of food and alcohol (do not consume more than 100-150 grams of fish and meat a day and not to drink more than one glass of wine a day.
This diet is very healthy in helping to lower blood  pressure and normalizing levels of cholesterol in blood. Many people who tried to follow this diet claim that it helps reduce pain if you have arthritis.

Sample menu for the day:

Breakfast – some fruit, a bit of fresh bread and fruit juice or water.
Lunch – salad with tuna, anchovies, olives, olive oil and several cups of water.
Dinner – a large sweet pepper stuffed with rice, meat, tomatoes and herbs, sprinkled with olive oil and baked; salad and fresh bread; a glass of red wine.
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