Blogs about Sugar

Benefits of Potassium on Weight Loss

What do you think is hindering you from achieving your goal weight, even if your diet is spot on? The problem with diets these days is not the diet itself, but the lack of knowledge, along with nutritional deficiencies that is preventing you from looking and feeling at your ultimate best.

Nutritional Label Distortion- “Net Carbs” do they really matter?

Low carb, high fiber, sugar free, high protein are the words you see on majority of manufacturing boxes, wrappers and packaging labels but yet “net carbs” is the real number that consumers are focusing on, that are listed boldly and marketed on the front. So you may ask the question does “net carbs” really matter? How can carbs listed on back of nutrition label read 22g carbs but yet manufacturer claim and market as only 2g net carbs.

Are FRUITS good for you?

YES , fruits are good for you! 

How to reduce cravings

Intense cravings are usually caused by:-low levels of sleep-poor daily potassium levels (we need 4700mg per day, most don't even come close to that)-poor intake of healthy fats-dehydration-nutrient deficiency-high stress - we seek comfort and receive comfort by eating high sugar filled food.-poor gut health Below are some strategies for  minimizing the urge. Short term (the moment you feel the craving)

Sugaraholic's anonymous

She's crafty… …and all of our brains are extremely good at rationalizing to get what they want. This is the kind of nonsense we all are capable of and I quote, “I only smoke when I drink and I only drink if I need to smoke. So, unless I need to smoke or drink, I never drink or smoke.” Laugh but it’s true. My name is Tanner Shultz and it’s been 3 months since my last sugar binge. For stronger living,

What does a health and fitness coach do?

MY JOB as a health and fitness coach is to… ·      Inspire and educate with insightful and applicable health and fitness content that improves lives. YOUR JOB as an interested person in health and fitness is to… ·      is to let me know if I’ve done mine. *Why I do it: I’m a recovering sugar addict. I bombed at 2 of my 3 marathons. I’ve found a better way to perform at my best.  

Benefits of Exercising in Diabetes

Did you know that about 9.3% of the American population suffers from diabetes? You heard that right. Further, 27.8% of these people do not know that they have diabetes. So what is this condition that ails the nation?What is Diabetes?

Dietary Myths Surrounding Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition when the body’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal. In a healthy person, the hormone insulin helps metabolize sugar that you receive from food. When insulin does not perform this function, or there is no insulin produced in the body, the sugar is not metabolized and reaches high levels. This condition is known as diabetes. Why diabetes is a huge concern

Is football making you fat?

I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.

My protein shake is making me fat!

Protein shakes are famous these days. There are green ones, red ones, chocoate one, vegan ones and whey ones. But if you are loading them up with lots of fruit, protein powder, yogurt, oils and everything else, you are probably pretty frustrated and gaining weight. A typical shake has 20-25 grams of protein, which can be 1/3 to 1/2 protein requirement for the day for alot of people. At the end of the day, calories do count. Sorry guys! Most people are taking in too much fat and sugar for in their shakes, more than enough for the entire day. They are meal replacments typically, not snacks.