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Hope for the future

Friday, October 26, 2012

History is not destiny.
~ Sparkpeople.com


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WILSONWR 10/27/2012 8:45PM

    Hopefully we learn from history so we don't make the same mistakes!!!

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HEALTHYBARB1 10/27/2012 12:55AM

    Writing my future health history with Sparkpeople.com!!!
THANKS for the Quote Jonnie!!!
Smiles Barb
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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 10/26/2012 3:25AM

    Great Quote! emoticon

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A reminder...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fat burns in the flame of carbohydrates.

Trivia explanation:

For fat to be metabolized properly, carbohydrates must be present. The basic message is simple when it comes to selecting the amount and type of carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates should make up 45% - 65% of the total daily calories in a healthy diet. At least 130 grams of carbohydrate should be included in the diet to prevent ketosis. Whenever possible, replace highly processed/refined grains, cereals, and sugars with minimally processed whole-grain products.

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LADYPIPPIE 10/28/2012 6:54AM

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WILSONWR 10/27/2012 8:47PM

    Although I have a hard time getting all my carbohydrates in every day, I agree with you (and SparkPeople) completely. I believe low carb diets can be dangerous!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/26/2012 1:21AM

    I happen to like the recommended ranges Sparkpeople offers, but we also have a lot of people on this site (and friends of mine) who give great credence to an ultra low carb diet . . . adding back some carbs (berries and such) while staying low carb. Last month, I heard Dr Oz have credible people on his show that explain how important carbs are to our brain.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/26/2012 12:05AM

    Thank you for the reminder!!!!!

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BBONET 10/25/2012 9:19PM

    emoticon We sometimes forget the important things!!!

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SONYALATRECE 10/25/2012 9:12PM

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IMIN2GENES 10/25/2012 9:04PM

    Great reminder!
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Makes a person go, "Hmmm...."

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

...to an explanation of an SP Trivia question. I'm pretty sure I knew this but the second part of the explanation got my attention--that since the liver is concentrating on metabolizing the alcohol, the carbs & fats eaten just go straight to...my hips!

Alcohol is metabolized differently than other foods and beverages. Under normal conditions, your body gets its energy from the calories in carbohydrates, fats and proteins that need to be slowly digested in the stomach—but not when alcohol is present. When alcohol is consumed, it gets special privileges and needs no digestion. The alcohol molecules diffuse through the stomach wall as soon as they arrive and can reach the brain and liver in minutes. This reaction is slightly slowed when there is also food in your system, but as soon as the mixed contents enter the small intestine, the alcohol grabs first place and is absorbed quickly. The alcohol then arrives at the liver for processing. The liver places all of its attention on the alcohol. Therefore, the carbohydrates (glucose) and dietary fats are just changed into body fat, waiting to be carried away for permanent fat storage in the body.

  
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SPARKLE1908 10/26/2012 12:58PM

    I don't drink alcohol but still good info to know!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/25/2012 4:02PM

    Good to post. I often only read the first sentence of two and this is pretty amazing stuff.

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SONYALATRECE 10/23/2012 4:26PM

    Wow!
This is valuable information.

Sonya

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WILSONWR 10/23/2012 10:57AM

    I saw this also and was surprised. I guess I'm going to have to work harder for my occasional beer!

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HEALTHYBARB1 10/23/2012 9:00AM

    Another reason to drink water!!!

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JANTWO 10/23/2012 12:13AM

    Informative!!!!

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Couch work-out

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In this video Dr. Oz's trainer takes us through a good workout that's done right on the couch. You'll burn calories.

www.doctoroz.com/videos/no-excuse-co
uch-potato-workout


No excuses!
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1LIFE4ME 10/16/2012 12:09PM

    Mmhmm who wouldn't want to watch Donovan while getting a workout?? Haha
no seriously this is great!! Thanks for sharing!

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SPARKLE1908 10/14/2012 5:39PM

    Where there is a will, there is a way!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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PEPPERCHILD 10/11/2012 12:42PM

    Huh....what??? Couch work-out. I'm going to have to see this with my own eyes.
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IMIN2GENES 10/11/2012 7:58AM

    I'll have to check this one out... Thanks for sharing it! I've actually gotten questions about what to do if you're injured or have limited mobility, so this is good!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/11/2012 12:46AM

    I will have to try this on my low energy days

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After weight loss -- How to keep the weight off

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

~ Dr. Andrew Weil

What's the best way to lose excess weight and keep it off? A study from Boston's Children's Hospital suggests that a low-glycemic-index diet is the best. The researchers recruited 21 young adults who were overweight or obese and put them on diets so that they were able to lose between 10 to 15 percent of their body weight, about 30 pounds on average. Then they put their volunteers on one of three different diets that provided exactly the same number of calories but from different food sources. All of the volunteers spent four weeks on each of these three diets. These included:

~ A low-fat diet with 60 percent of calories from carbohydrate, 20 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein.
~ A low-glycemic -index diet designed to keep blood sugar stable with 40 percent of calories from carbohydrate, 40 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein.
~ A very low-carbohydrate diet with only 10 percent of calories from carbohydrate, 60 percent from fat and 30 percent from protein.

They found that the low-fat diet slowed metabolism the most and that the low carbohydrate diet had a negative impact on certain hormone levels, resulting in increased inflammation in the body (and consequent increase in disease risk). The winner here was the low-glycemic index diet with its emphasis on fiber-rich, natural carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats, including nuts, avocados and olive oil. That diet is very similar to Dr. Weil's anti-inflammatory diet.


Dr. Weil's Anti-inflammatory pyramid:
www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02995/Dr-Wei
l-Anti-Inflammatory-Food-Pyramid.html

  
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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 9/25/2012 1:48PM

    Great info! Thanks for sharing it.

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ADRIENALINE 9/20/2012 4:43PM

    Good to know. The problem is it's so hard to know what is Low glycemic. Grpefruit has a higher GL index than cherries. It is completely unintuitive

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/19/2012 11:34PM

    Thank you for sharing.

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SONYALATRECE 9/19/2012 10:36PM

    Good to know...

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GLORYANDME 9/19/2012 10:43AM

    Thanks for sharing . . . I need to read articles like these every once in awhile. Helps me to keep remembering the right things to do to live a healthy lifestyle. Need to pick up more fruits and veggies! Enjoy the rest of your week! emoticon

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