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Give Me Strength

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I found this while I was hunting around the web and came across an article that said: "Weights will bring down your sugar better than jumping around aerobically".......
My heart started pumping while I fantasized ....but that's another story.
the article basically said... muscle increases sensitivity to insulin.
So I'll think of AB-MAN as I do my cardio/strength training Zumba this afternoon......I'll take my motivation anywhere I can get it

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I'm sitting here surrounded by 3 more diet books feeling like I'm searching for the HOLY GRAIL. I just want to know how to get this done without sacrificing 'good nutrition', starving myself, or giving myself another problem.
I also don't want to give up my took me a lifetime to learn to like them. MEADSBAY (Liz) recommended
and I'm really hooked on his info.

What still bothers me... is that Medical Establishment keeps pushing the Whole Wheat/Whole Grain issue...and I bought the idea big time ...
and now I find out ... they were wrong....
maybe....maybe not....Maybe?....Nah... ?????

But now I find out I even need to watch the veggies careful
sweet careful careful
butternut careful

hey .....wait a minute....
leave me something to live for

Oh well......I'll go work out with there in a sec Bebe

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 4/11/2012 7:20AM

    I have the same problem. I like Gary's ideas but do not think that we have to totally get rid of beans, squash and carrots...may be moderate them.? I also eat one bread..low carb in the morning. It does have wheat/soy. Other than that I stick to Gary..
I think you have to find things that you love to eat that are healthy! Good luck with your pile of books and so much info.
I like hearing that about the weight training. Heading off to do it.


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OAKSHAVEN 4/10/2012 10:20PM

    Yep, put the books down now. Eat a reasonably healthy, reasonably tasteful meal, made up of foods you personally like, and forget about the experts. What never seems to get said is that NO research study, all by itself, tells you anything--even assuming they did it well and understood statistics enough to make sense of their data, which most don't seem to.

I have also been in health care for a good many years, and have watched many medical fads come and go. Most of them are based on bad science and an effective ad campaign, and most of them will go out of style if you just wait a few years.

That isn't to say that there are not good doctors and good information out there, but for a layperson to sort through it is almost impossible. That's why we try to find an expert who seems effective and stick to that person, whether it is a doctor, an auto mechanic, or the guy down the street who usually seems to land on his feet.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/10/2012 10:20PM

  Hi Sheryl.........
Who needs food when you have Ernesto?????????? If only it were that easy!!!!!

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TERRI289 4/10/2012 9:52PM

    I like Ernesto!!!

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NORASPAT 4/10/2012 9:46PM

    I avoid sugar too, I also avoid anything non fat or artificial. I do not like consuming chemicals.
I too love beans they are good for your heart but DH is not supposed to eat them because they are purines, he takes allopurinol but he loves beans. I must remember to have the Dr refer us to a nutritionist because he should eat Beans for his heart and leave them alone for his kidneys and gout. It is never a win win situation is it. HUGS Pat in Maine.
BTW your new body on your page certainly beats the gorilla Woo Hoo. WTG Pat emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 4/10/2012 9:14PM

    Have fun at your workout. Great Blog. Love your attitude.

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    I enjoy most veggies and fruits and even eat legumes but I watch the grains and only eat a few choice ones occasionally. I avoid the sugar.

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ARLENE_MOVES 4/10/2012 8:15PM

    Love your motivational pic. Gary Taubes is great - enjoy!

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REJ7777 4/10/2012 8:07PM

    No veggies? Extremely low carb may work for some people, but it doesn't work for me. I just feel better when I eat plenty of vegetables, and some of them raw.

Plus, don't forget just how polluted air and water have become! So, you shouldn't breathe or drink water either. emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 4/10/2012 7:56PM

    Have a good workout! And I think you should eat whatever makes you feel good.
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FLABBALICIOUS 4/10/2012 7:47PM

    Remember, EveryBODY is different. What works for one, may not work for another. Medicine is pretty much trial and error. Working in healthcare, I've learned that. The best thing to do is,put down the books...that's right, put it step away emoticon . Anymore information and you're brain will explode. emoticon

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SHERREMAC 4/10/2012 6:00PM

    Hope it was a fun workout!!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/10/2012 5:54PM

    I try to stay away from all the "eat this and don't eat that" books. I'd far rather strengthen my body than nitpick my food. That blog on building lean muscle helping with lowering blood sugar makes a lot of sense - after all, when you work out those muscles, they use their stored fuel and need more. They get more from blood sugar.

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GRENADAGIRL73 4/10/2012 5:10PM

    I know for sure this picture make me motivated alright! Hello!

As for eat this don't eat that I have come to the conclusion I can find scientific support for any point I want to make.

Our bodies are so smart, they know what they need better than any "expert" out there. Keep on searching and you will find the right balance for you.

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MISSB8604 4/10/2012 4:53PM

    Sometimes there is just WAY too much information on the internet. Makes you not want to eat all because of all the contradictions.

You can do this! Be smart and make smart choices!

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FLUKES 4/10/2012 4:19PM

    Oh do I know this feeling. I sometimes hate the internet, because without it I would not have access to all the papers and studies that point out everything is harmful... I think I'll just try everything in moderation and hope it works out :D.

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MEADSBAY 4/10/2012 4:07PM

    We need to start a
I try one thing for 6 months or a year,
then read a different book and do something else for 6 months or a year,
etc. etc. etc.
Currently doing the DASH diet (for my wt loss study)-
have lost 2-3 whole lbs-
Something has got to click eventually.

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KASEYCOFF 4/10/2012 3:24PM

    I came across this a few days ago re whole grains:


Now, the thing is, if wheat's a problem, there are plenty of other whole grains out there. I've found a whole-grain barley couscous, scads of brown (truly brown, not the ersatz stuff, lol) rice products, and my favorite, oat-y foods. (I throw oat bran into almost everything.)

Dunno about losing weight, especially, but they help keep me from feeling hungry an hour after a meal, plus I figure they're good for me. 'least, I HOPE so, lol.

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ELSEEBEE 4/10/2012 3:15PM

    Well, I had good intentions of reading your blog, but, shoot, can't seem to find it! All I see is this mouth-watering pic at the top of the page. OK, does the increase in my heartbeats/minute count as aerobic exercise? emoticon

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HOLLWALL36 4/10/2012 3:10PM

    Ha! Ha! I think I like your motivational collage material!

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IDLETYME 4/10/2012 3:08PM

    You'll be so busy looking at Ernesto you won't have time to eat. That's a good way to lose weight!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/10/2012 2:42PM

    So THAT'S what a dangling carrot looks like . . . wait, wait, SNAP OUT OF IT Barb.

Phew. . . was gone there for a sec. You know, medical science pretends to be an exact science, but . . . reality check . . . it's NOT! So.... that kinda leave US to figure out what works (or not). We have to do our own reading and research and extrapolate what works for us . . . or not. (BTW Ernesto works for me! emoticon

I have to be very careful with wheat. It really is a trigger for carb cravings for me. Beans, have to do those in moderation, but I won't cut them out either. Nor fruits and veggies. It's eating them in the right porportion and for me, making SURE I exercise. THAT (exercise) seems to be the key for me . . . exercise being both cardio and strength.

So, my dear, you're on the right path, IMHO, listening to YOUR body. It's not a one-size-fits-all world.

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STRINGI719 4/10/2012 2:40PM

    I'm all in favor of packing in as many nutrient-dense, plant-based foods as possible. You can find an "expert" or even "research" backing up just about anything nowadays. Do what makes sense to you in your gut. I also personally look to God - He made me, He knows how best to keep me in good health.

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HELEN_BRU 4/10/2012 2:30PM

    Funny but true!

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WALLAHALLA 4/10/2012 2:05PM

    Wow! He can Zumba with me anytime!

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