Artificial Sweeteners Increase Your Blood Sugar, Weight, Sugar Addiction

Artificial sweeteners increase your weight, spike your blood sugar, and make you crave sweets. The irony is that they appear to be doing exactly what people consuming them hope to avoid. What’s going on, and what can we do instead? A recent study, published in Nature magazine, caught some media attention. In this study, the researchers spiked drinking water

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Are Your Beliefs Making you Fat?

Walking to the doctors’ office that day with her 12 year old daughter by her side, Belinda thought it would be the same old thing.  She needed to improve her diet, get more active, yeah, yeah, yeah.  There was no point really.  She had seen her mother spend most of her life dieting, and what had it done for her? Just made her fatter. Belinda knew she had no willpower, plus, she loved her precious food. Besides, they gave her a pill that took care of her Type 2 Diabetes. Adjust her dosage, and go home.

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#11: Know Thyself, Know Your Microbiome

Can bacteria influence whether you acquire modern diseases, like diabetes, cancer, irritable bowel disease or obesity? The answer may lay in your personal ecosystem. You comprise trillions of bacterial cells living within you and all over you, known as “microbiota”. There are more of them than there are of you. Most of them are quite helpful, if not essential, to life.

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How to Set SMARTER Goals

If you’re like many Americans, you craft goals with good intentions, but then watch them fade like an old dream. If you’re like me, wasting time and energy on things that don’t materialize is painful. Goals that fail erode your self-confidence. If you are ready to get laser-focused and crystal-clear about making your goals a reality, this article is for you. You will learn how and why to craft SMARTER goals. What are SMARTER goals? So glad you asked!

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7 Ways to Avoid Crashing Your Weight Management Party

Holiday parties are lighting up homes and hearths in many places. And during this jubilant time of year, so many of us face the inner dilemma: how can I enjoy the holidays without crashing my weight management party?  First, weight management can be a party. Seriously, getting healthy is absolutely fantastic! Adopt this appreciation for the long-term rewards of your efforts, and your sacrifices will become easier. Second, the holidays don’t have to crash your beautiful body. Here are a few tips to keeping your willpower and good judgment intact at the sweet, indulgent holidays gatherings.

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