June 25, 2012

10 Things Packing On Pounds

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:53 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/30/what-are-the-10-things-that-can-pack-on-pounds.aspx
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by Dr Mercola
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What are the 10 Things that Can Pack on Pounds?
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#1: To Lose Weight You MUST Eliminate Fructose from Your Diet
~ You’ve gone to all the trouble of getting some exercise. But despite sticking to your new plan you discover the pounds are not coming off.
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You ask yourself, “Why?”
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It is important to understand and know that while exercise is important and crucial for weight loss and I am a major fan, the foods you choose to eat are THREE times more important for controlling your weight than your exercise. It’s very easy to sabotage yourself with sugary foods and exercise beverages. Especially beverages containing HFCS.
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# 2 You MUST Plan Your Meals
~ It’s said that failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. When it comes to meals designed to promote your health and eliminate unwanted calories, you’re going to have to heed this advice.
The problem is, if you fail to plan your meals you are basically eating according to either your emotions or whatever whim may come over you around mealtime. Both of these can mean added calories, poor nutritional choices and a growing waistline.
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#3 Avoid All Sodas, and Especially Diet Soda
~ Soda, in my opinion, is the one of the primary health threats. Did you know that just one can of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar?!
This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake (which is more than double my recommended daily allowance to begin with). Within 20 minutes of drinking that soda, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
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#4 Be Sure to Eat PLENTY of Organic Vegetables
~ One of the best ways to improve your health is to make sure you’re eating plenty of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic, with a majority of them consumed raw. One simple way to boost your vegetable intake is to juice them. Juicing organic vegetables is something that I highly recommend to anyone working to restore or improve their health.
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#5 Make Sure You Do Sprint 8 Exercises Once or Twice a Week
~ Your body has three types of muscle fiber: Slow twitch, fast twitch and super-fast twitch fibers. A major problem with conventional exercise is its inability to engage the fast and super-fast twitch muscle fibers. Conventional exercise merely engages your body’s slow twitch muscle fibers, which is your preferred mode of muscle engagement. To produce dramatic results when it comes to exercise you simply have to engage your fast and super-fast muscle fibers.
The best way to do this is through something called Sprint 8 exercises.
Sprint 8-style exercise has many benefits, the biggest being it naturally increases your body’s production of human growth hormone (HGH), which plays a significant role in the aging process.
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#6 Avoid Drinking Fruit Juice
~ Fruit juice is probably the most requested drink by children of all ages, not because it quenches thirst, but because it tastes good. And fruit juice, it turns out, is not one of the best things you can put into your body, especially for children. Drinking fruit juice is only slightly different from drinking soda. Both deliver a massive dose of sugar to your body unbound by any of the slow-releasing mechanisms provided by nature.
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#7 Eating Outside of Your Home
~ There’s a reason your favorite restaurant food often tastes better than your home cooked meals: many times it’s loaded with extra calories in the form of sugars, hydrogenated fats and artificial flavor enhancers like MSG.
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#8 Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
~ Alcohol is converted by your body into simple sugar, and it turns out the metabolic pathway converting alcohol into its simple sugar components is the same pathway your body uses to convert high fructose corn syrup into its component parts.
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#9 Avoid Consuming Fast- or Processed Foods
~ Avoid fast food if you value your health. It is loaded with sodium, sugar and feedlot animals who have been subjected to the absolute minimums in the areas of feeding and care.
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#10 Avoid Condiments and Idle Snacks
~ www.fitsugar.com will explain why…
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SITES
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Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx?e_cid=20121204_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar, Yet Another Study Reveal … December 04, 2012
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New Belly Fat Weight Loss Exercise Takes Less Time and Works …
Sprint 8-style exercise

http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/new-belly-fat-weight-loss-exercise-takes-less-time-and-works-better-say-researchers
~ EMaxHealth … By Timothy Boyer on June 29, 2012 … Research has demonstrated that a 20-minute workout consisting of 8 seconds of sprint exercise, … The fast-paced LifeSprints style of exercise includes the use of cycling, boxing …
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GOOGLE:
* fast food dangers
* aspartame dangers
* processed food dangers
* MSG dangers
* hydrogenated fats dangers
* trans fats dangers
* fruit juice dangers
* soda dangers
* diet soda dangers
Sprint 8-style exercise
HGH
human growth hormone
* alcohol consumption dangers

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March 24, 2012

Sugar, Sweetners, Stevia

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:18 pm by PCOSLady

Sugar & Sweetners
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This site was advertised on TV… I felt the info was important and factual…
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PCOS Lady, my opinion…. I, however will stay with white sugar, brown sugar and honey… I’m funny when it comes to manmade and processed foods… I am a firm believer people lived longer years ago and today because they consumed the basics in food…
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www.SweetSurprise.com
http://www.sweetsurprise.com/frequently_asked_questions.php
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Sugar, Honey, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
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What are caloric (nutritive) sweeteners?
There are many caloric (nutritive) sweeteners like:
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~ table sugar
~ honey
~ high fructose corn syrup
~ fruit juice concentrates
~ glucose
~ evaporated cane juice
~ hydrolyzed cane juice
~ fructose
~ dextrose
~ invert sugar
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The most common low-calorie sweeteners approved for use today are:
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~ acesulfame potassium (Ace-K)
~ aspartame
~ saccharin
~ sucralose
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The most common reduced-calorie sweeteners include:
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~ sorbitol
~ mannitol
~ xylitol
~ maltitol
~ maltitol syrup
~ lactitol
~ erythritol
~ isomalt
~ hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
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http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/
~ Dr Art Ayers … Healthfulness of Sweeteners
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Healthfulness of Sweeteners
–from Most Healthy….
~ Stevia – is a protein that is sweet, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike and no AGE
~ Glucose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE
~ Xylitol – is a sugar alcohol that inhibits dental bacteria, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike or AGE
~ Corn Syrup – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces AGE, low sweetness
~ Sucrose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE, and liver damage
~ Honey – is half fructose and half glucose, raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces high AGE and may damage liver

~ Artificial Sweeteners, aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc. – don’t raise blood sugar or produce AGE, but may have other risks, including hunger

~ HFCS – is high fructose corn syrup, raises blood sugar and spikes insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Fructose – doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Agave Nectar – is fructose, doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
…to Least Healthy or Health Risk–
~ AGE: advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which contribute to the symptoms of diabetics. http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/AGE
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Stevia, the new craze!
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http://www.stevia.com/
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Stevia is a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy!
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FACT:
Stevia is widely used all over the world. In Japan stevia claims over 40% of the sweetener market…
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http://purehealingfoods.com/infoSweeteners.php
~ Pure Healing Foods, very informative!
Source: www.NaturalNews.com
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Stevia has many helpful properties.
It has:
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~ No sugar and no calories.
~ Anti-inflammatory effects.
~ Is 100 percent naturally derived.
~ 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
~ Heat stability to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
~ No fermentation properties.
~ Flavor-enhancing qualities.
~ Plaque-retardant and Anti-caries properties to help prevent cavities.
~ Been recommended for diabetics because it does not spike insulin.
~ Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
~ Been shown to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
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Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in Stevia, and it is rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Besides having been in use for hundreds of years, extensive testing in animals has demonstrated no harmful effects. Its main sweet chemical, stevioside, has been found to be nontoxic in acute toxicity studies with rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. It also has been shown that it does not cause cellular changes nor affect fertility. The natural stevia leaf also has been found to be nontoxic and has no mutagenic activity.
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Stevia can be used in cooking and as a tabletop sweetener.
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SITES
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This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/14/why-this-sugar-make-you-and-most-others-fat.aspx?e_cid=20111014_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
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Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=168622
~ Medicine Net … By Amy Norton .. HealthDay Reporter .. Tuesday, March 19 (HealthDay News) — More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States.
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These latest findings do not prove that sugary drinks kill people. They only show a correlation between high consumption and deaths from heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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“Sugary beverage consumption is often paired with other unhealthy food choices or behaviors,” said Sandon, who was not involved in the study. “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are the result of many factors, not just excess sugar intake.”

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