Your Bathroom Scale = An Instrument of Torture

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*”I’m 3 weeks in and am frustrated with my weight”
*”I’ve lost 19 pounds in 8 weeks”!!!!
*”It’s been 5 days now…when can I expect to notice the big changes in my weight?”

Weighing twice a day, Weighing once a day, Weighing once a week, Never getting on the scale. Fearing the scale, Basing your mood for the day on the number you see on the scale, Feeling defeated by the scale.

We have been taught to use the scale to assess our progress and success on a weight loss program. We are told how many pounds we should lose per week. If we don’t meet the number of pounds/week…we are “failing”on the program.

What if the idea of regularly measuring weight loss progress on a scale is wrong? What if we were setting ourselves up for failure by regularly weighing in?

The Metabolism Miracle is a breakthrough weight loss and “health gain” programs that work very differently from traditional calorie-based programs. Over 150 million Americans have Metabolism B (the genes for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes). Met B is a hormonal imbalance of the “fat gain” hormone; insulin. Unfortunately, the majority of those with Met B are unaware of their hormonal imbalance and have been frustrated for years trying to lose weight by reducing calories and increasing activity. Those with Met B cannot succeed losing weight and keeping it off on traditional calorie based programs.

In fact, calorie based programs fail for more than 60% of dieters. The majority of those struggling with weight loss require an insulin balancing program.

Calorie based programs recommend regular weigh-ins to assess progress. If you are accustomed to daily or weekly weigh-ins on programs like Weight Watchers, you have come to realize that the scale is not your friend. Even though you adhere to your calorie allotment and exercise, you might actually gain weight on the program. You are told that “you are doing something wrong.” On these traditional programs your “weight loss” is composed of water weight, loss of muscle, and fat.

MM/DM is NOT a calorie based program and you must get accustomed to living MM/DM, doing the program, and letting the results happen; on their own time frame.

MM/DM IS a hormonal balancing program. It balances the “fat gain” hormone insulin. As you follow Steps 1 and/or 2 your insulin normalizes….instead of fat gain you will finally experience fat burn. When you live Step 1 or Step 2 correctly, you are in a fat burning mode. On MM/DM you are losing ALL FAT while maintaining water balance and maintaining muscle.

Fat tissue is very light and voluminous (BIG). When you burn all fat (instead of water, muscle, fat) you lose all light, voluminous tissue….you lose lots of inches but less scale weight. So…the scale can no longer define you. Get over the scale. It is not valid for tracking daily or weekly progress when we work with hormones.

If you are a MM/DM follower, you have to lose your attachment to a number on the scale as it is used only once every 8 weeks on this program. Every 8 weeks, the scale and body measurements will show you if insulin release are normal and you are burning the right amount of fat for YOU.

1. At the beginning of every 8 week period of MM/DM, get your weight and body measurements. You will repeat both weight and measurements at the END of 8 weeks.

2. Look for your present weight on the “Expected Fat Loss Chart” and note your target fat loss range for the end of the upcoming 8 weeks.

Target fat loss range is not something to “beat.” IF you are doing the program correctly, you will end your 8 weeks within your targeted range. If you lose less than expected, there is an issue with your program AND if you lose more than expected, there is an issue with your program. Before you move on to the next 8 week period, you must find out what the issue is. The issue must be corrected so you can continue to lose fat at the right rate for you.

NOT LANDING IN YOUR EXPECTED RANGE MIGHT BE CAUSED BY ONE OF SEVERAL REASONS

LOSING MORE THAN THE EXPECTED RANGE AFTER 8 WEEKS ON STEP 1?

Means you are losing more than fat…you are losing muscle and/or are dehydrated. You must exercise regularly along with the diet portion of MM/DM so you will MAINTAIN all your muscle. You must drink recommended water/decaf so you will stay in fluid balance.

LOSING LESS THAN EXPECTED RANGE AFTER 8 WEEKS OF STEP 1?

*You may be eating an inadequate amount of neutral foods. Under eating neutral foods can cause a slowing of metabolic rate and stunt fat burning.

*You may be stacking carb grams…You have the option of 5 gram Counter carbs at meals, bedtime, middle of the night, NOT at snacks, too.

*Your 5 gram choices might be bogus. The Nutrition Facts on the product may appear right, but check the “Foods to Avoid” list under Featured Discussions on MV to see if you are using a bread, pasta, bar, etc. that is “bogus” and probably contains more carb grams than the company is reporting.

*You might need to change up your activity

*You may have a thyroid issue (you may have hypothyroidism or your thyroid medication may need a tweaking)..

*You may be skipping meals and snacks, exercising first thing in the AM without having a snack, going to bed without a bedtime snack (this slows metabolism)


INCHES MATTER!

Every pound of fat lost on The Metabolism Miracle looks like 2 pounds on a traditional diet. So, when you lose 10# on MM/DM, it looks as if you have lost 20#. This 10 pound loss equals 9-11 inches! ( A ten pound loss on a traditional diet looks like a 10# loss…with only 4-6 inches lost).

An interesting feature of The Metabolism Miracle is that it enables you to cross reference that you have adequately decreased your insulin release and burned fat by comparing your total lost inches to your scale weight loss. If you lose 10# on MM/DM….you should lose 9-11 inches. If you lose 15# on MM/DM…you should lose 14-16#.

If you lose less inches than pounds, you may have lost muscle and/or are dehydrated.
If you lost more inches than pounds, you may have REALLY toned up with your exercise program! Not common but does happen. YAY.

I hope it’s becoming clear that this program is VERY different from a typical “diet.” We have a physiological issue (insulin imbalance) and our past “overweight” was due to carbohydrate intake and resultant insulin over-release. Getting a number on a scale on a daily basis means nothing. Assessing progress 5 weeks into an 8 week period means nothing. Get over it! (I’m smiling as I type that, but I mean it).

I have a beam scale in my office a few feet away from my desk. I NEVER get on it. Over the years on MM/DM, once I got to my desired weight….I use body measurements and clothes for physical measures of my program status. These body measurements with daily blood sugar readings, blood pressure, and lab work are my compass.
I am having you use a scale in Steps 1 and 2 to make certain you are losing the correct pounds and inches every 8 weeks until you get to your desired weight.

DESIRED WEIGHT VS IDEAL WEIGHT:

I do not believe in height/weight charts or BMI. Both rely on height and weight. They do not allow for differences in age, activity, frame size. For example, according to height/weight charts, a 5’5” woman should weigh about 125#. It doesn’t matter if she is 18 or 81 years old, an athlete or in a wheel chair, large frame or small frame. She’s a woman, 5’5” and should therefore weigh 125#. (See how silly this is?)

I do believe in this. YOU will know when you are at your “ideal weight”. It will be the weight at which you like the way you look, you fit in the size clothes you want to fit in, your lab work is normal on as little medication as possible, your blood pressure is normal, and you have energy. When you get THERE…check the weight on the scale…THIS is YOUR ideal weight. Period. You like yourself physically, you are in great health, and you have energy.

Okay….that’s that. Stay off the scale until after the 8th week. If you have concerns that you might not be doing things right, send me a food log and I will make sure you are!

Diane Kress, RD CDE, author of The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Book, and The Diabetes Miracle is the director of http://www.miracle-ville.com.

Miracle-Ville is the official online support site for followers of MM/DM. Diane Kress is available to answer questions about the program. All program updates, exclusive video blogs, recipes,24/7 support, tips, forums, blogs…..in a friendly, upbeat, supportive environment.

Find the Metabolism Miracle, by Diane Kress RD CDE on Amazon.com, other online book sellers, and in your brick and mortar Barnes and Noble. It can be ordered from any bookstore.

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NPR’s reporting exposes the SINISTER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY. Whistle- blower Diane Kress adds to the discussion and spotlights the ENTIRE story!


50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

Please do not miss reading this article reported by NPR:
NPR ARTICLE: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat
September 13, 20169:59 AM ET
CAMILA DOMONOSKE

A newly discovered cache of internal documents reveals that the sugar industry downplayed the risks of sugar in the 1960s.

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.
The authors of the new article say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has been attempting to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.

How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With ‘Salt Sugar Fat’

In the article, published Monday, authors Glantz, Cristin Kearns and Laura Schmidt aren’t trying make the case for a link between sugar and coronary heart disease. Their interest is in the process. They say the documents reveal the sugar industry attempting to influence scientific inquiry and debate.
The researchers note that they worked under some limitations — “We could not interview key actors involved in this historical episode because they have died,” they write. Other organizations were also advocating concerns about fat, they note.
There’s no evidence that the SRF directly edited the manuscript published by the Harvard scientists in 1967, but there is “circumstantial” evidence that the interests of the sugar lobby shaped the conclusions of the review, the researchers say.
For one thing, there’s motivation and intent. In 1954, the researchers note, the president of the SRF gave a speech describing a great business opportunity.
If Americans could be persuaded to eat a lower-fat diet — for the sake of their health — they would need to replace that fat with something else. America’s per capita sugar consumption could go up by a third.

In ‘Soda Politics,’ Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

But in the ’60s, the SRF became aware of “flowing reports that sugar is a less desirable dietary source of calories than other carbohydrates,” as John Hickson, SRF vice president and director of research, put it in one document.
He recommended that the industry fund its own studies — “Then we can publish the data and refute our detractors.”
The next year, after several scientific articles were published suggesting a link between sucrose and coronary heart disease, the SRF approved the literature-review project. It wound up paying approximately $50,000 in today’s dollars for the research.
One of the researchers was the chairman of Harvard’s Public Health Nutrition Department — and an ad hoc member of SRF’s board.
“A different standard” for different studies
Glantz, Kearns and Schmidt say many of the articles examined in the review were hand-selected by SRF, and it was implied that the sugar industry would expect them to be critiqued.

Obesity And The Toxic-Sugar Wars
In a letter, SRF’s Hickson said that the organization’s “particular interest” was in evaluating studies focused on “carbohydrates in the form of sucrose.”
“We are well aware,” one of the scientists replied, “and will cover this as well as we can.”
The project wound up taking longer than expected, because more and more studies were being released that suggested sugar might be linked to coronary heart disease. But it was finally published in 1967.

Hickson was certainly happy with the result: “Let me assure you this is quite what we had in mind and we look forward to its appearance in print,” he told one of the scientists.

The review minimized the significance of research that suggested sugar could play a role in coronary heart disease. In some cases the scientists alleged investigator incompetence or flawed methodology.

“It is always appropriate to question the validity of individual studies,” Kearns told Bloomberg via email.

Epidemiological studies of sugar consumption — which look at patterns of health and disease in the real world — were dismissed for having too many possible factors getting in the way. Experimental studies were dismissed for being too dissimilar to real life.
One study that found a health benefit when people ate less sugar and more vegetables was dismissed because that dietary change was not feasible.
Another study, in which rats were given a diet low in fat and high in sugar, was rejected because “such diets are rarely consumed by man.”
The Harvard researchers then turned to studies that examined risks of fat — which included the same kind of epidemiological studies they had dismissed when it came to sugar.
Citing “few study characteristics and no quantitative results,” as Kearns, Glantz and Schmidt put it, they concluded that cutting out fat was “no doubt” the best dietary intervention to prevent coronary heart disease.

Sugar lobby: “Transparency standards were not the norm”

In a statement, the Sugar Association — which evolved out of the SRF — said it is challenging to comment on events from so long ago.
“We acknowledge that the Sugar Research Foundation should have exercised greater transparency in all of its research activities, however, when the studies in question were published funding disclosures and transparency standards were not the norm they are today,” the association said.
“Generally speaking, it is not only unfortunate but a disservice that industry-funded research is branded as tainted,” the statement continues. “What is often missing from the dialogue is that industry-funded research has been informative in addressing key issues.”
The documents in question are five decades old, but the larger issue is of the moment, as Marion Nestle notes in a commentary in the same issue of JAMA Internal Medicine:

“Is it really true that food companies deliberately set out to manipulate research in their favor? Yes, it is, and the practice continues. In 2015, the New York Times obtained emails revealing Coca-Cola’s cozy relationships with sponsored researchers who were conducting studies aimed at minimizing the effects of sugary drinks on obesity. Even more recently, the Associated Press obtained emails showing how a candy trade association funded and influenced studies to show that children who eat sweets have healthier body weights than those who do not.”

MY TURN: Diane Kress

TWENTY YEARS AGO, Diane Kress reported that over fifty years ago, the medical community…..funded with billions from the Sugar Council , Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s, General Mills, and even candy manufacturers , decided to recommend the low fat, low calorie diet as the gold standard for American health. Those who needed to lose weight, decrease glucose, lipids, blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight/obesity were recommended to decrease calories and decrease fat in their diet.

50+ years later, Americans are fatter, sicker, and taking more medication than ever. This harmful diet advice destroyed the health of a nation. Please read the NPR article and then read the links to my articles that provide the answer to this mess.
In my years of research (over 35 years as a medical nutrition therapist) I developed the only diet and lifestyle program that resets your overworked metabolism and finally enables long-term weight loss, increased energy/focus/concentration, improved HEALTH and lowering or eliminating medications linked to your increasing weight and declining health. Harvard’s Nutrition Committee as well as the American Medical Association, The American Diabetes Association, and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reviewed “The Metabolism Miracle” and I’ve been told that they found the program to be state- of- the- science and accurate regarding the relationship between macronutrients and the physiology of the body.

It is also proven to work! Patients on the program will see marked improvement in their weight, body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, Vitamin D, insulin levels in as little as 8 weeks and on….

Considering NPR’s reporting, it becomes clear why the medical associations chose to stay with their “diet” protocol! They are funded by those who promote the OPPOSITE of The Metabolism Miracle. The medical associations, pharmaceutical industry, and the food companies that produce high carbohydrate food items do not stand to make a single penny from the truth in the Metabolism Miracle.
As a matter of fact, they will lose money.

The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program enables you to regain your health, wellness, energy, desired weight, normalized glucose, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, Vitamin D, and decreases fat deposits on your body (love handles, back fat, muffin top), in your blood (cholesterol and triglycerides), visceral fat (fat between your abdominal organs), and in your liver (non- alcohol fatty liver disease).

Embrace the Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition and regain your health and wellness…..before it’s too late. Read about the program on http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com, on Diane Kress’ blog at http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com.
https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489950267&sr=8-1&keywords=diane+kress

WOW articles written by Diane Kress exposing this collusion…..


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….Home of all US Registered Dietitians…..gets corporate sponsorship from….Coca-Cola???

http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-academy-of-nutrition-and.html

Fast food Addiction….it’s all about the carb grams (not the fat/calories) and the public deserves to know
https://www.prlog.org/12561758-fast-food-addiction-its-all-about-the-carbage-and-the-public-deserves-to-know.html

Sugar Wars….Yes, we need to fight the war on obesity, but we must target the right enemy if we plan to win https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/the-real-scoop-on-sugar-yet-another-half-baked-article-that-continues-to-keep-the-american-public-in-the-dark-about-their-health-and-wellness-attention-lights-are-now-on/

American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association take a BABY Step linking sugar to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. At this rate, these deadly epidemics won’t be stopped until the next century!
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/american-heart-association-and-american.html

Are Cheerios Really the Preferred Cereal to Lower Cholesterol?
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/are-cheerios-really-preferred-cereal-to.html

A Can of Cola…. Toxic to Your Health? … Or the Target of a Well-Orchestrated Financial Take-Down?
http://thewhistleblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/can-of-cola-toxic-to-your-health-or.html

Sugar Wars? Not Quite…..
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/sugar-wars-not-quite/

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Important for women to read the truthful article on the correct diet to prevent and control breast cancer!
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/diane-kress-author-of-the-metabolism-miracle-is-sickened-by-this-bogus-article-advocating-a-low-fat-diet-to-prevent-breast-cancer-the-low-fathigh-carbohydrate-diet-actually-increases-the-risk-of/

DIANE KRESS’ 4 Part Series that will CHANGE your weight, health, energy…PART 1
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/diane-kress-4-part-series-that-will-change-your-weight-health-energy-part-1/

PART 2 …Two distinctly DIFFERENT Metabolisms require two very different diet/exercise lifestyles
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/part-2-the-real-solution-to-the-obesitydiabetes-epidemics-two-distinctly-different-metabolisms-require-two-distinctly-different-dietexercise-plans/

Part 3: Are You in the 60% ? Are YOU among the Millions Scammed with Diet Misinformation?
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/part-3-are-you-in-the-60-are-you-among-the-millions-scammed-with-diet-misinformation/

PART 4 of Diane Kress’ 4 PART SERIES: Get THE HEALTH AND WEIGHT YOU DESERVE.
https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/part-4-are-you-in-the-60-the-conclusion-is-the-solution-weight-loss-improved-health-and-empowerment/

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Spark Recipe’s Refreshing Cucumber and Spearmint Water! Happy St. Patrick’s Day….

This little addition to your water can make it much easier to get your 8 glasses in a day! Very refreshing with a clean, minty taste.

Makes 8 cups

Ingredients

1 fresh cucumber, thinly sliced
3 spearmint leaves
8 cups of water


Instructions

Add cucumber and spearmint leaves to water and chill for at least 4 hours. Great drink to have anytime. Some might like to remove the cucumbers and spearmint leaves by straining the water prior to drinking.

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PKJAPAN.
Recipe modified by Diane Kress, RD CDE

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Think “Spaghetti and Meatballs” when you have this Metabolism Miracle Neutral Recipe for dinner! MANGIA!


MEATBALLS SERVED OVER SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI
SERVES 4:
4 MEATBALLS PER SERVING
NEUTRAL ON ALL STEPS OF THE METABOLISM MIRACLE!

INGREDIENTS
1 pound extra-lean ground beef or turkey
11/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
ground pepper as desired
2-14 ounce can(s) of diced or chopped tomatoes
1 Tbls balsamic vinegar
3 large zucchini, spiralized
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
½ cup grated Parmesan
Cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. In a large mixing bowl, add ground beef or turkey, fennel seeds, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and egg.
2. Wearing plastic gloves, mix and knead the above ingredients until totally combined.
3. Form 16 “balls” and refrigerate them for 30 minutes to 1hour allowing the egg to bond with the meat and the flavors to blend.
4. Over medium heat, and using a large sauce pan sprayed with cooking oil, add onion, garlic.
5. Sauté over medium heat for about 8 minutes until onion is lightly golden and translucent (stir often)
6. Add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and simmer until the sauce has thickened (about 20 minutes).

7. Spray a large saute’ or fry pan with cooking oil spray. Add meatballs and cook over medium heat for about 12-15 minutes, gently turning so all sides get browned.

8. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and simmer together for about15 minutes.
9. Cook the spiralized zucchini in lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and divide onto 4 plates.
10. Finally, top with the meatballs and sauce and garnish with chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.

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WRINKLES got you down? Higher than normal blood glucose CAUSES premature aging and sun damage!

wrinkles face

Higher than normal blood glucose contributes to premature aging of the skin, collagen, and elastin. Elastin. Simply put, high blood glucose makes you look older than you are. It also causes earlier wrinkling, sun damage, sagging, and loss of elasticity. What is it about higher than normal blood glucose that makes our skin age prematurely?

Those with type 2 diabetes are aware that a roll or rolls of abdominal fat and back fat, also known as belly fat, muffin top, and love handles, can be attributed to high blood sugar and insulin imbalance/resistance. Many people with diabetes spend their lives trying desperately to lose the fat around the middle even as they try to control their blood sugar. Most would agree that midline fat is unhealthy and unattractive fat placement.

The treatment for higher than normal blood glucose is the program in The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition or The Diabetes Miracle, by Diane Kress, RD CDE.

We now know that higher than normal blood glucose increases and speeds up the aging of skin

New Word: Glycation

Why would high blood glucose contribute to earlier and more intense aging? The culprit appears to be that high levels of blood glucose increase the rate of a natural body process known as GLYCATION. The process of glycation occurs in everyone’s body, but those with high blood glucose have a higher rate of glycation.

What is glycation?
Glycation occurs when blood glucose attaches to blood proteins and forms harmful new molecules called advanced glycation end products. AGE is the acronym for advanced glycation end products. The higher the amount of AGEs in the blood, the faster the rate of aging of the skin and membranes.

A High Number of AGEs Ages the Skin

The higher the blood glucose, , the more AGEs develop. As they build in the blood, they damage other proteins in a domino-like chain reaction. Among the first proteins to be damaged are the skin’s elastin and collagen; the proteins that keep skin tight, firm, elastic, and youthful

Once damaged, collagen and elastin change from springy and tight to dry and brittle.. This change in elastin and collagen leads to wrinkles and sagging skin.

Have Diabetes that Is Not Controlled? You also have High AGEs.

For those with elevated blood glucose, this effect can happen within a few years of uncontrolled blood sugar. Those with diabetes can have more than 50 times the AGEs in their skin damaging the skin’s elastin and collagen and setting up the skin to age faster, wrinkle, and have increased damage from the sun.

High Blood glucose changes the Type of Collagen?

Higher than normal blood glucose also changes the TYPE OF COLLAGEN in your body. Collagen in the skin is typed: type I, II, or III. Type 3 is the strongest, most stable collagen. When blood glucose is high and increased AGEs form, type III collagen changes into type I collagen; a weaker type of collagen more prone to decrease skin’s youthfulness.

AGEs Cause Increased Sensitivity to the Sun’s Harmful Rays?

AGEs are capable of deactivating antioxidant enzymes, leaving the skin more susceptible to damage from the sun’s rays. Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging and skin cancer. .

Can Anything be Done to Help Age Damaged Skin?

AGE- damaged skin can be helped. The best strategy to protect further damage is to get blood glucose under control. Diet, exercise, and blood glucose lowering medications (if needed) can help normalize the blood sugar and decrease the number of AGEs.

Apply Topical Products that Contain Collagen Rejuvenating Retinoids
There are topical products that can help once blood glucose is controlled. One way is to build new collagen is through the use of retinoids. Look for lotions and creams (or even prescription creams) that contain retinol.

Use Sunscreen Daily
Once new collagen is formed, keep it healthy, supple, and strong by keeping blood glucose normal and protecting the skin with sunscreen. Apply broad- spectrum SPF 30 or more sunscreen daily.

Take a Multivitamin
Take a multivitamin daily. The B vitamins; B1 and B6 are beneficial in inhibiting AGE formation

Increase intake of antioxidant containing foods
Consume foods that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help block the formation of free radicals that can age the skin and body. Nuts, most vegetables, fresh fruits, olive oil are just a few of the foods that are high in antioxidants.
Apply antioxidants to the skin itself

You can also apply antioxidants on the skin using lotions that contain green tea, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. By applying these creams directly to the skin, they can absorb into the dermal layer of the skin where collagen and elastin are formed.

Decrease intake of Carbohydrate containing foods

Know the foods that immediately convert to blood glucose as well as the foods that do not dramatically cause blood glucose to rise.
Carbohydrate foods such as milk, yogurt, fruit, fruit juice, potatoes, corn, crackers, snack crackers and chips, bars, peas, legumes, grains, pasta, rice, breads as well as sweets like candy, ice cream, cakes, cookies, sugar sweetened drinks all change into blood sugar and help promote the growth of AGEs.
Non carbohydrate foods such as most vegetables, nuts, natural nut butter, soy products, cheese, lean beef and meats, skinless poultry, fish and seafood, oil, olives do not cause a significant rise in blood glucose and don’t contribute to the formation of AGEs.
Green vegetables like spinach, asparagus, green peppers, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, artichoke hearts, salad greens, as well as tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red and yellow peppers are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants and have little impact on blood sugar.
Blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, and blueberries are excellent sources of antioxidants. Keep your berry intake to ¾ cup as berries also contain carbohydrate grams.

Exercise Daily

Exercise burns blood glucose and therefore decreases the potential for AGE formation. A minimum of 30 minutes of exercise per day over and above usual activity is a good beginning goal. Exercise done one to two hours after a meal helps burn blood sugar formed at that meal.

It is true that the complications from uncontrolled diabetes can be disabling and even fatal; retinopathy, heart disease, vascular disease, nephropathy, neuropathy are some complications related to high blood glucose make the news; and rightly so.
Most people do not realize that uncontrolled blood glucose also contributes to fast and furious aging. Thankfully, the way to help reduce major health complications and faster skin, collagen, elastin aging of the skin is through normalized blood glucose control with proper diet, exercise, and medication (if needed).

Read The Metabolism Miracle, New Edition or The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress for a state of the science, understandable, livable lifestyle that will bring your blood glucose under control in as little as 10 days!

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Overweight, Obese, Pre Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, PCOS, Hypertension, Rising Cholesterol? READ THIS

The following 25 medical conditions or diseases have a common denominator that you were not aware of….. Until Now

Depression

Overweight/Obesity

Visceral fat (abdominal fat that builds around the stomach and between organs)

NAFLD (non-alcohol related fatty liver disease)

Sleep Apnea

GERD

Cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerosis

Stroke

Heart Attack

Hypertension

Elevated cholesterol

Elevated triglycerides

Low Vitamin D levels

High Fasting insulin (8 or over)

Metabolic Syndrome

Insulin Resistance

Hypoglycemia

Pre diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes

PCOS

Cancer (breast, colon, skin, uterine, ovaries, prostate)

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

Pancreatitis (non -alcohol related)

What is the Common Denominator, The Core Problem, The Root of the Problem that links 25 medical conditions?

INSULIN IMBALANCE

The common denominator of my “top 25 diseases” is insulin imbalance. The type of metabolism that causes insulin imbalance is genetically- mediated and environmental- stress driven. Insulin imbalance is progressive and, unless stopped in its tracks, will contribute to one or many of the top 25 diseases. Control the insulin imbalance and prevent, control, or cure the insulin related disease.

65% of the adult US population has the genes for this fat- producing metabolism. Only 35% of the US adult population escapes insulin imbalance; it’s simply not in their genes.

In this short article, the reader can learn everything needed to diagnose Metabolism B and the simple lifestyle plan that controls this type of metabolism.


Metabolism B

You may be familiar with the terms metabolic syndrome or syndrome X. I wanted to make understanding the type of metabolism you have easy; so I call the 2 different types of metabolism: Metabolism A and Metabolism B.

Met-a-or-Met-b (1)

Metabolism A: Normal insulin production throughout life. 35% of the US adult population has Met A.

Metabolism B: Having the genetic predisposition to imbalanced/uncontrolled insulin that develops progressively in the face of environmental stressors. 65% of the adult US population has Met B.


Stressors that increase tripping the gene for Met B:

Over 65% of the population is born with the genetic predisposition to metabolic syndrome or Metabolism B. Turning on the gene for Met B follows a progressive path. The older you become and the more environmental stressors you experience during your life, the increased risk of turning on the gene for Metabolism B and acquiring the top 20 health conditions and complications

The Stressors.

Increasing Age

Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, lactation, peri- menopause, menopause, thyroid disease)

Inactivity or sedentary lifestyle

Excessive carbohydrate intake (“good” and “bad carbs” count)

Emotional Stress

Pain

Illness

Surgery

Certain medications (OCA’s, beta blockers, prednisone, etc)

If a person has the genes for Metabolism B, an accumulation of these stressors makes the likelihood of the onset and progression of Met B to include some or most medical conditions related to insulin imbalance. If a person can minimize these stressors, the likelihood of becoming obese, overweight, and diabetic decreases.

You cannot erase genes, but you can help impact their impact on health.

Remember, at the core of the top 10 disease/conditions listed earlier is INSULIN IMBALANCE.

How do you know if you have Met B?

One way is to have FASTING lab work to identify (through your objective labs) if you have Met B. These labs are typically drawn during a routine physical exam and should be checked on an annual basis*:

Fasting lab work that includes:

Glucose

A1C

Total Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol

Triglycerides

Vitamin D

You can ask your physician for the following routine labs to gain all the information you need for your diagnosis:

Metabolic panel

Lipid profile

Vitamin D level

*If you take medication for controlling any of these labs, realize that your numbers are artificially “treated” with medication. So, if you take medication for glucose or A1C, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, or Vitamin D….you can automatically put a check-mark for Met B.

When your labs return, make sure to get your own copy. Look for the listed labs on your results, and check your labs against the following Met B target zones as these values indicate you do have Met B:

These are the labs and lab ranges that indicate Metabolism B

Glucose: Under 70 or over 85 equals Met B

A1C (hemoglobin A1C): Under 5.3 or over 5.6 equals Met B

Total cholesterol: Over 199 can equal Met B

LDL cholesterol: Over 99 equals Met B

HDL cholesterol: Under 45 equals Met B

Triglycerides: Over 99 equals Met B

Vitamin D: Under 40 equals Met B

******If you have one or several of the 25 conditions/diseases linked to insulin imbalance, insist on these labs. If you can convince your MD to order fasting insulin, and your results are 8 or above, you are absolutely over-producing insulin!


The Symptoms of Uncontrolled Met B


Signs and symptoms

If you don’t have lab work or your lab work clearly indicates uncontrolled Met B, check to see if you have the following Met B symptoms:

Chronic fatigue: Waking up tired, getting woozy on your commute to work, after lunch, late afternoon, and after dinner.
Over-loving and a strong preference for carbohydrate foods: Bagels, pizza, burritos, French Fries, ice cream, chips, pretzels, snack crackers, pasta, rice, cookies, candy, desserts, fruit, potatoes, corn, etc.
Poor short term memory, difficulty focusing and remembering, racing thoughts and/or brain fog.
Short fuse, bad temper, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks
Mild depression, lack of motivation, lack of drive
Sleep issues: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Mind races when you get up during the night.
Very easy and quick weight gain.
Increasing belly fat, back fat, love handles, muffin top
Increasing aches and pains. Feel older than your age. Joint pain and stiffness. Headaches.
Alcohol has a greater impact.
Caffeine has less of an impact. You can drink a double espresso and go to sleep soon afterward.
Decreased libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), yeast infections, lack of desire to initiate sex.
Blurry vision that comes and goes, night driving problems, light sensitivity, teary eyes/dry eyes.

Based on your fasting lab work and your symptoms, it is easy to diagnosis Metabolism B. Over 65% of the adult population has uncontrolled Met B and is NOT being treated appropriately. As a result, 65% of the adult population is getting heavier, sicker, and requiring more prescription medications with higher doses. Out of every 10 people, 6.5 will develop pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes in their lifetime and will become overweight or obese.

If uncontrolled Met B is not treated with the correct lifestyle, all efforts for weight loss and to get and stay healthy are in vain.

In understandable language, an explanation of Met B

After years of research in medical nutrition therapy for those who were overweight or obese and slowly –but- surely developing the same host of 25 medical conditions….I came to the conclusion that every body is not created the same in terms of underlying metabolism. Some bodies can have success on a low calorie diet with increased activity (less than 35% of the population). These people have normal insulin all of their lives. I call this type of physiology; Metabolism A.

But, the overwhelming majority of the population develops a progressive INSULIN IMBALANCE. The majority of overweight people don’t have success with long term weight and fat loss when they decrease calories and try to eat less…But they DO have long term success with weight/fat loss and improving the 25 medical conditions when they normalize their insulin!

Insulin is a fat gain hormone. Met B’s begin to overproduce the fat gain hormone and begin to build excess fat on their body (belly fat), in their blood (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides), between and on their vital organs (visceral fat), and in their liver (NAFLD). Met B’s are FATTY because of progressive excess INSULIN PRODUCTION.

We must normalize insulin to decrease fat on the body…all areas of the body: belly fat, back fat, scale weight and inches lost, improved cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, Vitamin D and much more.

The “calories in/calories out” diet we’ve been told to follow to lose weight was never based on normalizing insulin; it’s only based on reducing calorie intake and increasing activity. If a diet does not normalize insulin, the DIET fails for over 65% of the population.

THE SOLUTION

For those with uncontrolled Met B (excess insulin production and fat gain), the solution is clearly detailed in The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE
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PASTA VODKA on a limited- carb lifestyle?? Make that a YES!

A serving of “The Great Low Carb Bread Company’s Penne Pasta” counts as a 5-gram Counter Carb on The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle! Yes, you can have pasta for dinner…. without THE GUILT..

Those limiting carbohydrate grams are not happy when it comes to giving up their pasta. Can you imagine how your menus would improve if you could add macaroni salad, rotini with marinara sauce and sausage, pasta vodka, or spaghetti and meat sauce to a meal without worrying about crazy excessive carbs?

The answer is THE GREAT LOW CARB BREAD COMPANY’s pasta line-up including FUSILLI, PENNE, ELBOWS, and SPAGHETTIE are in the 5-gram Carb Counter range!

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GLCBC PASTA VODKA
Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS:
1 1 bag uncooked GLCBC Penne Pasta
2 1 tablespoon olive oil
3 ½ cup finely chopped onion
4 ½ teaspoon salt
5 1 clove of garlic, minced.
6 ½ cup vodka
7 ½ cup reduced sodium chicken broth
8 1(14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes.,
9 ¼ cup heavy cream
10 ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
11 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
12 Salt and pepper to taste.
Top with some parmesan and sliced fresh basil (for color!)

INSTRUCTIONS

****During the preparation of the vodka sauce, prepare GLCBC penne pasta as per package instructions.
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add chopped onion to pan; sauté 4-6 minutes or until tender.
3. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, ground pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute.
4. Add vodka; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes
5. Stir in broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
6. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes.
7. Place tomato mixture in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
8. Return tomato mixture to pan; stir in cream.
9. Cook sauce for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
10. Remove sauce from heat Stir cooked pasta into the skillet with the sauce and serve immediately.

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