5 BEST EXERCISES according to Harvard Medical School Health Report….Diane Kress and The Metabolism Miracle AGREES!

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee , a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn’t as good for your body as it seems.

Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system , Lee recommends five other types of workouts. They generate benefits that range from weight loss and muscle building to protecting your heart and brain and strengthening your bones.

The findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called “Starting to Exercise “ which recommends some of the best exercises for your body.

Here they are.
1. Swimming

“You might call swimming the perfect workout,” write the authors of the Harvard Healthbeat newsletter , which summarizes the report’s key takeaways and gives insight from Lee.

In addition to working nearly every muscle in your body, swimming can raise your heart rate to improve heart health and protect the brain from age-related decline. Plus, being afloat makes this type of exercise nearly strain-free. “Swimming is good for individuals with arthritis because it’s less weight-bearing,” Lee said in the newsletter.

When you swim regularly for at least 30 to 45 minutes at a time, you’re doing aerobic exercise – a type of workout that a spate of recent research suggests could help battle depression, lift your mood, and reduce stress, among other benefits.

2. Tai chi

Tai chi – also called tai chi chuan – is a Chinese martial art that combines a series of graceful, flowing movements to create a sort of moving meditation. The exercise is performed slowly and gently with a high degree of focus and a special attention paid to breathing deeply. Since practitioners go at their own pace, tai chi is accessible for a wide variety of people – regardless of age or fitness level.

Tai chi “is particularly good for older people because balance is an important component of fitness, and balance is something we lose as we get older,” Lee said.

3. Strength training

At its most basic, strength training involves using weight to create resistance against the pull of gravity. That weight can be your own body, free weights like barbells or dumbbells, elastic bands, or weighted ankle cuffs.
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Research suggests you can use either heavy weights and a small number of reps or lighter weights and more reps to build stronger, more sturdy muscles.
Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the viral 7-minute workout (officially called the “Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout”), told Business Insider that healthy adults should incorporate resistance training on two to three of the four to five days per week that they work out.

You can also use high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which combines the cardiovascular benefits of cycling or running with resistance training, to achieve the same or similar results . If you like HIIT, the 7-minute workout is a great place to start .

Whichever workout you try, the most important thing is to keep doing it.

“To achieve results, consistency is key,” Jordan said.

4. Walking

It might sound insignificant, but walking can be powerful medicine.

Several studies suggest that walking for at least 30 minutes – even at a moderate or leisurely pace – can have benefits for the brain and body. One recent study found that in adults ages 60 to 88, walking for 30 minutes four days a week for 12 weeks appeared to strengthen connectivity in a region of the brain where weakened connections have been linked with memory loss. And a pilot study in people with severe depression found that just 30 minutes of treadmill walking for 10 consecutive days was “sufficient to produce a clinically relevant and statistically significant reduction in depression.”

If you don’t currently exercise regularly, the folks at Harvard recommend starting your walking routine with 10-15 minute treks and building up to 30 or 60-minute hikes.
5. Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises are important for both men and women because they help to strengthen a group of muscles commonly referred to as the “pelvic floor.” As we age, these muscles – which include the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum – can start to weaken. But keeping them resilient can have important benefits, ranging from preventing embarrassing accidents like bladder leakage to the accidental passing of gas.

The right way to do kegels involves squeezes the muscles you’d use to hold in urine or gas, according to the folks at Harvard. They recommend holding the contraction for two to three seconds, releasing, and repeating 10 times. For the best results, do them four to five times a day.

Business Insider, India October, 2017

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Cheesy Garlic Bread with Melted Queso Blanco is NEUTRAL When You Use Sub Rolls from GreatLowCarb.com!

Cheesy Garlic Bread with Queso Blanco Cheese

Original Recipe from PeachyKitchen.com ; Modified for The Metabolism Miracle/ The Diabetes Miracle


1 Great Low Carb Bread Company (www.greatlowcarb.com) sub roll, cut lengthwise
4 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic minced
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 cup grated Queso Blanco


In a small microwaveable bowl, combine butter, garlic, salt and parsley.
Heat in the microwave until butter is melted and infused with the flavor of garlic.
Assemble sub roll (sliced length-wise) on a parchment lined baking tray.
Spread garlic butter mixture over each baguette.
Top with grated Queso Blanco
Bake in the over at 400ºFfor about 8 minutes or until bread is brown on the edges and cheese has melted.
Cut into pieces before serving.

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CDC: “Obesity Related Cancers Rising”. After the new report, an article by Diane Kress who reported a major cause of fat- related cancers years ago….and provided a solution.

The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 percent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 630,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a cancer linked with being overweight or obese in 2014.

Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has fallen since the 1990s, rates of obesity-related cancers have been rising.

“Today’s report shows in some cancers we’re going in the wrong direction,” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said on a conference call with reporters.

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, 13 cancers are associated with overweight and obesity. They include meningioma, multiple myeloma, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, and *cancers of the thyroid, *postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, stomach, *liver, *pancreas, kidney, *ovaries, *uterus and *colon and rectum (colorectal).
* DK….cancers linked to insulin imbalance.

In 2013-2014, about two out of three U.S. adults were considered overweight or obese. CDC researchers used the U.S. cancer statistics database to see how obesity was affecting cancer rates. Although cancer rates rose in 12 of these cancers from 2005 to 2012, colorectal cancer rates fell by 23 percent, helped by increases in screening, which prevents new cases by finding growths before they turn into cancer.

Cancers not associated with overweight and obesity fell by 13 percent.

About half of Americans are not aware of this link, according to Schuchat. The findings suggest that U.S. healthcare providers need to make clear to patients the link between obesity and cancer, and encourage patients to achieve a healthy weight.

“The trends we are reporting today are concerning,” Schuchat said. “There are many good reasons to strive for a healthy weight. Now you can add cancer to the list.”

She said the science linking cancer to obesity is still evolving, and it is not yet clear whether losing weight will help individuals once cancer has taken root.

What is clear is that obesity can raise an individual’s risk of cancer, and that risk may be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight, Schuchat said.

From: Reuters. #HEALTH NEWSOCTOBER 3, 2017 / 1:03 PM

Breast Cancer and Insulin are Linked. BREAK THE LINK and help Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer

**** Excess insulin is linked to the following cancers: BREAST, COLON, SKIN, PANCREAS, OVARIES, PROSTATE cancers.
This article focuses on BREAST CANCER but applies to the other insulin related cancers, too.

The article can save millions of women’s lives and future health……. by first making women aware of a cause of breast cancer that is not widely publicized and then enabling them to be proactive in decreasing their risk of developing breast cancer, improving survival rates if they have been diagnosed, and finally, helping to prevent breast cancer recurrence.

– 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime
–1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men.
–In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer along with 54, 010 new cases of non-invasive cancers were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.
-Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer.
-In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
–About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general

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As I researched these sobering statistics and knew the topic of this article….the urgency to get the message out to all women around the world became overwhelming. After you read the following article…PLEASE forward it to all the women in your life: moms, grandmoms, wives, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends…everyone.

The switch that may be turning on breast cancer is: INSULIN. Yes INSULIN. A key to decrease the risk for breast cancer, improve the chance of survival, and decrease the chance of recurrence is in normalizing a woman’s circulating insulin levels.

According to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009), higher than normal levels of insulin place postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer. Did you know that the majority of breast cancers arise in women past the age of menopause?

The findings were published in the January 7, 2009 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. “Interventions that target insulin and its signaling pathways may decrease risk of breast cancer.” That was almost exactly 4 years ago. Have you heard a word about it???

Obesity has long been known as a risk factor and until now researchers assumed that the link is estrogen (as estrogen is known to increase breast cancer risk and is found in higher than average levels in obese women). But…and this is a big but…..insulin levels are most often high in obese people (women). It is known that insulin stimulates the growth of breast cells in tissue culture.

What is landmark about the Einstein study is that it is the first study to show the correlation between high insulin levels to breast cancer while estrogen was controlled! In other words, having high insulin levels (regardless of estrogen levels) dramatically increases the risk for breast cancer.

The multi-year Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)…the largest study of postmenopausal women by the National Institutes of Health…provided the supportive data.

Researchers found that women with the highest insulin levels were 50% more likely to have developed breast cancer compared with women who had the lowest insulin levels!!!!! Women with high insulin were twice as likely to develop breast cancer.

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And, if a woman was obese but did not have high insulin levels, the association between obesity and breast cancer was much weaker. Insulin is a link between overweight and breast cancer.

According to Marc Gunter, PhD epidemiology at Einstein, “This means a large component of obesity-cancer relationship may be mediated by insulin levels.”

Dr. Howard Strickler, the senior author of the paper states: “It is also possible that screening non-diabetic postmenopausal women for high insulin levels could prove useful in identifying individuals at high risk or breast cancer.” Strickler and colleagues have shown that insulin also plays a role in endometrial and colorectal cancer and the progression of certain viral diseases including HIV, hepatitis C, and HPV.

Fast forward to December, 2010…Melinda Irwin, Yale School of Public Health publishes in the Journal of Clinical Oncology: “Women treated for breast cancer who have elevated levels of circulating insulin face substantially higher mortality rates than their peers with lower levels. And women with type 2 diabetes had an even greater risk of breast cancer death compared with women without type 2 diabetes. Their findings suggest that treatment strategies that reduce insulin in women treated for breast cancer…which could include dietary-induced weight loss, increased physical activity, and insulin lowering medications should be explored.

“There is growing evidence that weight and physical activity affect breast cancer outcomes, and our findings suggest that the mechanism linking lifestyle factors and breast cancer may be the insulin pathway,” Irwin said
The study also showed that a daily brisk walking program decreased insulin levels. Women treated for breast cancer who are overweight or not currently exercising should definitely seek lifestyle counseling.

“Within the next couple of years, I hope the research continues to show a strong and clinically meaningful benefit of weight loss and exercise on cancer outcomes, and in turn will force second party payers/insurance companies to consider reimbursing for lifestyle counseling for cancer patients much like they do for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” she said.

Of interest, preliminary findings of the study revealed that lean women were most susceptible to breast cancer if their insulin levels were elevated. Those results could indicate another reason that healthy eating and regular activity is important for post-menopausal women. Keeping insulin levels controlled may be another factor that can reduce our risk of breast cancer.

How Do I Know if My Insulin is Out of Whack?

In the Journal of Clinical Oncology (Volume 28), 2010, patients with diabetes have a higher risk of developing several types of cancer, including liver, pancreatic, colorectal, gynecologic, and breast cancer. Cancer prognosis has also been suggested to be adversely affected by diabetes.

“These simple measures would enable us to tailor interventions on the basis of lifestyle, such as dietary modifications and physical activity programs that have already been associated with improved survival in selected patients and they will assist identification of patients with undiagnosed diabetes”.

1. High insulin levels are part of the metabolic syndrome (Metabolism B or Met B). Other parts of metabolic syndrome include increased midline and visceral fat deposits, elevated LDL and low HDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar. It has long been known that people with Met B are at increased risk for cardiovascular death, but it now appears that they are also at increased risk of many cancers.

2. Measurement of the HOMA index, a reliable indicator of insulin resistance tests insulin and glucose in a single fasting blood specimen. This study suggests it become part of routine clinical practice.

3. Identify those with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes through fasting glucose testing.

4. In patients with breast cancer who have overt diabetes or glucose intolerance, metformin should be regarded as the antidiabetic drug of choice given its potential lower association with cancer development compared with insulin or sulfonylureas.

And this was the conclusion of the Journal of Clinical Oncology study:
In the era of treatment selectivity and molecular-targeted anticancer drugs, the accumulating evidence of common pathways linking breast cancer and impaired glucose intolerance or diabetes is increasingly pointing the way forward.

The time has come to overcome the conventional tunnel vision that results in two diseases being treated by separate clinicians, and to move towards a comprehensive approach that ideally integrates oncologists, internists, nutritionists, and other health care professionals in an attempt to improve breast cancer prognosis in a significant proportion of patients.


Over 100 million people in the US have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes and millions more have uncontrolled metabolic syndrome (insulin excess) . Half of these people are women!

Millions of women are currently increasing their chance of developing breast cancer (and other cancers) because they are not aware that their insulin level is abnormal.

Once, just once, let’s give women (and men) the truth about self-preservation. Have your labwork done. Fasting. Request fasting glucose, lipid panel, hemoglobin A1C, Vitamin D.

Glucose: should be 65-89mg/dL…out of this range? Mark a check
Total cholesterol: should be under 200mg/dL without medication….out of this range or on meds? Mark a check
LDL cholesterol: should be under 100mg/dL without medication…out of this range or on meds? Mark a check
Triglycerides: should be under 100mg/dL without medication….out of this range or on meds? Mark a check
Hemoglobin A1C: should be between 5.3-5.6 without medication…out of this range or on meds? Mark a check
Vitamin D: should be over 40 without supplementation…out of this range or on supplement? Mark a check.

Midline fat that won’t go away? Craving Carbs? Mild depression? Difficult to Lose Weight? Irritable? Poor short term memory? Unable to concentrate? Difficulty sleeping? Blurry vision that comes and goes? Problems with light sensitivity or night driving?

The labs mentioned above and the symptoms mentioned below them all relate to excess insulin. I call it: Metabolism B.

If you fit the profile and are lost as to what you can do to immediately decrease and normalize your insulin and keep you at a lower risk for cancer, including breast cancer……


Love Diane Kress’ work? Here are links to her books and support site!

The Metabolism Miracle, Second Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1507136680&sr=8-1

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/The-Metabolism-Miracle-Cookbook-Delicious/dp/0738214256/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DC5FY8CN1D1YH85YNM

The Diabetes Miracle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Diabetes-Miracle-Prevent-Permanently/dp/0738216011/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=03YM32PQDQ2W877F1JTM

The Interactive Support Group for Followers of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle: http://www.Miracle-Ville.com

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Exercising When Exhausted….Good Idea/Bad Idea?

Original article on Sparkpeople.com By Kirsten Nunez

Everything seems a little more difficult when you don’t get enough sleep. Between the non-stop yawning, heavy eyelids and some serious brain fog, just rolling out of bed can feel like exercise. But what should you do when you do have a legitimate workout scheduled on those days? To go or not to go?

Lack of sleep happens to the best of us. Perhaps you have jet lag, worked a late shift or have a lot on your mind. Maybe your pup just decided to give you an early wake-up call. Regardless of the reason, it’s normal to feel tired every now and then.

What does that mean for your fitness routine, though? It can be a tricky decision, especially when you’ve got a good thing going. You know exercise will give you energy, but you also need energy to break a sweat. Talk about a catch-22.

The Real Question: Are You Actually Tired?

First thing’s first: Check in with yourself to make sure tiredness isn’t just masking a lack of motivation.

Take care to truly listen to your body. Does it feel sluggish or heavy? Is it a bit weary—but you know you’ve felt worse? Pay attention to the reasons in your head. If the same excuses keep popping up, it might be time to have a pep talk with yourself.

Keep in mind that dehydration might also be at play. “Being dehydrated will leave you feeling sluggish and slow,” says Chantal Toscano, C.P.T., a certified personal trainer in New York, New York, so it’s important to drink water throughout the day. Even mild dehydration causes headaches and muscle cramps. If you’re feeling tired, knock back some H2O and see how you feel.

Tired Versus Exhausted

Figuring out if you’re tired or exhausted is the deciding factor. And yes, there is a difference.

If you allowed yourself to get adequate rest the night before—the National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours for adults—it’s probably not enough to ditch a workout. “Though I’d recommend seven or more hours [of sleep], you can consider a low-to-moderate intensity workout if you’re just feeling a little groggy,” advises Venus Ramos, M.D., a licensed rehabilitation physician and fitness consultant in Long Beach, California. “An example may be the lazy feeling that you get after a lengthy commute.”

In this case, she suggests that you start slow. “Allow your body and mind to warm up before you decide to bump up the intensity.”

Toscano adds, “Exercise could [also] be the perfect pick-me-up.” Remember, physical activity increases endorphins, the pain-killing hormones that help minimize discomfort and make you feel euphoric. Your blood flow will also increase and wake you up from the inside out. And according to a 2006 study in Sleep and Biological Rhythms, exercise regulates your circadian rhythm so squeezing in a 10-minute sweat might even help you sleep a little better tonight.

But when drowsiness is so bad that “tired” graduates to “exhaustion,” it’s a different story. Exhaustion makes your legs feel like jelly and your brain feel like fuzz. A simple task like making breakfast might seem like a workout in itself.

And when it comes to exercise? “Working out could also do more harm than good,” says Toscano.

Dangers of Working Out While Exhausted

1. High Risk of Injuries

“You’re more prone to injuries when you are very tired,” explains Toscano. “The body is slower to react to stimuli, and your senses are dulled.”

There’s a risk for every kind of exercise. Running and dance can be dangerous since you’re less aware of surroundings and maybe even your own two feet. Adding machinery or weights to the mix is also a recipe for disaster.

“Not only are you less mentally alert to focus on moving in a coordinated manner, your muscles may feel too weak to maintain proper form,” adds Dr. Ramos. In turn, the workout won’t be able to do its thing and the risk of injury increases.

2. Decreased Performance

Maintaining a fitness routine is all about progress. But when you’re exhausted, it’s one big roadblock. Performance (and cognition) will take a nosedive, as seen in a 2013 study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

The perceived exertion of exercise will also increase. In other words, the entire workout will feel harder, even if you’ve done it before, which can be a motivation killer.

3. Impairs Immune System

Exhaustion threatens your immunity. In a preliminary 2016 study featured in Sleep Science journal, scientists discovered that exhaustion can decrease white blood cells, especially if you continuously get little sleep.

These effects worsen when you exercise on an empty tank. “Even one night of poor sleep increases your cortisol levels,” Dr. Ramos explains. “[This] suppresses your immune system so that you may not be able to fight off infection. Add that to the stress of an intense workout, and that’s a double whammy when it comes to your risk of catching that next virus making its rounds.”

Are you on Team Exhaustion?

Cut yourself a break and take a nap. Lack of sleep adds up, and it can cause issues over time. Giving your body the chance to relax and reset is the least you can do when your body is already stressed.

Exercises to Do When You’re Feeling Tired

If you’re only dealing with grogginess, ditching your fitness routine isn’t necessary. Try one of these expert-approved exercises for a light and easy workout.

1. Light Cardio

A gentle cardio session is sweet, simple and will boost your energy. “This can include walks on the treadmill or cycling on a stationary bike, recumbent bike or elliptical,” shares Toscano.

“If you’re having trouble dragging yourself too far from the couch, try marching in place in front of the TV,” recommends Dr. Ramos. Top it off with exercises like jumping jacks, pushups and squats.

2. High-Energy Class

Another way to get your blood flowing is to attend an energetic exercise class. Toscano’s top picks? “Zumba and spinning will wake you right up.” Other ideas include aerobics, jazz or hip-hop classes.

3. Yoga

Yoga might be relaxing, but it’ll also boost your energy, according to one 2017 study in Frontiers of Psychology. Even your self-esteem and mood will get an upgrade!

The best part? All it takes is two minutes to feel these effects.

4. Stretching

To take things even slower, practice general stretching. Don’t focus on specific flows or sequences. Instead, reach for your toes or the sky, or lunge to each side. Do what feels good.

The great news is that stretching is safe even if you’re exhausted. It might even ease aches and pains that come with sleep deprivation.

Remember that there are some situations where tiredness gets the upper hand. If you’re just recovering from a cold, illness or surgery, be easy on yourself. Always be your body’s best listener, because you’re all it has.

Article created on: 9/28/2017

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October Coupon Codes from The Great Low Carb Bread Company!!! (Perfect for The Metabolism Miracle!) BOO


Coupon Codes
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Cocolite MultiGrain snacks are a 5 gram Counter Carb on The Metabolism Miracle!

I’m in love with Cocolite Multigrain Snacks. Imagine a popped snack the size of a large pancake. Top this “base” with neutral toppings like salsa, whipped cream, natural peanut butter, cottage cheese and cinnamon, melted cheese. tuna or egg salad….let your imagination go wild when your “base” is a crunchy 5 gram Counter Carb!

Only 4 grams net carb per Cocolite! When topped, makes a “huge” snack or and can be used on Step 1 of the Metabolism Miracle.

THE METABOLISM MIRACLE, Second Edition, by Diane Kress, RD CDE.

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Popcorn on Step 1 of The Metabolism Miracle! 10 Funky Recipes to change-up your popcorn snacks!

Originally from Food Network Magazine….Modified for The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress.

These recipes call for 8 cups of popcorn….(use 1/2 cup un-popped corn)!

1 cup popcorn is a 5 gram Counter Carb on MM.

3 cups popcorn is an 11-20 gram Carb Dam on MM.

To make 8 cups popcorn:
Pop your corn on the stove or in a popcorn popper and then mix up some special flavored popcorn!
In a soup pot, heat 3 TBLS oil over medium heat. Heat the oil and add a few kernels until one pops. Add 1/2 cup kernels and cover the pot. Cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the popping subsides.

1. Brown Butter–Lemon
Cook 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat until browned, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest; drizzle over 8 cups hot popcorn. Toss with 1 teaspoons kosher salt.

2. Ranch Popcorn

Melt 4 tablespoons butter with one half of a 1-ounce packet ranch seasoning mix; toss with 8 cups hot popcorn and 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Season with salt.

3. Garlic-Herb Popcorn
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan; add 4 grated garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon each finely chopped fresh rosemary, sage and thyme and cook 1 minute. Drizzle over 8 cups hot popcorn and toss with 1 teaspoonkosher salt.

4. Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn
Toss 8 cups hot popcorn with 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

5. Truffle Popcorn
Toss 8 cups hot popcorn with 2 tablespoons melted butter, 3 tsp truffle oil, 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

6. Three-Cheese Popcorn
Toss 8 cups hot popcorn with 1 cups shredded cheddar, 1/2 cup grated parmesan and 1/4 cup grated pecorino; spread on baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheddar melts, 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.

7. Sesame Popcorn
Heat 3 tablespoons butter with 1/3 cup sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until the seeds are toasted, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tsp each Splends and kosher salt; toss with 8 cups hot popcorn.

8. Crab Boil Popcorn
Melt 3 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning in a small skillet over medium heat; drizzle over 8 cups hot popcorn

9. Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn
Cook 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni in 1 tsp of vegetable oil in a large pot until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings. Pop 1/2 cup popcorn kernels in the drippings; toss with the pepperoni, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 1 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon each granulated garlic and dried oregano. Season with salt, if desired.

10. Bacon-Chive Popcorn
Cook 3 slices chopped bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings. Drizzle 1 tablespoons each reserved bacon drippings and melted butter over 8 cups hot popcorn. Toss with the bacon, 1/4 cup chopped chives and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Season with salt.

The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress. This lifestyle program is designed for people who are progressively struggling with their weight AND metabolic syndrome (high cholesterol, hypertension, belly fat, elevated blood sugar, high insulin), pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, after Gestational Diabetes.

The Metabolism Miracle has 3 Steps:
Step 1: 8 weeks or more. Burns fat, retains muscle, lose belly fat, improve labs, decrease medications, increase energy, focus, concentration.
Step 2: 8 weeks or more. Continued fat burning, retention of muscle spacing carbohydrate foods throughout the day/night
Step 3: Maintenance. Maintain your desired weight, inches, clothing size, labs, and decreased need for medication. Live a truly balanced diet after Steps 1 and 2!


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