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Short Exercise for Long Results – Woohoo!

10 minutes of exercise in which you get your heart rate up and your blood pumping changes your metabolism for a full hour afterward. This means you can’t use “I don’t have an hour to go to the gym” is no longer a valid excuse. A brisk walk around the block, 100 jumping jacks or even 20 crunches will boost your heart rate and your metabolism and have beneficial effects on the way your body burns calories, your cardiovascular health, and of course your waist.
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How To Reduce Calorie Intake Safely

The biggest mistake I see patients make with this is that they pick a calorie or portion goal but don’t really factor in their starting place. It’s easy to say you’re going to eat 1200 calories per day, but if your intake now is closer to 4000 it’s going to be a really rough (i.e. impossible) transition. Continue reading

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What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is a condition that goes hand in hand with metabolic syndrome, syndrome X, or pre-diabetes. It is essentially a big part of the state of blood sugar imbalance between “normal” and “diabetic.” If you are developing insulin resistance things are clearly going wrong, but not yet wrong enough to actually have a condition. Continue reading

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Grapefruit for Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Control

Essentially this means if you are struggling with weight and blood sugar control then grapefruit may be a helpful addition to your routine. Just remember that whether you are eating the fruit or drinking the juice it does add calories overall so adjust the rest of your intake accordingly. Continue reading

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