Is There Anything Scarier then Ghosts & Goblins?

October 29, 2018

How about Type 2 Diabetes!

It’s Halloween, and you know what that means:  Candy, Candy and more Candy!  Beginning early fall, stores begin teasing and taunting us with delicious displays of treats conveniently packaged in small, easy to eat servings.  By the time the actual day rolls around, we’ve been drooling over candy corn and “fun sized” candy bars for months.
All holidays have their food traditions, but Halloween wins the prize for being focused on candy and other sweet treats as the main attraction. And no matter how hard you try to avoid it, you will undoubtedly find yourself staring down a mountain of chocolate before all is said and done.

Will you give in? 

While one piece of candy won’t make or break your health, few of us can stop at just one.  In fact, most of us see Halloween as we see every other festive occasion from Thanksgiving to our neighbor’s cookout:  as a perfectly good time to indulge in every kind of sweet temptations are presented to us.
This  indulgence takes its toll and is manifesting itself more and more as Type 2 Diabetes. In 1990 less than 5% of the population had diabetes, by 2015 the number was over 9%.
Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes.

What is diabetes?

Much of the food that you eat is turned into glucose for your body to use as energy.  After a meal, your pancreas produces the hormone insulin which helps the glucose, or sugar, move from your bloodstream into the cells in your body where it can be used for energy.

When you have diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin that it produces.
The result is a buildup of glucose or sugar in the bloodstream.  High levels of blood sugar cause extensive damage in the body such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and even amputations.  Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to die early as those without diabetes.

What’s the connection?

The connection between Halloween and Type 2 diabetes is simple: the more Candy you eat, the harder your pancreas has to work to produce insulin and keep your blood sugar within a safe range.

The danger lies in the fact that the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin are the only cells in your body that can actually wear out from use.  If you overwork them, they will eventually cease to perform in a way that can keep up with the demand.

 

Prevention

 

The good news is that by adopting a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent Diabetes and you will never have to experience this disease.  And if you already have Type 2 diabetes, you can do much to control it naturally.
The best strategy is to keep your weight within normal range, eat a healthy diet full of whole foods and very little sugar, and exercise at least 30 minutes, 5 days per week.
Focusing on a simple lifestyle change can defend against Type 2 diabetes.
This Halloween, choose future health over present pleasure.  Enjoy one or two treats, and then stop.  It’s not worth the price you will pay later.
For more information on adopting a healthier life style, Meal prep for the entire family and getting through the holiday feasting guilt free drop us a line below.  We will respond personally to everyone.

 

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Beef and Broccoli with Red Pepper

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This healthy Beef and Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry features crisp bell pepper, juicy top sirloin, and soy ginger glaze.

 

Course:  Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time – 10 mins
Cook Time –  10 mins
Total Time –  20 mins
Servings 4 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 237 kcal
Author: Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. water, divided use
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch, divided use
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 lb. raw top sirloin beef, trimmed of fat and sliced into ½-inch thick pieces
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 medium bell peppers, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine soy sauce, 4 Tbsp. water, 1 Tbsp. corn starch, and honey in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. Combine remaining 1 Tbsp. cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. water in a large bowl; mix well. Add beef. Toss gently to coat.

  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Add beef; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, or until cooked through and no longer pink. Remove from skillet, keep warm.

  5. Add broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, and ginger to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes. Place broccoli mixture in beef bowl.

  6. Add soy sauce mixture to skillet; cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 30 seconds, or until thickened.

  7. Return beef and broccoli mixture to skillet; cook, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed and heated through.

Recipe Notes

Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 237Calories from Fat 54

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Setting Goals – Achieving Dreams

Do you have moving targets in your life? Perhaps you want to eat a more healthy diet or lose the winter weight that has settled in. Maybe you just want a healthy lifestyle, a regular workout routine the entire family can engage in.

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar.

Each of us knows from our own experience that he is right. As humans we tend to lean toward the easy path and creature comforts. One day flows into the next, and many of us never quite get around to realizing our goals and dreams.

Those goals and dreams, tend to remain unrealized mainly because they are not defined. Nonspecific goals are impossible to focus on they are like moving targets.
The key to your success; define the target.

“The fact is that you can’t hit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals” – Zig Ziglar

Without setting specific goals, your good intentions are exactly like that moving target. You would like to lose some weight, feel a little better, make a change in your diet–but without clearly defined goals and methods, you can’t focus and make it happen.

Define your goals and write them down:

  • How much weight do you want to lose?
  • What kind of changes do you want to make in your eating plan?
  • How many days per week do you want to exercise?
  • Which article of clothing do you wish would fit your body again?
  • How much weight would you like to lift while strength training?

Once you know where you want to end up, you are much more likely to get there. But you have to start moving toward your goals. That is where momentum comes in.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

Sometimes, the hardest part of reaching a goal is just getting started . That first day of doing things differently or the first challenge of bypassing an unhealthy treat in favor of a food that will give you more energy can be daunting. It isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t fun.

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How do you start moving? Accountability is the answer. Having someone else involved in your efforts can be the most important factor in your success. It is hard to change lifelong habits on your own. You need radical motivation that comes from involving others in your efforts. Setting deadlines, making commitments and entering contests all provide an external motivation that will carry you through even the toughest temptations.

And once you get started, you will find that the momentum kicks in and it becomes easier and easier to keep going.
Take a few minutes to write down what you want. Be specific. And then begin brainstorming ways to get family & friends involved with you; that will provide your momentum. Your goals and dreams within your reach. You can do this!
And remember, we’re here to help you the entire way!

Do it for you!! Love your Beautiful Self!

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We all have them … insecurities about our bodies: I’m too fat. My butt is too big. Why
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Benefits of Kale

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Health Benefits of Kale – The Queen of Greens , A Nutritional Powerhouse!!!

💚 – Kale is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.

💚 – Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. – Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

💚 – Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

💚 – Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants!

💚 – Kale is a great anti-inflammatory Food.

💚 – Eating more Kale can help lower cholesterol levels

💚 – Kale is high in Vitamin A – Which is great for your vision and skin!

💚 – Kale is high in vitamin C, which is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration. It also helps maintain cartilage and joint flexibility.

💚 – Kale is high in calcium. Per Calorie, kale has more calcium than milk. It aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism.

💚 – Finally its a great detox food its filled with fiber and sulfur both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy

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What Does your Gem Stone Say about you?

Dani Johnson’s “GEMS” Personality Test

Defining your own personality type, along with the people who you are close with, is one of the most valuable things that you can do. Not all of us are motivated by the same things!!

 

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