Archive for August, 2011

What are some diets that lowers and control insulin levels?

August 29th, 2011 4 comments

I have Acanthosis Nigricans. I’m not sure if I’m diabetic. I want to get checked soon. I heard that if my insulin levels are over active, it will trigor my skin disorder. Please, don’t tell me to go to the doctor… I AM going to go. LOL I just want more information about diets to lower my insulin levels. What should I expect to deprive myself of?
LOL "DR." How do you know I don’t have an over active pancreas without running a test on me?

The Paleo Diet, or Primal eating – basically you look at the foods available to you at the store and try to choose those that closely represent what a hunter gatherer would eat.

The Definitive Guide to Insulin, Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes (and you’ll understand it)

Both diets are focused on the idea that most of the foods that are common to westernized people today haven’t been a part of our diets for most of human existence. So cutting whole grains, sugar, and seed oils like Canola, soybean, vegetable/corn oils. Once you remove those foods you lower your levels of inflammation, which corrects hormonal issues (like insulin resistance, which is a sign your body is producing a lot of insulin but isn’t responding to it).

To the "Doctor:" Type 2 diabetes doesn’t always mean an "under functioning of pancreas" Haha. It’s often an overactive pancreas but the problem is your body doesn’t respond to all the insulin.

What is your anorexia meal plan like?

August 29th, 2011 2 comments

I am going through recovery and it is so hard! Do you mind telling me your recovery meal plan. Also do you have any tips about recovering and not feeling fat? Thanks!

There wasn’t an specific thing I ate every day for my recovery plan. I did have to eat between 2,500-3,000 calories every day. But I’ll give you an example of a day in my recovery process (I won’t put the calorie content as I don’t know it, only my mother {who was incharge of me during this time} knew and made sure I was consuming the dictated amount of calories)

~ A cup of vanilla soy yogurt with berries
~ (Homemade) banana pancakes with maple syrup
~ A small bowl of cheerios with soy milk
~ A glass of chocolate almond milk

~ A serving of soy meat
~ A serving of any vegetable
~ 2 pieces of pumpkin bread or ezekiel bread
~A serving of either baked sweet potatoes or baked potatoes or brown rice

~ Any fruit cubed and drizzled with honey
~ A cup of soy yogurt
~ Either a serving of nuts or dried fruit

~ It was one serving of protein (tofu, soy meat, veggie burger,etc)
~ 1-2 carbs or grains (such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, potatoes, couscous,etc)
~ 1-2 vegetables of my choice
~ 2 pieces of bread

My recovery was a little different. It was me the one who reached for help after having a cardiac arrest. I became to believe my behaviour was ridiculous and didn’t want to live like this anymore. Now I’m completely and successfully recovered. You might have noticed that there are no animal products in my plan except for the honey, its because I’m vegan and while most would think being vegan would make harder gaining weight, I did gain weight due to the amount of calories, and I consumed the honey because my nutritionist insisted (I don’t longer consume it). Veganism helped me alot both with recovering and my own health. Of course I still have a fair amount of disaster left with me for life (infertility, anemia, high cholesterol, low blood pressure and many other things) I try to always think positive. The scare of the cardiac arrest was my wake up call, but I also thought of thing like my future, I would always be stuck in a starving body maybe I’d die without a chance for life, why would I even bother in applying to colleges?. People whispered things like "she’s a lost soul" or "she’s never going to make it" and I didn’t want them to be true.

Think about the future you have, a complete life ahead of you, you probably want to go to college, marry and have children. I also recommend you do meditation and yoga, it helps a lot with concentration and better thinking and relaxation. You can also read books by Aimee Liu which are about recovering from eating disorders, they really help a lot. To help the distorted body image, take most mirrors out of your house (I’m serious),if you keep one make sure its not body sized and preferably its only the mirror in the bathroom. Get rid of clothes that are small. And think about how your health will improve. There’s a freedom from being out of a cycle of an eating disorder, a freedom which cannot be explained, something close to it is euphoria, to best describe it.

I know recovery is a long and hard process, but it is approachable. Keep a positive mind about this and always think of the freedom you’ll feel when you’re finally free of its chains. Always try to eat healthy and exercise moderately. Do not let bad thoughts take over your mind, push them aside. Think of a life ahead without the hassle of being tied to an eating disorder.

Best of luck.

20 Minute Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout!

August 24th, 2011 20 comments

Sadie created a fresh, new, super-effective 20-minute sequence to torch calories, and help you lose weight! Learn it, and a Core Breath Technique that amps up your weight loss benefits in much less time than with many other yoga and exercise forms. If you want to tone up, raise your metabolism, sculpt your muscles and lose weight…this is for you! See more at

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Healthy Eating on a College or any Budget

August 24th, 2011 25 comments

Meal ideas for eating healthy on a college or any budget.
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Diet Recipe – Quick Soup with Protein

August 24th, 2011 25 comments

For more great diet recipe’s and tips plus Zuzana’s daily workout videos visit her site: http://www.BodyRock.Tv

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Healthy Eating/Diet Series: Nutrition/Diet Eating Plan -Make a Lifestyle Change!

August 24th, 2011 15 comments

Make a Lifestyle Change and achieve a healthier, lighter and more energised YOU! 😀
My favourite pasta (due to low calorie, great taste, and quick boiling time) is in a blue packet called “Diamond”-100% Premium Durum Wheat. This is half the calories of regular pasta!

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What are the best weight loss pills that you can buy over the counter?

August 24th, 2011 2 comments

Which weight loss pills can you find in stores that actually work really well? also do pills like 5htp and ephedrine help lose wait as fast as other weight loss pills.
im looking for personal experiences with OTC weight loss pills, not information about diet or exercises. thanks.

** So far I have lost 55 lbs. doing this in 3 years. Eat six mini meals a day. Exercise and before every meal, drink two tall glasses of water, (about 16 oz.) this will fill you up and you will automatically eat less. This really works, so be patient. Safer than pills. Good Luck to you

Are mono fruit diets the same thing as a whole body cleanse like fasting?

August 22nd, 2011 2 comments

I was planning on doing 30 apples a day to cleanse my body and remove dead tissues. Do mono fruit diets accomplish that?

Theirs this thing call NOPALINA is natural is a powderand u put 2 spoon fulls or 1 in a glass of orange juice or water and you Drink it, It will clean your pipes if u wanna call it and it helps you lose a little and keep weight off and its good for you

They sale it at Hispanic supermarkets, and Walgreens here in Chicago, I dont know about you, you can order it online, They also have pills but i dont rely like them

How long after major weight loss should you give your skin to firm up before resorting to plastic surgery?

August 22nd, 2011 4 comments

If I had some loos skin on tummy and arms after an 80 pound weight loss, how long should I give it to firm up? Im young, 23 years old, but will the skin tighten with exercise or stay flabby?

The thing with a large weight loss is that the weight is generally lost too fast, which doesn’t give the skin enough time to go back to what it was.
After reaching your target weight, I would wait a few months, doing regular light exercise and eating healthily, and then see how your skin is. If you are still unhappy you could look into plastic surgery.

Try this website though, it has some advice about excess skin after weight loss, and non surgical methods.

Good luck. x

What is a good meal plan for weight loss?

August 17th, 2011 5 comments

I need to lose most likely 50 through 100 pounds. I probably weigh about 250. I am 5’9. What would be a good meal plan, food restrictions, anything, to help me start to lose weight?

First, figure out your recommended daily calorie intake here:

Then, raid your fridge and your pantry and throw out any foods with:

1. Hydrogenated oils:

2. Refined sugars:

3. Color dyes:

4. MSG:

Avoid these things as much as you can to not only lose weight, but live healthier and, perhaps, longer.

Now for a meal plan, it’s good to keep a food log and maybe even schedule when and what you’ll eat (if you have the time). You should eat within 30 minutes of waking up to kick-start your metabolism, and go to sleep before 10pm so you body gets its best rest for an optimal tomorrow.

For breakfast, team up a protein with a carb. Protein takes 4 hours to digest so will keep you full until lunch if you eat at 8am, plus it helps build muscle which burns fat! And the carbs act as brain food (just don’t eat too many; about 150g a day). Also, protein helps prevent the carbs from turning into fat, but avoid simple carbohydrates found in white rice, white bread, white potatoes, etc. and veer towards complex carbohydrates found in brown sugar, whole grain bread, beans.

Lunch should contain plenty of fiber to help you stay regular (about 20-35g a day). Some foods with fiber are: beans, bran, brown rice, peas, fruit, figs, broccoli, and oats. Of course all your meals should contain fiber, but I find it easiest to get it at lunch or in a fruit snack.

Dinner should be your smallest meal, around 5 or 6 o’clock. This is where you should should be getting the rest of your fiber, carb, protein, vitamin quota. If you didn’t eat enough fiber or were a little lacking in carbs, fill in the blanks. Example, a burrito with a side salad. It’s carbs, protein, and fiber because you’ll probably use beans and/or veggies inside.

Snacks should be around 2 or 3, just to take the edge off of waiting for dinner. Don’t have another full-on meal just because you’re a little hungry. Something like a piece of fruit with yogurt (plain Greek yogurt is best when you mix it with some fruit), or maybe some hard-boiled eggs, a handful of nuts, hummus with carrots, anything healthy and fulfilling.

Once you start eating healthy, you won’t want to stop. And of course you can have dessert, but I’d save it for the weekends so you can really, really enjoy it. Plus, knowing you can have some goodies on a Saturday or Sunday is sometimes of incentive to stay on track. Oh! and don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Don’t listen to that "drink 8 glass a day" crap, it’s just a ploy by the people who sell water to make more money. Truth is, when you drink water it goes right through you and is best absorbed through food. Only drink when you’re feeling thirsty (unless it’s very hot, then sip it through-out the day).

Exercise is also very important. Even a 30 minute walk on a treadmill (going about 3mph) every day will help you! Just be sure to start off easy, cuz you don’t want to burn yourself out (literally and figuratively).

So that’s about it! I hope this helps you, I really do. Good luck. 🙂