How Sweet it is ( Said Jackie Gleason)

Is sugar really addictive?

Yes it is- you crave it because it increases your dopamine in the brain, and that makes you feel good, (when the insulin  helps sugar cross into the brain)-

I recommend no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving at breakfast lunch or dinner

If what you are eating or drinking has more- it probably is too much. ( see below)

cola sugar

Other names for sugar include High fructose corn syrup, glucose, lactose, malt syrup, molasses and sucrose, and evaporated cane juice, dextrose

Kick the sugar habit and slowly replace it with protein, Protein empties slower from the stomach and will slower the absorption of sugar into the blood. Fiber or a high fiber diet also slows the absorption of sugar into the blood.

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Check Out this Medical Video of Nutritional Items

Dr Martin D. Fried’s is a Nutrition Physician Specialist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Weight issues, celiac, food intolerances, autism, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue, anemia, hypertension, heartburn, high cholesterol, and cancer. He also offers healthy tips for eating out, eating on the run, vegetarian diets. He performs body composition analysis and sets up specialized individual programs. He is also an artist, toy train enthusiast and has a tropical fish tank in his office. He also works with Chronic Fatigue syndrome, food allergies, overweight, healthy eating- See the video below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Gwq_mHHwo

Boost your metabolism

 

Boost up your metabolism

1) Drink before you eat- drinking two glasses of water before every meals helped dieters lose an average of 15 pounds over three months. Quick hydration breaks also boosts your metabolism

Try to consume half your body weight in ounces a day.

2) eat a mini meal- Its 3 pm and your stomach is rumbling- If you wait till dinnertime to eat, you may be so starving that you end up overdoing it. Eating small meals raises your metabolism every time you eat. Include a lean protein and a complex carbohydrate such as peanut butter with a fruit, or yogurt with berries

3) Stand up when your phone rings- it could lead to doubling the amount of calories your body will burn.

4) Take one bite at a time- It takes 20 minutes before your stomach hormones tell your brain you are full and to stop eating. When you engulf a burger and fries, you don’t five enough time to relay the message to your brain.

5) Limiting meal time distractions such as TV and Cell phone helps control portions because you are more aware of what you are eating.

Hypoglycemia- Low blood sugar- as a cause of Fatigue

What is known as the hypoglycemic diet should really be called the “Natural Diet”.
This is the diet that humans have consumed over the millions of years to which our digestive system has adapted. It is said to provide the right combination of amino acid, vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.
The best plan is to ask yourself what diet your ancestors ate and think of your grand-parents. Think of what people ate in the 19th century without the sugar.

Whatever diet you finish up with, you must choose a diet that you enjoy.
In brief the nutritional treatment of the hypoglycemic condition consists of:

1) Avoidance of sugar, refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, cakes and sugary drinks, candy bars, colas, cookies, ice cream

2) High protein + complex carbohydrates snacks every three to four hours or sooner, to provide a slow release of glucose, and to prevent the hypoglycemic dip. A high protein breakfast must be considered the most important meal of the day. ”High-protein foods, such as fish, eggs, chicken, and beef, contain all twenty-two, including the nine amino acids that are considered essential for humans.” Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits and the more varied the diet the better it is.

3) Fiber in your diet slows down the absorption of glucose (thereby avoiding blood sugar peaks and the release of stress hormones) Include fresh vegetables in your diet because they are high in fiber and low in sugar.

4) A diet low in processed sugars aims at normalizing blood sugar levels, thereby normalizing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, that are thought to be responsible for the symptoms of mood-swings, depression, anxiety, phobias, alcoholism and drug-addiction.
Such a pattern of eating needs to be adjusted to the individual needs and nutritional biochemistry. It needs to take into account the influence of allergies.
Furthermore, it should be realized that the beneficial effects this eating plan may take considerable time. Normally, the effects are noticeable within three months. If after this time symptoms still persist, it is time to seek the help of a clinical nutritionist or nutritional doctor for further testing, diagnosis and treatment.

ASK YOURSELF, “IS WHAT I AM EATING NATURE MADE OR MAN MADE?”
Nature-made food consists of complex carbohydrates and proteins, the kind of food we were meant to eat.
Try to introduce the nature made foods slowly and gradually.

When introducing a new diet we must always consider possible allergies.
Many hypoglycemics have hidden allergies, that is after having been on the hypoglycemic diet for some time they discover that they are allergic to certain food items. These were there all the time, but were masked by hypoglycemic symptoms.

Finding your Allergies.
The Hypoglycemic Diet should not be regarded as a ‘quick fix diet’. It takes time for the body to adjust to a different nutritional lifestyle. Time is needed to absorb and metabolize nutrients to be converted to neurotransmitters, enzymes and coenzymes, and to rebuild receptors for natural neurochemicals.

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HIDDEN SUGAR SOURCES in foods we eat

Pasta sauces have up to 12 g of sugar in a half a cup of of sauce- That’s the amount of sugar in a chocolate chip cookie

Yogurt can have between 17-33 grams of sugar in 8ounces- read the labels

Instant oatmeal has about 10-15 g of sugar that is not found in oatmeal that is not in individual packages.

Many breakfast cereals have 10-20 grams of sugar

Energy drinks can have up to 25 grams of sugar or 100  calories in 8 ounces of fluid

Syrup in fruit packaging may have 39 grams of sugar-

Bottled tea  and apple juice are high in sugar too-

Choose low sugar options

Emotional Eating

When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, You’re doing OK, cruising along, when suddenly something happens that stirs up a bunch of feelings, and all of a sudden the Beast is awake and eating everything it can get its hands on. Or maybe it isn’t always that dramatic—maybe you just get bored, or start feeling a little anxious because there is nothing going on to distract you. it might be as simple as getting home from work or school, or finding yourself alone for a little while, after a hard day.
There are two basic and complimentary approaches you can use to tame the Beast before it trashes your food plan, and you’ll need both for long-term success. The difference between them is the same as the difference between emergency medicine and preventive medicine. The main focus here will be on coping with the immediate emergency.

When the Beast is Loose: Getting It Back in Its Cage

The bad news here is that will power has little effect on controlling emotional eating. From a psychological perspective, the shift into emotional eating mode is usually involves shifting into a different state of consciousness (or persona) with its own independent set of emotions and related thinking patterns. For a little while, you literally aren’t your normal self, and the normal tricks you use to manage your behavior and thinking may not work.

The good news is that your Emotional Eating Beast is a pretty dim-witted critter, and you can trick it into going back where it came from without too much effort, if you know how to do it. Here are some tricks that usually work:

  1. Play the Stalling Game. if you can manage to stall it for just a few minutes on its way to the kitchen,  So, instead of trying to fight it and tell it that it can’t have what it wants, just tell it to hang on for five minutes and wait until you’re done doing what you’re doing. If necessary, you can usually get away with stalling like this 2-3 times before things start to get ugly, and most of the time, that 10-15 minutes will be plenty long enough for your Beast to forget the whole business and go back to sleep.
  2. Play the Distraction/Substitution Game. If your Beast doesn’t fall for the Stalling Game, you can still use your superior mental capacities to keep the upper hand. The key here is to keep in mind that what your Beast really wants isn’t food, but emotional comfort.  If you can find ways to comfort yourself that don’t involve food, the need to eat will go away very quickly. Find something you enjoy doing that’s simple and easy to do right away. Listen to soothing or inspirational music, take a hot bath or a nice walk around the block, logon to SparkPeople, grab the phone and chat with a friend, or do some inspirational reading—you get the idea. Think of the Beast as a young child who just woke up from a nightmare, and of yourself as the parent looking for a way to help your child calm down and realize that it was all just a bad dream.
  3. Play the Good Beast/ Bad Beast Game. Even though the Beast may seem powerful and overwhelming, it is just as afraid of you as you are of it. It knows full well that you can and, someday, probably will just tell it to go take a hike, and that will be the end of the game. To postpone this unhappy day for as along as possible, the Beast is always willing to negotiate with you if you can muster up enough nerve to stare it in the eye and demand some sort of compromise you can live with. If you keep your kitchen stocked with healthy snacks that won’t kill your diet and your self-respect, and you let the Beast get its hands on them, then you can both stay relatively happy—until that day when you’re ready to finally toss the Beast out and change the locks.

Once you have the immediate situation under control, you can start working on ways to prevent this problem from happening in the first place, by learning how to handle stress and powerful feelings without relying on food. There are lots of articles in the Resource Center on stress management and handling negative thinking. In addition, you’ll find some helpful ideas in these articles:
1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward What Is Normal Eating – Part 3 An Exercise