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    High-Fat Diet better for Weight Loss

    A new study shows that an Atkins-type high-fat diet is more effective for weight loss than a standard high-carb low-fat diet.  In this study, presented Friday at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Denver, researchers assigned 55 men and women who were overweight or obese to either a low-carb diet or a low-fat diet. The participants were all people with a waist circumference of 35” (women) or 40” (men), considered to be a measure of abdominal obesity and a good marker for both insulin resistance and heart disease risk.  Both groups did the identical amount of exercise: moderate endurance training (brisk walking) plus weight lifting, approximately 30 minutes…

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    High Carb Diet and Breast Cancer Risk

    The link between high-carb diets and the risk for breast cancer is an emerging research concern. The following article– abridridged from the original by AP medical writer Marilynn Marchione– explains the connection. Eating Lots of Carbs May Raise The Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Shows High-carb diets may increase more than just waistlines. New research suggests they might raise the risk of breast cancer. Women in Mexico who ate a lot of carbohydrates were more than twice as likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less starch and sugar, scientists found. The study is hardly the last word on the subject, but it is one of the few…

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    Grocery Shopping During the 30 Day Challenge

    The first question that I am often asked is what can I eat then. This always strikes me in an odd way, when we take away sugar and complex carbs we think there is nothing left to eat. If that doesn’t say we are sugar and carb addicted than what does? This is the foundation behind this new way of clean eating. During the next 30 days you may even hit a point where you think, “Man, I just want to eat normal like everyone else”. To this I must reply, what is “normal”? The way I see it is “normal” is a life full of bloating, stomach cramps, diabetes,…

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    The Truth About Carbs

    Nutrition can make you sick or create complete wellness- it is true what they say, “You are what you eat” so would you rather be a long slender banana or a round fatty potato chip? When it comes to carbohydrates or carbs we all get confused. After all, society has said we need to eat less carbs then the USDA updates the food pyramid and says NO, we need to eat around 60% of carbs a day. When you hear the word carbohydrate, what do you picture? If you’re anything like the national average you think of chips, pasta, rice, breads, etc. Well carbs are also fruits and vegetables. This…

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    Paleo Peanut Butter Pie

    Meal prep is done for the week. Even made a little dessert. Peanut butter pie, the crust is almonds and cashews and the pie doesn’t have any peanut butter in it. It’s sunflower seed butter and coconut milk for the whip cream. It’s very scrumptious. Sunflower seeds have many great health benefits such as high in magnesium and selenium, which are great for your muscles including the heart. You can find this recipe in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. Avaibke on Amazon and I highly recommend it.