Monthly Archives: June 2012

Can I really live without cold breakfast cereal?

Anybody who knows me knows how much I love cold cereal.  And it’s not just the sugar loaded varieties. Some of my favorites are a bit healthy.  My problem was that I ate about 2-3 cups worth in my big … Continue reading

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How does metabolism work?

Metabolism is the chemical processes that occurs in the body.  It is the rate at which you burn calories in a non active state.  Metabolism is influenced by stress levels, muscle mass, eating behaviors, food choices and activity level. Breakfast … Continue reading

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Good versus Bad carbs

Depending on what diet you have tried in the past, carbs have either been fine to eat or have been ‘bad’.  So which is correct?  Based on what I’ve learnedin my journey, carbs can be good or bad. It is … Continue reading

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Sugar is as Addictive as Drugs

I watched a video on YouTube called “The Skinny on Obesity (Ep.4): Sugar – A Sweet Addiction.  Here is the bulk of what the article talks about…..  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls the feeling of pleasure.  As we overstimulate (for … Continue reading

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Great Health Resources

I wanted to give credit where credit is due.  For many of my upcoming blog posts, I was encouraged in my journey for optimal health due to several books, videos, articles I have read over time.  So here are the … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Sucralose

So before and during my recent 50 lb weight loss, I used diet pop as my replacement for sweets.  But after reading much on diet pop and the negative affects of Sucralose (aspartame or Splenda), I decided I better try … Continue reading

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