Why the Glycemic Index and Load is important for blood sugar control

Glycemic this and glycemic that. Does it matter? You’ll notice that they both begin with “glycemic.” That’s one tip that they have to do with sugars and carbs. Not only how much sugar is in foods, but more importantly, how it affects your blood sugar levels. In general, diets that are high on the glycemic…… Continue reading Why the Glycemic Index and Load is important for blood sugar control

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin, and increases your…… Continue reading The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that…… Continue reading Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

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The 5 foods you should eat to beat diabetes

You know when something is really good in theory, but too darn complicated in real life? That’s what I think of ketogenic (keto) and high-fat low-carb (HFLC) diets. In theory, they offer several benefits. Especially to people with insulin resistance, such as Type 2 diabetics and prediabetics.   Why is Keto and HFLC helpful in…… Continue reading The 5 foods you should eat to beat diabetes