INTERMITTENT FASTING Tips from Nutritionist Brad Pilon and Dr. Edward Group

Brad Pilon defines “Intermittent Fasting” (“IF”) as a purposeful break from eating.  Dr. Edward Group defines it as alternating periods of fasting with periods of eating during the same day. If you think about it, we already do IF, because we fast when we go to sleep and we break that fast when we eat food the next day (unless we’re midnight snackers, which is bad!).

EXERCISE: What Is Best for Diabetics?

EXERCISE: What Is Best for Diabetics?

If we were to list one major failing of diabetics in their self-care, it would probably be lack of exercise. We don’t like it, so we put it off and then we just neglect it. All the cute and labor-saving gadgets on the market have caused us to engineer inactivity into our lives. We have a machine for everything we used to do by hand: cutting grass, raking leaves, shoveling snow, and even climbing stairs. Some of us even have a robot that does our vacuuming! We spend time in front of our computers and televisions that prior generations spent in work or recreation. Physical inactivity is killing us, and research has shown it to be the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Which exercise is the best? A 2009 study found that resistance training (weights) lowered HgbA1c more than aerobic (treadmill). The study was of…

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What Causes Cravings?

What Causes Cravings?

If you’re one of those people who just can’t seem to lose weight (and many of us are!), it may be because you’re genetically addicted to fatty, sugary foods. Sadly, no magic serum can change your genetic code and stop these intense cravings. But there are ways you can keep yourself from overindulging.

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