Visceral Fat Elimination Strategies

….. Burn more energy than you consume and you will lose visceral fat, regardless of your genetics or other circumstances. That said, there are a few other things you can do to speed up the process. Cut out all trans fats from your diet. There’s a reason why the Institute of Medicine recommends that our trans fat intake be “as low as possible.” The stuff is bad. Don’t drink a lot of alcohol. What do we call a large accumulation of visceral fat? A beer gut. You now know why. Studies show that while drinking frequency doesn’t seem to affect visceral fat levels, drinking intensity does. That is, the more you drink on each day you drink alcohol, the more likely you are to increase visceral fat stores. So, if you’re struggling to lose visceral fat, cut back onthe alcohol. Do resistance training. Weightlifting isn’t just for building muscle. Studies […] Read more »

Intermittent Fasting Approach

Hoda Kotb explains how she’s doing intermittent fasting Hoda Kotb explains to Kathie Lee Gifford that after realizing she gained some weight, she’s been intermittently fasting. Hoda says she’s down 2 pounds and that right now she feels “really energized Read more »

Visceral Fat and Diabetes – How to Lose Visceral Fat?

Subcutaneous fat that lurks beneath the skin as “love handles” or padding on the thighs, buttocks or upper arms may be cosmetically challenging, but it is otherwise harmless. However, the deeper belly fat — the visceral fat that accumulates around abdominal organs — is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to a host of serious disease risks, including heart disease, cancer and dementia. You don’t even have to be overweight or obese to face these hazards if you harbor excess fat inside your abdomen. Even people of normal weight can accumulate harmful amounts of hidden fat beneath the abdominal wall. Furthermore, this is not fat you can shed simply by toning up abdominal muscles with exercises like situps. Weight loss through a wholesome diet and exercise — activities like walking and strength-training — is the only surefire way to get rid of it Read more »

Cure for Type1 Diabetes?

BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at Mass General Hospital announced a breakthrough in treating Type 1 Diabetes. In a long-term study released Thursday, patients in a clinical trial had their blood sugar levels restored to near normal, with lasting results. Patients in the trial received two doses of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, an inexpensive vaccine that is widely used to prevent tuberculosis. Results were not immediate, but after three years, every patient, “showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels – improvement that persisted for the following five years,” MGH said in a news release. “This is clinical validation of the potential to stably lower blood sugars to near normal levels with a safe vaccine, even in patients with longstanding disease,” said Dr. Denise Faustman, director of the MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, and the study’s senior author. “It’s the first trial showing long-term reversal of diabetes,” Faustman told the Boston […] Read more »

Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Intermittent Fasting

 This video has so many important facts about improving your A1c whether you are type 1 or type 2 using intermittent fasting, its amazing. I have started doing 1-2 day fasts and feel much better. I highly recommend this: How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, The Quick Start Guide   This says it all – Step 2 – Burn it off Fasting is the simplest and fastest method to force your body to burn sugar for energy. Glucose in the blood is the most easily accessible source of energy for the body. Fasting is merely the flip side of eating – if you are not eating you are fasting. When you eat, your body stores food energy. When you fast, your body burns food energy. If you simply lengthen out your periods of fasting, you can burn off the stored sugar. Since type 2 diabetes is merely excessive glucose […] Read more »

High Carbohydrate Diets Lower Blood Sugar

Just read this article and will have to review the medical literature. Main takeaway was: During the glucose tolerance test, the men who had been eating carbohydrates for two days had remarkably stable blood sugar levels. But the other men’s blood sugar levels shot up to abnormally high levels. The men who had been eating lots of fat got results that suggested severe diabetes. Remember, these were healthy young men who had been eating practically nothing but fat for only two days. From these results, Sweeney concluded that a high-carbohydrate diet helps to improve the body’s ability to tolerate carbohydrates. In contrast, high-protein diets, high-fat diets, and fasting undermine the body’s ability to control blood sugar. In a follow-up article , Sweeney suggested that some patients might have abnormal glucose tolerance test results because of the diet that their doctors had been urging them to follow, rather than because of some underlying […] Read more »

Blood Sugar Testing Advances

A hand-held device would measure levels of the chemical acetone in someone’s breath. Acetone levels rise when blood sugar levels rise, and acetone is responsible for the sweet, fruity smell on the breath of people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels. What hasn’t yet been proven is whether or not blood sugar levels reliably rise and fall with acetone levels, according to the study’s lead researcher, Ronny Priefer, a professor of medicinal chemistry at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass. I do blood sugar testing each day and this would make life so much easier and provide an almost real time testing since no pricking are necessary. Source – Read more »