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Charting a glucose curve

One of the first things most people ask me about a low carb lifestyle is must I give up sweets, and which artificial sweeteners are safe to use.  And the only answer is … it depends.  We all have different glucose responses to identical foods (Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual ) so […]

Glucose Metabolism

Dude eat a Snickers

So I have a problem metabolizing glucose and things that easily turn into glucose (carbohydrates).  According to Dr. Joseph Kraft, an American pathologist who has performed over 14,000 insulin assays on patients, almost 85% of the American population share this problem with me in varying degrees although I am at the extreme end of that spectrum. There […]

Eat for Diabetes

When I was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes I was sent to a Diabetes educator who gave me a basic explanation of my future life with Diabetes, and some materials to take home to study to learn how to Eat for Diabetes. This disease only progresses The talk about my future was essentially preparing […]

Why I Quit Sugar!

There is a lot of noise in the press these days about folk who have Quit Sugar for a bunch of reasons, most of which are as much engaging fictions as they are fact. Quit Sugar because it’s just “empty Calories” Quit Sugar because it’s low in actual nutrients Quit Sugar because it was not available during […]

Cardio just makes me hungry

Stationary Rower

Any of my personal trainers will tell you that “Richard isn’t a fan of Aerobic exercise”. Sure, I ride 30-50K a week on my bike, because I don’t drive and Batemans Bay is a nice place to cycle around.  But actual cardio like running on a treadmill, rowing on a stationary rower, or stationary cycling?  I have always […]

Why you get fat?

Bill Gates on a Bill

Why you get fat – the official answer The traditional explanation of why we get fat is, that we eat too much and don’t exercise enough.  Gluttony and Sloth – right? Energy Stored (Fat) = Energy In (food) – Energy Out  (exercise) This is of course as true as the first law of thermodynamics, because it is a restatement […]

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