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Looking Forward To The Future

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on May 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

About a year ago I exploded into diabetes and my blood sugar was as high as 385. A normal fasting blood sugar should be around 100. I remember that night well driving home from the doctor’s office. I felt out of it and was losing my concentration and my vision wasn’t working right so I got off the freeway and rested about 20 minutes before finishing the drive home. That was a rude wake-up alert and it took me most of last year to get my blood sugar under control with continual increases required in my insulin injections.

I took the Shrink Team Challenge on in January using a shake and cookie as a meal replacement and lost over 20 Lbs. in the first five weeks. Yeah, that feels good but what started to happen next really lit up my day.

 

I started taking GluCare™ carefully watching for any wide variations in my blood sugar because as late as December I still had some pretty bad days up to 200. To my amazement, in January I had to reduce my insulin 8 times ~ yes 8 times under my physician’s care! It is clear to me that GluCare™ is a major contributor to balancing my blood sugar and the way it is working I will be reducing my insulin even more in February! No more injection site bruises soon and I’ll have my life back. Looking forward to the future like never before.

 

On February 9 the doctor told me to reduce my insulin to the lowest it has ever been and if my numbers stay low they will take me completely off the insulin in about two weeks. Remarkable! Because just 6 weeks ago I was still having bad sugar days.

 

Steve Dragoo

 

 

 

Hooray For GluCare

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on May 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I just read the testimony for GluCare™ and I want to add my testimony to it. I was diagnosed as a diabetic and was put on prescription drugs. Immediately I gained 30 pounds. I told the doctor that the weight gain was uncontrolable because of the medication he had me on. He then told me about a new prescription where you took 2 shots daily and people were losing weight with it. He said the side effect was nausea. I decided to try it and found out how you lost weight because you could not eat without feeling sick. I felt sick if I ate and felt sick if I did not eat. I finally found a way to get past the side effects and was able to eat again. I lost 40 pounds and was happy. I found another side effect this medicine had and it was chills that would come from nowhere and put me in bed.

 

I joined Vitamark not knowing what products they had but wanted to try. I heard someone on one of the calls speak of GluCare™. I heard you could not take GluCare and diabetic drugs because your sugar could go too low. Knowing that I was going for a blood test within 30 days, I decided to discontinue my diabetic meds and go on GluCare™. I monitored myself so I would know if I had any problems. I went for my blood test and my sugar was normal after only 30 days of taking GluCare™. That was almost 3 years ago and I am still on my GluCare™ and will never be without it. I have had several blood tests and my sugar is still normal..

I am saying Hooray for GluCare™! I feel better today than I did when I was 40 and I am now 74 years old. Thank God for Vitamark and their life saving products.

 

God Bless,

 

Maggie Kress

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Habits

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 15, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Habit #4:

Avoid Mindless Eating!

Do you like to munch while watching television?

Do you nibble and taste food while cooking?

Do you finish your children’s plates and leftovers?

Do you pick up candy from every candy dish you pass?

Do you have a snack stash for when you are driving your car?

Do you have a mini-buffet at your desk?

Do you bring extra snacks into movies?

Do you line up for deep-fried grocery store sample?

Do you eat junk food while reading books?

Do you find it impossible to go to the coffee shop and just order coffee?

Or, do you enjoy snacking on the goodies your fellow employees bring to work?

It’s time to stop!

Yes, all these mindless snack activities could be hazardous to your waistline. You don’t enjoy this mindless snacking because usually you aren’t even aware that you are eating.

If you are going to eat, enjoy the taste, the flavor, the joy of the food. Why pack on pounds with extra food when you can’t even enjoy the experience?

 

 

RECIPE

Chocolate Almond Pudding with Cookie Crumble

This luxurious dessert is sure to satisfy even the sweetest of sweet tooth's. Make this pudding ahead of time so you have it ready in the refrigerator when you need. Top your chilled pudding with warm cookie crumble for added decadence.

Ingredients:

Appetizer Diet Rich Chocolate Shake

4oz Warm, Filtered Water

1/8 TSP (or less) Almond Extract

1/2 Appetizer Diet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Directions:

Blend together the warm water and 1 scoop of Appetizer Diet Rich Chocolate Shake on medium to medium-high. Add in almond extract. Blend until mixture has doubled in size, about 45 seconds.

In a large heat safe mug or dish pour in the warm blended Appetizer Diet Rich Chocolate Shake. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours or until the pudding has set.

 

 

Carefully chop your Appetizer Diet Chocolate Chip Cookie into small pieces to create the cookie crumble topping. For added flavor gently toast the cookie.

Sprinkle the cookie crumble on top and enjoy!

 

HABITS

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Habit #3: Snacks … rule!

If you don't eat for a few hours, your body thinks: "Hey, no incoming food. I don't want to starve. Let me go into survival mode. Turn down the metabolism. Conserve calories."

 

If you are trying to lose or manage your weight, this is not good.

 

This is why eating breakfast is so important.

 

Remember why you need to eat breakfast, to kick-start your metabolism for the day after the long night without food. You want your body to burn calories all day long. And you want to help your willpower hold up so you don't overindulge at the next meal.

 

Snacks boost your metabolism.

 

If during the day you go long periods without eating, your body will go back into calorie-conserving survival mode. You want to eat to keep your metabolism burning calories for you.

 

Think about this. You eat a big meal leaving you feeling stuffed and lazy. Then once you finally start to burn off the big meal and get some energy it's time to eat again. Doing this type of eating will only leave you on an energy roller-coaster, one second your up the next your energy levels are falling.

 

So instead, think about spreading out your food throughout the day. You won't need to get stuffed at each meal because your not ravenous. Plus just knowing that you will be having a snack again soon will help you not feel like you need to stockpile to hold out until the next big meal.

 

So make it a habit to eat snacks regularly. Sounds like fun.

 

Why not make it a habit to have a healthy snack or meal every three or four hours?

 

And don't eat just junk food. You will want a snack that is high in nutrition to fuel that calorie-burning metabolism like an Appetizer Diet Cookie or Shake.

 

Just avoid the donuts, the muffins, the candy bars and other high sugar, empty calorie snacks.

It is an easy habit to snack. It's even easier to keep an Appetizer Diet Cookie with you.

Make your snacks work for you!

 

HABITS

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Habit #2: Attitude Is Everything!

Don't be miserable because You are on a weight loss mission. Look at Yourself in the mirror. Are You frowning at mealtime? Be happy and put a smile on Your face because You are doing something positive toward a healthier, happier You!

We all eat out. It is one of life’s pleasures. So why not enjoy?Here are a few pointers to makes sure dining out doesn’t sabotage your healthy eating habits.

It’s okay to say, “no thanks” when the bread/chip basket is brought to your table. There are a lot of empty calories here, so save the calories and don’t fill up while unconsciously munching bread and crackers.

Order the leanest cuts of meat. Saturated fat isn’t a nutrient.

When ordering salads, always ask for the dressing on the side. Dipping your salad into your dressing is better than drowning your salad in heavy dressing. Better yet, when you eat your salad try, just dip your fork in the dressing first and then get the lettuce. You’ll still get tons of great flavor with very little dressing.

Look for vinegar or citrus dressings too as they are generally lower in calories.

Drink water, save calories and money. Skip the soft drinks or even tea with sugar.Ask for whole wheat pasta or brown rice instead of white. Avoid fried rice as the oil adds a lot of calories.

Ask to have your food grilled, not fried.

Eat sandwiches open-faced with a knife and fork. You don’t need to eat all of the bread.

Ask for a to-go container when your food arrives. Wrap up half your over-sized meal to save for later. Do this before you start eating your meal.

Be prepared. Many restaurants offer nutritional information and options on their websites. Take a look at the menu before you leave and decide what you are going to order. Then you won’t be swayed by last minute hunger-induced decisions.

Words to avoid: Cream, fried, butter sauce, covered with cheese, gravy and super-size.

Finally, remember to be nice to the waiter. Waiters can make helpful suggestions and be your partner towards a healthy lifestyle.

Happy Dining!

...and don't forget  a convenient, tasty Meal Replacement once or twice a day.

 

HABITS

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Habit #1: Not Eating Enough, Skipping Breakfast

This is why "Starvation Diets" don't work:

 

Your body is controlled by Your Subconscious Mind, which runs programs pre-installed at birth. When You don't eat enough, theStarvation Program runs automatically. Your body begins storing FAT because it believes food is in short supply. "Why would You starve me if there was plenty of food?"

 

It is better to eat a light, healthy meal or snack every 3 hours than to have only one or two meals or snacks a day.

 

There's an old saying, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

 

While You sleep, Your metabolism slows down. Your body is not burning many calories. It is "fasting".

 

Your first meal of the day "breaks the fast" - hence the name. It helps trigger Your body's awake mode and shifts Your metabolism into a higher gear. You burn more calories.

 

If You are short on time in the morning, then it's a good time for a convenient, tasty Meal Replacement.

 

Myths and Facts About Protein

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 6, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)
  1. Do men need more protein than women?

  2. Why do we need protein?

  3. Can a high-protein diet can help you lose weight?

  4. Is Whey Protein high in fat?

Our friends at WebMD put together a great quiz that helps you answer these questions and to help you learn more about protein and why it's an important factor in helping you lose the unwanted weight:

Quiz: Myths and Facts About Protein

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Belly-Busting Foods You Must Avoid!

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on March 4, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Skipthe Doughnuts, Wings and Ribs! WHAT?

Mostpeople love Doughnuts, but do you know how many calories is in justone glazed Doughnut? A whopping 260Calories!Now be honest here, when was the last time you ate just one doughnut?Ha Ha Ha, yeah, we hear you! Who eats just one doughnut?

Well,we're not here to tell you that you can never have another doughnut,that would just be silly. What we do want to recommend is that youpractice moderation. In order to change your shape, you need tochange what you do. Not drastically, but "moderately". Soinstead of eating 2 or 3 doughnuts, just have 1 and only say, once aweek, instead of every day.

Oneof the great things about the Shrink Team Challenge is that sinceyou're replacing a meal, say lunch for example, you don't have togive up everything you love to eat. We're just recommending that youcut back on the foods you know won't help you live a healthylifestyle.

WebMDhas a great slideshow explaining some other Belly-Busting Foods YouMust Avoid:

Belly-BustingFoods You Must Avoid

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