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Meal Replacements for Diabetes

March 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

What are meal replacements?
Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrées, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able to control their calorie intake without having to worry about counting calories, and are able to stay within their prescribed low-calorie diets.

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Weight Loss in Diabetes: A Lost Cause?

March 2, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Mike Huckabee was a 135-kg man when he was elected governor of Arkansas in 1998. His weight was too much that the steps of the Arkansas capitol were so long and steep that he would be out of breath and exhausted by the time he reached the top of the stairs. In his book Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, he recounts how he secretly feared that he would be interviewed by media at the top of the steps—and that he would be too out of breath to respond.

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Top Ten Reasons on Not Losing Weight For Diabetics

March 1, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Misis, tumaba na naman kayo.”

“Doktora, hindi na nga po ako kumakain. Isang kutsarang kanin na lang sa tanghali at isang platitong salad na lang sa gabi. Nag wa-walking ako 30 minutes three times a week. Simula nang nagka-diabetes ako, tumaba na ako nang tumaba, doktora! Kahit anong gawin ko.”

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Motivating People with Diabetes to Lose Weight

February 27, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

For an obese disabetic, losing weight can create a big health impact. Not only does it improve the glucose profile, it also improves other metabolic parameters, such as lipids and blood pressure. It also improves the quality of life. However, is it easy to lose weight? Being a diabetic, with all of its related problems, may make losing weight a tall order.

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The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

February 17, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. Fat is the main form in which the body stores energy. Fats and oils are made mostly of fatty acids. The chemical and physical properties of fat are determined by the relative amounts of fatty acids it contains. There are four major kinds of fats/fatty acids in the foods that we eat. » Continue Reading

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How Laughter Conquers All – Even Diabetes!

February 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

You may have seen her in the 90’s soap Valiente and just recently Mga Anghel na Walang Langit. She was also in shows Daisy Siete, Tabachingching, and the morning show Unang Hirit, where she’s a segment host. Aside from these, she also does corporate events, and occasionally performs in comedy bars.

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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

February 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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Healthy Fast-food Choices

February 14, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

McDonald’s and Jollibee seem to be a pair… When one sees McDonald’s in a corner street, not far from it is a Jollibee outlet. Each is endorsed by well known celebrities and both have a social dimension of helping the less privileged children.

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Tips for Staying Well Hydrated

February 12, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

  • Have a beverage with every meal and snack.
  • Choose beverages that you enjoy. Several studies show that children and adults consume about 45 percent to 50 percent more liquid when it’s flavored vs. plain water.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables tend to have high water content, which makes them a great option for helping you meet your hydration needs.
  • Don’t exclusively rely on thirst. Sometimes thirst is not a reliable measure of hydration because of medications or other health conditions. Keep a water bottle or beverage at your desk, in your car, in your bag or wherever you will be reminded to drink.
  • Keep beverages at moderate temperature. Fluids served at moderate temperatures — temperatures that are neither hot nor cold — tend to be consumed in greater volumes.
  • Follow the American College of Sports Medicine recommendations for fluid intake before, during and after physical activity
  • Choose your beverage that fit your activity level and lifestyle. If you are watching your calorie intake, consider choosing a low-calorie beverage or create your own refreshing light beverages. Also be aware of the calorie content of the beverages you drink.

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To Drink or not to Drink

February 11, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Water is the simplest and most important beverage. It is an essential nutrient and medium of life. Water constitutes about 60 percent of an adult’s weight and a higher percentage of a child’s.

We often associate thirst to drinking water otherwise you will be dehydrated. From the Greek word hydor, which signifies water, to hydrate means the process of supplying water or liquid in order to maintain a healthy balance. Fluid intake does not necessarily mean just plain water intake. This can also connote to fruit/vegetable juices, soups, gelatin, popsicles, sodas and even alcoholic beverages.

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