Tuesday, November 25, 2014
World Health Organization said that there is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes due to rapid increases of overweight and obese people and because of physical inactivity. WHO also said that deaths that is caused by diabetes are expected to increase by more than 50% in the next 10 years. Most notably, they are projected to increase by over 80% in upper-middle income countries like the US and Europe.
Type 1 diabetes is descibe as a lack of insulin production, while type 2 diabetes is caused by the body's ineffective use of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes, and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Type 1 diabetes cannot be revesed it is from the genes, while Type 2 diabetes can be prevented and it is caused by lifestyle. Sugary drinks, sweet food, red meat, fatty foods, processed sugars, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, physical inactivity, and poor weight management will lead to Type 2 diabetes.
You don't need to avoid all carbs, you can manage your diet properly. Eating high fiber low-glycemic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes will decelerate the release of sugar into your bloodstream. This will help you slow down the glycemic response and help you prevent developing Type 2 diabetes.
Meat can raise blood sugar levels, which is why vegetable diet is the best choice but if you are having a hard time not eating meat then eat white meat fish or chicken (without skin) the size of a matchbox and crowd it with greens like kale, Swiss chard, spinach, romaine, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Artichokes, Celery etc.
Sample menu for low GI diet (~1500kcal)
Breakfast 7:00 AM - 3 slices of whole grain bread, baked beans, Coffee or tea with 1/2 cup low-fat milk and 1 tsp sugar,
Morning Snack - medium size 1 peice apple
Lunch 12:30 PM - 1 and 1/2 cup noodles, chicken/fish (1 match box size), medium egg, 1 cup green vegetables salad, one Orange.
Afternoon snack 4:00 PM - 3 oatmeal biscuits or high calcium cream crackers, 1 personal size Low-fat yoghurt
Dinner 8:00 PM - 1 cup Brown Rice, baked chicken/fish 1 piece (matchbox size). Or, 1 cup spaghetti with meat sauce. 1 cup salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, chick peas, peas, beans and lemon juice).
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Overweight woman compiles a series of pictures of strangers sneering at her for being overweight. Haley Morris-Cafiero, of Memphis, Tennessee has been struggling with undiagnosed eating disorders and hypothyroidism, which causes a lot of health problems, that includes obesity.
She has set up a Kickstarter page to fund her book series "The Watchers", she wanted to share and make people aware about what it is like to feel judged for her appearance on a daily basis.
She said it all started back in 2010 when she set up a camera to take a self-portrait in the middle of Times Squares in New York City. When she developed the film she was surprised to see a man behind her sneering at her.
“I never thought that I would capture a glance that can last a microsecond,” she said. Since then, she has been setting up a camera in public to see the looks of strangers while she goes on with her life doing ordinary stuff.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
McDonald’s has been in business since 1937, and now it has a store across the globe. Their Big Mac is available in their menu everywhere in the world, but do you know what you're eating? Big Mac is composed of double beef patties topped with their signature sauce, American cheese, pale lettuce, diced onions, vinegary pickles, and white sesame buns. The McDonald’s trademark burger has 550 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat that is about 51% of your daily recommended allowance no wonder a lot of people are fat and unhealthy.
Big Mac burger - 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 1,040 milligrams of sodium. If you eat a single Big Mac it will be 28% of your daily recommended calories, 45% of total fat, and 43% of sodium. Eating this burger daily for a year on top of your regular daily diet you will gain an additional 197,100 calories or 56 pounds of body weight.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Keira Knightley posed topless in the new issue of Interview magazine in protest against Photoshop pictures. Knightley 29, said in an interview that she told the magazine that her topless photos should remain unedited so that it will show readers what she looked like in reality.
"I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it's paparazzi photographers or for film posters. That was one of the ones where I said, OK, I'm fine doing the topless shot so long as you don't make them any bigger or retouch. Because it does feel important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are."
In 2004, Knightley was in controversy regarding a Photoshopped movie poster for "King Arthur". In 2006, she was again a subject in a Photoshopped photo with Scarlett Johansson and Tom Ford that was printed on Vanity Fair.