Review: Dr. Randy Martin Sugar Control Diet PDF

Review of a pdf diet that has all the answers.  Maybe!

Dr. Randy Martin’s pdf called Sugar Control Diet has a diabetic diet covered from beginning to end.  However, as a “Practicing Diabetic”  I have a few ideas of my own, all accumulated in 30 years of eating, not eating,  exercising-not exercising and doing my best to remain off all prescription drugs that treat diabetes.

Interested?  Then keep reading!

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A Review of Dr. Martin’s free to download and use PDF file titled Sugar Control Diet reveals a few things that I would do different.  For the most part, this simple PDF file could be used as a “Bible For Treating Type 2 Diabetes” without a problem.

However, there are a  few absolutes that I disagree with, mostly because they ban a few of my favorite foods!  Plus some of them will fit into a correctly laid out daily diet.

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As a “Practicing Diabetic” with over 30 years experience in controlling my type 2 diabetes using only diet and exercise…..taking NO medication but a few supplements….I feel I’m entitled as an Expert to make a few observations!  Plus if you look for them, there are foods to control diabetes naturally.

Here is access to the PDF file I am discussing: You can download your own copy by clicking on GO!  after you finish reading my learned Article!

Protein helps to control blood sugar levels

To keep things simple, lets start with Protein, which I agree is needed in each meal and snack.

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Fish and Lemon Wedges a good Source of Protein that is important in keeping Blood Sugar Level.

Me:  Here I disagree with the PDF as my experience has dictated that you should calculate the calories in the protein you eat each day and include it in the total Calorie Allotment that your physician or caregiver has prescribed for you.  I have also always included lean pork in my diet, either ham or baked chops with fat removed which is not listed as a permitted protein…

PDF:   Dr. Martins PDF is somewhat contradictory on the use Protein .  It first States eat all the protein you desire.……..then goes on to say…. you can  eat one serving of protein every two hours, but the serving is only the size of your palm…include or eat plain unbreaded poultry or fish, eggs or raw nuts at any one sitting!

Also Red Meat is limited to three 3 oz. serving per week.

Fresh, Raw Vegetables are a Natural Food to Help Control Diabetes and Blood Sugar

PDF:  Now comes the vegetables recommendation.  Green and Red…eat lots of these…Yellow and Orange vegetables…eat smaller portions….

Hmm…I think fresh yellow squash should be in the unlimited category... My diet that I have survived on listed 1/2 cup for the yellow and orange vegetables..like sweet potatoes, Rutabaga, carrots..you get the idea.  Cooked?  See below!

ME:   Vegetables Unlimited:  Green or Red and Uncooked.   It means eat all that you want, a great suggestion..and don’t count the calories!

Vegetables Measured:  Cooked (any vegetable) 1/2 cup is a serving and count the calories in you calorie tab…..

PDF:  Now here is where we part ways….Dr. Martin says NO POTATOES…….

ME:  I heartily disagree.  I have always included a small to medium Skin on Baked Potato in my evening meal…use sour cream instead of butter…fewer calories.  No Problem…just use it as a “bread” exchange and count the calories.

Just to make life interesting, potatoes, skin on can be sliced and then  “sprayed” with olive or canola oil and baked in a pan….just as satisfying as French Fries but no extra “fat” calories.

Reveiw facts: Variety keeps your diet going. Success is eating to heal your body.
Reveiw facts: Variety keeps your diet going. Success is eating to heal your body.

PDF:    Fruit:   pdf says eat any fresh fruit except for bananas and mangos…both high density high calorie count fruits.

ME:  My take? Moderation is the key, if you make a fruit salad using chopped apples (peel on) plus 1/3 of a chopped banana and throw in some almonds or walnuts….or a few raisins with just a touch of mayo….great snack.  Count the calories….experiment, learn.  Keep a food diary each day when learning so you know when you do your readings what you ate that was right or wrong.

PDF:   No dried fruit……

ME:   Agree for the most part, but (have you noticed there is always a but?) you can use them as an accent or spice….just a small spoonful to give dash to carrot, apple and raisin salad.  Or make your own trail mix with a higher proportion of Nuts to dried fruit. Just don’t eat handfuls as they are high in concentrated sugar.

Maintaining Hydration is Important when managing Diabetes

PDF:  Suggested Beverages:  water…1/2 body weight in ounces!   That would mean if you weighed 200 lbs. you would be drinking twelve and a half of 8 oz  glasses of water per day.  Fruit juice limited to two 6 oz glasses of unsweetened fruit juice diluted with 50% water per day.

ME?   Here we do part ways.   Max water eight 8 oz glasses per day.  Unsweetened grape juice 3 oz then add 3 oz water and drink before lunch and dinner.  I like Welches in the glass bottle if you can find it.

Edgar Cayce said grape juice is very helpful for diabetics as it changes sugar absorption in the digestive tract.   Suggestion was to drink about 30 minutes before meals.

V8 and Tomato juice   great…if you go over 12 ozs a day start counting calories!

Keep in mind Fresh, uncooked fruit and vegetables have a high percentage of water.  So if you are loading up on fresh and raw it cuts down on the need for drinking so much water.

What!  No Spaghetti?  No Lasagna? 

PDF:  Grains are restricted to roasted rice for dinner only.

Review: Pasta can be served with fresh vegetables and fit right into a diabetic diet.
Review: Pasta can be served with fresh vegetables and fit right into a diabetic diet.

ME:  My 1200 calorie diet has room for the equivalent of 5 slices of bread (carb servings) per day.  Never have figured out why roasted rice would be better????  The calories are still there, think it is something dreamed up!

Guess what makes the difference?  Heating rice by “roasting” (not brown it, just heat it up) then cool it before cooking as usual changes its sugars to low gluten. This  means roasted rice now digests slower so won’t usually cause  high sugar spike like plain rice and sugar or high gluten carbs.  Another story by its self!

So if you want rice or even corn on the cob for dinner…have it!.. some people like the corn raw which is even better!  Just plain cooked corn is limited to 1/3 of a cup…YES 1/3rd…I think it retains more fiber on the cob…

Please, Don’t ever Tell Me No…..

PDF:  Not Allowed…..No Wheat product like bread, crackers, muffins, cereals or pasta allowed.  NO SUGAR, honey, maple syrup etc.

ME:   Count your calories, if you want Spaghetti have it, 2 ozs of dry spaghetti has 210 calories about the same as two bread or carb exchanges….so if you don’t have one, create your own sugar control diet plan and learn to substitute based on calories!

Here is an example:  Make your own Spaghetti sauce..lo cal recipes abound!  Or else have it with raw chopped “Free Vegetables” e.g.: tomatoes, green peppers, onions etc and a splash of warmed V8 juice with your garlic powder, oregano etc.  any of the spice rack herbs you want including parsley…

Just stir your sauce and raw vegetables into your  drained spaghetti  while it is hot and hit it with a dash of Parmesan cheese for some extra flavor.

There are no absolutes for a diet as far as I am concerned.

If things are made so restrictive that you can’t live with it, then you are not going to follow a diet anyway.

Calories Count so Figure out How to Use Them

Educate yourself about food and its energy potential…which means calories.

The ending to this review of Dr. Randy Martin sugar control diet PDF is this.  Most of the diet suggestions are great and if that was the only plan you had to use or go by,  you could end up controlling diabetes and controlling your blood sugar.

I like a little more choice, and enjoy eating some of the NO NO items on the PDF diet.   My normal way to handle this is:  If I want to eat something…figure out how to make it so the calories are within my daily allowance and go for it.

Just to summarize, eating Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and a Bedtime Snack with a mix of protein, carbs and fat included in all meals and snacks along with Dairy products that are still within your calorie allowance will do the job.  The PDF diet really doesn’t mention CALORIES, but they are very handy tool for expanding your menu and helping you to stay on your diet and be successful.
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Thanks for coming by and I hope you found something of value for your time spent reading.  Comments are appreciated  as well as Tips from you on how you’re handling your Diabetes Journey!

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The Grapefruit Diet: Fast Start Diet Plan

The Grapefruit Diet Old and New

The Grapefruit Diet will produce good results for most who try it, since it removes in between meal snacks and nearly all junk food, at the same time leaving some of them, such as: bacon and salad dressings.  This is a diet to use for about a week, no longer.

The old diet!!!

The Grapefruit diet is a short-term diet developed to provide a quick loss of weight. The Grapefruit Diet program is sometimes referred to as the Hollywood or Mayo Clinic Diet.

Nevertheless, The Grapefruit Diet is not related to the Mayo Clinic, to be exact I couldn’t find it related to anything or anybody.

I have heard of  “The Grapefruit Diet” forever.

The only place I ever saw it recommended was by a Chiropractor in Orlando, Florida (I was his receptionist!)  to be used by someone with Gallbladder problems to help stop the irritation and pain.

He had his own version, similar to this to be used for Three days Only.  No food, just Grapefruit juice and Grapefruit and water to prevent dehydration.

I think I’d rather use the New Version Stop Dieting and Live  Because Dieting Doesn’t Work! that was developed by a person who got tired of fad diets that didn’t work!

You need to do the right things that promote life-long weight loss.

Now back to the old  Grapefruit Diet plan that is a three meal per day diet and the Grapefruit Diet  snack is a cup of skim milk. The basis for  The Grapefruit Diet is an unproven theory that grapefruit contains special enzymes that help you burn fat and loose weight.

A Big Con for this diet plan

As for the disadvantages of The Grapefruit Diet, you’ll be either eating half a grapefruit, or drinking an 8 ounce glass of unsweetened grapefruit juice with every meal. It’s your choice, nevertheless you aren’t allowed to add sugar to either one. For some of us this may turn out to be really hard on the digestive system. (acid over load!)

The Grapefruit Diet Grand Finale   

The Grapefruit Diet may be just what’s needed for the individual who wants to lose those xtra pounds quickly.  Not recommended for Diabetics because you still need those Snacks all day long!

Even though The Grapefruit Diet could be unhealthy if used over a long period of time as fast start diet it might turn out to be just right for you, assuming that you can tolerate the vast amounts of grapefruit or grapefruit juiceFresh grapefruit and fresh grapefruit juice might be more tolerable, but if Heartburn is in your bag of tricks, proceed with caution!

When it comes to fast weight loss, without a doubt The Grapefruit Diet has provided very good results to many who have tried it. However, before you make your final decision, please visit our main site below. You’ll find more important details and the actual menu.

Actually they have completely redone the whole thing.  Be in for a surprise because it isn’t what it used to be!

Grapefruit Diet Review – Main  Read to the Second Page to Get Details on GrapeFruit Diet!

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What is Raspberry Ketone? Can It Help Diabetics?

 Raspberry Ketone: What is Raspberry Ketone and

How it Can Help You Lose Weight and Fat

What is Raspberry Ketone and can it help diabetics?   Many fad diet products claim to help people with diabetes or just someone who wants to lose weight.

So what is this mysterious  ketone?

A natural phenolic compound that is called   Raspberry Ketone is responsible for the Fat Burning Properties of Raspberries and The Heavenly Smell of Red Raspberries.

According to a Planta Medica study, it’s also a potent fat burner.  Planta Medica is one of the leading international journals in the field of medicinal plants and natural products with original research papers, letters.  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20425690)

Raspberries contain Raspberry Ketone a natural weight loss hormone.
Raspberries contain Raspberry Ketone a natural weight loss hormone.

This product was tested on some FAT mice and it was discovered that it increases the production of certain protein hormones that regulate the metabolism.
What this means for you is that it increases the burning of FAT in the body!

Higher levels of this hormone = lower levels of body fat.
During a later study,
this amazing information was confirmed.  It not only helps you
to lose weight, it targets FAT instead of muscle.

It is said that this information is going to be good for people suffering with type 2 diabetes, obesity and things like fatty liver disease and clogged arteries.

Since fat accumulations around the pancreas and in the liver seem to play a part in and increase the malfunction of these organs and thereby reduces  the bodies production of and use of insulin….some serious attention should be focused on Raspberry Ketone!

The researchers of another study announced  that Raspberry Ketone

“May have  great promise as a fat-burning, health-improving herbal medicine.”

Look for Raspberry Ketone in weight loss products.   The sure way to lose fat!

Raspberry Ketone Max is the latest weight loss discovery to take television health programs and online health news sites by storm.

This is what they are saying: Lose Weight the Natural Way with Raspberry Max as it contains Raspberry Ketone.

Until now, you’d have to eat thousands of Raspberries just to get enough of the Ketone enzyme to help fight fat.

No longer true because,  scientists have isolated that element and extracted it into a supplement that lets you get 300mg of Raspberry Ketone in every serving of Raspberry Ketone Max.

In studies on rats, Raspberry Ketone helped prevent the onset of obesity in mice that were on a high fat diet.

They also prevented an increase in blood triglyceride following high fat meals. That translates into Raspberry Ketone not only helping prevent the onset of obesity, but also preventing fat storage as well.  There is a double action because it works in the digestive system to prevent fat assimilation and prevent fat storage.

Doctors have long recommended natural solutions for weight loss because they are completely safe and don’t have any of the negative side effects that manufactured drugs have that can harm the body extensively.

With Raspberry Ketone Max, you get the natural solution doctors prefer with a clinically tested supplement that can help burn body fat. Doctors everywhere want you to lose weight and with Raspberry Ketone Max you now have a natural solution to weight loss your doctors recommend.

Here are some quotes from users of Raspberry Ketone Max.

“I have been trying to lose weight for years and this is the first program that ever worked for me. I have been using your product along with your diet and exercise program and have already lost 30 pounds! Thank you, Raspberry Ketone Max!”
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“I’ve spent years trying to get a flat belly and nothing has ever worked. Now that I’ve started using Raspberry Ketones, I finally have the sexy belly I’ve always dreamed of. Thank you so much, Raspberry Ketone Max.”
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“My favorite thing about Raspberry Ketones is that they work! All those stubborn areas of fat have just seemed to melt away since I started taking it. I can’t recommend this product enough!”
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The above quotes were provided by Raspberry Max from happy customers.

The nation’s top television health show recently featured Raspberry Ketone on its program as a great natural weight loss alternative.

The host of the show praised Raspberry Ketone for its ability to  target fat cells and increase the hormones in your body that allow you to get thinner more effectively.

Also, the host was impressed with how quickly most users experienced results from Raspberry Ketone, with many seeing a difference in as little as one week!

Having a source for the amount of  Raspberry Ketone that you need to take daily is important, because it isn’t practical to try to eat enough Raspberries to get the amount of ketone you need for it to work.
It is amazing that something in a berry can do what the research is indicating it can do.  The cause of it all is what causes that fragrant aroma that Raspberries give off.

Raspberry Ketone may also play a role in managing osteoporosis because of the lipid formation inhibition.  My interpretation is that it reduces the amount of fat stored in the bone marrow thereby increasing the production of osteoblasts which produce bone cells.

One of the many causes of osteoporosis listed were aging, hormone imbalance and increased adipose (fat) tissue in the bone marrow.  Reference is here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24404978 Raspberry ketone promotes the differentiation of C3H10T1/2 stem cells into osteoblasts.

Want more information about Raspberry Ketone as a supplement?

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Sometimes if I provide a link to a product and you make a purchase, I will be paid a small fee.  Discuss changes and additions to your diet with your caregiver before making a change.  Never buy just because someone recommends.  Make sure what you are looking at is right for you.

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Shedding Your Belly Fat Lose Weight Now

Shed Your Belly Fat and Lose Weight For Your Health

To Shed Belly Fat Lose Weight!  Shedding your belly fat and working to lose weight work hand in hand.  It is unfortunate with so much information available everywhere, the truth hasn’t yet been shared.

Lose Weight, Shed Belly Fat
Lose Weight, Shed Belly Fat

Belly Fat

Belly Fat is a problem that many of us have, it sometimes stays behind when we lose weight, whether we want to admit it or not.

We might try to hide it, or we might deny it, but we know that it is there.

It makes us feel self-conscious and even uncomfortable at times.

The problem many have found with belly fat is it will not go away, no matter what we do!

You are not alone, if you find yourself caught in this trap…

In fact, it is a widespread problem due  to the fact  so many people have NOT a single working clue about  how to get rid of it.   What it looks like to Not have Belly Fat….dream come true!

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To Lose Belly Fat Lose Weight, Works!

What can I do about Belly Fat?

You might be in what seems to be a losing battle with belly fat, but you can turn things around by following these tips.

  • First off, you cannot shed that belly fat just by eating healthy
  • You also have to exercise.
  • This does not  mean stomach exercises, either

You have to get your cardiovascular system going by doing aerobic type  exercise.

You can get your metabolism going by jogging, walking, bicycling, or swimming several  days a week.

To make it simple, plan on walking or bicycling 30 minutes each day.
This is vital if you want to shed that pesky flab.

What Exercise Will Get Rid of Belly Fat?

The fact is, you need to work out all parts of your body – not just your stomach.

It is absurd to believe that you can burn belly fat by doing curls or squats, because it just doesn’t happen!

A full-body workout will help your body optimize its ability to burn fat.

You do not have to do intense, life-changing workouts in order to work out all parts of your body.

  • Find something you enjoy, and then stick with it!
  • Plan to exercise 30 minutes every day.
  • Make a choice or mix it up
  • Walk every day
  • Ride a bicycle
  • Bad Weather solutions:
  • Indoor exercycle
  • Walk in the Mall

And finally, you can add in those stomach exercises that you thought from the start you would be told to do.  That is if you wish.

Mix up these exercises, doing crunches, sit-ups, and other ab exercises, instead of just picking one thing and sticking to it.

But again, if losing weight is your first priority, don’t add a heavy duty gym workout to your schedule.

The reason is you will begin to build muscle in your stomach and even though you are burning  fat down there all at the same time, overall weight loss will stall.  Belly still there!

You cannot win the battle against belly fat if all you do is eat healthy and do stomach workouts, even though each of these is important.

Find a way that you can fit in your full-body workouts and your aerobic exercises, setting up a schedule that will allow you to do this.

In time, that belly fat will start to melt away, and you will be happier and happier with the way you look!

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What the Body Needs and What it Doesn’t
Our bodies need nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water for good health and proper functioning.

This diet alone will produce amazing weight loss. However,
by following the exercise program, we can nearly double our weight loss goals, while
obtaining some very favorable body composition changes.

 

It goes on to discuss exercise as a component of body needs.  Also the fact is our body is quite capable of obtaining most of its nutritional  needs from the food we eat.

Just something I have noticed:  Actually, Belly Fat can be a symptom of a disease or an indicator  one is working it way into your body.  More on that later.
What you are interested in right now is getting rid of Belly Fat and also losing weight!
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