Vending Machines by Jim Johnson

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I’ve observed several people walk up to the snack vending machine during my lunch time today.

If you have to stand there deciding what to eat and it takes more than 3 minutes, THE ANSWER IS NO! Just walk away. Bring carrots tomorrow.

Oh, I brought a fresh salad I made for lunch today. Made my wife one, too.

Now, to eat my apple.

Three Easy Tricks To Never Count Calories Again BY LIZ DIALTO

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Ever notice that when things are complicated, tedious, or generally not fun, the likelihood of quitting is higher? When it comes to diets and healthy eating, having to count calories is all of those things. Nobody feels like tracking, measuring or weighing every little thing they eat, but the good old law of thermodynamics (calories in vs calories out) is often hailed as the king of all weight loss rules.

I am a huge proponent of keeping things simple; finding something deeper and more meaningful than just “lose 10 lbs” or “fit back into my skinny jeans” to motivate you, and above all, injecting some enjoyment in to the process. These three things increase the likelihood that you follow through and see results drastically.

The three easy tricks I have for you today will eliminate the need to ever count calories again, yet still get you results. Whether you’re seeking fat loss, more energy, or to address any other diet-related disease or illness, try these tricks out for 30 days and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

Read the rest here: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/three-easy-tricks-never-count-calories-again.html

What High Blood Sugar Could Do to Your Brain by: Cindy Kuzma

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As you ReFit yourself for the new you, making healthy eating choices is critical. You can’t keep eating food that harms while expecting health and fitness. Read this article to learn how sugar is not as sweet as it seems…

Sugar rots more than your teeth. People with high blood glucose levels are 18 percent more likely to develop dementia, even if they don’t have diabetes, according to new University of Washington research.

In the study, the scientists found that people with fasting blood sugar levels that measured 115 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) were at significantly greater risk than those whose blood glucose qualified as “normal.” Normal fasting blood sugar is 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL); 101 to 125 is considered “prediabetes”; 126 and above is classified as diabetes.

Chronically elevated blood sugar—even if it’s not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes—could damage small blood vessels in the central nervous system, the study authors note. And while most cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia don’t strike until age 65 (or older), controlling blood glucose during your younger years helps you keep it in check as you age, says study author Paul Crane, M.D., M.P.H.

Read the rest here: http://news.menshealth.com/what-high-blood-sugar-could-do-to-your-brain/2013/08/13/