How to Avoid The Quick-Fix Health Trap & Achieve Longterm Health

How to Avoid The Quick-Fix Health Trap & Achieve Longterm Health

Lifestyle Tips
When it comes to getting healthy and losing weight, there is nothing wrong with wanting quick results. It’s only human to decide you want to make a change and wish to reach the goal right away! Every day when I wake up, I log into the free 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge Facebook group to see how our challenge participants are doing. More days than not, I notice participants asking for a quick way to get their blood sugar levels down or or lose weight. Unfortunately, developing healthy habits doesn’t happen overnight. And when it comes to dieting, results usually don't happen quickly enough for most people to stick with for the long-run. That’s why many of us look for a shortcut, or quick-fix. Quick-fixes come in many different forms. They may be supplements, short-term diets,…
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How to Save Time, Money, and Manage Diabetes with Meal Planning in 4 Steps

How to Save Time, Money, and Manage Diabetes with Meal Planning in 4 Steps

Diabetes Food Tips, Lifestyle Tips
One of the most important aspects of your lifestyle that can make or break your diabetes turnaround or weight loss journey is nutrition. Many people are afraid to try a new lifestyle because they’re not ready to part with their favorite comfort foods and desserts. If you can relate to this, then good news! Here at Smart Diabetes Solutions, our philosophy is not about sticking to a strict diet, but rather about making a smooth transition to a healthier lifestyle. Our favorite way to do this is through meal planning! Meal planning is the best way to save yourself the stress behind figuring out what you should be eating. As added benefits, it also helps you save hours in food prep time each week as well as money on your groceries! Let's…
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Why Over 90% of Diets FAIL (And What To Do Instead)

Why Over 90% of Diets FAIL (And What To Do Instead)

Lifestyle Tips
It seems that wherever you look, there's a new diet claiming to solve your health issues like magic. While diets can absolutely help you lose weight quickly, they unfortunately don't work in the long-run. Did you know that 90-95% of people who go on a diet gain the weight back or more within 5 years? This unfortunate statistic is one of our biggest points of inspiration here at Smart Diabetes Solutions. That may sound strange, but we use this as a guide of what not to do! Today I want to show you our method for making sure you get the results you want, and that they last for life. Before we get into how, let's look at why 90% of diets fail: Diets generally deprive you by eliminating certain foods you have strong relationships with (bacon or ice…
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The Four Pillars of Good Health

The Four Pillars of Good Health

Lifestyle Tips
Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived around the time of 460 B.C., summed up health with simple and powerful messages. Over time his messages have clearly been forgotten by many because as of today, health is now considered an extremely tough concept to understand. Eating balanced diets, exercising properly, sleeping well and avoiding over-consumption have become very difficult for millions of people throughout the world. With diseases like diabetes and obesity rates increasing throughout the world every year, I believe it is time to get back to the simple Pillars of Good Health.  There are thousands of different diets, pills and exercise plans for anyone looking to lose weight, gain control of their diabetes symptoms or even become more physically fit. Regardless of the seemingly unlimited information and resources available, obesity…
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The Diabetes-Sleep Connection and 14 Tips for Better Sleep

The Diabetes-Sleep Connection and 14 Tips for Better Sleep

Lifestyle Tips
All human beings need sleep. Although we are all have different sleep routines and patterns, the one commonality is that quality sleep makes a huge impact to everyone’s overall health. For those with diabetes, sleep is incredibly important to keeping your symptoms in control and improving your overall sense of wellbeing. In fact, it's so important we consider if one of our "four pillars of health!" In this day and age however, we have found ways to avoid getting the right amount of high quality of sleep. Rather it be for work, a highly active social life or simply not wanting to miss out on daily activities, as a society sleep has been knocked down our priority list and usually becomes one of the first things we give up when…
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