My Special K Diet Experiment and The Surprising Results

My Special K Diet Experiment and The Surprising Results

When it comes to losing weight, I am the queen of trying anything once! I have been bombarded with the thought of taking the Special K Challenge courtesy of Kellog’s marketing ploy for many years. Three weeks ago, I wanted to see if it worked because I needed to lose 10 pounds anyway and it seemed like the perfect time to to do it since I needed to drop just a dress size to fit nicely into a lovely spring wedding dress I hadn’t worn in years. it was either lose the weight or buy a new dress and I didn’t want to spend another $200 on a new dress so I certainly had the desire to make the Special K diet work. I always conduct research on a diet before I try it and I recommend you do the same. I am not in the habit of merely taking anyone’s word for something that directly affects my health. The whole premise of this diet is to cut down drastically on your caloric intake by eating a bowl of cereal with skim milk and a fruit at breakfast and lunch, and to top the day off with a sensible dinner; voila, you lose weight! You can also mix in 2 Kellog’s snack bars as snacks. The problem with this diet in its pure form is that it doesn’t provide much protein or fiber. For this reason, I had the choice of switching to a better and more balanced cereal such as the Kashi Go Lean cereal but I decided I could do that at a later date. I stuck... read more
Can Prediabetes Cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

Can Prediabetes Cause Peripheral Neuropathy?

Studies show that only one out of every eight people who have pre-diabetes are aware they have it. It’s easy to see how so many people are oblivious to the fact that they may have slightly high sugar levels. As a result, they fail to make adjustments in their diets and exercise regimen in order to prevent them from coming down with type 2 diabetes. Most experts agree that even losing a modest amount of weight and increasing exercise can help you lessen the chances that you’ll acquire type 2 diabetes even if your blood sugar is a little bit out of control at the present time. So, the key to preventing it is to know what your sugar levels are in the first place so you can make adjustments if needed and stay committed to diabetes prevention. Throughout the world, approximately one out of every nine adults has diabetes. This disease is destined to be one of the leading causes of death by the year 2030. Most people with this disease have what’s called adult onset or type 2 diabetes. It occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin to be able to convert your blood sugar into the energy your body needs. Last year, I started feeling a burning sensation on the bottom of my feet occasionally and I passed it off as just being flat-out tired from standing for extended periods of time while at work. Little did I know what was about to happen and why it was happening. You see, I was a carbohydrate fanatic all my life. It started when I was in... read more