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Dominating Type 1 Diabetes with a Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) Diet!

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A new year, a new focus. My journey beginning a Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) Diet and its effect on Type 1 Diabetes. Hey WARRIORS! Before we begin, I want to warn you…I am not a writer! But I want to share my experiences, good and bad, and I begin implementing the Low Carb/High Fat (LCHF) Diet.  I am very excited to see how this diet will affect my management of Type 1 Diabetes. My most recent A1C was 6.8 on December 10, 2015.  I really want to get into the low 6s or even the upper 5s…a stretch,  I...

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Is BMI an Important Measurement?

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Men's Fitness wrote a great article examining the importance of BMI as a true measurement of health.  According to a recent article in Mother Jones.....maybe it isn't!  The bottom line is...focus on getting active, not your BMI! Kit Fox of Men's Fitness writes: As far as numbers go, this one carries a lot of weight.  Doctors, healthcare providers, and personal trainers emphasize body mass index (BMI) for a myriad of reasons, from personal weight loss aspirations to insurance premiums. Think you’re fit, fat, overweight, or obese? Find out with a simple number, a number it turns out is based on a equation...

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P90X Update: Through Week 5

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Hey Warriors! It’s been a few week since I updated my progress through my P90X journey.  Yes, I am still going strong!! I have completed Day 33 and I am feeling great.  The program is really doing wonders!  I am feeling really good and my blood sugar numbers have been very solid as well!  So far I have had no issues with lows during a workout, which has been a relief. It’s is truly amazing and gratifying to see how much progress you can make from week 1 to week 5.  The progress from one week to the next is...

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P90X Week 1 Complete!

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Hey Warriors! I finished my first week with P90X! I have to say it worked me hard! I have been working out and lifting steady for several months, but after a week of P90X my muscles are screaming at me!   My blood sugar readings have been great throughout the entire week.  I average 105 for the past seven days, which is down from 125 the week before! It's a good trend and I hope to keep that up.  Fortunately, I did experience any lows after the workouts which was a concern.  Always remember to monitor your BGs before, during,...

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P90X and Type 1 Diabetes

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Hey Warriors! Well, I decided to shake up my workouts a little bit and I started P90X this week!  I just finished the Plyometrics tonight and I am feeling good!  I am a little concerned with getting in 6 workouts a week, but I am determined to make it through the program. So far my blood sugars have been good after the workouts so I'll be keeping a close eye on that. I'll keep updating as I make my way through this awesome program! Zach

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