Unlocking Muscle Growth: Essential Tips for Building Strength with Type 1 Diabetes

Unlocking muscle growth while managing Type 1 Diabetes requires a strategic approach that balances nutrition, exercise, and blood sugar control. In this blog post, we'll explore six essential tips that are tailored to help individuals with T1D build strength and achieve their fitness goals effectively and safely.

1. Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable and In Range:
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for optimal performance and muscle growth. High blood sugar levels hinder nutrient absorption from food, leading to suboptimal muscle development. By keeping blood sugar in check, you create an environment conducive to muscle growth and overall health.

2. Find Your Maintenance Calories and Gradually Increase:
Understanding your calorie needs is the first step in fueling muscle growth. Use online calorie calculators to determine your maintenance calories and consume this amount consistently for a week. Then, gradually increase by 200 calories per day to support muscle building...

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6 Tips to Help Spring Clean Your Health

blood sugar control Mar 19, 2023

Well, it's official: spring has sprung! Personally, I find this to be the perfect time of year to do a little health and wellness audit and spruce up your nutrition and exercise routine.

With that in mind, I've compiled 6 of my top tips to help you feel your best as we head into this new season.

  1.           Add something new to your exercise routine. Add a new piece of equipment to your home gym. Incorporate resistance bands, dumbbells, or TRX into your living room workout. Take your bodyweight exercises outside. Signing up for a free trial at a local boxing gym or fitness class is also a great way to connect and make your workouts more enjoyable.

  2.           Level up your self-care. It’s quite common for our needs to end up at the bottom of the list. The reality is, if you’re not at your best, nothing you put your energy into will be at its best. Spring is a great time to pick up some new workout clothes, spend some time...
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Top Take Out Options For Blood Sugar Control

Yes, you can order take out without sending your blood glucose to the moon! Here is a list of my top favorites:

Japanese: Wakame (seaweed) salad, edamame, sashimi and any grilled fish. I usually go for a large assorted sashimi and grilled calamari. Just be careful of any ponzu sauce that may come with the fish, it is typically made with orange juice and will spike your bg. PS: Don’t fall for the “brown rice” trick, it will have the same effect on your numbers as the white.

Chinese: Typically known as the arch enemy of blood sugar control, Chinese food can actually be done right. I always order the beef and broccoli with extra beef. Any sautéed vegetable and meat dish is acceptable as long as the sauce isn’t made with cornstarch. My favorite place even has sautéed shrimp with cashew nuts & scrambled egg dish!  

Mexican: My wife’s personal favorite. It took me a little while to figure out what to order that wouldn’t...

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Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here's Why (Part 2 of 4)

In Part 1, Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here’s Why, we learned that type 2 diabetes is NOT a chronic progressive disease as we are told. It is a dietary disease. When the diet is changed the disease can be reversed.

So, how do we reverse type 2 diabetes?

Well, the key to properly treating the issue is to first find out what the essential problem is.

The main problem is this; the body has an excess of sugar.

With this excess of sugar in the body, the pancreas must excrete an excessive amount of insulin to remove all the sugar from the blood.

The problem is, that with excess insulin, the sugar isn’t removed from the body it is simply forced back into the tissues and out of the blood. When sent back into the tissues of the body, the sugar ends up in vital areas such as the eyes, the kidneys, and the nerves …everywhere.

Because the sugar has nowhere to go, much of it is converted into excess calories which are then stored as fat. That’s why insulin usually...

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Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here's Why

Can we really reverse type 2 diabetes?

Patients are always told that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. So, that means once you’ve been diagnosed you’re going to have it for the rest of your life.

Patients are told that they are going to be stuck in what I call, the "diabetic cycle of suffering". That means on medications, on insulin, constantly seeing doctors, and then going to develop the nasty complications.

Complications such as nerve damage, blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, dialysis, and amputation are all on the list.

But, does this really have to be the outcome?

Is it possible that the medical industry wants you to be stuck in the cycle of suffering? Do they have anything to gain from you being stuck in the cycle? Let’s just think about that for a moment…

So, is it possible to reverse type 2 diabetes using proper nutrition?

One of my favorite examples that proves this to be true, comes from the very well respected,...

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10 Signs You're Addicted to Food (and What You Can Do About It)

Millions and millions of people all over the world are struggling, and are totally unaware of the fact that they've become addicted. Addicted to something that's purposely added in almost every processed food- sugar.

Just like any other addictive substance, sugar acts on the reward center of the human brain.

When this area of the brain is stimulated, it floods the brain with dopamine and endorphins. This causes you to feel happy, joyous, energized, awake, and free from all aches and pains.

But, as you know, what goes up must come down. This is the blood sugar roller coaster.

Many sugar addicts find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle. The cycle of suffering I call it. Binging on food, feeling guilty and shameful about the binge, and then binging again to feel better, to soothe themselves.

This is extremely dangerous for us diabetics. The repercussions of living with high blood sugar are absolutely horrific. The body essentially rots from the inside out.

Sugar addiction is THE ONE...

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3 Most Important Foods for Diabetes Blood Sugar Control

The 3 Most Important Food Groups For Diabetes Blood Sugar Control.

No, you didn’t read that wrong. I said three.

You’re about to realize that much of what you were taught about diet and nutrition is wrong. Not only is it wrong, but it is also unhealthy for those with diabetes.

One thing I have learned since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, is that you cannot predict how your blood sugar will respond to a given food – but we can find out by trial and error.

The foods that we consume can be grouped into three major categories that provide calories or energy: protein, fat, and carbohydrate.

It is rare that any natural food source will contain only one of these three. Protein foods often contain fat; carbohydrate foods frequently contain some protein and fat. The common foods that are virtually 100% fats are oils and butter.

Let’s talk about how these three groups affect blood sugar.


Protein has very little impact on blood sugar.

Protein is...
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