Having a Positive Attitude on Your Low Carb Diet

Positive Thinking and the Low Carb Diet

As a general rule, I'm a pretty positive person. But something has happened in the last couple of years that has changed that. I've let life events, stress, and people crush my enthusiasm. Now, despite what happens to me, my response to that event is completely under my control. I alone am responsible for my reactions. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Especially on a low-carb diet.

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Can You Believe Health Claims From Food Manufacturers? by Dana Carpender

Back in the day, there was a "tonic" called Hadacol. It was hyped as vitamin elixir, a dietary supplement, a source of vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), and B3(niacin), plus iron. Hadacol was advertised as something you would take for your health, that would relieve the root cause of many ailments, from heartburn to nervous disorders.

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Correcting Misconceptions About The Atkins Diet by Dana Carpender

First of all, the Atkins Diet is far, far from impossible, as thousands, if not millions, of happy long-term Atkins dieters can attest. Your problem apparently is that you haven't read Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, but rather are sort of making up a version of what you think Atkins is - all meat and eggs - from anecdotal reports and popular press articles. The Atkins Diet does not, does not, DOES NOT ban fruits and vegetables. Am I clear here? Really, it doesn't. Never did.

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Can Fructose Cause Cancer? by Dana Carpender

Chances are you've seen the news already: Fructose can cause cancer. Specifically, this study looked at pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly and intractable form of cancer, and one that has been increasing in frequency. I was unable to find the full text of this article, but gleaned that it demonstrated that cancer cells are particularly able to use fructose to reproduce, fueling tumor growth.

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Can Exercise Be Fun? by Amy Dungan

An article caught my eye today and I had to do a double take. The gist of the piece was that if you are enjoying exercise, you aren't doing it right. If you want to get technical, I supposed that may be true. I'm a fan of the Slow Burn method for building strength, but let me tell ya, It's not fun. I don't get up of a morning and think "I can't wait to work my muscles until they hurt and my body feels like a blob of jelly!" So maybe we are only really working our muscles if we are doing something that is uncomfortable. I'll concede it's possible.

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