TLS Weight Loss Orientation Sept 14th

You’re invited to a TLS Weight Loss Solutions Orientation. Held on Wednesday September 14th from noon to 1:00pm and also at 6:00-7:00pm.

Held at Mrs Sippy’s 12862 W Bluemound Rd Elm Grove, WI 53122.

What is the secret to low glycemic eating? Is this something that my whole family can use? Are you sick of counting points and calories?

Come learn from Debbie Pias, RN how you can make simple changes to your diet to manage diabetes, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle.

Please RSVP to Debbie at 262-662-9774.

Come See us – Open House Saturday August 20th

Health Support Services will be sponsoring an event at Mrs Sippys  (12862 W Bluemound Rd Elm Grove) this Saturday August 20th from 1-6pm. 

Please come join us for free food, door prizes, product demonstrations, etc.

Health Support Services is giving away a free month of weight loss coaching and a free MochaTonix.

Mrs Sippys front page

Mrs Sippys Back page

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s 8/1/2011

Diabetic Following Transitions Lifestyle Low Glycemic Diet on the go: Oakland Gyro’s  8/1/2011

Today we’re flying out to Charlotte North Carolina for a Market America convention.

I’m quite familiar with the area around Milwaukee’s airport, and recently I saw a sign for a Suburbia submarine sandwich shop right across the street from the airport so that was my first target. I like Suburbia for submarine sandwiches because they use they have a rye bread and they use of vinegar and oil dressing on it which is good for low Glycemic aspect because the vinegar slows the digestion down and that’s what we’re looking for.

Unfortunately, that store was not open today so I chose Plan B; Oakland Gyro’s.  I’ve been here several times before so I’m familiar with the menu choices. Today my choice was 1/2 pound Gyro meat with a side of onions and tomato. This order also included the famous cucumber sauce so familiar to Gyro lovers. I was smart enough to ask for my meat on a plate instead of in the basket with the tissue paper and I must say that I learned that from experience. This was one of my favorite places nearby the airport for lunch and it didn’t let me down. From the Glycemic/diabetic eating standpoint it was a great meal. The meat is lean pure protein with onions and tomatoes or vegetables that are always good. If there was anything suspect it would have been the cucumber sauce but that wasn’t overly sweet so not really a concern. I think the main trick in this meal was not to order the pita that the sandwich would normally be served with. They have several other menu choices that may have made the low Glycemic cut but this is kind of a favorite and I treated myself today. I finished his meal off with my traditional glass of ice water would slice of lemon and I have to thank them for having the lemon slices readily available.

Being that this was a Greek flavored establishment, I think he could’ve had maybe some Mediterranean soup that might have some benefit to the millions of diabetic and low Glycemic people. I think they also could be offer a high-fiber flour tortilla like mission or some of the other brands that we recommend to make that sandwich taste good and still be low Glycemic friendly. I’m certainly not complaining about the menu selections here because they have plenty of things that would be acceptable to our low Glycemic diet and diabetic friendly. I would have to caution that the fried delicacies are probably not such a good choice and I would stay away from them….just because of the breading and fried components.  So all in all I have to thank Oakland Gyro’s in Milwaukee Wisconsin for being diabetic and low Glycemic friendly.

 

Tim Pias

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

 

gyro pita

Understanding Whey and Casein Protein

Protein has several different functions as related to muscles which include building, growth and repair. Increase in muscle mass assists in fat burning, weight loss and diabetes control.

Whey protein is the byproduct of cheese production and is the highest quality type protein available.  Whey also aids in the increased level of concentration, and attention as well as promotes a healthy immune system.  The proper consumption of whey can reduce blood sugar levels, lower food cravings, increase energy and help with weight loss which is a key component in the management of diabetes. 

Casein protein assists in muscle maintenance.  Muscle breakdown occurs on a regular basis which results in decreased strength and increased fat storage, weight gain and struggles with diabetes.  Casein protein is slowly released as amino acids into the blood stream for up to seven hours, until completely digested and assists in the decrease of muscle breakdown and soreness following exercise. 

Using protein supplements following exercise can assist with the replacement of protein loss and better management of muscle growth and repair. 

Food consumption of protein generally focuses on lean meat, poultry or fish and as related to diabetes and weight loss can be instrumental in the management of carbohydrate breakdown and fat storage.

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

lean chicken on a stick

Lean Chicken on a Stick

 

Leptin’s Relationship to Weight Loss & Diabetes

Leptin is a protein produced by cells.  When leptin levels are within a normal range the brain sends signals to the body to stop eating and prevents storage of extra calories as fat. 

Overweight people tend to have higher than normal levels of leptin known as leptin resistance causing the brain to become desensitized and preventing the body to stop eating beyond levels of feeling full, which may lead to obesity and diabetes.  These increased leptin levels can also make the brain believe it is in a constant state of starvation.  This process results in food cravings and weight gain and fat storage.

So consuming lower carbohydrate foods such as fruits and vegetables instead of high carbohydrate foods such as white potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and flour based sauces, soups and gravy’s we can reduce an overabundance of sugar that becomes stored as fat. 

As weight reduction occurs energy levels tend to increase and fatigue lessens and the next important step to weight loss can more easily be achieved, which is exercise.  

Exercise will help in the reduction of sugar levels and fat storage.  Explore different options for exercise by starting out slow and increasing at your own pace.  Parking in the farthest part of the lot when shopping to add a quick 10 minute walk to your day.  When watching your favorite TV show, take the time between programming to do a set of pushups or sit ups.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator.   

Research in Leptin is still in its infancy.  I recommend asking your doctor about testing your leptin levels and what possible supplements and therapies are available in your battle with obesity and diabetes.     

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PojO2ZVQRyk

 

Debbie Pias RN WOCN C.Ped.

Health Support Services, LLC

http://www.HealthSupportServicesLLC.com

Ph. 262-662-9774

Fx. 262-662-4752

15350 W. National Ave., Suite 109

New Berlin, WI 53151

Healthy Diabetic on the Go – Breakfast at Comfort Suites, Madison Wisconsin

Display Case, Healthy stuff hiding in the back.

Well here we go.

Today we are on the road at a convention. We won’t have a lot of time or choices so we will have to do what we can. Nothing new I really don’t get a lot of time to prepare all  the meals the way we should.

Breakfast

We decided to give the hotels “free” breakfast. I went in apprehensive but determined to do the best  I could. The usual fair was available cereal pastry, waffles. All the things you would expect. I quickly walked past that stuff and headed for the chafing dish at the far end. It just had sausage, I usually find them spicier and greasier than I like, but what to heck had to take something. Just then the server came with an omelet looking thing so I tossed one of those on my plate. It was ok because it has cheese in the middle, being a Midwestern boy cheese in the middle is a good thing.  I said to my wife I would like something else to complete this meal. She went over and looked by the pastry case and said way on the bottom and in the back there was a piece of whole wheat bread. Great  that finishes this meal off nicely.

The moral of this story:  Sometimes the things that are best for us to eat are hidden. You got to look and ask for them.

Healthier Tomorrows,
Tim Pias