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6 Common Keto Mistakes You're Probably Making

The ketogenic diet, known as “keto” for short, has exploded in popularity thanks to its quick weight loss results. Many people turn to this low-carb, high-fat dietary plan to aid in weight loss by forcing their body into ketosis, a state where you burn fat instead of glucose for energy. 


(Here’s everything you need to know about the science behind keto.) 

 

However, the keto diet isn’t exactly the most balanced approach to weight loss, and many people regain weight if they’re not eating the right foods — or are making common keto diet mistakes. Like many highly restrictive diets, affordability, convenience and long-term sustainability are the biggest roadblocks to maintaining ketosis. 

 

Here are six of the biggest keto diet mistakes and how you can avoid them by making healthier choices. Regardless of which diet you’re following, all of these tips can help support your weight loss efforts. 

 

Remember to always consult your healthcare provider before beginning a weight loss program. 
 

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5 Exercises for Diabetes Control (and Why It's Important)

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you likely know that following a healthy diet is key to managing your condition. But did you know that exercise for diabetes control can be just as important?

 

Regular exercise is beneficial for all people in numerous ways, as it can help:1

  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Raise your HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Manage your weight
  • Strengthen your muscles and bones

 

But exercise is even more vital if you’ve got diabetes, as it can help:1

  • Lower your blood glucose levels
  • Increase your body’s sensitivity to insulin
  • Reduce risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease

 

Along with enjoying a healthy diet, getting regular exercise might even delay or prevent the development of diabetes in people with prediabetes.2

 

Those are some pretty impressive benefits, right? Still, you may have questions about exercise and diabetes: What are the best exercises for diabetes? How often should I be exercising? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more in our complete guide to exercise for diabetes!

 

Remember to always consult your physician before starting a new exercise routine.

Inspiration

Confident From the Inside, Out: Identical Twin Michelle R. Lost 18 lbs.* With Jenny Craig

*Results may vary. Typical weight loss on the Rapid Results program is 11.6 lbs. in the first four weeks and 1-2 lbs. per week thereafter. Michelle lost 18 lbs. on Rapid Results in 12 weeks. Member received promotional consideration.

 

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“My sister and I are identical twins, but after gaining weight, I was labeled the “chubby twin.”

 

My sister, Melissa, and I are identical twins. Sharing the same looks with her was always part of my identity. The comments and comparisons were fun … until I gained 18 lbs. The weight seemed to creep on little by little after I changed my active job as a registered nurse and became a nurse practitioner in a clinic. I went from walking constantly throughout a 13-hour shift to sitting behind a desk.

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Women's Health After 40: How to Lead a Healthy, Vibrant Life

If you’re in your 40s, you’ve entered a phase of life that likely brings a new set of demands on your time and energy — like children going off to school or more tasks at work. At the same time, your body may be starting to feel just a bit … different. You may be noticing some stiffness in your joints that you didn’t have before, or perhaps you’re finding certain tasks a little more laborious. 


We get it: It can be a lot to handle, with ever-changing challenges and commitments commanding your time and attention. But taking good care of yourself will help you stay healthy and vibrant, and give you the energy you need to handle all the responsibilities life throws your way.


Read on for seven ways to keep yourself at the top of your to-do list — and in top form — throughout your fourth decade.

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What is Metabolic Syndrome and What are the Risk Factors?

What is metabolic syndrome? According to the American Heart Association, it’s a condition that affects around 34% of U.S. adults.1 Read on to learn the basics of metabolic syndrome and to find out if you might be at risk.  

 

Metabolic syndrome (also known as Syndrome X) is an increasingly common condition closely linked to inactivity and obesity. It’s not a disease, per se, but rather a group of risk factors that can increase the likelihood of serious problems, like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.2

 

Having just one risk factor for metabolic syndrome doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome, but they tend to occur together, putting you at greater risk. Three or more conditions could result in a metabolic syndrome diagnosis.  
 

Recipes

Simply Inspired Tuna Zucchini Melt

Swap bread for delicious baked zucchini in this veggie-packed take on a savory tuna melt. All you’ll need are three ingredients: a Jenny Craig Tuna Dill Salad Kit, zucchini and paprika. For a lower-carb take on this dish, omit the crackers. Bake a batch for lunch or dinner and pair it with a fresh salad. Done and done!


If you're following the Jenny Craig program, check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track!

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