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Low to No Sugar updates- Week 1

It's been just about a week within this challenge, and one thing that's been established is that  I've been very mindful of labels. Since I've been on my fitness journey, I've looked at labels for it's calorie intake, but not really focused on the sugar make-up. Now that I know the servings suggested a day, I can work my diet around those suggested. I found myself not craving anything sugary. I've even stopped my gum chew, which I normally do once a day, with the exception of 1 day. Meal plan. -Water 22 oz with 1/4 tsp of lime juice -No carbs or white rice, pasta, starch, can goods -Homemade soup (green pea and broccoli) -shredded chicken stew (carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, green beans, chicken thighs, and tomatoes) Here's a few pictures of my diary. Yesterday was a bit off, where I did engage in a bagel... that was my carb, which equals sugar- looking at about 43- 48gm of starch.  Yellow Split Pea Soup  Chick Pea Fritters

No- Low Sugar 2 Week Challenge

If you haven't figured it out as of yet. I'm a Fitness Advocate in training. I truly believe diet is the key in maintaining your chronic issue. Starting tomorrow, I'll start my no to low sugar challenge to shed some weight. I'll make a meal dairy and cut some foods that lead to the harsh sugar element, that does cruel things for someone dealing with myeloma. If  you'd like to join me- contact me via Twitter I'll also share a few recipes on this journey and hope to report of declined weight. Foods With Sugar: Cola. Sweetened cereals. White bread. Candy. Granola/energy Bars—up to 25 grams for one bar. Juice and other sweetened beverages. Bakery Items (muffins, cookies, etc) Frozen yogurt and ice cream. A lot of the above are not in my diet anyway, so this shouldn't be too cumbersome. I wanted to do this challenge not only to lose some weight that has increased with the multiple cocktail of treatments that I am on, but to also stir away

Maintaining Hypertension with Multiple Myeloma

Hypertension may seem like an ancient reference, as the term “High Blood Pressure” is normally used; no matter the reference it’s still a prevalent topic in your health.   This disease has a way of springing up out of the blue, but does it really? Oftentimes we may shrug off signs that something else is going on, especially when trying to maintain multiple myeloma.   The thought may be “Now what… something else to deal with”, but this something else is a huge deal. What is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is not easily defined when defining the cause, but it‘s suggested that anyone can develop the disease, and though it’s not curable it can be managed once you’re diagnosed. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure (HBP) means that the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Your pressure is defined by two numbers that include systolic and diastolic readings. A pressure reading generally of 120/7