Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More Good News!

Here's a little more information about how and why that reheated pasta trick can help keep you slimmer. I just think it's so brilliant, it bears repeating. Especially since I'm not sure I explained the link between excess blood sugar and weight gain well enough.

The main reason reheating pasta can help keep you slimmer is because the body treats the sugars in reheated carbs more like resistant starches. This means less sugar in your blood - and it's the excess sugar in your bloodstream that gets stored as fat. For more info, here's a great article by Kris Gunnars: 4 Ways Sugar Makes You Fat.

And here's some more good news! Even though you might be a heavy drinker, you're probably NOT an alcoholic! Yay! Cheer! Yayyy!!

According to a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90% of all heavy drinkers do not qualify as alcoholics. The study was conducted on 138,100 American adults and found that only 10% of heavy drinkers can actually be classified as having the 'disease' of alcoholism (quotes added). This could have far-reaching implications for the treatment of alcoholism. Though the experts still warn that drinking too much can cause other health problems besides addiction ... so don't celebrate tooooo much k? ;) Here's more on the study from Medical Daily  and The Guardian.