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Brody has been waiting 3 years behind shelter walls, but today his hope truly fading away..

Weight Loss - Should You Indulge In Keto Snacks?
With so many people jumping onto the "ketogenic diet" bandwagon right now, more and more people are starting to wonder if this diet plan is for them. Even if you are not on a ketogenic diet, you would be hard pressed not to have seen keto specific food now popping up in your supermarket.

Marketers are onto the fact the ketogenic diet appears not to be going where they wanted it to and are starting to make "ready to go" keto friendly snacks. Should you indulge?

Here are some points to keep in mind about keto products...

1. Calories Matter. First, take note calories more than anything else matter here. Too many people dive into including keto snacks in their eating plan without so much as thinking about looking at the calorie count. If you eat a snack containing 400 calories that will need to be factored in somewhere!

Compare this to a non-traditional keto snack such as an apple at a 100 calories, and which do you think is better for your weight loss plan? You could even add some peanut butter to the apple to help better balance it out and you would still be under 200 calories, way less than the calories in the keto snack.

2. Keto Does Not Necessarily Mean "Weight Loss Friendly." Also, remember keto does not mean weight loss friendly. While many people use the ketogenic diet to lose weight, you still need to think about calories as just noted. Some people use this diet for health reasons, and many of these snacks are better marketed to them because they are not watching their calories so heavily.

Just because a product states it is keto does not necessarily mean it is designed to help you lose weight. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet so it greatly lowers your carbohydrate intake, replacing it with fat.

3. Check The Nutrition. Finally, also keep nutrition in mind. If the keto snack is heavily processed as many are, and as one aims to replace some of the processed high carb snacks in their eating plan, they are still not always healthy. A chocolate bar is never a good choice, no matter if it is a keto bar or not. So do not lose common sense just because you see the term "keto."

If you keep these points in mind, you should be better prepared to decipher the marketing of keto products and ensure they do not steer you away from your smart course of eating healthily.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

When all you have left in this world is hope…
And that too is slowly fading away 💔

Handsome Brody sadly holds the title of the longest resident at the Babylon Animal Shelter. Brody has been waiting 3 years behind shelter walls for his someone special. I can only imagine how unwanted he must be feeling.

Brody arrived at the shelter in June of 2015 and has been waiting for someone to spare a glance at him ever since. My heart breaks for this poor boy, he deserves a REAL forever home with a family who will cherish him.

It seems no matter how many Shelter Spotlights, posts, and shares, he still remains a forgotten soul sitting in a shelter far too long. He goes unnoticed in his kennel 23 hours a day, hoping and praying that someone will come and take him home. What is it going to take to get this boy noticed? Won't someone please give him a chance?

Brody is a looker, a tall, handsome, slim, muscular Rhodesian Ridgeback/Rottweiler mix with a beautiful brindle coat. He is approximately 6-7 years young and has the build and athleticism to run a marathon -- Brody can run like the wind!

The best home for Brody is where he will get frequent exercise and receive continued training; he is great at catching treats in the air, and especially good at convincing you to throw them his way. This boy knows how to work his magic when he wants that treat in your hand and he will ever so gently use his paw to tell you. He is very proficient at shake paw, and has even learned to use his paw to wave at you.

Brody has the type of personality that forms strong bonds with people, potentially causing him not to want to share them with strangers until he gets to know them. It would be best for Brody to be your one and only -- no other dogs, cats, or kids.

I know that needing to be an only pet makes it much more difficult to find a home, but I also have faith that there is a home that meets Brody’s criteria. Brody is a great catch and in the right home he will excel. There must be someone out there who is the perfect match for this wonderful guy who is looking for a fresh start!

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and Brody’s soul is one of the most beautiful ones there is. Look into his eyes, open your heart, head down to the shelter and make him part of your family.

If you are not in a position to adopt, I ask that you please share Brody far and wide. Sharing is caring, sharing is key to helping get a dog like Brody noticed!

Babylon Animal Shelter
80 New Highway
Amityville, New York
(631) 643-9270
Weight Loss - Fat Loss Diet Mistakes To Avoid When Looking to Lose Weight
Are you on a fat loss diet? If so, there are a few mistakes you will want to avoid. These errors happen time and time again and take any well-meaning dieter away from their goals. By arming yourself with the following information, you can ensure you stay on track to greater success...

1. Not Tracking Calories Religiously. If there is one thing, everyone should do while dieting it is track calories. If you are serious about seeing the best results possible, you will find a way to make this happen. Yes, it can be a nuisance, but it is the way to guarantee you get the results you are after.

Eventually, you may get to the point of being able to eyeball servings but to start with - count, count, count.

2. Neglecting Your Fiber Intake. Do not forget your fiber intake! It is easy to leave fiber in the dust thinking it is just another carb so to be avoided. However, high fiber diets produce favorable weight loss results. You are better off eating more fiber even if it means eating a few extra carbs some of the time.

Besides, fiber is just plain healthy. It keeps you regular, helps to balance blood sugar, and can aid in the prevention of heart disease.

3. Thinking "Calorie-Free = Weight Loss Friendly." Another mistake you will want to avoid is thinking "calorie-free means weight loss friendly." Too many people get caught up in this trap because it would seem to make sense.

If a portion of food does not contain any calories, how could it impact your body weight? However, here is the deal: sometimes calorie-free foods can cause food cravings to set in, and these food cravings can leave you wanting foods you otherwise would not be eating.

If this occurs, you will be taking in calories you need to avoid, and this is what will lead to weight gain.

4. Eating Too Few Calories Each Day. The last weight loss mistake to avoid is eating too few calories each day This one may seem silly - how could a low-calorie intake be a problem? Eating too few calories each day will set you up for...

a slower metabolism,
binge eating, and quite possibly,
lean muscle mass loss.
It is just not something you want to do as a calorie is the amount of energy needed to convert a certain amount of food to fuel
There you have four fat loss mistakes it would be a good idea to avoid. Are you falling for any of these?

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.