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Getting The Academy at your place of business Below we describe the typical process of how a company gets The Academy implemented with their employees. This is important for a few reasons but one of these is most important. It is likely that our approach to this is very different than what you are used…
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Reading List 2016: Part 2

The list below contains books that we use on a very frequent basis. Here is Brian’s personal reading list for 2016. He most recently reviewed Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo. Reference Resources Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson There is so much to learn from this book, it’s hard to pick where…
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2015 Member of the Year: Kathryn

Meet Kathryn! To be the HPI Academy Member of the Year, you have to exhibit more than just results. Kathryn did that in a big way! Kathryn did not miss a single session. She was always there. Smiling. Happy. Ready to listen and ask questions. And she asked great questions, which meant she was paying…
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Dinner with the husband, the shakes and metabolic flexibility

Dinner with the husband, the shakes and metabolic flexibility Have you ever experienced your hands starting to shake a little when you are hungry? When that happens, it’s time to get something to eat. Right? Maybe. Maybe not. This post is about that exact issue. We had a great question this week from a member…
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Calm.com a tutorial

Click here to visit the calm.com website. UPDATE – July 2017Calm.com has made some changes to their website. It is still free but you need to create an account to use the website. You can log in with your Facebook account or create a separate one. Many of the features discussed below are still available…
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3 tips on dealing with food cravings

3 Tips on Dealing with Food Cravings You’ve probably experienced it frequently. Maybe daily. The mid-afternoon urge to go find a snack. The late night craving for something sweet or salty and crunchy. We talk quite a bit about cravings in Module 2: Why the body gets hungry (the psychological aspects). One thing we emphasize,…
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Type 2 Diabetics and the Disposition Index

When most of us think about type 2 diabetes, we think about several things: problems with blood sugar control, insulin sensitivity, difficulty in losing weight, struggling with exercise, etc… Most of us, however, rarely, if ever, think about an obscure term known as the disposition index. It is so obscure, it doesn’t even have its…
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Libra Scale from Runtastic

More than just a scale! Our next product recommendation is the The Libra Scale from Runtastic. Why we recommend From the website: Runtastic Libra – the scale that speaks with your smartphone/tablet! Analyze important body metrics including weight, body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned). Using bioelectrical…
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Can losing fat from the pancreas reverse type 2 diabetes?

Maybe! This summary says it can. The summary comes from this article, which paints a slightly different picture, but important nonetheless. So what is going on? Well, it is part truth and part sensational, attention-grabbing headlines. Gastric Bypass, Insulin sensitivity and Type 2 Diabetes In the actual study, the authors evaluated both type 2 diabetics…
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Reading List 2016: Part 1

Each year I make a list of the books I want to read or reread. I have typically kept this in my notebook or email system – somewhere handy. This year, I’m posting it here on the blog. This is Part 1 and includes books on my list to read. In Part 2, I list…
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