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Jill Knapp’s Type 2 Diabetes Story Appears in First for Women

Guest blogger Jill Knapp is all about family and loves spending as much time with them as possible. Her second passion is bringing awareness to type 2 diabetes. It is near and dear to her heart. Since being diagnosed with the condition a little over three years ago, she has lost 100 pounds. She is a diabetes advocate and a passionate motivational speaker getting others inspired to lose with and get fit. She is now the mentor to the Miss Healthy Dr. Oz contestants. Visit her site: Get Up and Get Moving.

Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes four years ago I have lost 100 pounds. I have become a diabetes advocate, a motivational speaker and now a weight loss coach. So many blessings have happened since that dreadful day hearing the words “you have type 2 diabetes.” All though it was very depressing to hear those words it was not long that the depression I was feeling turned in to desire to change my life.

During that journey I had no idea what was in store for me. I have been so blessed to be able to spread my message far and wide in hopes to help others who have type 2 diabetes and those who struggle with weight issues change their lifestyle. I run a web site called “Get Up and Get Moving”. I have tips for shedding those unwanted pounds, I also have lots of information about type 2 diabetes.

This month, July 31 to be exact, you can pick up a copy of First for Women magazine where you can read my story between the pages. I am so blessed that the editors from First for Women really were excited to get my story national attention and wanted to feature me in their magazine. I really feel it’s my calling to help others in their journey to better health.
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The Best Outdoor Exercises for Spring

Guest blogger Jill Knapp is all about family and loves spending as much time with them as possible. Her second passion is bringing awareness to Type II diabetes. It is near and dear to her heart. Since being diagnosed with the condition a little over three years ago, she has lost 100 pounds.

She is a diabetes advocate and a passionate motivational speaker getting others inspired to lose with and get fit. She is now the mentor to the Miss Healthy Dr. Oz contestants. Visit her site: Get up and Get Moving.

Spring is a wonderful time of year. It seems that spring just gives a new beginning. It’s a great time to kick start your exercise. No more cold days that may help excuse you from getting fit. Make spring about getting your exercise outdoors. Not only can you get a great workout, but you can save money while not having to belong to a gym. 

Here are six ideas to head your feet moving outside for some fresh air and exercise.

1. Daily walks:  OK, you are stuck at work all day. Make it a point to take a walk outside on your lunch break. Not only will this help you burn some calories but it will also help you clear your mind. 


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Tune In: Jill Knapp, Weight Loss Success Story on The Dr. Oz Show

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Tune in this Thursday, March 4 to The Dr. Oz Show when DietsInReview.com’s guest blogger and weight loss success story Jill Knapp discusses her amazing 100 pound weight loss.

After losing 100 pounds, Jill went on to place in the top five of the Mrs. Idaho International pageant and is now a motivational speaker and diabetes advocate.

Dr. Oz was so impressed by Jill’s story that not only did he invite her to be on his show, but he also asked her to serve as a mentor to three former beauty pageant contestants who after winning their title, gained a significant amount of weight.


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Healthier Snacks and More Activity Make for Healthier Children

The week of August 10 is Healthy Back to School Week at DietsInReview.com.

jill knappGuest blogger Jill Knapp from “Get up and Get Moving” has some wonderful tips to get your kids eating right and exercising to prevent obesity and other health risks. Jill is from Idaho, where she lost 100 pounds after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Today, she manages her diabetes with diet and exercise and without medication.

Childhood obesity is one of our nation’s leading health threats. Today about 25 million kids (ages 2-19) in the United States are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. That’s nearly one of every three kids. Overweight kids are more likely to become overweight adults.

You can’t lose by using this rule in your family life: Get in one hour or more of physical activity each day!  The wonderful news is that your kids’ 60 minutes of exercise does not need to happen at once. You just need to help them get active 10 or 15 minutes at a time, a few times a day.
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What Pregnant Moms Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

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The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

Joining us as guest blogger is Jill Knapp. Jill is from Idaho, where she lost 100 pounds after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant. Today, she manages her diabetes with diet and exercise and without medication. Jill’s goal is to keep generating awareness about Type 2 diabetes and encouraging others to “Get Up and Get Moving.” She competed in the Mrs. Idaho pageant, made the top 5 and the reason she competed was to continue spreading her message.

Gestational diabetes affects about 4% or all pregnant women. The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown all though there are some clues.

Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed in to energy.
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