My saving grace was 1/2 cup of very dark, very rich chocolate ice cream. Just a taste was all she needed to keep her happy, and too many sweets, especially processed ones, could actually result in some midday grouchiness. I feel really well, Renee said, beaming. This has been a life-changing experience for me. She is now more than equipped with the food and exercise knowledge she needs (in fact, the program spurred her to permanently keep an eye on her blood sugar and to make more regular doctor's appointments) to keep her energy level on a par with that of her toddler daughter. You will naturally be involved in the conversation that you are having with them and that leads to you being able to better understand and relate to the other person. How can you ensure that, at the end of the day, you are in agreement? The best way to do so is through essentially mirroring the talk. You want to mimic their speech to allow you to facilitate that connection; Some people recommend that you mirror body language, but that is usually too on the nose, and when people notice that you are intentionally trying to make them like you or intentionally trying to convince them to listen to you, you are not usually going to have a very good time. This can be a huge problem for many people; You must attempt to make your attempts to interact with the other person as smooth and painless as possible if you want to ensure that, at the end of the day, you are able to process that rapport, and that means that you must ensure that it remains undetected. W hen you want to mimic the vocal patterns that someone else is exhibiting, there are a few key points to consider; Are they serious or happy? Are they casual or formal? One line of decision-making research is the study of regret. Regret is an emotion. But regret differs from other emotions such as anger, happiness, jealousy, and sadness because it is primarily a Regret often means that the simple thought of an event can trigger an emotion. Regret also differs in another key aspect.

It can be applied before or after an event. Though regret is usually seen as an emotion that looks backwards it can also be used to look forward. In other words, we can use regret to assist us with possible decisions and outcomes. This is called anticipated regret. This form of regret can help us avoid bad decisions and/or make decisions that reward us. And as an added benefit, she lost a dress size: It's nice to be able to fit back into clothes I fit into pre-pregnancy! BLOCKING SUGAR'S EFFECTS ON YOUR ARTERIES YOU'RE ONLY AS OLD as your arteries. Those words, made famous by Dr William Osler (1849-1919), the Father of Modern Medicine, are as true now as they were in his day. Most of us live only as long as our arteries let us. Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths than all other diseases combined. Look at it this way: Every cell in your body is surrounded by a membrane that controls what goes in and out of it. These walls protect cells from potentially harmful substances in the blood, including high blood sugar. Cell membranes are, in essence, the ultimate sugar blocker. No matter how much sugar you have in your blood, it can't get into your cells unless they need it. Copy their general tone and vocabulary preferences as you talk to them for the best luck here. Then, you must also consider the speed at which they are talking as well; You must also work to ensure that you are able to talk to them at paces that you know that they will be very receptive to in order to ensure that you are able to better understand the way in which you interact with them. You must ensure that your attempts to interact with those around you are successful and the only way to do this is by matching their vocal pitches at this point in time. W ith the voice mimicked for a while, it is time to identify what is known as the punctuator;

You want to essentially find their way of showing extreme emphasis on something when they are talking to someone else and when you can find that, you can usually also ensure that you will better connect to that other person. You will ensure that you are better able to relate to them and this is best done by mimicking that punctuator. When you mimic it, they will catch on to the fact that you are relating to them. They will see that, ultimately, you do share that connection and that you can make great use of it. W ait for the next chance that you get in your conversation where you believe that they are about to use the punctuator. For example, if a man had too much drink one night and then felt bad the next day, he may eventually use anticipated regret to drink less or not drink at all. If a woman decided not to apply for a position, then felt bad about not applying, the next time she may use anticipated regret to apply for the job. In both cases, the decision makers are trying to avoid a negative emotion in the future. The same thinking can be used in Adventures. Michael and William both worked in a Silicon Valley startup where the expected work hours were at least 11 hours daily. It was also expected that employees work on Saturdays. Both Michael and William also loved to play golf. They constantly looked for the best deals on the best courses. Courses typically offered the best tee times and rates during slower days, like Mondays. One Sunday night William called Michael with a proposal. It's a different story for the pipes that carry blood to your cells--your arteries. They're exposed to everything in your bloodstream, including high blood sugar, high levels of bad cholesterol, insufficient levels of good cholesterol, and carbon monoxide from cigarette smoking. In addition, your arteries have to absorb the pressure pulsations generated by your heart pumping blood through your system. Consequently, high blood sugar, high blood cholesterol, low levels of good cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking all damage your arteries. You can use the sugar blockers discussed in this article to keep excessive sugar from rushing into your bloodstream.

The cell membranes block excessive sugar from going into your cells. However, there's no blocker between the sugar in your blood and the walls of your arteries. They're directly exposed. That's why diabetes is essentially a disease of the arteries. Artery damage is what causes the eye and kidney problems that diabetics get, as well as heart attacks and strokes. Then, you want to activate it yourself as well. When you do that, you ensure that you are able to better connect and better relate. At this point, their unconscious mind gets it; You then want to ensure that you interact better with them. All you have to do is make sure that you are willing and able to follow along. W ith that done, you test it. All you have to do to test it is ensure that you make some small movement and see if they do the same thing. You may, for example, brush a hand through your hair or shift your pose. Do this and see if they do the same. If they do, you will know that they are mirroring you. If we skip tomorrow, we can play Poppy Ridge Golf Course for half price. Michael responded that if they missed work then everyone would wonder where they were, and it would be hard to earn back the social capital in offices where every extra minute of work count. In other words, Michael was using an anticipated regret argument of not going to work. William countered by saying, in ten years do you think we will remember an extra day of work or do you think I'll remember how well you hit a 5 iron on the 12th hole? William was also using an anticipated regret argument of not going golfing.

used an anticipated regret argument. Michael wanted minimize problems at work. William wanted to maximize pleasure. At the end, they decided to go because they had never taken a day off and they both realized that in the long term, they would regret missing a day at work less than missing a day on a premium golf course at half price. Most people engage in cost-benefit analyses such as these in which they weigh the strengths and weaknesses of alternative choices. If you can keep your blood vessels healthy, you are unlikely to suffer any ill effects from diabetes. Here's how you can block the effects of high blood sugar on your arteries. PAY ATTENTION TO FOUR NUMBERS If you've ever bought life insurance, you might remember somebody measuring your blood pressure, taking a blood sample, and asking you if you smoke. Insurance companies place bets on how long your arteries will last, and the best way to estimate that is to measure your blood pressure, blood sugar, and good and bad cholesterol levels, and to find out if you use tobacco. Actually, arteries are remarkably tough. They're resistant to infection and cancer. The only disease that commonly affects arteries is atherosclerosis, damage from the infiltration and buildup of cholesterol. Every doctor knows the four major risk factors for atherosclerosis: High blood cholesterol This means that you were successful. If they do not mirror you, however, you have failed and you will need to try again. Y ou may need to try a few times before you establish that rapport with someone else, but generally speaking, if it is not present after several attempts, it is not likely to develop at all and that will mean that you need to give up on the idea. You may need to, for example, attempt to talk to them some other way or let the rapport develop naturally. It may just not develop at all.