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Easy Cajun Shrimp

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From the IDF Diabetes Atlas:

Today, there are over 537 million people living with diabetes. By 2045, IDF projections show that 1 in 8 adults, approximately 783 million, will be living with diabetes, an increase of 46 percent. Over 90 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is driven by socio-economic, demographic, environmental, and genetic factors.

I don’t want to spoil your appetite, but these are pretty alarming numbers.

There are many companies that capitalize on this. When I watch the evening news, I am bombarded with flashy advertisements for drugs to treat Type 2 Diabetes. None of them say they can cure diabetes. They say they just allow you to manage it better. These drugs are designed to lower your A1C but none of them are going to fix the problem. Seems like every few months they come out with another one. And none of them are cheap.

The Diabetes Association tells us that you can’t cure Type 2 diabetes. They say once you have it, you can only control it. (We do know that if you have Type 1, they are correct. Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured. Only managed.)

However, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, I know Plan Z dieters who would say this statement is false. I get weekly emails from dieters who say they have lost weight on Plan Z and have lost their need for their Type 2 diabetes meds, too. They go to their doctor for a check-up and the doctor is so amazed by how much healthier they are that the decision is made to quit the meds -- with their doctor's blessing.

The reason Plan Z dieters are able to lower their blood sugar levels is not magic. The ZReduction phase of Plan Z has been specifically designed to put your blood sugar levels in the optimum zone. Our hope is that when you follow the diet guidelines, you not only lose weight, but you get healthier, too. And folks who are diabetic see HUGE benefits from sticking to the foods that will not dramatically raise their blood sugar levels.

I’m not an MD, so the powers that be would frown upon me for giving out medical advice. But this guy can. Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist. Here's a video that he did that explains the process of how someone with Type 2 diabetes can go about becoming non-diabetic...

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Easy Cajun Shrimp

This dish can be as easy as 3 ingredients and 3 minutes! I am going to describe a pre-cooked version of the shrimp dish and one you cook yourself. I am also going to give you spice mix options.

Servings: Serves 2-3



Shrimp: You have two choices, buy one pound of peeled and deveined shrimp or if you want to save even more time you can buy 1 pound of cooked shrimp.

For the spice mixture: The super-fast option would be to buy a Cajun rub mixture in the spice section. You’ll use 3 tsp if you go that route. Make sure you choose a sugarless version.

(Optional) If you have a spice selection in your cupboard, here’s the mixture you can make:

½ tsp of paprika
1 tsp of Italian seasoning
¼ tsp of garlic powder
¼ tsp of grated sea salt
¼-1/2 tsp of black pepper
¼ tsp of cayenne (or to taste)


A salad on the side: I recommend you pick up a nice bunch/bag of baby spinach or kale and then add your favorite ZReduction approved veggies.


In a large zip lock bag, add your spice rub or spice mixture. Then toss in the shrimp to coat them. Just bounce the bag around to coat them all.

Sooooooo easy!

Spray your sauté pan with olive oil. Heat the pan and add the shrimp. If your shrimp are fully cooked already, all you need to do is heat them up. That will only take about three minutes. Just stir and toss them.

If your shrimp are raw, you’ll need to cook them five to six minutes until no pink remains. Just flip them over once or twice to make sure both sides get cooked.

Once the shrimp are cooked, make your salad. Drizzle on one tablespoon of approved dressing. To go with the shrimp I recommend a vinaigrette or ranch dressing. Toss and serve with the shrimp on top.





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