That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a common complication of diabetes. In fact, the majority of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will experience hypoglycemia at one time or another—even if their diabetes is well controlled. Hypoglycemia c... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
I have had a serious sugar addiction for many years....most of my life really. I decided to cut out most sugars last week. between that and adjusting my thyroid meds, I've lost 5 pounds. It's a start... Read more
What I learned from this journey #1 - I crave what I eat. If I eat a salad everyday, I will crave a salad everyday. If I don't drink coke every afternoon, I will stop craving coke in the afternoon.... Read more
I have finally been using my grill at home and have been grilling chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper. I bought some sugar free BBQ sauce at Walmart and its actually pretty good. They did not have Walden Farms which I know is the best but I did... Read more
I had poor eating habits for many years: I'd skip breakfast, work through lunch, and after working late, eat, actually overeat a heavy, high carb meal because it was easy & quick to make & then go to bed a couple of hours later. I often didn't crave... Read more
Dlife says, A twice-per-year dental cleaning will lower your blood sugar as well as any diabetes pill in our arsenalBugs that live in your teeth and gums. Eww. Gross. The brutal truth is that bacteria live, and thrive, on sugar. Thatís probably why... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Since November is Diabetes Awareness Month, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about all the tools and content you can find on SparkPeople to help you successfully manage your diabetes whether you've been diagnosed as pre-diabetic o... Read more
When you read the ingredient listing on a nutrition label, do the sugar terms jump out at you? Perhaps listings like sugar, brown sugar, or honey cause you to pause. What about listings such as evaporated cane juice, malt or turbinado sugar? Do they... Read more
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