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
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try... Read more
Whether you want to lose weight or simply eat healthier, enjoying a couple of snacks each day is a smart habit for many people. Eating a planned snack between meals can help curb your hunger (and therefore prevent overeating at mealtime) and also inc... Read more
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
Hi all. I've used this site before several years ago and lost over 50 lbs, but gained it back due to a variety of reasons. Now, my life is in utter chaos, and rather than giving in to the spiral, I'm taking control of the way I eat and move. I'm d... Read more
After lots of research about when to eat, portion sizes, how to reduce binges etc. Here is my new plan: 600 cal breakfast @ 7ish, 400 lunch @ 2ish, 300 dinner @ no later than 7, 2x 100 Cal snacks as needed. Here's hoping! :-)... Read more
Please help. I am so out of control, it is just crazy. Every day I am over my calorie range, and am gaining weight. I am constantly subjected to food that I know I shouldnt eat, but can't help myself when I keep digging into it. Night time, day time,... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
Paula Deen's recent announcement that she has type 2 diabetes set the media ablaze with speculation and discussion regarding the role of her diet and the potentially deadly disease. Some critics claim that her high-fat, high-calorie, high-sodium... Read more
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