Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes... 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
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... 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
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
I was about to exercise but I was tempted by an Asian salad instead. Julienned cucumber, carrots, shredded thai basil and torn mint leaves with a special sauce (I don't know what's in the sauce but it's virtually fat free) and topped with ground pean... Read more
Does anyone know why a baked potato has a higher glycemic index than mashed potatoes? Does it have to do with starch lost in the water when making mashed or with the stuff that is added?
I know that mainly one just counts the carbs and I though... Read more
I was just now nearly finished tracking my foods for tomorrow (3-12) carefully entering each meal; suddenly it all 'went away' and something I did NOT want appeared ........... numerous foods in pale blue and I can't get back to where I was and I put... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Lately I have been eating a lot of five bean salad. There are several good recipes on Sparkpeople already. I love eating it because it is 1. veg 2. high protein 3. easy to make 4. low fat 5. It fills you up and sticks to your ribs. 6.... Read more
A new study in The Journal of Nutrition shows that what you eat beforehand could affect the calorie burn during your workout. Women who ate a breakfast high in low-glycemic index carbs (whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or non-instant oatmeal, for... Read more
Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans... Read more
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