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
Trying to lose weight while eating enough to support vigorous endurance or strength training can be a very tricky business. Cutting too many calories can cause the body to breakdown muscle tissue to meet its energy needs, and make it impossible to re... Read more
Anyone have any food planning tips or resources?
I love SparkPeople but I didn't want to follow the meals plans they have on here, however, I do use the food tracker just not ahead of time...... Read more
I am using 1/4 cup soynuts, salted, for my afternoon snack now. They are perfect--crunchy, salty, and filling, AND high protein which helps me get it together. As an added plus they are good but not GREAT and that gives me more will power to stop at... Read more
I used to think "eyeballing" my portions was good enough - deck of cards for protein, fist for grains and half my plate of veggies... BUT my BEST purchase since starting to monitor my nutrition is my new FOOD SCALE! Using the nutrition tracker in p... Read more
Hey everyone, I am looking for some suggestions. I have been doing my mealplanning and overall, i'm doing okay, but having some trouble balancing my carbs/fat/proteins to the recommended percentages, i.e. 50%/30%/20% respectively. I always seem to... Read more
We are going out to the cabin for May Long Weekend (Victoria Day = Canadian holiday).
All the adults are trying to eat better but we know that making things out at the cabin is not always easy. The one thing we have agreed on is no potato chips.
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Eat smaller meals 5 or 6 times a day. Don't get hungry. Have protein with every meal or snack to keep your blood sugar stable & drink plenty of water to help wash out sugar &toxins. .Weight loss is usually a natural result of giving up sugar & usuall... 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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