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Glycemic Load Index Resources

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Pros and Cons of the Glycemic Index

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

Eating with Diabetes: What about Fruit?

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

Why Potatoes Are Good for You

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

What to Eat Before You Work Out

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

All About Artificial Sweeteners

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

Went out with some buddies and had some loaded nachos. It was awesome. #cheatday
Updated 7/24/2016 9:30:38 PM

Went out with some buddies and had some loaded nachos. It was awesome. #cheatday...  Read more

Heat index 107 here! I'm so glad I have a spin bik
Updated 7/24/2016 8:22:00 PM

Heat index 107 here! I'm so glad I have a spin bike in the house. I have a speed bag and two heavy bags in the garage, but it'd be crazy to go out there. Be safe exercising, everyone. :)...  Read more

It's 92 with a heat index of 111...guess I'll be w
Updated 7/21/2016 5:27:03 PM

It's 92 with a heat index of 111...guess I'll be walking on the treadmill instead of outside today. I HATE the treadmill!...  Read more

Sick of waiting for the ads to load!
Updated 7/24/2016 2:57:55 PM

I came back to SP after a couple busy months. It's working so much slower now because every time I switch from search to favorites or switch any page at all I have to wait for the ads to load before I can do anything. Let's face it, all this loggin...  Read more

This wasn't good wknd ..wedding with loads if foo
Updated 7/18/2016 8:15:46 AM

This wasn't good wknd ..wedding with loads if food did so/so.... My husband is ready to give up diet... I do,all cooking so he will be still on it I will just give him the illusion of not by adding a potato or sluice of bread lol...  Read more

Pearled Barley

There is a pleasant surprise in pearled barley, it has the lowest glycemic index of any grain...  Read more

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesWith diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 , health experts have been surveyi...  Read more

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Weight Busters: All Carbohydrates are NOT Created Equal

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

Nutrition 101: What Is Crystalline Fructose?

Recently, some of you asked about crystalline fructose, a sweetener that is used in plenty of drinks, even some that call themselves "health drinks." We decided to do some research into this corn-based sweetener to help you better understan...  Read more