You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
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
I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ... Read more
Editor's Note: The following three letters were finalists in our June 2005 Break-Up Letter Contest. We'd like to thank everyone who participated and voted. While the contest is closed, you can still read the top three letters below.
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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
Starting out a lot slow... no energy, didn't wake up feeling refreshed, feel out of sorts, no appetite, don't feel well, just want to sleep. WILL swim later in the day when warmer.
I struggle with this frequently...
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High intensity means using as much energy as you can during exercise in a small amount of time. Your cardio blasts should be 30 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on your fitness level. The goal is to get your heart rate up to 80% to 95 % of its maximum... Read more
How to eat a candy bar without the calories!A regular snickers bar has 266 calories! They only take a few moments to eat. To satisfy your craving, use the BITE SIZE snickers and Freeze them.A bite-size Snickers has only 42 calories & freezing it me... Read more
When craving a good ol' fashioned candy bar I reach for one of two things: a granola bar [I especially love Sweet & Salty Almond or Chocolate Chip], OR I grab an ounce of Flipz [Chocolate Covered Pretzels].Compared to candy bars like Nestly Crunch or... Read more
Blend up some fruits, veggies, maybe a dash of yogurt, some honey and you're in healthy heaven, right? Not exactly. Like energy bars and other "health" foods, not all smoothies are created equal, either, and hidden sugar is the culprit... Read more
You enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast, a glass of tea in the afternoon, a sports drink as you recover from your workout and a few pieces of chocolate to sooth your sweet tooth after dinner. Nearly 80 percent of people around the world consume... Read more
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