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 have witnessed this in a school cafeteria kitchen, Many school cafeterias are redistributing uneaten food items from finished plates/trays to others! Yuck! This is more then the wrapped crackers and sealed foods, School cafeterias remove the u... Read more
What do you do when you have 1 family member with an obesity problem and other family members with high metabolisms and huge appetites?
Do you still serve family style (everyone picks what they want and how much they want)?
Do you portion... Read more
Ok - I didn't really, but I thought about it. I was at a business mtg. There were mostly guys at this meeting. They served brownies at the meeting. Oh, the humanity. As I sat and drank my water, I saw a bunch of these guys have multiple brownies... Read more
I'm not the only one who has talked about this, but I'm concerned about the privacy issue of posting on Spark teams and posting blogs. I recently had someone (in real life) make a comment to me about my Spark blog, and it freaked me out because I did... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says: Two slices of whole wheat bread now raise your blood sugar more than two tablespoons of table sugar. He also says " We know that foods with a high glycemic index make people store belly fat, trigger hidden fires of inflammation... Read more
Life is faster than ever, so how to get healthy, delicious meals on the table? We'll explore slow and pressure cookers, big-batch cooking, and other ways to make fantastic meals stress-free!... Read more
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
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
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