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Too many Carbs

Monday, March 16, 2009      0 comments

Years ago I was told to cut back on the carbs. I don't know if I had a mental block or what, but I truly did not understand carbs. (other than the fact that I loved them.) Through diabetes education and Sparkpeople, I now understand what a... Read more

Evening snack

Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

I've been told that a bit of protein in the evening helps reduce the morning high readings. So I have 1oz of 50% Cabot cheddar with 15g of hearty crackers. Do you have a snack after dinner? What's your choice?... Read more

Protein

Saturday, March 14, 2009      0 comments

The time I seemed to lose weight best was when I was pregnant. I made sure that I ate enough protein. This article on DLife got me thinking. www.dlife.com/diabetes-n
ews/2009/03/is_one_diet_as
_good_as_another.html ... Read more

Eat This, Not That

Friday, March 13, 2009      0 comments

That would be the best thing for doctors to tell us. Instead we are told what not to eat. That starts the negativity. I have been trying to put a positive spin on dietary restrictions. Restrictions.... another negative term. See how hard i... Read more

Unprocessed Foods

Thursday, March 12, 2009      2 comments

Going for a healthier meal plan, I try to avoid processed foods. Yesterday, on Oprah they had money saving options to processed foods and eating out, I plan to check out some of those recipes. I just don't know what some of the ingredients l... Read more

Yes, Mother!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009      0 comments

"Chew on schedule. Too much time between meals can drop your energy levels, decrease your metabolism and result in overeating. Space your meals evenlythroughout the day and eat a healthy snack between each meal." For rea... Read more

Veggies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      0 comments

Eat 4-6 servings of vegetables daily. High in nutrients and low in calories, trying to eat that daily is a challenge, but do-able. I still need to improve but have found great ways to incorporate more veggies into my meal plan. Ye... Read more

Mindful Eating

Monday, March 09, 2009      0 comments

Slowing down and taking the time to savor what you are eating, it is surprising flavors that come to you. Also it gives your body time to process and signal when you are full. This is something I need to practice more often. Do you mindf... Read more

Penny-wise and Pound-foolish

Sunday, March 08, 2009      0 comments

I was impressed with my husband today. I noted that breakfast sausages were on sale, and asked if he wanted them. "No, I want to eat healthy," was his reply. At McDonald's in the 1950s, an order of burger, fries and a 12-ounce coke, you'd h... Read more

Fats

Saturday, March 07, 2009      0 comments

I have never been found of fat. As a child I would cut every speck of fat off my meat. I cannot fry food if my life depended on it and fried food does not agreee with me.Thank goodness. I try to use healthy fats in my meal plans. What is you... Read more

Too busy to cook

Friday, March 06, 2009      3 comments

I cook for the four of us and sometimes the activities or work interferes with dinner plans.Having some quick healthy meal ideas for when you are short on time can keep you on track. One trick is to have healthy frozen dinners that just need a... Read more

Drinking water

Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

Some complain about the amount of water, but if you drink water instead of soda, juice or coffee, it will not be that difficult and your body will thank you.... Read more

Reinforcing change through rewards

Wednesday, March 04, 2009      1 comments

Dean posted about 3 common reward concerns: # You need to reward yourself for for doing the things you need to do, not for outcomes that arenít totally in your control. So, use rewards to reinforce specific behaviors like sticking to your ... Read more

I Love Fruit

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

It is recommended that we have 2-4 servings of fruit each day. With luscious options like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, seckle pears.... I could go on and on, but I won't. What's your favorite fruit?... Read more

Breakfast

Monday, March 02, 2009      0 comments

A great way to start the day is with a good breakfast. I like it because it is easy to make. Here are my favs: plain yogurt with berries scrambled egg with faux bacon, spinach on a whole whear muffin cottage cheese with walnuts and berries... Read more


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