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
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
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
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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
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
"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
Eat 4-6 servings
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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