Secrets of Success< Secrets of Success Main Page
All Secrets that Sparked FIRSTLADYJ1
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.
People with diabetes are five times more likely to die from a cardiovascular event than those without diabetes, Some vegetables may protect and even reverse the damaging effects of diabetes on the heart, one good vegetable to eat is broccoli. Those little trees are good for you. Don't underestimate the nutritional power of broccoli. Truly a super food, this non-starchy vegetable has more vitamin C per 100 grams than an orange and is considered a good source of fiber. Add broccoli to your diet.
Lower the sugar content in your foods. Eat less carbs because carbs turn into sugar once eaten. Your pancreas is constantly producing insulin to get rid of the sugar. You become insulin resistant or pre-diabetic. Sugar promotes all sorts of disease and complications in your body like depression, diabetes, heart trouble, cancer, high triglycerides and more.
Have you ever wondered if you have remembered to "add back" all of the people who have added you as a friend?
Having to whipe down your scale after each use can be a pain. I find that placing saran (plastic) wrap over the scale, including the key pad does the trick.
Try slicing cucumbers and using them as a "chip" with salsa. Very tasty, crunchy and very low calorie. Just be careful about the sodium on the salsa you select. This fits the bill when others are eating tortilla chips with salsa.
I don't have a secret just a comment. I'm going to create a new cookbook from the recipes here on the Spark website. I cannot afford to buy anything at the moment due to very low funds but I can save the recipes that look good to me that my family will eat. I will print them out one at a time and if they are liked I will put them in a page protector and put them in a 3 ring binder. I can't believe there are so many wonderful recipes here that are good for you that my family will eat.
For the past 6 months I have been cooking with shirataki noodles instead of regular pasta. Depending on which shirataki noodle you get, they can be anywhere from 0 to 20 cal. per serving instead of the regular 200 cal per serving for regular pasta.