I've recently been diagnosed with allergies to wheat, oats, soy, malt, barley and rye... I'm not saying go out and find yourself an allergy, but I can't help but think if I hadn't been diagnosed I'd still be in my rut. I'm eating so much better. Fresh fruits, vegis and lower fat meats...
One of my fave prepared meals is made by Cedarlane... it's a turkey bacon, egg white omlette. Great for breakfast... keeps me full and is ready in about 3 mins. A favorite dinner would be a very lean steak (with fat cut off), an artichoke and half a potato. And of course and fruits and vegis I want!
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When my husband was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I would ask him his "numbers" every time he tested himself. I quickly realized that this was stressing him out in a situation that was already very stressful because my reaction often reinforced his anxiety. Now, I never ask. I let him tell me, and he does. As a result, we are both more relaxed about his health. (His A1C was 6.1 last time it was checked. He's doing great!)
When he was diagnosed with diabetes, his A1C was over 13 so his A1C reassures us both that he's truly taking care of himself.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar for numerous health benefits
Add a Tbsp of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 cups of warm water in the morning. It helps to regulate your blood-sugar, decrease your appetite, and keep you regular. It's a good replacement for coffee as a diuretic.
You can also add cinnamon (this also regulates blood sugar and helps with memory) and local honey to help fight allergies.
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