As a woman, of any age, not only are we focused on keeping our diabetes in check, we are also focused on all the things that happen to a women’s body and how it changes our relationship with food. Over the years, we go through puberty, college, stress, marriage, maybe a second or third marriage, many births, menopause, and many personal failures and triumphs that can affect the way we view our bodies and affect our food choices.
I honestly can't think of a better slogan than Nike's "Just Do It." It eludes to many things, but simplifies the action for one to get up and go - run, sign up for a race, try something new, enjoy an active lifestyle, etc.
When you make a decision to open the refrigerator and stare longingly at the shelves filled with food…or possibly empty with only a few options to choose from, and not all of them healthy, do you think with your mind, your stomach, or your blood glucose meter?
Let’s pretend for a moment that the refrigerator has a giant pad lock on it. The key to unlock that deadbolt is insulin. When insulin (and enough of it) is present, the door becomes unlocked and food can be placed in the fridge to be used later for energy. Now if that insulin key is not available, or in not enough of a quantity, it becomes more and more difficult to fit the food in the fridge and the fridge becomes empty and in turn starts growling at you.
Anyone who has lived with diabetes for any length of time knows that every day is a teachable moment when inquisitive strangers, co-workers or family members ask questions (or make assumptions) about what we can and cannot eat. A lot of the misunderstandings come from the fact that most people only know very little about diabetes from either the news media or from a friend/famil
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also a time of year that is littered with obstacles to good health: parties, dinners, travel, LOTS of shopping to do, and stress! So this holiday season, give yourself a break and aim to maintain: maintain your weight, maintain your blood sugar, and maintain your sanity. Here are a few ways you can do just that!
Have a Plan
It's easy to quickly come up with dozens of paleo, real food breakfast ideas, but when asked to list 10 clean breakfast options sans eggs, it can take some thought. Indeed I got creative hence I want to suggest meals that are higher in protein, which is my bottom-line recommendation for anyone to start off their day.
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