Ah, carbohydrates. We hate to love them! Especially for those of us who struggle with high blood sugar. Why are carbs so craveable? What makes us want them so badly, and why do we have so much trouble giving them up? Believe it or not, the brain has more to do with this than the stomach. Simple/refined carbohydrates prompt rapid spikes and drops in blood sugar. Whether you … [Read more...] about Kick Your Carbohydrate Habit – Here’s How
What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!
Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically assigning you the same diet, medication and exercise plan as every other diabetic patient, emphasis is placed on what works for you as the … [Read more...] about What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!
Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar
Mindful eating… what does that mean? Being aware of what we are eating, how much we are eating, and when we are full. Another large part of being mindful with eating is acknowledging how food can impact how we feel. Start by taking a closer look at the opinions and feelings you attach to certain foods. For example, do you think of a doughnut as an evil enemy sent to tempt … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar
Which Fats Are Good & Which Should Be Avoided
Listen up people – it’s okay to eat fats! Not only should eating healthy fats be accepted, it should be encouraged. But wait… aren’t fatty foods unhealthy because they cause heart disease? No! Decades ago, the sugar industry paid off Harvard scientists to lie about what roles sugar and fat play in your diet. Their goal was to reduce or eliminate the role that sugar plays in … [Read more...] about Which Fats Are Good & Which Should Be Avoided
Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss
The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because of their taste, but for their lack of calories. However, research … [Read more...] about Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss