Cucumber contains the highest water content of any solid food – 96.7% in fact! Delicious in salads, sliced for dipping in hummus or pesto, or pureed with yogurt, ice cubes, and a touch of mint for a cool summer soup! Celery isn’t just full of water, it’s packed with Vitamins A, C, K and Folate. It’s low on calories, but high on delicious, cool crunch. Baby carrots are … [Read more...] about Stay Cool This Summer With These Hydrating Foods
You’ve eaten salad every day, tossed your ice cream in the garbage, and got the gym membership… but you aren’t losing weight. Sound familiar? It’s frustrating. You feel like the only one who can’t reach their goal. You start to feel down about yourself- you should have been stricter with your diet, you should have pushed your body farther at the gym, you should have been … [Read more...] about Surprise! 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight
Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with your healthcare team, let them know how your numbers have been. Be sure to take any diabetes medication at the correct time of day and in the exact … [Read more...] about These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar
Food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward. There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or leptin, which can cause a craving. The absence of essential nutrients can also prompt the brain to crave certain foods. The endorphins that are … [Read more...] about Food Cravings – Why Do We Get Them & How Can We Beat Them?
It’s getting hotter outside, and an easy way to cool down is with something tasty to drink. While diabetics may sometimes think that beverage options consist of water and diet soda, there are so many delicious drinks out there that won’t raise your blood sugar! Let’s begin with an obvious choice, good old-fashioned water. We all know we should be drinking more water, but how … [Read more...] about Cheers To These Diabetic-Friendly Beverages!