Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is full of parties, food at the office, gifts of food from friends and neighbors, and family get-togethers and dinners. How do you avoid the pitfalls of all of those high-fat and high-sugar treats and the effect they can have on your weight and blood […]
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Are all calories created equal?
Whether it’s broccoli or potato chips, 100 calories is 100 calories, right? Wrong! Turns out, calories aren’t like people–they’re not all created equal. According to WebMD, the average adult should eat somewhere between 1,500-2,000 calories each day. Here’s how to make the most of them. First, it’s important to know what a calorie actually looks […]
You Are What You Eat
The way we’ve come to understand diabetes may be changing. According to a new study published in The FASEB Journal, you don’t have to be overweight to develop type 2 diabetes. In fact, the study explains that the condition may be caused more by what you eat instead of how much. During the study, researchers […]
How to build a better salad
Ordering a salad may sound like a surefire way to cut down on the unnecessary calories, carbs, and sugars you get from a meal out. Unfortunately, the benefits of those leafy greens are often drowned in a pool of creamy dressings, fried bacon bits, and gobs of cheese. In fact, when you put the nutrition […]
Fight Food Cravings with these Diabetes-Friendly S...
Everyone has a weakness. Whether it’s a bag of barbecue potato chips during a new TV show or a chocolatey pick-me-up during an afternoon slump, food cravings can often get the best of us. The key to outsmarting these pesky cravings isn’t avoiding them–it’s outsmarting them. The next time you get a hankering for something […]
Meet your weight loss goals with a bigger breakfas...
Most people are familiar with the saying, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. But does this diet plan really help people achieve their weight loss goals? Research says yes–as long as it’s done healthfully. The big breakfast diet, a plan that encourages people to eat their largest […]
Supermarket Savvy: Eating Well for Less
Healthy eating is an important part of diabetes care, and it starts in one place: your local supermarket. It can be easier than you think to fill your cart with delicious, good-for-you foods–without breaking the bank. Follow these easy tips to help you shop supermarket savvy. 1. Stick to your list. Save yourself valuable time […]
Fact or Fad: What you need to know about a “clean”
Forget dieting and counting calories. A new kind of eating plan promises the same healthy-living, weight loss results, all without the struggle of traditional diet techniques. Throughout the past five years, the “clean eating” diet has generated buzz from celebrities, doctors, and nutritionists from around the world. The rules to eating clean are simple: Eat […]
‘Tis the season for office parties and family get-togethers, which are often full of tempting finger foods. This season, you can take control of your diabetes–and your waistline–by livening up a buffet with a tasty treat of your own. These yummy and healthy party snacks will be the perfect addition to any holiday spread. #1: […]
5 Tips for a Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving
The holidays are about relaxing, celebrating, and having a good time. Whether you’re spending this Thanksgiving at home with family, or you’re visiting friends far away, these easy tips will help you enjoy the festivities, while keeping your diabetes management in-check. 1. Avoid skipping meals With the promise of a hearty, filling dinner at the […]