Challenge Yourself to Change Your Sweets Eating Habit

cut back on sugar

Why take this challenge? If you want to lose weight, get better blood sugars, reduce inflammation, feel better or get more energy AND you know you are eating too many sweets, this challenge is for you! You can approach this challenge 1 of 2 ways: Eliminate: Sugar can be addicting and how you approach cutting…

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Eating More of this can Help Prevent Diabetes.

grilled salmon

Eating more cold water ‘oily fish’ has been proven to help in prevention of diabetes for people who have a risk of developing type 2 diabetes. New study: A recent report in the January Diabetes Care journal, talks about a large study showing how eating oily fish could significantly lower the risk of developing type…

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How to Make Midwest Meals More Mediterranean

Mediterranean diet foods

Here are 10 ideas for adding Mediterranean foods that can help you lower your blood sugars and cholesterol! Research shows that eating more Mediterranean foods can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 30 percent! But how do you eat Mediterranean foods when you live in the Midwest United States? Like…

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Diabetes Prevention Starter Carb Plan

diabetic meal apple milk and sandwich

If you are looking for a food plan with a little structure to get you jump started with blood sugar or weight management, this is a plan I have used. Here are some quick tips if you want to try this plan for yourself. 2-5-6 Plan 2-5-6 means that you eat 2 carbohydrate choices –…

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7 Starter Tips for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

diabetes written out by hand

Hearing that you have diabetes is a very emotional experience and many questions go through your mind. When I was told I had gestational diabetes 14 years ago I’m pretty sure I went home and cried, feeling the “why me”? reaction. Well all those emotions are perfectly normal and you really just need to let…

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Grapes: Good or Bad for Diabetes?

grapes

This is a common question I get a lot from people with diabetes. Many people have been told grapes are too high in sugar and if you have diabetes you should not eat them. Grapes are actually very heart healthy and have a low glycemic index, in the 43-53 range. One serving is about 15-20…

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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

foods with magnesium

Here’s what to know about magnesium . . . Magnesium is a really important mineral that our body needs for more than 300 enzyme systems that control muscle, nerve, bone, protein, DNA, glucose, and energy metabolism. About 99% of total body magnesium is located in bone, muscles, and soft tissues.  For this reason a blood…

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Favorite Recipe Share: Bourbon Chicken

bourbon chicken

This recipe has become one of my family’s favorites. Ingredients 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/4 teaspoon ginger 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup apple juice 1/3 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/2 cup…

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