Carbohydrate. . . .To Eat or Not to Eat

Carbs will make my blood sugar go up!  This is a sentence I hear daily.  The good news about that sentence is that it is not a correct statement.   Well, to a point anyway.  If eaten in excess, then absolutely the blood sugar will rise too high.  When carbs are eaten in standard servings at meals and for snacks, the blood sugar …

I Don’t Understand Why I Can’t Lose Weight

This is one comment that I hear more than any other from clients wanting to lose weight.  If you really want to know how much you are eating I suggest tracking what is actually being eaten.  Now,  tracking isn’t just about jotting down or entering food intake into a program that calculates nutritional intake for you.  It is about knowing …

Mmmm. . . .Comfort Food

We all know them, the creamy soft stuff that makes us feel warm inside.  These foods can sometimes call to us in a way that seems to say, “have more”.  That could be good except that those warm comforts may last longer than we want.  What does that mean?  Simply put, they stay around as added weight, and possibly make …

Go Women, Be Strong

I refer to good nutrition all of the time, but I also refer to being active.  The kind of active that is something that you want to do, the kind that makes you feel better physically and helps you clear your mind and relieve stress. To help stay strong, staying active is key.  By finding an exercise that you enjoy, you will find …

Smart Savvy Women

We make sure that all of our loved ones are well taken care of, but did you remember to take care of yourself?  Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women.  To be sure we can continue to take care of our loved ones, we must first take care of ourselves.  The best weapon is your lifestyle,  including nutrition.  …

No Need to Fingerstick?

I ask patients what they would quit doing to manage their diabetes if they could give up one thing and still have good control.  The answer 98% of the time is “sticking my finger!”   Well the team that developed Google Glass is developing a contact lens that will be able to sense a blood sugar level.  Imagine how the daily …

Do You Have Too Much on Your Plate?

If you are eating on newer plates, the chances that you have more food on your plate than your body can burn increases significantly.  Looking at dishes, say 30 years ago, you would find that plates, glasses and utensils were smaller than they are currently.  If you are trying to cut back on your food intake, you might want to …

It’s Not Worth Leaving That Little Bit

These are frequently used words that many clients have said and practiced.  What they found was that by continuing to practice the habit of just finishing that last little bit of food, or so they thought it was a little bit, ended up costing new clothes because of weight gain.  For those struggling with their weight, this habit would be …