January 23, 2018

Mind over Matter: Hunger, Appetite and Sugar Cravings, Oh My!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when your eyes are likely on the lookout for tips to trim pounds and to control your hunger and appetite. You may also catch come-on headlines for articles about how to control sugar cravings and sweet cravings.

 
January 23, 2018

Diabetes Primetime: Eating Out at Restaurants

I just did a wonderful Facebook Live video interview on eathing out healthfully with Ansley Dalbo, the founder of an innovative education/advocacy resource for people with type 2 diabetes, Diabetes- What To Know.  It was great fun and I think you'll find it very informative too.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.

 
December 5, 2017

Holiday Festivities and Healthy Eating Habits CAN Go Hand in Hand

Holiday EatingOh yes, it’s that time of year again when the holiday festivities (aka less than healthy food choices and eating habits) kick-off with nibbles on that bucket of leftover Halloween candy, onward during Thanksgiving, and through family and holiday gatherings in December.

 
November 8, 2017

How Does SPLENDA® Fit into a Diabetes Diet Plan?

With all the myths and media hype about low-calorie sweeteners that are swirling around, if you are a person with diabetes, I bet you wonder if you’re wise to use them. As a long time dietitian and diabetes educator with extensive expertise in the research and practical use of low-calorie sweeteners, it’s important to me that you have accurate knowledge on this topic.

 
October 26, 2017

Taboo Topics: How Insulet Is Raising Health Care Providers’ Awareness To Open The Dialog With You

In mid-2015 at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)’s annual conference, Insulet held the first Sex, Insulin, and Rock ‘N’ Roll live forum. No joke!

 
October 17, 2017

Life Hacks to Reduce Sugar in Your Diet

You’ve heard the message to reduce sugar loud and clear from nutrition experts, including in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And it’s sinking in. You’re trying to reduce the amount of added sugars you eat because you know that’s what is best for your health.

 
August 22, 2017

Overcoming Weight Loss Plateaus – “Why Can’t I Budge My Scale?”

Have you lived this movie time and again?

Over the last two months you’ve enthusiastically taken steps to live a healthier lifestyle or, as you may put it, follow a diet. You’re tackling a host of action steps that might include some of the following:

 
August 10, 2017

Making the Grade: Back To School With Diabetes

As a parent or caregiver of a child with diabetes, your back-to-school checklist includes more than a backpack, notebooks and writing tools. You also have to add visits to your child’s healthcare providers, forms to complete, supplies to provide, and connecting with the school personnel to your list.

 
July 26, 2017

Got Diabetes and Want to Try a Low Carb Diet? Here’s How to Make Your Carbs Count!

Low carbAre you in this situation? You, a loved one or good friend, has prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. You’re constantly searching for answers to the all-important question: what and how much to eat. But you’re left scratching your head about whether following a low carb diet is a must.

 
April 19, 2017

7 Need-to-Knows about Sugar Substitutes

splenda_living_blog_sugar_substitutesYou hear and see media headlines galore about how sugar substitutes may impact your health or weight loss efforts, ranging from eyebrow-raising to nerve-calming.

 

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