October 24, 2012

Let’s Look Ahead From Look AHEAD

Have you heard that the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) randomized controlled trial conducted through National Institutes of Health (NIH) was ended two years ahead of schedule? This news crossed my eyes first on 10/20/2012 via twitter. Got to love twitter!

The press information from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), announced on 10/19/2012 that the trial had been stopped about a month earlier – in September. Why? Because in this long and lengthy trial, in which people had been enrolled for up to 11 years, the people in the intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) group did not experience a decrease in cardiovascular events (CV) (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) compared with the people in the control group. 

The Key Look AHEAD Question…and Answer
Can an intensive lifestyle intervention program (ILI) which achieves and maintains weight loss help prevent/delay the heart and circulatory problems which are the most common complications of type 2? 

 

Warshaw quoted in USAToday Nutrition Nation blog, Prediabetes: The Silent Menace

USAToday's Nutrition Nation blog Prediabetes: The Silent Menace by award-winning dietitian Elizabeth Ward, RD was posted 1/23/12 in response to the increased interest in prediabetes by Paula Deen's announcement about her type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

October 25, 2010

Nutrient Analysis and Weight Control Apps – Picks from the Litter

Want to know the carbohydrate count for vegetarian lasagna, the saturated fat grams for prime rib? Or trying to trim a few pounds and think recording your food intake and getting a daily nudges (reminders) will aid your efforts? Apps with these features and more have multiplied. And they're available for use online and for one and/or as apps for one or more smart phones (eg iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, etc.) Check out my picks from the litter. They’re listed alphabetically within two groups – Apps-For-Free and Apps-For-a-Fee. More free than for a fee!

 
April 28, 2010

Blog on Blogs: Top Ten in Nutrition Trends and Healthy Eating

Enjoy viewing my top ten picks for nutrition blogs - all of which are written by registered dietitians.

 

What to Eat When You're Eating Out

Cover of What to Eat When You're Eating Out
Are you...
  • clueless about how to eat healthy in restaurants?
  • stunned by the sodium and fat counts of restaurant meals?
  • aggravated searching for nutrition facts for restaurant foods?
  • helpless at putting together healthier restaurant meals?

What to Eat When You're Eating Out, is just the resource you need in hand to eat healthfully when you eat out in chain restaurants. If you eat out frequently you're aware of the hazards of restaurant foods: too much fat and sodium count and LARGE portions.

 

Reviews

Buy
 
  • Table of Contents
  • Media Inquiries

Paperback, 720 pages
Copyright©, 2006

 
 

Table of Contents

    • Today’s Diabetes Eating Goals
    • Restaurant Pitfalls and Strategies for Self-Defense
    • Restaurant Dilemmas and Diabetes
    • Restaurants Help or Hinder Your Healthy Eating Efforts
    • Put Your Best Guess Forward
    • How This Book Works for You
  • Restaurant Categories
    • Breakfast Eats, Drinks, Snacks and More
    • Burgers, Fries, and More
    • Chicken—Fried, Roasted, or Grilled
    • Seafood Catches
    • Sit-Down Family Fare
    • Soups, Sandwiches, Salads, and Subs
    • Chinese Fare
    • Pizza, Pasta, and All Else Italian
    • Tacos, Burritos, and All Else Mexican
    • Sweets, Desserts, and Frozen Treats

 

Guide to Healthy Fast Food Eating

Cover of Guide to Healthy Fast Food Eating
Are you...
  • clueless about how to eat healthy in restaurants?
  • irritated by the few healthy fast food choices?
  • baffled about how to assemble healthy fast food meals?
  • anxious about controlling your carb counts in fast food restaurants?

Do you frequent the top national fast food chain restaurants and want to have their nutrition information at your fingertips? Then this book is for you! You'll have the key skills and strategies for healthy restaurant eating and the nutrition information for a baker’s dozen of popular chain restaurants (13) — from Arby’s to Wendy’s and Dunkin’ Donuts, to McDonald’s and Starbucks.

 

Reviews

“Anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes or heart problems…will welcome Guide to Healthy Fast-Food Eating, packed with over 1,500 menu items from the 13 largest fast-food chains complete with nutrition charts, exchanges, serving sizes, and insights on common pitfalls.”
—Midwest Book Reviews
via: amazon.com
“In today's fast-pace world, it seems impossible to totally avoid fast food... I sometimes find myself with only two choices...eat fast food or don't eat at all. Guide to Healthy Fast-Food Eating to the rescue! …this book should be in every diabetic's pocket (or pocketbook).”
—Lynette R. Flemming, Co-author of Lunch Buddies
Buy
 
Buy
 
  • Table of Contents
  • Media Inquiries

Paperback, 280 pages
Copyright©, 2006

 
 

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Healthy Restaurant Eating
    • Today's Diabetes Eating Goals
    • Restaurant Pitfalls and Strategies for Self-Defense
    • Restaurant Dilemmas and Diabetes
    • Restaurants Help or Hinder Your Healthy Eating Efforts
    • Tips to eat Healthier: Breakfast, Burgers, Pizza, and More
    • Put Your Best Guess Forward
    • How This Book Works for You
  • Section 2: Fast-Food Restaurants
    • Arby’s
    • Baskin-Robbins
    • Burger King
    • Domino’s Pizza
    • Dunkin’ Donuts
    • KFC
    • McDonald’s
    • Papa John’s Pizza
    • Pizza Hut
    • Starbucks
    • Subway
    • Taco Bell
    • Wendy’s

 

 

 

 

 
June 17, 2008

Eat Even More Fabulous Fiber

Key learnings from my recent attendance at the American Diabetes Association meeting are sinking in. One clear take away on the nutrition front is the push to eat more fiber for all its health benefits including disease prevention, increased satiety, help with weight control and more.

 
 
 
Hope Warshaw