Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BABY STEPS

Do you have a hard time eating right, sticking to a diet whether for weight loss or health? Take baby steps and you will be amazed how easy it is. Start with something as simple as choosing healthy foods more often than unhealthy ones. Each time you succeed it will give you confidence to do it again. A couple of simple examples are to have a sugar-free cookie rather than a regular one. Or when baking, substitute a small amount of whole-wheat flour for an equal amount of the called for all-purpose. When you eat out, ask for a to-go box when they bring your order. Immediately put half your food in the box and set it out of sight. Most restaurant meals have the calories of a whole day in one meal. If you are at a fast food place, do not 'super-size' your meal! Once you get used to the small changes, you will find yourself making more and more changes to a healthier you.


Monday, January 30, 2017

OATS AND NUTS ARE IMPORTANT TO DIABETICS

Oats and nuts should play a major role in a diabetic meal plan. That is not to say you have to eat loads of either. but to say they are important to controlling your blood sugar. Oats are easy to work into the diet through morning cereal, snack bars (watch sugar content), etc. When you eat nuts, use the unsalted variety and do not smother them in candy coatings. Try to work a small portion of both into your diet everyday.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

SUGAR IN FRUIT JUICE

If you are a diabetic or just someone who watches the sugar content of what you eat or drink, read the nutritional label on all juices.So many juice beverages today are full of extras. Most are no longer 100% juice. While even 100% juice can have a high sugar content, it is the natural sugar of the fruit. Many of the others are often loaded with additional sugar. For example, if the nutrition label on your juice says, sugar, "fructose" or "high fructose corn syrup" you know you are getting added sugar. Be very careful with juices! It is actually better, especially for diabetics, to eat the fruit rather than have the juice.