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Protein Power: How Protein Helps Control Cravings and Hunger

By Karen | January 26, 2024 |

From reducing cravings to stabilizing blood sugar levels, protein is a powerful nutrient for appetite control. Unlike sugary carbs that lead to spikes and crashes, protein provides steady, lasting energy. Adding more high-quality protein to your diet can be a game changer for curbing hunger pangs and cravings. Here’s how it works: Promotes Satiety Protein…

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Food Journaling 101: Uncover Your Eating Triggers and Patterns

By Karen | January 25, 2024 |

Food journaling is a valuable tool for managing cravings, blood sugar, and weight. By tracking your eating habits and hunger cues in a food journal, you can uncover the triggers and patterns behind your cravings and eating behaviors. Here’s a beginner’s guide to discovering insights through food journaling: Record More Than Just Foods Note not…

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10 Diabetes-Friendly Snacks for Balanced Energy

By Karen | January 24, 2024 |

Snacking plays an important role in managing diabetes. The right snacks provide energy, satisfy cravings, and keep blood sugar stable between meals. Avoid energy crashes and fluctuations by choosing snacks with a healthy balance of protein, fiber, and smart carbs. Here are 10 great options: Veggies and Hummus Hummus provides satiating protein and fiber. Pair…

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Intermittent Fasting Mistakes to Avoid for Steady Energy and Metabolism Boost

By Karen | January 23, 2024 |

Intermittent fasting has skyrocketed in popularity for its weight loss and health benefits. By cycling between periods of fasting and eating, intermittent fasting can stabilize blood sugar, increase energy, and give your metabolism a boost. However, it’s easy to make mistakes that can sabotage your results. Avoid these common intermittent fasting pitfalls: Starting Too Rigorously…

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Resisting Food Pushers: Handling Social Eating Situations Gracefully

By Karen | January 22, 2024 |

Eating healthy and maintaining steady blood sugar levels can be challenging, especially in social situations where others may pressure you to indulge. Whether it’s a work party, family gathering, or dinner out with friends, you can stick to your healthy eating goals while still having fun. Here are some tips for gracefully resisting food pushers:…

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Meal Timing Strategies to Better Manage Blood Sugar

By Karen | January 21, 2024 |

In addition to what types of foods you eat, when you eat can impact blood sugar control. Using smart meal timing strategies helps keep blood sugar balanced. Eat Consistently Eating meals and snacks at about the same time daily helps your body predict and regulate blood sugar response. Don’t Skip Breakfast Starting the day with…

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Tips for Dining Out When You Have Diabetes or Food Restrictions

By Karen | January 20, 2024 |

It can be challenging to eat out when you have diabetes or follow a specific diet. However, with planning and assertiveness, you can enjoy restaurant meals while still adhering to your nutritional needs. Follow these tips: Do your research Many restaurants post menus online so you can study options in advance. Call ahead if needed.…

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Emotional vs Physical Hunger – Learn to Tell the Difference

By Karen | January 19, 2024 |

Do you sometimes eat when you’re actually not hungry? Being able to distinguish between emotional hunger and physical hunger is key for mindful eating. Learn how to read your body’s cues. Physical Hunger Signs Stomach growling Low energy or weakness Headache Difficulty concentrating Irritability or shakiness Stomach pangs or stomach pain Physical hunger comes on…

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