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Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs – What You Need to Know

By Karen | January 18, 2024 |

Not all carbs are created equal when it comes to diabetes prevention, weight loss and blood sugar control. Being mindful of ‘good’ carbs versus ‘bad’ carbs can help regulate blood sugar, insulin, cravings and hunger. What are Good Carbs? Good carbs have these qualities: High in fiber – Fiber slows digestion, preventing blood sugar spikes.…

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Small Steps for a Big Impact: Realistic Tips to Get Started Losing Weight

By Karen | January 17, 2024 |

Losing weight can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing drastic overhaul. Making small, sustainable changes to your eating and exercise habits can set you up for safe, effective weight loss. Here are realistic tips for getting started: Control Portions When we eat mindlessly or don’t really take the time to focus…

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Strength Training for Beginners: Build Lean Muscle and Boost Metabolism

By Karen | January 16, 2024 |

Starting a strength training routine can seem daunting, but it provides immense benefits for weight loss, blood sugar regulation, and metabolism. Building lean muscle mass helps the body burn more calories and utilize blood glucose efficiently. Follow these tips for beginners to start sculpting muscle and torching fat through strength training. Start with Bodyweight Exercises…

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The Glycemic Index Explained – How to Make Smart Carb Choices

By Karen | January 15, 2024 |

For people with diabetes or who are trying to lose weight, paying attention to the glycemic index of carbohydrates is key. The glycemic index is a scale that ranks foods based on how quickly and how much they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Understanding the glycemic index can guide you to healthier carb choices.…

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Meal Prep 101: Tips and Tricks for Preparing Healthy, Balanced Meals

By Karen | January 14, 2024 |

Preparing wholesome, balanced meals is essential for blood sugar control and overall health, yet it can feel daunting. Meal prepping makes it easy to have healthy food on hand for blood sugar stability all week long. Follow these meal prep tips and tricks: Mix Quality Carbs, Protein and Fat Combining protein, healthy fats and complex…

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Ready, Set, Goal! How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Health Goals

By Karen | January 13, 2024 |

Setting health goals like losing weight, eating better or exercising more is easy. Sticking with them long-term and staying motivated is harder. Without the right mindset and strategies, passion fizzles and goals fall by the wayside when life gets busy. Use these tips to fire up your motivation to reach your wellness goals: Set Specific…

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Walking Your Way to Weight Loss: Getting Started with a Walking Regimen

By Karen | January 12, 2024 |

Walking is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of exercise for supporting weight loss goals and balancing blood sugar. Developing a regular walking regimen helps burn calories, build metabolism-boosting muscle, and stabilize erratic blood sugar. How Walking Helps Regulate Blood Sugar Walking helps your muscles better absorb blood glucose for energy. More glucose…

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Beat the Afternoon Slump Without the Sugar Rush: Healthy Snack Ideas

By Karen | January 11, 2024 |

It’s completely normal to experience an afternoon energy slump or feel tired after lunch. The temptation may be to reach for a quick sugar fix from cookies, candy or soda. However, this leads to a rapid spike and crash of blood sugar. For sustained energy without the sugar rush and crash, choose healthier snacks in…

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