How to Reduce Your Sugar and Carb Cravings in 3 Easy Steps

How to Reduce Your Sugar and Carb Cravings in 3 Easy Steps

Diabetes Food Tips
Cravings are tough, especially for those with diabetes who need to actively manage blood sugar levels.  The good news is that cravings and sugar addiction CAN be a thing of the past. To understand how to break cravings, let me first tell you a quick story about how they form... *** You can get away with a lot when you’re young, especially when it comes to the things you eat and drink. During my younger years, I assaulted my body with the fattiest, sugariest and carb-loaded foods you can imagine. There were never any nutrient dense vegetables, good fats or lean meats in sight on my plate. However, at that time I was relatively active and didn't put on too much weight. This is why many people tend to ignore their health when they're…
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How to Use a Spiralizer to Cut Carbs (+ Pad Thai Recipe!)

How to Use a Spiralizer to Cut Carbs (+ Pad Thai Recipe!)

Diabetes Food Tips, Diabetic-Friendly Recipes
When eating a low carb diet, it is often difficult to find ways to enjoy your favorite foods. For those looking to better manage their diabetes, it’s especially important to cut traditional pasta out of your diet in order to prevent blood sugar spikes. This may sound discouraging, but this is where the spiralizer comes to the rescue! A spiralizer allows you to make your favorite pasta dishes by replacing traditional pasta with spiralized vegetable noodles. Although you can spiralizer many veggies using your spiralizer such as sweet potatoes carrots, cucumbers, and more, I find that zucchini works the best when making a pasta dish.   How to use a spiralizer to make delicious, low-carb meals Spiralizers are very simple to use.  Simply take it out of the box and…
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What Are Complex Carbs and Simple Carbs?

What Are Complex Carbs and Simple Carbs?

Diabetes Food Tips
A common question we receive is what are complex carbs, exactly, and how do they differ from simple carbohydrates (carbs)? These are extremely important questions for people with diabetes to ask. Being aware of the type and amount of carbohydrates in your food can make the difference between having steady blood sugar levels and having too many highs and lows. Let’s start by setting the foundation for you. Many people are confused about what types of carbs come from which sources and the actual difference as it pertains to how your body digests them. But you have to understand first how your body reacts to all the different macronutrients before getting into how your body reacts to sugar and carbohydrates. What is a Macronutrient? Everything you eat is either a carbohydrate,…
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The Low-Down on Artificial Sweeteners

The Low-Down on Artificial Sweeteners

Diabetes Food Tips
How Do Diet Sodas and Flavored Drinks Really Affect Your Blood Sugar and Overall Health? Recently, someone in our free Facebook group asked whether diet soda was okay to drink, since it contains no real grams of sugar? This is an excellent question that I wanted to really draw out so you can understand why all sodas, regular, diet or otherwise, are not good for you in one way or another. Because we’re constantly bombarded with extremely persuasive advertising on a daily basis, it’s tough to really get a handle on what’s good and not good for us. When you’re told a certain soda is “sugar free,” have you ever wondered how it’s still sweet? Or how this soda still has flavor although it has “zero” calories? Real sugar vs. sugar substitutes A 12-ounce…
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