18 October 2016 Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

Considerations when pursuing weight loss surgery such as: timing, cost, dietary requirements, mental health readiness, type of team to look for, risks of surgery. This is a great post for those of you considering weight loss surgery or just want to know a little bit more about it.

11 October 2016 Weight Loss: 3 Pitfalls of Skipping Meals

One misconception of weight loss is that skipping meals helps. Read on for three drawbacks of skipping meals and two tips to avoid skipping meals.

4 October 2016 How to Handle Sandwich Bread for Weight & Carb Control

If you are a sandwich lover, then it’s time to take a look at your choice of bread. You do not have to cut out bread if you are trying to lose weight or control carbs for diabetes but you do need to choose wisely to avoid excess calories, carbs, and sodium.

27 September 2016 Bicycling for fun, transportation, fitness and calorie burning

Bicycles are for everyone. You don’t need gasoline or a license or insurance. Just muscles and calories to burn.

21 September 2016 Delicious Slow Cooker Cincinnati Turkey Chili

Just in time for slightly chillier evenings, check out this rich, unusual “chili” recipe that is still diabetes-friendly and weight loss-friendly.

13 September 2016 Blueberries: More than just a super grizzly bear food!

How many blueberries a day does a Denali grizzly bear eat? While touring Denali National Park last summer, we learned that an average brown grizzly bear eats 200,000 wild blueberries a day. Not only are they healthy for bears, they are considered one of the superfoods for humans because of their antioxidant activity. Enjoy increasing your blueberry consumption and paying tribute to the Bronco Super Bowl Champions by baking these Blueberry Pumpkin Bronco Bonanza Muffins!

6 September 2016 MyNetDiary is Updating Goals for Fat, Cholesterol, and Sodium

MyNetDiary will be updating recommended intakes for fat, cholesterol, and sodium to be consistent with the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Read this blog to find out more!

30 August 2016 Why Does Language Matter in Diabetes?

Learn more about how the language we and others use regarding diabetes affects us. This very insightful post is written by a person with diabetes, who is also a nurse and diabetes educator.

23 August 2016 So many tomatoes, so little time

If you’re knee-deep in fresh tomatoes, lucky you! Here are some suggestions for using them up while they’re at the peak of ripeness.

16 August 2016 Keep Your Feet Healthy So You Can Stay Active

Learn more about what you could be doing to take care of your feet. This is especially important if you want to stay active or if you have diabetes.

9 August 2016 Avocado: A heart healthy secret or a calorie bomb?

Sipping my avocado mango smoothie under the shade of a large avocado tree on an avocado plantation in Guatemala, I, as a dietitian, had time to contemplate the pros and cons of avocadoes. Are avocados a calorie bomb or a heart healthy secret?

2 August 2016 Tips for Healthier Eating at Chinese American Buffets

Restaurant buffets are not weight-loss friendly. Given that it is nearly impossible to avoid buffets 100% of the time, read this post for strategies on how to minimize the caloric damage when you dine out at your favorite Chinese-American restaurant.

26 July 2016 Do you have to get divorced to lose weight?

A BBC series about overweight couples has an unusual strategy for weight loss: separate the couple for awhile so they can develop better food habits. Do couples have to separate to lose weight?

21 July 2016 3 Fun Ways to Move More & Burn Calories

For those of you who don’t like to exercise in any shape or form but need to move more for health, then it is time to figure out how to make your “fun” more physical.

12 July 2016 2 Easy, Healthy, and Tasty Chicken Recipes

Instead of spending a ton of money on take-out and restaurant food, learn how to make a few tasty options at home. These are fast and easy chicken recipes that have been modified to be a bit healthier and lower in calories.

6 July 2016 Wondering what to bring to a summer potluck or BBQ? Enjoy these three healthy fast ideas!

Rather than bringing the traditional pasta, potato or cool whip salad to your next neighborhood potluck, create one these healthy alternatives, Fiesta Bean Salad, Red, White, and Blue Meringue Fruit Dessert or a Summer Spritzer and keep your healthy eating on track. Note also the nutrition bonuses for each recipe.

28 June 2016 July 4th foods: watermelon, blueberries and cake batter truffles

Serving Red, White and Blue food for the 4th of July BBQ usually means using lots of food coloring and processed foods. The Internet has plenty of ideas for that, such as the infamous Cake Batter Truffles. But if your picnic is more about flavorful healthy food, I’ve got some alternate ideas.

21 June 2016 Why Write One More Book About Diabetes?

I believe that being positive about diabetes – in other words, taking it on and fitting it into life, instead of the other way around – is the most effective way to live well with diabetes. I felt that I needed to share that with those who are new to diabetes, and those who love someone with diabetes. I’d like to think there’s something in the book for everyone, but those are the two primary audiences.

14 June 2016 «I lost 4 pounds in three weeks just by writing down what I ate and drank!»

If you want to lose weight or have hit a weight loss plateau or are concerned about food allergies or are an emotional eater, try tracking your food and beverage intake to gain insights into your eating patterns.

7 June 2016 Slow Down To Help Weight Loss: Your Gut-Brain Connection

If you are wolfing down a meal in less than 20 minutes, then you might be eating too fast. This could affect your ability to limit calories at meals regardless of macronutrient content (fat, carbs, or protein). Learn some tips to help you feel full.

Disclaimer: Please note that we cannot provide personalized advice and that the information provided does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit a medical professional.

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