The Top Tips for Your Best A1c Yet

Tip 1: Protein – Including some protein, whether plant or animal-based, at every meal, will help with satiation and with post-meal glucose spikes. Tip 2: Movement – Consistent physical activity and movement each day will help increase your insulin sensitivity. Any type of exercise or movement is suitable! Tip 3: Portion Sizes – Knowing what […]

Why Your Breakfast Matters

People say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Then again, you probably get confused because you hear about people who don’t eat breakfast and do intermittent fasting… and they seem like they’re doing perfectly fine. So, who do you believe? What do you do? What’s the best thing for you? And […]

How to Get More Protein in Your Diet 

Protein is an essential macronutrient made up of amino acids that helps to build bones, muscles, cartilage and skin but it is also responsible for so much more. Protein plays a role in almost every process of a cell, from metabolic reactions, fighting infection, providing us with energy, repairing cells, etc. There are 20 total […]

Recipe Roundup: 4 Protein-Rich Recipes from Dietitians

Many people with diabetes follow a high-protein diet for good reasons. It’s low glycemic, which means it doesn’t cause abrupt sugar spikes. It also makes you feel fuller for a longer time, which can help you sustain your energy until your next meal. Studies have also proven it’s good for weight loss, building muscles, and […]

How to Get More Brightly Colored Food into Your Diet

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Susan Thomas Recently I’ve become known to my clients as the “Vegetable Pitchman Dietitian.” I’ve gotten this name because I advise them to fill half their plates at lunch and supper with non-starchy vegetables. Unfortunately, this advice is not often popular […]

Should People with Type 1 Diabetes Eat Carbs with Protein to Build More Muscle?

This content originally appeared on Diabetic Muscle & Fitness. Republished with permission.Quick Summary Insulin and amino acids play an important role in assisting with muscle growth. Glucose and amino acids are both insulinogenic and have the potential to increase blood glucose. When glucose and amino acids are consumed together they require more insulin, than if […]

How to Crowd Out Poor Food Choices With Protein and Fiber

When I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, one thing I heard a lot about was how “crowding out” foods with preferred choices was a great way to improve eating habits without focusing on avoiding foods. So let’s say you want to eat more vegetables and cut down on the portions of refined grains. Instead […]

Butcher Box: Where Quality Matters

Calling all carnivores! If you are looking for incredible tasting, high-quality meat delivered to your door, Buterbox is exactly what you’ve been looking for. ButcherBox was kind enough to provide me with their products at no charge. I received no additional compensation for this review, and all opinions are my own. Who They Are ButcherBox […]

Eggs: Changing Dietary Advice Through the Decades

This content originally appeared on Wildly Fluctuating. Republished with permission.Recommendations on eggs seem to go from one extreme to the other, or “yo-yo egg advice.” In the 1950s and 1960s, eggs were considered healthy. Adele Davis, a popular health food guru in those days, had a chapter in her book Let’s Cook it Right titled “Serve Eggs […]