Finding Intention in the Still Waters of Mindful Eating

July 30, 2011 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE Mindful eating can simplistically be explained as fostering both attention and intention. Don’t be surprised to discover that your intentions are dynamic and shift during the change process. This makes identifying them far more complex than you might ini...

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Sensuous Eating: Eating with Beginner’s Mind

July 23, 2011 / No Comments

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with a two week trip through Italy. He’s a professional chef and I’ve long been fascinated by the European approach to food (and life) so it was the perfect “working” vacation. We were not disappointed! Sensuous Eating I can...

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Save the Stuffing for the Turkey: Eat Mindfully Instead

November 16, 2010 / 3 Comments

This holiday season, experience maximal pleasure from all the wonderful food and special occasions. By eating mindfully you'll eat less and enjoy it more. Read on for tips about mindful eating throughout the holidays.

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How does fiber affect my blood sugar?

July 1, 2010 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., C.D.E. Next in our series of posts about how eating affects your blood sugar…fiber. Fiber is indigestible complex carbohydrate, meaning that your body can’t break down the chemical links between the glucose molecules. Therefore, fiber helps fill you ...

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How do carbs affect my blood sugars?

June 25, 2010 / 6 Comments

If you have diabetes, you've probably wondered, "How do carbs affect my blood sugars?" Carbohydrates raise blood sugars--but they help stabilize them too...

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How does eating affect my blood sugars?

June 2, 2010 / 2 Comments

If you have diabetes, you need to ask, "How does eating affect my blood sugars?" This table shows how carbs, protein, and fat affect your blood sugars.

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Regret and Her Horrible Twin, Guilt

May 8, 2010 / No Comments

A Parable about a Hidden Force that May Be Keeping You Stuck The sisters Regret and Guilt look a lot alike but they are very different. When Regret makes a mistake she cries, “Oh, I wish I hadn’t done that!” or “Why did I do that?” or “I’m never doing tha...

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Understanding Your Blood Sugars: A Case for Curiosity

April 16, 2010 / 2 Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., CDE, and Michelle May, M.D. In our last post, Fearless Blood Sugar Monitoring we talked about using blood glucose monitoring to learn more about your diabetes. We provided a 7-day Blood Sugar Log Sheet (Download Fearless Blood Sugar Monitoring Log) for you to re...

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Fearless Blood Sugar Monitoring: How to do a blood sugar log

April 9, 2010 / No Comments

Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., CDE, and Michelle May, M.D. Your Hemoglobin A1C test is like a 3-month report card for diabetes. It helps both you and your healthcare provider know how your overall diabetes self-management is going. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much more than that. Most imp...

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I May Have Diabetes but I Still Hate to Diet

March 13, 2010 / 2 Comments

Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., R.D., CDE and Michelle May, M.D. In the last post, you learned why diets don’t work long term for most people. Many people with diabetes have dieted numerous times and know first-hand the feelings of deprivation and strong cravings that result from restriction. Bes...

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