Are you a little too comfortable?

June 8, 2014 / No Comments

There are many proven strategies for overcoming the inertia of the familiar that we’ve incorporated into our books and mindful eating programs. Perhaps one or two of these strategies will help you get unstuck too!

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What Do I Eat with Diabetes?

December 3, 2013 / No Comments

“What do I eat?” As a diabetes educator and dietitian, I am asked this question every day – and even more so during the holidays! Mindful eating isn’t about eating a specific food or limiting yourself to a set number of calories or nutrients. It is about becoming curious a...

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Coping with Cravings by Cultivating Gratitude

December 3, 2013 / No Comments

At that moment, something shifted for Mike. He acknowledged that he had been giving his food cravings a lot of energy, and as a result, he was feeling deprived and resentful about having diabetes.

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How Thoughts Become Habits

October 31, 2013 / No Comments

Halloween can be a challenging time of year when you have diabetes. Every time you open your cabinets you might be faced with this…Candy! This can set off a chain reaction of thoughts and feelings, conflict and struggle, and sometimes overeating and high blood sugar. And it all starts with ...

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How Do I Keep a Blood Sugar Log?

October 17, 2013 / No Comments

My grandmother used to say, “Your memory only has to be as sharp as a pencil!” Of course, nowadays, it only has to be as close as your smartphone or computer! As a diabetes educator, I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to keep a detailed blood (sugar) glucose log. These logs can ...

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I have diabetes. Can I eat snacks or desserts?

September 11, 2013 / 2 Comments

So many people with diabetes ask if they should eat snacks and whether they can have desserts. The Mindful Eating Cycle puts you in charge of these decisions. Snacks Are Mini-Meals To begin, people with diabetes don’t necessarily need snacks. It’s helpful to think about why you would ...

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Paint Your Picture of Health

August 27, 2013 / 1 Comment

There is a harmful “meme” (an idea virus) that has become so widespread that it is accepted as normal. It has subtly integrated itself into our beliefs, our thoughts, our language, our behavior and our reality. It’s so pervasive that it has become “conventional wisdom̶...

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What Foods Make My Blood Sugar Go Up?

August 15, 2013 / No Comments

When a person has prediabetes or diabetes, your body can’t process glucose efficiently. Therefore, it’s necessary to be mindful of the total amount of carbohydrates you eat at each meal or snack. Awareness of carbohydrates can help you begin to understand which foods cause your blood ...

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Curiosity Can Conquer Your Fears About Elevated Blood Glucose

July 24, 2013 / No Comments

No matter how it is said, being told that your blood glucose is above normal is unwelcome news. It may be hard to keep listening because your thoughts become flooded by your emotions. My clients tell me, “I just couldn’t deal with this diagnosis, so I just didn’t do anything....

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Holiday Overeating with Diabetes

July 3, 2013 / No Comments

Ahhhh…fireworks, family, picnics, barbeques. Fourth of July is upon us. And like any other holiday or special occasion, the risk of overeating increases proportionally to the amount of food available. In the past, I’ve written about how to prevent overeating during the holidays, but w...

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