Handling Holiday Head Hunger

November 17, 2012 / No Comments

Notice how often food is at the center of your celebrations: traditional foods, family gatherings, tins of holiday goodies as gifts. Eating is a wonderful way to reminisce, nurture, and bond. Emotional eating is normal, even healthy-unless it is the primary way you cope with or avoid your feeling...

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Why Do We Overeat?

October 25, 2012 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE, Co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Why Do We Overeat? Why do people eat past comfortable fullness, eat when they are not hungry, or eat in a mindless way? Eating provides pleasure or a temporary distraction. For example, if you are ...

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Free Diabetes and Mindful Eating Resources for People with Prediabetes or Diabetes

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

If you or someone you care about has prediabetes or diabetes, you’ll find helpful resources here to help you manage diabetes mindfully (from Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes available from your local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble). Using the Mindful Eating Cyc...

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Your Exercise Personality

September 11, 2012 / No Comments

Take this Exercise Personality quiz to identify your unique exercise personality traits to find physical activity that you will enjoy and stick to!

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Mindful Eating Puts the “Self” in Diabetes Self-Management

September 5, 2012 / 1 Comment

Even if you have prediabetes or diabetes, you can eat what you love by learning how to use mindfulness–awareness, balance, and intention–to guide you. How does mindful eating help with diabetes?  With mindful eating, you will: Savor every aspect of eating–even though you have di...

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Food Swapping

August 27, 2012 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE Co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes  So, you want to add variety to your diet. How can you do this if you have diabetes? Consider using the concept of “food swapping.” Regardless of the method used – Point System, C...

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Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Get Out of Autopilot

August 14, 2012 / 1 Comment

By Michelle May, M.D.,  Co-author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Have you ever finished a meal and wished you had just one more bite? Are you surprised when your hand hits the bottom of the popcorn bucket at the movies? Do you ever feel completely stuffed and miserable afte...

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The Superhero Vegetable

July 24, 2012 / No Comments

 By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD, CDE Co-Author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Is it possible to have a superhero for a vegetable? A vegetable that is mild-mannered, unassuming and often overlooked in the crowd of produce, disguised not by a pair of unfashionable glasses but ...

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Mindful Eating for Vibrant Living

July 13, 2012 / No Comments

By Michelle May, M.D. – Excerpt from Chapter 13 of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes Have you ever finished a cookie and wished you had another bite? Are you surprised when your hand hits the bottom of the bag? Do you ever feel lethargic or miserably stuffed after you eat? ...

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What Will Alcohol Do to My Blood Sugar?

June 7, 2012 / No Comments

By Megrette Fletcher M.Ed, RD, CDE  Co-Author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes The liver has many jobs including preventing low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) by releasing glucose into the bloodstream. When a person drinks alcohol, it is processed in the liver and stops all oth...

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