When I was 5 months pregnant, I went to the lab for a routine glucose test, I failed miserably. I ended up having to stay for a longer test that consisted of drinking yucky orange soda stuff every hour for 3 hours and having my glucose level checked after each hour. This test apparently measures how well your body processes and controls your insulin levels. Once again, I failed it and not just by a little bit. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and needed to make an appointment with the diabetic nutritionist right away. I had to change my diet immediately because the health and vitality of my baby depended upon the food choices I would make for the next 4 months.
Can you imagine the pressure? Read More…
A large part of the standard vacation experience revolves around eating. Eating healthy and hotel living is certainly a challenge. How do you enjoy yourself, your family, and your vacation spot, while watching your intake?
At every meal, no matter what, you should have something that grows on your plate. This is a concept I taught my kids when they were little.
I would always ask them, “What are you going to eat that grows?”
Sometimes, they would respond, “These fries are potatoes, and they grow”, and I would have to say, Read More…
Fact: If you keep doing the same things, you will keep getting the same results! If you want different results, WHAT are you going to do differently and WHEN are you going to start doing it?