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If you miss eating rice, here’s some good news!

September 4, 2012 in News

If you are trying to choose foods with a low glycemic index (GI) to help you control your blood sugar, you may have been advised to avoid white rice. White rice is often mentioned in lists of high GI foods, along with white potatoes, pasta, and white breads. Read the rest of this entry →

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Portion control a problem? Try switching plates!

September 4, 2012 in News

Plate color, that is.

No jokes here. A recently published research study looked at the way plate color impacted the choices participants made regarding food. Participants were given a plate that either closely matched the color of the food served, or contrasted with the food. They were then invited to serve themselves however much they wished from a buffet table. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sneaky Bad Habits – Have any of these crept into your self-management?

September 4, 2012 in News

There’s no way around the fact that no matter your prescribed treatment, managing a chronic illness such as diabetes is a lot of work. It’s a 24 hours a day, 365 (or 366) days per year occupation. Sometimes, the with the amount of attention diabetes requires, bad habits and shortcuts might start drifting in to your self management routine. Read the rest of this entry →

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Why we can always make room for dessert

September 4, 2012 in News

Has this ever happened to you?

You ate a good, sensible, balanced breakfast. You feel satisfied.

Then you get to work, and the first thing you see is that your coworker brought in a box of fresh doughnuts. Suddenly, you don’t feel full anymore. In fact, you feel like you’ve got plenty of room for a doughnut. Or two. Read the rest of this entry →

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Watching your sugar intake isn’t enough: How high fat consumption can raise blood sugar

September 4, 2012 in News

Obesity is well known for increasing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as is the fact that a high fat diet can contribute to obesity. But a new study conducted by the University of Michigan Health System has revealed that the link between consuming foods high in fat and diabetes goes even deeper. Read the rest of this entry →

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Veggies looking unappetizing? Try changing beverages!

September 4, 2012 in News

“Finish your vegetables!”

Those three words are enough to make a lot of people wince. Some people just don’t like vegetables at all, right? If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, what are you supposed to do to eat healthy?

A recent study published in the journal Appetite suggests that the first thing you might want to try is to change what you are drinking with dinner. Read the rest of this entry →

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Healthy Eating is Cheaper than You Think!

September 4, 2012 in News

Thinking about changing what you eat can be intimidating. After all, few of us have the luxury of planning meals based solely on what we want to eat. There are other people’s tastes to consider, what’s available at the store when we go… and of course, the price. Food costs have been going up, and a lot of us are under pressure to choose foods that are as filling as possible for as cheap as possible. “Healthy” foods don’t seem to fit in to that category, right? Read the rest of this entry →

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How Dense is Your Diet?

September 4, 2012 in News

Most of us have heard that we should eat a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, while limiting our intake of fats and and added sugar. In 2010, the USDA released a set of dietary recommendations for all Americans that included this advice, adding that we should all try to eat more foods that a have a low “energy density.” Read the rest of this entry →