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Eating While Traveling — Staying Healthy?...

As you know, I’ve been on the road for about 10 days now. I stuck to my eating plan pretty well for the first week, and I’m rather proud of myself for that. However, my good intentions fell apart on Friday evening. We arrived, as planned, at the home of an elderly relative in time for dinner. Always a superb cook, he had asked me on the phone whether there were any foods I couldn’t or shouldn’t eat. I explained that I was avoiding wheat and gluten. Sadly, it was obvious that he is no longer as sharp mentally as he always has been. He asked the same questions over and over, and worried — a lot —...

Eating While Traveling — Staying Healthy?
posted on: Aug 31, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Can You Do a PACE Workout in a Small Pool?...

Is it possible to do a PACe workout in a very small pool? I recorded a video to answer that...

posted on: Aug 27, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Good-for-You Breakfast Eggs

Occasionally I’ll be posting recipes here, when I find something that’s really yummy and healthful at the same time. I thought I’d start with breakfast. This recipe is a modified version of one from Dr. Ron Rosen that he calls “eggs benefit,” a healthy alternative to traditional Eggs Benedict. I found his version used way too much lemon juice and not enough rosemary, so I’ve adjusted those amounts and changed a couple of other things. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 ripe avocado 2 slices whole grain bread, “Manna from Heaven” bread or gluten-free bread Special Sauce Special Sauce 3 T low-fat cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese 1/2 to 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1-1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1...

Good-for-You Breakfast Eggs
posted on: Aug 23, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Healthy Eating While Traveling

It’s vital to eat unprocessed, healthy foods when you’re reversing your diabetes, but doing so while traveling is a challenge. I’ll be on the road for two weeks, looking to share some tips for healthy eating while traveling, and to hear some of yours. Do you have some tips you’d like to share for healthy eating on the road? Click the comment link above this message to add your...

posted on: Aug 19, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 15

Wednesday, August 11 Went to LA Fitness but the pool was closed. They were working on the heating problem. Thursday, August 12 Pool was open again today, thank goodness. I did my standard workout: Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1 minute Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1 minute Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 5: Combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2 minutes 5 minutes in the hot tub 15 minutes in the sauna Total time in gym: 50 minutes...

posted on: Aug 18, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Ignorance, Stupidity and Diabetes

When it comes to your health, ignorance is making a choice that’s bad for you when you don’t have the information you need. Stupidity is making a bad choice when you know better. Sometimes, with diabesity, it’s hard to tell the difference. My Friend Almost Died I have a friend who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a couple of years ago. By the time they realized he had a problem, he almost died. He was admitted to the ER, severely dehydrated and with stratospheric glucose readings, and practically comatose. He was literally lucky to be alive. After rehydrating him, pumping him full of insulin and taking other measures to stabilize him over the course of several days,...

Ignorance, Stupidity and Diabetes
posted on: Aug 17, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 8

Tuesday, August 3 I didn’t spend much time in the gym today. I had to skip the sauna because of a work appointment, so it was just the pool and a quick dip in the hot tub. I did notice my rest times after each set were shorter than before. Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1 minute Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1 minute Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 5: 1 lap combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2...

posted on: Aug 16, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Obesity: Facebook Says Talking About it is “Abusive”...

I saw an article this morning that I thought was worth sharing. Oddly, Facebook blocked my attempts to post the link, stating the content was “abusive.” So what was this abusive content? It was an article on the investment website 24/7 Wall Street titled, “The Obesity Index: The Cost of Obesity by State.” It listed, state by state, the percentage of obese residents and the medical costs associated with same. The date for the report came from the Centers for Disease Control in a report titled “Vital Signs: Adult Obesity.” According to the actual report: 72 million American adults are obese Their medical costs are $1,429 more per year than their non-obese peers No state has an obesity...

Obesity: Facebook Says Talking About it is “Abusive”
posted on: Aug 11, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Exercise Week Ending August 1

This week I actually made it into the pool three times. I’m very proud of myself. Tuesday, July 27 Warmup: 1 lap easy breaststroke, 2 laps easy backstroke, rest 1 minute Set 1: 2 laps sidestroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 2: 2 laps backstroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 3: 2 laps hard breaststroke, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 4: 2 laps overhand backstroke, rest 2 minutes Set 5: This was something new. I did a full lap of a combination crawl (arms) and frog kick legs, rest 1-1/2 minutes Set 6: 1 lap hard crawl, rest 2 minutes 5 minutes in the hot tub 12 minutes in the sauna Total time in gym: 50 minutes Friday, July 30 Same...

posted on: Aug 4, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama

Get to Sleep. Seriously.

Sleep deprivation is a huge problem for Americans, and its consequences on your health are nothing short of brutal. Learning how to get a good night’s sleep may be the single most important thing you can do to start losing weight and reversing your metabolic problems. If you’re not getting enough sleep, achieving good health is downright impossible. You’ll also find it almost impossible to lose weight. According to Ian Robinson of Total Health Breakthroughs: “Borrowing time from sleep is like taking out a bad loan – it’s a debt you’ll pay for in decreased productivity and higher risk of health problems like diabetes.” Here are just a few of the ways your body misfires when you don’t...

Get to Sleep. Seriously.
posted on: Aug 2, 2010 | author: DiabeticMama