8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

August 24, 2013 at 9:03 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the Eating Well web site, it’s all about eating healthy and they have the 8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss. I left the link at the bottom of the post so you can get them all.

 

Eating Well

 

8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

Some of the best diet foods are delicious too!
Want to boost your efforts to lose weight? Of course the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you. Research shows that these 8 secret-weapon foods can help you lose weight. Find out what they are and how they can help you shed pounds.. …..

 
1. Mushrooms
Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they’d eaten those same dishes made with beef—though they’d taken in a fraction of the calories and fat. Swap mushrooms for meat in a Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich and more marvelous mushroom recipes…..

 
2. Eggs
In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. Think beyond breakfast, too: eggs boost a salad’s staying power and make for a satisfying snack. Here are two dozen easy recipe ideas for eggs….

 
* Click the link below to get all 8 weight loss tips along with some healthy recipes.

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/8_secret_weapon_foods_for_weight_loss?sssdmh=dm17.684619&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd080813

10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions

August 23, 2013 at 8:09 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From Diabetic Living On Line 10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Portions. I left the link so you can all the great healthy tips.

 

 

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How to Eat What You Love
Diabetes shouldn’t equal deprivation. Moderation is key, and following a few tips can avoid bad habits that leave you with feelings of guilt. From pizza to potatoes, we give you options to enjoy the foods you crave

 

Favor Whole, Fresh Foods
Processing foods tends to concentrate the calories and carbohydrate. Consider this: For 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 4 fresh apricots or just 1/2 cup apricots canned in juice. And for 15 grams of carb, you could eat either 1-1/4 cups strawberries or a mere 1-1/2 tablespoons all-fruit strawberry preserves…..

 

 

Train Your Eyes
A typical 12-ounce baked potato at restaurants has 70 grams of carb, whereas 3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) of boiled red-skin potatoes has just 17 grams of carb. Weigh or measure spuds, rice, and other foods at home so you’ll be able to more accurately size up portions when eating out…..

 

*Get these and more healthy tips by clicking the link below.

 

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/easy-ways-to-eat-healthy-portions/?sssdmh=dm17.684469&esrc=nwdlo081313

Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success

May 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I came across this article this morning and had to pass it along.

 
Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success
Losing weight has many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, including better control over blood sugar levels.

 
By Jan Sheehan
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

 
Losing weight is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important. “Carrying excess weight makes managing blood sugars more difficult, and 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight,” says dietitian Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, diabetes educator and president of health care and education for the American Diabetic Association. In fact, a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that the longer someone has a high body mass index or BMI (a common measure of being overweight or obese), the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It’s no secret that losing weight — and keeping it off — isn’t easy. But it is possible, and the benefits for those with diabetes are great. So how do you get started? Experts say the right way to lose weight is to incorporate a healthful diet into your overall diabetes management plan.
Diabetes Diet Control: Steps to Success

Here’s how to get started on the path to weight-loss success:

Get physical. Exercise keeps off the weight. “Research shows that people who increase physical activity along with reducing calorie intake will lose more body fat that people who only diet,” says McLaughlin. For confirmation, look at the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), a database of 4,000 men and women who have lost 30 or more pounds and kept it off. Only 9 percent reached and maintained their weight-loss goal without exercise. Most people in the register chose walking as their form of exercise.

Eat breakfast. The most effective diabetes diet includes breakfast. Skipping breakfast can lead to overeating later in the day when you become ravenous. This can sabotage weight-loss plans and cause blood sugar levels to surge. Studies show that eating breakfast, especially if it’s cereal, is associated with better weight loss. A common characteristic among the NWCR participants is that most of them ate breakfast.

Cut calories. The exact number of calories that people on a diabetes diet should consume depends on a number of factors, including age, gender, current weight, activity level, and body type. A reasonable goal for people with type 2 diabetes is between 1,200 and 1,800 calories per day for women and between 1,400 and 2,000 calories per day for men. Your diabetes educator can help you fine-tune the ideal calorie range to achieve weight loss while managing your blood sugar levels.

Feast on fiber. Does your diabetes diet include lots of fiber? If so, you’re doing your type 2 diabetes a favor. Generous amounts of fiber help lower blood sugar levels and speed weight loss. In one study, adults who consumed the most fiber-rich foods had the least amount of body fat. Aim for three servings per day of fiber-loaded fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Toss fiber-rich legumes, like chickpeas and black beans, into salads, chili, and soups.

Eat mini-meals. A diabetes diet structured with three or more small meals daily is better than a diet plan that includes only one or two big meals. Large meals can cause blood sugar levels to surge, while eating smaller meals more frequently will keep glucose levels lower after eating. Plus, a diabetes diet consisting of mini-meals spread through the day will help control hunger and calorie intake, leader to faster weight loss.

Set small goals. “Don’t try to transform your body all at once,” advises McLaughlin. “That can be a recipe for failure.” Instead set small, realistic goals, such as walking around the block four times a week and decreasing desserts from daily to only on weekends. After these goals become habits, move on to your next objective. You’ll gain a feeling of accomplishment, while inching towards your ultimate weight loss goal.

Get support. Staying motivated to stick with a weight-loss plan can be difficult when you’re going it alone. Connecting with others can provide the emotional support you need to avoid giving up. Weight-loss programs such as Weight Watchers are founded on the concept that support networks aid motivation. Keep in mind that support comes in many different forms. “For some people, online support groups can be just as effective, as well as more convenient and less costly,” says McLaughlin.

Use tricks to prevent overeating. Sometimes sneaky strategies can help pare pounds and prevent going hog wild on diet-damaging foods. Try the following tricks:

* Fill up on low-calorie foods first. “Start every meal with the foods on your plate that are lowest in calories,” suggests McLaughlin. By the time you get to the other foods, you won’t be so hungry.
* Change your salad dressing system. Instead of sprinkling or pouring dressing over your salad, dip your fork into a side dish of dressing and then your salad before each bite.
* Take up a busy-hands hobby. If you’re idle, you’ll be more prone to eating. Keep busy with knitting, scrapbooking, crossword puzzles, or gardening.
* Carry a toothbrush and toothpaste. Keep them in your purse or briefcase. When cravings hit, brushing your teeth with peppermint-flavored toothpaste will dampen your desire to eat.
* Arrive fashionably late to parties. Without as much time near the buffet table, you’ll eat less.

It’s important to continue healthy eating and regular exercise even after reaching your weight-loss goal. Weight control should last a lifetime.

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/type2/managing/secrets-of-weight-control.aspx?xid=aol_eh-newscs_8_20130506_&aolcat=HLT&ncid=webmail4

6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A good article on the “Good Carbs” on the Eating Well web site. I left the web link at the bottom of the post so you can read the entire article. Check out the entire site while there it’s full of healthy recipes and ideas.
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious….

Click the link below to read the entire article.

http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_carbs_to_add_to_your_diet_to_help_you_stay_slim?sssdmh=dm17.627969&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd110112

The Benefits of Weight Loss

August 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Another great article from diabeticlivingonline.com Some really grood info on weight loss and it’s benifits.

The Benefits of  Weight Loss
A body of scientific evidence suggests that even a modest amount of weight loss — 10-15 pounds — can make a big difference in managing diabetes. The key is to go about losing weight healthfully. Weight loss can yield sweet successes, including:

— Lower blood glucose

— Lower blood pressure

— Improved blood fats (cholesterol)

— Lighter load on your joints and feet

— Easier movement and breathing

— Increased energy level

Start Your Day with Breakfast
One surefire way to ruin your weight loss efforts is to skip breakfast. People who eat breakfast regularly tend to have a lower risk of weight gain compared with people who skip the meal, according to a 2007 British study of the dietary habits of more than 6,700 adults.

“Breakfast skippers tend to make up for those saved calories by eating more later in the day. The net result isn’t weight loss. In fact, it’s frequently weight gain,” says Jill Weisenberger, R.D., CDE, a Virginia-based dietitian and certified diabetes educator.

When you eat breakfast, you can resist those midmorning vending-machine raids because your blood glucose levels stay more stable and your metabolism responds more favorably.

“Eating a balanced breakfast is a great way to start the day. It says right off the bat, ‘Hey, I’m taking care of myself,'” Weisenberger says….

*Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diet/tips/tips-for-weight-loss/?sssdmh=dm17.611708&esrc=nwdlo081412d&email=2933188293

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