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How Do You Spell Weight Loss?

Losing weight and keeping it off is a long term commitment that requires a day to day focus.  A-E-I-O-U are the letters that spell success and can guide your daily efforts. A    Start with an Action planThink of your action plan as a very specific, daily/weekly “To Do” list. It should focus on what […]

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End of Summer Cooking

If you just discovered a 2 foot-long zucchini hidden in your garden, this is the perfect recipe for you. It is from my cookbook, The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen 125 Recipes for Creating Healthy Meals (HMH 2012). The talented Ben Fink was the photographer who ate the entire dish after he took the picture!

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Got Cucumbers? Try this refreshing summer dip.

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, No Carbs—3 Reasons Why I Recommend Good Carbs for Everyone

First you need to understand what I mean by “good carbs”. I’m referring to carbohydrate-containing foods that give your body more that just starch and sugars. Think whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy. Reason #1 to eat good carbs Fiber & resistant starch (prebiotics). This is the food for the good bacteria in […]

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Living Local, Living Healthy

Even the Hudson Valley in New York State has its share of people facing the challenges of type 2 diabetes. My article on Managing Diabetes was just published in the Healthy Hudson Valley magazine, however, the tips shared are appropriate for anyone with diabetes, regardless of where you live. Have any questions? Email me at […]

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Why is it so hard to eat less sugar?

This short Ted Ed video gives a great, animated explanation of how sugar affects our brain and why it is so hard to give it up. The good news–when you start limiting sugary foods for just special treats it becomes easier to eat less of it and your cravings for it become more manageable. The […]

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Healthy Cooking Tips For Diabetes

A diabetes-friendly eating style is much easier to achieve when you prepare your own meals. Cooking puts you back in control when diabetes threatens your sense of well-being. However, this requires you to have some basic cooking skills. Click here to learn how to cook with non-starchy vegetables. Adding vegetables to a meal is a […]

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Hack Your Snacks at Work

Click here to watch a short video loaded with ideas on how to cut down snacking on the office sweets!

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Family MealTime Makeovers

Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes involves the whole family even if just one member has been diagnosed. That’s because pre-diabetes and diabetes are best managed when the entire household commits to making a series of small changes. Overtime these changes can have a big impact on everyone’s health. Check out this segment I filmed for […]

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Don’t Gain Weight This Holiday Season—Make Your Resolutions Now

October is the best time to start setting New Year’s resolutions. I don’t mean the traditional January vows to “lose weight and start exercising”. I’m suggesting a plan to get through the upcoming holidays and not gain weight. Imagine how good you will feel at the start of 2018 without the guilt and extra pounds […]

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