Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Are you one of the 1.5 million people that have been diagnosed with diabetes this year? Or maybe a loved one recently was diagnosed. Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm and concern on what to do next? If so, I've got you covered! Metformin More than likely your physician will prescribe a medication, this … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Paleo/Primal Diet Program Basics

Paleo is also known as Paleolithic diet. I don't necessarily love calling it a diet as it's more of a basis for a way of life because it includes way more than just food, but for today's sake we'll just focus on that part. Paleo diet is a tad more strict than the outlined information … Continue reading Paleo/Primal Diet Program Basics

Gluten History: Good or Bad?

What is the history behind gluten? Why does it have such a bad reputation today even among those who are not gluten sensitive? What products contain gluten? Should I be eating gluten or avoiding it? What is a better alternative to eating gluten that is going to benefit my long term health? There are so … Continue reading Gluten History: Good or Bad?

Whole30 1 Week Update

It's been an entire week, yippe!! I know, that sounds like a drop in the bucket, but going an entire week without sugar wasn't really something I was looking forward to. I know the benefits of not having sugar, so I think I was mentally better prepared than some, but not 100% psyched up about … Continue reading Whole30 1 Week Update

Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content

If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm going on this Whole30 journey. Doing so, I've had to read MANY food labels and decipher through all of the jargon. So i'm here to break it down for you for the sake of your blood sugar and to keep it in check. Condiments We'll start … Continue reading Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content

Why I chose Whole30

Starting the Whole30 "diet" was a way to wipe my slate clean and start over. I found myself walking through the isles at the grocery store with no sense of excitement or pleasure as I saw all of the boxes of foods and their fancy labels. I knew that eating these things did nothing for … Continue reading Why I chose Whole30

Keto & Paleo, What’s the Difference?

So what's all the rage with the latest diets out there? If you haven't heard of the Ketogenic or Paleolithic diet then consider yourself lucky because I'm about to school you! 😉 Ketogenic Diet AKA Keto The Keto diet involves putting your body in a state of Ketosis. When a person eats a normal American … Continue reading Keto & Paleo, What’s the Difference?

Diabetes & Weight Loss

Some of you may see that title and think, UGH.. yeah impossible! There are several facets of weight loss related to Diabetes that we'll talk more about today. Some people have unexplained weight loss with diabetes and others have experienced stubborn pounds clinging on for dear life not wanting to budge as hard as you … Continue reading Diabetes & Weight Loss