Helpings from the Happy Diabetic – Perfect Plates

Chef Robert Lewis, also known as the “Happy Diabetic,” serves up fun recipes and helpful tips – with an extra helping of happiness – to keep you fueled! How can you stay a happy diabetic around the holidays? It can seem like a daunting task with so many food-centric celebrations. Chef Robert shares his plan […]

Chef Robert Lewis, also known as the “Happy Diabetic,” serves up fun recipes and helpful tips – with an extra helping of happiness – to keep you fueled!

How can you stay a happy diabetic around the holidays? It can seem like a daunting task with so many food-centric celebrations. Chef Robert shares his plan for staying in the holiday spirit while sticking to your nutrition plan:

At parties, eat in phases. First fill your plate with fruits, veggies, and lean meats. Then go for the crackers and starches. Finally, take your pick of one dessert (not one of each!). Don’t make all your holiday gatherings about food. Remember, don’t eat like it’s your LAST MEAL!

Get more helpful tips from Chef Robert in the newest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

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Fit to Eat Tip – Grocery Store Guidelines

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Does it seem like going to the grocery store is almost like a trip to Disneyland? With all of the attractive boxes, product displays, variations on even the simplest foods, it’s harder […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Does it seem like going to the grocery store is almost like a trip to Disneyland? With all of the attractive boxes, product displays, variations on even the simplest foods, it’s harder and harder to know what the right choices are. The best tip: think simple! Food choices with the least amount of added ingredients, flavorings, and processing are usually the best choices. Lean meat chicken and fish, eggs, low fat dairy products, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as oatmeal, 100% whole wheat bread, pasta and brown rice are foods that you just can’t go wrong with. Choose a good quality olive oil to use for cooking and tossing lightly on colorful salads. Herbs, spices and no sodium seasonings will help you jazz up flavors. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Bonus: you will save lots of money!

Fit To Eat Tip – The Liquid Lowdown

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Don’t drink your calories. Liquid calories from soda, juices and fancy coffee drinks add up quickly and are a significant source of weight gain. Drink water, unsweetened coffee or tea (sweeten yourself […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Don’t drink your calories. Liquid calories from soda, juices and fancy coffee drinks add up quickly and are a significant source of weight gain. Drink water, unsweetened coffee or tea (sweeten yourself if needed), and no or low calorie beverages. Eat whole fruit instead of juice- your body likes the fiber and portion control is much easier!

Fit to Eat Tip – Curbing Carb Calories

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
Be aware of high calorie bread choices. Muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits have significantly more…

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Be aware of high calorie bread choices. Muffins, bagels, croissants and biscuits have significantly more calories than a slice or two of whole grain bread or toast. Add butter or margarine sparingly.

Fit to Eat Tip – Good Stuff on the Go

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! On the go all day? Nothing faster for nourishing your body and brain than a almond or peanut butter and fruit spread sandwich on whole grain bread and a piece of fresh […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

On the go all day? Nothing faster for nourishing your body and brain than a almond or peanut butter and fruit spread sandwich on whole grain bread and a piece of fresh fruit. Add a low fat cheese stick and a bottle of water or unsweetened tea for a meal that will keep you going for hours!