As a person with type 1 diabetes who’s been trying to lose weight for as long as I can remember, one of the things I often hear from other PWDs is that it takes twice as long to lose weight with diabetes as it does without. Now, I’ve checked with my expert sources and they tell me that isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean losing weight with diabetes is a walk in the park. Jessica…Read more »
Growing up, I remember my mom going to Weight Watchers meetings regularly. I think she enjoyed the interaction, and she trimmed down pretty fast. Then she actually kept her figure — and her new healthier eating habits — for many years to come. Now, decades later, Weight Watchers is still going strong, lauded as one of the most reasonable and sustainable approaches to dieting.
A new generation is now discovering the program… In particular, one…
Not long ago, I attended the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo here in New York City. Personally, I didn’t expect to get much out of the event because I knew that the Diabetes Expo (and ADA as a whole) is skewed toward the predominant type 2 diabetes population. But still, I wanted to bring along a friend who’s been struggling with her diabetes, and I wanted to say hello to a few other friends who…Read more »
For the month of January, I gave up eating all grains, dairy, artificial sweeteners, natural sweeteners (except fruit), and legumes. Did I discover that I have some kind of crazy gluten/lactose/stevia intolerance? Nope.
I went Paleo.
Many in the Diabetes Community have been talking about the Paleo diet lately, and it seems the trend is growing among those fellow PWDs interested in investigating new ways of eating. You know, it’s what is dubbed the “Caveman…
As much as I may not want to admit it, the confession I need to make is that I’m a guy who is an emotional eater.
There’s no denying it. Sure, I have thought this to myself many times before and I’ve probably mumbled it out loud when no one else was around. But this is the first time I’ve actually written it down and shared it with the online world.
That is a huge…