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Carbohydrate Counting for People with Diabetes

CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES Carbohydrate Counting is a meal-planning tool for managing your blood glucose levels. Any Carbohydrate food you eat is digested into glucose. It is important to eat carbohydrates throughout the day because they provide energy and essential nutrients for your body. CARBOHYDRATE CHOICES AND PORTION SIZES A “carbohydrate choice” is a portion of food, like slice of bread that has 15 grams of carbohydrate (1 carbohydrate choice = 15 grams of carbohydrate). The total carbohydrate from any food has about the same effect on blood glucose. Measure or weigh foods to learn what common portion sizes look like. If you do not have access to a scale or measuri

10 Tips to Start Your 2015 Fitness Journey

Do you participate in new years resolutions? If you are like myself and many others, you come up with an unrealistic goal in an unrealistic amount of time and within a few weeks you don’t see the results you want and give up. According to Forbes just 8% of people achieve their New Years resolution goals. There is actual science behind why our brains cannot handle New Years Resolutions shown through an experiment done at Stanford by Professor Baba Shiv. A group of undergraduate students were divided into 2 groups. One group was given a two-digit number to remember. The other was given a seven-digit number to remember. Then, after a short walk through the hall, they were offered the choice b

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