Articles to Live By

Why Your Blood Sugar is Chaotic + The Best Thing to Do Now

Sliced pear snacks on a wooden board

With so many factors affecting blood glucose levels, it’s not always your fault when your meter flashes a number you don’t like. Learn what you can control, what you can’t and how to frame the disappointment. Your blood sugar meter flashes 246! You failed. Again….

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Healthy Dinners: the Simple Plate Method Way

The Plate Method with chicken, butternut squash and string beans

Trying to eat healthy, but you don’t know how? You’ll know what to eat when you let the plate method guide you. You push yourself to follow your strict eating plan and deprive yourself of all things yummy. But you’re pulled to give it all…

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This is Better Than Willpower for Sticking to Your Diet

stack of gooey chocolate chip cookies

Imagine walking by a warm plate of ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies. You can nearly sense the buttery feeling on your fingertips and the melting of the chocolate in your mouth as the fragrance of freshly-baked sugar, flour and chocolate dances by. But you smile and…

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12 Delicious Ways to Eat More Beans + 25 Super Recipes

Healthy freezer meal

Delicious, nutritious, disease-fighting AND fast to prepare! Beans are all that and more. Here are 12 fast, simple ways to eat more beans + 25 fabulous bean & lentil recipes. I stood inside my pantry looking for “what’s for dinner.” Actually, I sat on a…

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How to Exercise While Social-Distancing & Not Feel Lonely

Working out at home using FaceTime and a TV

There are lots of ways to workout at home. But some of them are just plain, well lonely. Here are 10 ways to sweat out social distancing. And some of them won’t make you feel so alone. How am I going to tame that anxious…

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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice & Stick to Your Diet

dog quieting critical inner voice

If your critical inner voice beats you up because you didn’t stick to your diet, you can feel better right away and get healthier too. I’ve watched tears drip from the corners of patients’ eyes struggling to keep their voices steady while telling me about…

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6 Steps to Smarter New Year’s Resolutions

New's Year's resolutions and celebration

Here’s a smart way to see the results you’ve been chasing with those New Year’s Resolutions. And surprise! It’s easier than you think. In fact, hard is the reason too many New Year’s goals and resolutions fail. “I’m going to lose 50 pounds.” “I’m getting…

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This Cancer-Prevention Plan Helps Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease & More!

various onions and garlic help prevent cancer

Wouldn’t it be great if one best diet and lifestyle plan addressed all of your health concerns? This cancer prevention plan gets pretty close! Over the years, clients have come to me for specific diet and lifestyle guidance to manage blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol…

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How to Start a Healthy Morning Ritual in 5 Steps

Journaling as part of a healthy morning ritual

Here’s how to start a healthy morning ritual for weight loss, blood sugar management, heart health and more! My morning ritual needed some tweaking. How I start my day sets the tone for the next 16 or so hours. And I want those hours to…

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Are You Scared of Insulin? 6 Fears that are Really Myths

I'm scared on insulin

So many people with type 2 diabetes resist insulin treatment because it makes them feel scared or guilty. But hold on a minute. Taking insulin is not a sign of failure, an indication of weakness or something to fear. In fact, it may be the…

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Welcome to my Blog

Hi there! I'm Jill, a nutrition & diabetes expert and the author of 4 books.

Jill Weisenberger

I believe simple changes in health habits can bring you life-changing rewards.

And I believe willpower is way overrated.

Right here is where you can discover the mindset and habits to stick with healthy lifestyle choices most of the time - and drop the guilt when you don't.

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