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How to Start a Healthy Morning Ritual in 5 Steps

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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

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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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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

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I’m a big fan of  habits. A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, your nighttime habits – or your…

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13 Delicious Ways to Eat Out Healthy

Who doesn’t love eating out? I sure do. But healthy eating out can be tricky! Some of the problems: Restaurant portions are often enormous. It’s hard to know which foods are swimming in sugar, sodium and saturated fats. Plus what sounds like a wholesome wrap…

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Carbohydrate Foods: Get Answers to Your Questions

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Aak, carbohydrates are vilified as public enemy number one. Again and again and again. Carb-bashers claim carbohydrate foods are the root of obesity, inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, you-name-it. No berries and yogurt for these folks. No sandwiches, tacos, lentil soup or brown rice either. They…

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5 Ways Poor Sleep Hurts Your Blood Sugar

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Sleep rocks! Am I right? Sadly, more than 1/3 of adults in the US fail to get enough Z’s. Oddly, that’s the same number of adults with prediabetes. Related? At least a little. Sleep and health are closely linked and so are sleep and blood…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

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Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Thanks to Bay State Milling, the makers of HealthSenseTM High Fiber Wheat…

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20+ Healthy Side Dishes for Summer Potlucks

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Don’t you just love summer parties! Most of us do, but so many of my clients fret about their diets. What will they eat? What will they bring? No fear! Here’s a fabulous collection of healthy side dishes that are a perfect fit for any…

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Farro Waldorf Salad

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In this version, the Waldorf salad gets a much-needed flavor and nutrient makeover with whole grain farro as a base, the brightness of orange and some pizazz from cinnamon and cardamom. Just like my red quinoa tabouli, this healthy farro salad is perfect for a…

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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

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Thank goodness the 80s notion that all dietary fat is bad – and, by extension, that all fat-free cookies are good – has gone the way of the pager! Today we know that that the type of fat matters. But there’s still confusion about what…

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Welcome to my Blog

Like most of my patients and clients, I lead a busy life. You probably do too. Fortunately, you don’t need weeks, days or even hours to start living better and healthier. This blog offers timesaving strategies and bite-sized nutrition and health information. Come by often for tips and inspiration to healthy living – no matter how busy you are. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist offering credible, practical nutrition advice to keep busy people healthy. Yes indeed, we can be both busy and healthy.

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