Articles to Live By

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

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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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The Science Behind Maintaining Your Motivation to Eat Healthy

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Keeping your motivation to eat healthy is no easy task. But research shows an extra 5 minutes thinking about your goals and obstacles increases your chances for success. Here’s how to do it. The devil on your shoulder screams in your ear to dig into…

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5 Things to Do Immediately After Overeating to Feel Better

Desperate to feel better and get back on track? Here’s what to do after overeating. All those cookies! Barely a crumb is left. Her belly aches as she shamefully changes into her stretchy pants. Her fingers still feel greasy from all that butter and chocolate….

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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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The Easy (Really) Way to Rock Your Health Goals

3 questions to help you find your gateway health goal

It’s time to embrace easy! Easy is the path to meeting those health goals you’ve been struggling with. Yes, I really do mean that. Over the years, clients have told me that they have to ride themselves hard and make big sweeping changes. Otherwise, they…

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6 Steps to Smarter New Year’s Resolutions

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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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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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Diabetes Bedtime Routine for a Soothing Night & Energized Day

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A good set of habits makes your life easier, healthier and safer. Changing up your habits a bit can improve your diabetes control. The way you end your day sets the tone for your sleep and for the following day. If you have diabetes, your…

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How Saying “I can’t eat that” Ruins Healthy Eating

cookies on a platter may lead to emotional eating

“I can’t eat that!” And other negative thoughts that derail healthy eating. Even if it’s only in your head, words have power. So let’s choose our words carefully. Maybe you’re surprised to learn that negative thoughts might be holding you back. I’m not because I’ve…

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How to Manage Food Cravings for Sweet or Salty Favorites

craving chocolate: Godiva chocolate and Starbucks

Craving something sweet? Or something salty? Food cravings don’t have to be the undoing of your healthy eating plan. Wow, a lot of people I know are stressed out by food cravings. They ask how to stop craving sweets or how to lose weight when…

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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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