Dear Diary: Why Keeping a Health Diary Works
Ever gain five pounds and really have no idea what could have caused it? You've been eating as you normally do and taking your regular walks. Except maybe you forgot to account for those pieces of birthday cake at the office, the sampling around the table at a recent dinner with friends, or the missed exercise due to a stretch of bad weather. It's easy to forget, or ignore, the little things that can quickly add up to bigger problems.
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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 11/13.
Vegetable Salad with Lemon Dressing Vietnamese Vegetable Soup Quick Sweet Carrots Southwestern Breakfast Tostadas Cubed Swiss-Style Steak Prosciutto Wrapped Olives Artichoke Frittata Caribbean Squash and Potato Soup Ruby Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken Berries with Italian Cream
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...