Stress reduction series: Letting go of fears to gain something more

Stress impacts your body. At least, that’s what all of the research tells us. It also impacts your blood sugar, which makes it a very important topic for those of us with hypoglycemia. And, oftentimes, especially as hypoglycemics, we’re so involved in making the correct diet and fitness decisions, that our mental health, our personal…

Protein + sugar = Not healthy Starbucks drink

There are the equivalent of almost 9 sugar cubes in this damn can of coffee.

Recipe review: Protein Churro Cheesecake Bars

I’m really struggling to find new snack ideas for my new hypoglycemic higher protein, less carbohydrate diet. But, I came across this Protein Churro Cheesecake Bars recipe by Epicurean Bodybuilder and decided to try it out. Verdict: I loved them! It’s been a long time since I had to practice a huge amount of restraint…

Book review: Drop Dead Healthy is funny AND very useful

I recently read A.J. Jacobs’ Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection. Overall, I found it to an incredibly helpful book. Except at the end, where he seems to get lazy and stop researching, he sifts through all of the crap and research and tells you the truth about what works and…

Q&A with a reader: Getting your blood sugar under control

This published on my “About” page, but I don’t think you all get notifications about that, so I’m publishing it here because I hoping it’ll be useful information for a lot of folks: Question: Hi! I am in my 30’s and am struggling with hypoglycemia. Normally, I could control it or catch it before it…

Product review: thinkThin protein bars

With a new reduced carbohydrate and high protein diet to control my hypoglycemia, I needed a new protein bar. I tried the Quest bars on the recommendation of a friend but HOLY SALT were they high in sodium (and this is coming from a salt addict). So on a recommendation from another friend, I tried…

Oh wait! I have a food scale

Me, “I need 4 oz of chicken in each salad to get my protein…how the hell am I going to ballpark 4 oz of cubed chicken? (long frustrated problem-solving pause) Oh wait! I bought a food scale a while back!” (pulls out scale, zeros it with plastic container on it, and perfectly portions 4 oz…