Beer labels are about to get nutrition information

Ok, I understand that most of us who drink a beer don’t really have “nutrition” on our mind at that point, but knowing that some beer distributors are voluntarily adding nutrition information is still exciting news. Not only will this help hypoglycemics and other sugar-sensitive groups choose wiser at the pub or grocery store, but…

12 ways your life changes when you become fit

1. You may not realize what you look like I went from a size 10 to a size 0-2. But when I still look in the mirror, I see a size 10. It’s amazing the tricks your mind can play on you. I’ve known other women that have had this issue as well. It’s a challenge for…

Dilemma of the day: 11 am to 1 pm meeting without lunch included

There’s a really cool lecture that I want to attend tomorrow. The problem? It’s 11 am to 1 pm, with no lunch included. I totally get not feeding people to cut back on costs, but details on “feel free to bring your lunch and eat” or SOME direction on food would have been nice. The…

Infographic shows the correlation between alcohol and weight gain

If you are struggling to shed pounds or keep a healthy weight, it may well be your alcohol consumption. Most people don’t think to factor alcohol into their daily caloric intake and, if they do, they miscalculate it (“It’s only 50 calories!” Yeah but that’s pure fat and what are you mixing with it?) Anyway, here’s…

Hypoglycemic attacks in the middle of the night

Whenever I explain to someone that I’m hypoglycemic (usually apologetically while I pull out food to eat in the front of them) and what that means (eating every three hours), the number one question I get is, “Do you have to get up in the middle of the night too?” The answer is, sometimes. It…

Quick Quiz: Why can’t I lose weight?

For a while now, I’ve been working on a quiz, based on all of the information I read about health, to help people (including me) figure out why they aren’t losing weight. Take the quiz, see your results, and let me know what you think!   1. I exercise (elevated heart rate for 30 minutes)… 1)…