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…

Tofu and Avocado Bowl: There, I fixed it

In the category of “there, I fixed it,” is this Real Simple Tofu and Avocado Rice Bowl recipe.

Easy Recipe: Chicken, bacon, avocado wrap

Here’s an at-home easy recipe minimicking a tasty lunch I had at Del Frisco’s Grille in Dallas. Ingredients: La Tortilla Factory, Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortilla, 1 serving (remove) Bacon, Wright Smoked Bacon – 2 slices, 1 serving (remove) Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, roasted, 4 ounces (remove) Dole Sweet Baby Lettuces (3 cup serving), .33 serving (remove)…

Recipe review: Cauliflower crust pizza

As part of my attempts to cut carbs and amp up on protein on my new hypoglycemic diet (it’s working really well to control my blood sugar for 6-7 hours at a time!) and as part of my wellness coaching, I’m trying a couple of new recipes over the next few weeks. So, I tried this Cauliflower…

2 Fun Size Candy Bars=B*tch

I’ve been on my new high protein, less carb diet for a while now and one day I couldn’t take it anymore…I wanted something sweet. So I scarfed down two “fun size” candy bars I found. Within 30 minutes I was very hyper and turned into a total B*tch (yes, the capital B is on…

Product Review: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar

I’ve written several times on my constant attempts to eat healthy while traveling so much for work (see Travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters and Healthy party in my hotel room). For this trip, I decided to try a new product, Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar. I chose it because of…

High protein snacks

If you’re hypoglycemic, each snack should include a carbohydrate and a protein. Health Magazine just published “17 High Protein Snacks You Can Eat on the Go.” While I don’t agree with some of these choices (too much processing, sodium, etc.) it is a helpful reminder of options. Check it out!

Quirky habits are part of being hypoglycemic: The 3/4 sandwich

I walk up to a counter of a Schlotzsky’s at an airport. After learning a few weeks ago that there are 690 calories in one of their salads, I checked Fitness Pal and came to the conclusion that their medium shaved turkey sandwich minus the mayo is a better option. But it’s still too high…

I’m eating my words…actually a salad

In previous posts, I’ve written that a diet rule I always break is that I don’t eat salads. Well, after having a heart-to-heart with myself about me not getting enough vegetables in my diet, I decided to try to create a salad I COULD eat (has the right combination of carbohydrates/protein) and try to eat…

Maintaining your weight while on a cruise

Last week, I wandered onto a cruise ship with 6 friends for a fun five-day trip to Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. Not too long after we boarded, one of my good friends announced that she fully planned to walk off of the ship the same weight as she got on. I hadn’t thought much about…

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…