Enjoying Sushi on a low-carb diet

    One of my idiosyncrasies when it comes to food is that I never learned to like cooked fish, only raw fish. I know, I’m strange. Anyway, this means I’m a big fan of sushi. But sushi usually has a ton of white rice in it, which is not low-carb diet and/or hypoglycemic-friendly. So…

Recipe: Greek yogurt and cinnamon chips

This recipe is similar to one I found in Health Magazine a long time ago. It’s so simple, but a favorites of my friend Melissa. Ingredients: For chips: – Cinnamon – Butter – One white corn tortilla per person For yogurt: – Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Check the total sugar count on brands. It should be 7g…

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…

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!

“Bottomless pit” days, what the heck causes these?

Every once in a while, I have what I affectionately call a “bottomless pit” day. This is a day where I can put ANY teenage boy to shame with the amount of food I can consume. Seriously, I can eat double what I usually do and I simply can’t get myself full. It’s the most…

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…

When a free lunch/dinner ceases to be an incentive

  One of the things I’ve noticed after becoming much more aware of my eating is that someone offering to buy me lunch or dinner has ceased to be an incentive. I’m not talking about  someone deciding to pick up my check when we are already out; what I’m talking about is those “why don’t I…

Hypoglycemic? Diabetic? Be wary of diet plans and nutrition advice

Last week in Rotary, a Chiropractor was presenting on overall health including, of course, spinal health. What I thought was interesting was that he spent a great deal of his allotted 20 minutes talking about diet and exercise. I give the doctor kudos for emphasizing this, but his diet/nutrition plan left a lot to be desired, especially…