Dietician-approved snacks

I went to my dietician to find out what snacks I could eat, as a hypoglycemic, that are good for me, will keep my blood sugar even, and keep me full. She really emphasized balancing carbs, protein, and fat in my snacks, so you’ll see that below. I had asked specifically for very portable snacks…

Battle of Greek Yogurts

Milk naturally has sugar in it, about 7-8 grams naturally occur in an individual-size (7 oz.) Greek yogurt but that’s an ok amount, especially given the protein you are also getting at the same time. What’s not good, especially for hypoglycemics, but really everyone, is the ADDED sugar they put in them.

Why my wellness coach doesn’t call me anymore

My work wellness coach believes very heavily in the coaching part of her job, which means she doesn’t want to give you advice, just “coach” you and motivate you to come up with your own solutions. The following is a general idea (this is meant to be humorous) of what went down during our call….

(Healthy) party in my hotel room!

I’ve written before on travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters. But, to give you a solid photo example from a food perspective, this is my stash after unpacking and a grocery store run in Nashville, TN. Admittedly, this ended up being too much food (my friend who lived locally got the leftovers I couldn’t pack),…

Chocolate protein powder + hot water = Healthier hot chocolate?

I was working an all-day training session and thus had to pack all my food for the day with me., including my protein powder. The conference center we were at was scare on regular water, but they had hot water. It dawned on me, could I make a hypoglycemic-friendly version of hot chocolate by mixing my Optimum…

Grocery list for hypoglycemics, what food to keep in your house

Another reader question, from Megan (thanks Megan!), requested a hypoglycemic-oriented grocery list. Here are the items I try to keep in stock at all times. On top of reviewing this list, I try to make one special meal each week, so I’ll make sure to add any addition ingredients needed for that recipe to my list….

No Sugar Oat Drop Cookies (Breakfast Cookies) nutrition info

This No Sugar Oat Drop Cookie recipe quickly became my go-to breakfast after a friend introduced it to me a few years ago. I go to the gym and then to work, so, because I’m hypoglycemic and because muscle repair is so important, I eat one of these and drink a glass of milk (much-needed…

Hypoglycemia and Going to Events

Even if you know an event you are going will have food, as a hypoglycemic, you still need to carry food on you for a couple of reasons: You know the food with you meets your calorie/protein/carb needs. There might be long lines, they may shut the food down, etc. You need to be prepared. You…

Product fail: Apple holder

    As a hypoglycemic, I eat a lot of fruit. But, carrying fruit around with me is always a challenge as fruit, especially apples and bananas, is easily damaged in transport. Luckily, my grocery store has started carrying a line of containers for fruits and vegetables that are attractive (aka cute!) and protect them…

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…

Diet rules I break all of the time

I understand, their intentions are good, but some of these new diet rules don’t make sense for everyone. And, most of the time, it’s about PORTION CONTROL above anything else. Here are the diet rules that I, as a hypoglycemic, break all the time: Dairy is evil. Seriously??? I live on dairy. I actually have…