Be wary of so-called “healthy” foods at “healthy” places

I was staying in Raleigh, North Carolina and the hotel has a deal where you can use the Alexander Family YMCA for free. Awesome! On my second day there, I decided to grab a protein smoothie. Considering that it’s a YMCA (which makes me, at least, think “healthy’), the coffee shop was full of cakes,…

Hilarious video reminds you about the chemicals in protein powders

  If you haven’t seen the video above yet, watch it. It’s hilarious! And has a good message. I often wonder about the chemicals I’m ingesting with protein powder (says the person that just stocked-up on Gold Standard at Bodybuilding.com…$75 worth, ouch). For now, while I’m adjusting to my new diet, I’m going to focus…

New, higher protein, less carb diet works!

  I visited a new family doctor recently and he advocated for a much higher protein diet and less carbs, almost to the point of being the Atkins Diet. He said this would help me go longer between meals and reduce my carbohydrate intake, which may help with my acid reflux. My questions, his responses (shortened,…

(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…

PB2 powdered peanut butter is amazing, and healthy!

  A couple weeks ago, I was traveling with friends and one of them, a fitness competitor, let me try the new PB2 product. Basically it’s powdered peanut butter with the majority of fat (and hence calories) extracted from it.  I was skeptical at first, but I have to say, it’s amazing! I immediately went out…

Protein powder throwdown: Juice Plus vs. Optimum Gold Standard

  Juice Plus Complete Drink Mix: Chocolate For a long time now, I’ve been using EAS Vanilla Myoplex as my main protein powder, but I won a bag of the Juice Plus Complete Drink Mix in chocolate, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Pros: Admittedly, one of my downfalls is chocolate. The darker…

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….

Reader question: Protein sources other than nuts

Megan wrote me and wanted to know what protein sources there are out there other than nuts. I thought I had my hypo email forwarded, but apparently not. Sorry it took so long Megan! I’ll tackle your other question soon too! If you are a reader and have something in particular you want tackled, please…

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…