Crazy things I do to stay skinny/control my hypoglyemia

Ok, so sometimes I have to get a little creative to maintain my diet, weight and blood sugar. It’s ok to laugh at these, I make fun of myself about them all the time. But you know what? They work: Went to Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend. They told us ahead of time that…

Peanut butter protein shake made with PB2

There, I fixed it! I took the YMCA peanut butter shake and changed it up to make it a lot healthier for the average person and a lot more hypoglycemic-friendly for those of us that need it. Ingredients: 1/2 cup 1% fat milk 4 Tbsp Bell Plantation PB2 1/2 scoop Optimal Nutrition Vanilla Whey Gold…

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,…

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…

Fed Up resonates even more for hypoglycemics

  If you haven’t seen Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig’s new food documentary, Fed Up, I highly urge you to go see it.  Is the documentary perfect? Heck no, but even as someone who has been a hypoglycemic for a very long time and has worked hard to educate herself on sugar, this documentary really showed me how…

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

This recipe post is for one of my friends who, after having her tonsils removed, let me make this apple pie smoothie for her and realized she loved it! It’s also a great recipe for hypoglycemics because of the combination of natural sweeteners, healthy fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Modified from: Harley Pasternack’s Apple Pie Smoothie  …

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…