“Bro” bars (aka Strong & KIND bars) taste good, fill me up

  Note: I was not compensated for this post nor did KIND know about this post prior to me publishing it.  One of the questions I took to my dietician was snack ideas that would be good for my hypoglycemia, good for me overall, and were reasonable in cost.  She highly recommends KIND bars. Originally, I…

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…

Traveling in the South: The odds are not in your healthy favor

I live in Texas, which is technically the South, but last week I was in an area of the country that was, what most people would consider, the “deep south.” I was there for a work conference, staying at a major university hotel with a conference center attached to it. Food The hotel is about…

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….

Eating healthy on a local work trip!

Recently, I was in a city about 4 hours away from me for 4 days for a conference. The hotel had a refrigerator in it (thank you Hyatt!) so I packed-up a bunch of veggies, hummus, and other healthy snacks and hit the road! it definitely made eating healthier much easier and kept my hypoglycemia…

Traveling? Take a Whole Foods salad with you

I travel often for work, and am always looking for ways to eat healthy and inexpensively (since I’m on a per diem). One of my favorite solutions? Whole Foods salads. Before my trip, I head to Whole Foods and build a protein-rich, vegetable-packed salad to take to the airport with me. They give you a rubber band…

(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),…

The bento box of antioxidants

  As a hypoglycemic, I’m always looking for new ways to carry all of my food for the day. I’m a big fan of the Tupperware’s Lunch’n Things container because of its multiple compartments (sadly they only sell it through their fundraising catalogs). I was in our shared work kitchen and two guys I work with walked-through…

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…

Product review: Clif bars

As a hypoglycemic and as a human being, you really should try to limit your consumption of processed foods. This is especially true if you are trying to lose weight. However, also as a hypoglycemic, you have to carry tons of food with you at all times, so some processed foods, such as protein bars,…