Have You Fallen In a Diet Trap?

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It’s a new year, and that means resolution time. Weight loss seems to be the #1 goal for many of us. Instead of focusing on dropping the lbs, why not resolve to make a healthier lifestyle change, gradually?

Have you noticed how most resolutions are broken before January even ends? Becoming healthier does not happen over night, it takes time and motivation. That is why it is important to set realistic goals that can be kept throughout the entire year.

Plan ahead! Scheduling annual appointments, such as visiting the dentist, will help you 0c3e4a36-2036-418b-975c-5faa4ef9bc02stick to your goals to living a healthy lifestyle all year. Doctor’s visits should also become a part of your routine to maintain a good sense of well-being. Staying on top of these appointments throughout the year is a small step to reaching your goals.

 

B7KTulSCQAATcriA smarter and healthier lifestyle also includes incorporating a nutritious diet. Clean eating has numerous benefits, including blood sugar control, which can improve your wellness from the inside out. Trying a few new veggie inspired recipes is a great way you can eat better in 2015.

 

Figure out what motivates you to get more active. Maybe having a support group will keep you motivated to stick to your plan. Get friends and family to go to a new exercise class or plan a themed dinner party to help you keep up healthy habits.

Once these goals become a part of your daily routine, the sooner they will become lifelong habits. Don’t fall into a diet trap, take steps to a healthier lifestyle by setting realistic goals that happen gradually over the course of the new year!

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Tasty Tip Tuesday: Traditional Pizza!

Craving pizza, but think you can’t have a slice? Today, we are sharing a healthier version of the classic pizza recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 1 7 – inch whole wheat pizza crust, such as Mama Mary’s brand
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • 2 ounces shredded cooked turkey or chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (1 ounce), such as Alouette brand
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Brush pizza crust with oil. Top with spinach, tomato, turkey, red onion, and goat cheese. Bake following directions on crust package.
  2. To serve, sprinkle with basil.

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Get Moving Monday Tip: 10 minutes of physical activity!

shutterstock_170540282Find it difficult to get moving on Mondays? Well, just 10 minutes of physical activity, like a brisk walk, can be beneficial! How will you get moving today?

 

 

 

 

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Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Find a walk near you to get involved in Step Out 2014! Today, there is one in Fairfax, Virginia!

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Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Weekends are an opportunity to get active! Step Out Walks are happening every weekend in November, all over the country! Charlotte, North Carolina is one city holding a walk to kick off the beginning of the month!

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November is American Diabetes Month! 

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This year, the theme of the American Diabetes Association campaign is America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes. In support of the American Diabetes Association, we will providing daily information and posts that mirror that support their campaign.  Each week you will find the following daily topics during the month of November.  We will also include links and resources that we think will help those living with diabetes.  We hope you will take a quick look each day and show your support!

Get Moving Monday– Easy tips each to help you get moving and keep up an active lifestyle all week.shutterstock_106217900

Tasty Tip Tuesdays – Taking a traditional recipe and substitute certain ingredients for healthier options without losing the taste.

What’s Cooking Wednesdays – Sharing recipes that represent a healthy side dish, appetizer or dessert that can be part of a holiday meal.

Get Together Thursdays – Encouraging people to get together with your friends and family around healthy cooking activities.

Fact Check Friday – Post a question to test what you know and encourage you to share it with their friends, family and/or co-workers.

Weekend Challenge to Stop Diabetes – Using the weekend as an opportunity to get active and help raise funds to Stop Diabetes.

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America, let’s gets cooking to stop diabetes!

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Wish You Were Here!

shutterstock_192421106Are you planning on going on a trip? Maybe you are visiting a local treasure or entering new territory across the country or around the world! No matter the destination, your diabetes should not prevent you from traveling! With a little planning that focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while visiting new places, you can ensure to have a wonderful time!

shutterstock_192421478They say less is more, but when it comes to your meds, over-pack! Bring at least twice as much as you’ll need for good measure. Be prepared for the unexpected, like travel delays or misplacing your medication. In addition, be sure to keep those medications and other supplies handy, whether traveling by car or plane. Stash away some snacks for your journey! In case of delays on the highway or runway, you can quickly treat low blood sugar. This is a good idea in case you cannot get a snack or your flight does not serve food. Staying hydrated is also very important, especially if traveling during the summer months. Carrying a water bottle with you is not a bad idea to help stay hydrated!

Keep in mind time differences while traveling, especially if you take insulin shots! Crossing time zones is confusing, so remember eastward travel means a shorter day, while westward travel means a longer day. Be sure to keep track of shots as well as meals while traveling.

Go wherever your heart desires! Keep in mind, you take your diabetes with you wherever you go, so take your self-care too.  Hopefully, these helpful tips will aid in having a fun experience wherever your travels take you! traveling-withdiabetes_large[1]  

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