Lifestyle change is hard, but here’s a simple and easy start to better diabetes management. For the recipe see here
Welcome to diabetes every day….I’m Toby. Years ago we started shooting some videos on this green screen, mostly just for fun. I was thinking about how we might use it on something else and I had a thought that really applies to diabetes management. I was thinking how this green screen makes change so easy.
Like I could be talking to you from the east coast east coast or from the west coast.
I could be in Hawaii or in Alaska
At a fantastic beach or in these amazing mountains
I can be at Machu Pichu in Peru….or in Monaco…..or on the Greek island Santorini….or in Copenhagen……or Jerusalem
I can even introduce you to our friendly neighborhood alligator
It’s so easy to change anything with this digital technology…..the click of a mouse and everything changes in an instant.
It’s exactly the opposite of diabetes management. Change, without a doubt, is the hardest thing about managing diabetes…..how we eat, how we exercise, how we sleep….changing our lifestyle. There are no shortcuts.
But……this is important…..there are strategies for making lifestyle changes that help make change easier. One thing at a time is a great way to start and here’s a small change in your eating habits that can have huge results in your blood sugar, your weight and other health markers. EAT MORE VEGETABLES…the non-starchy ones like broccoli, carrots, summer squashes, greens, asparagus, green beans, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and many others.
Look at these portion sizes, each containing 15to 18 grams of carbohydrate…..1 tablespoon of table sugar, 1 sugar cookie, 3 ounces of baked potato, ½ cup lentils or beans…..now look at this gourmet cucumber salad. All foods can fit into a healthy diet, but non-starchy vegetables are the king and queen of blood sugar and appetite control. If you’d like the printed for this fantastic dish from the book Quick and Healthy Recipes and Ideas by registered dietitian Brenda Ponichtera just email me…[email protected] Here’s to your health