If you've ever attempted eliminating sugar from your diet, you know how tough it can be - especially when the cravings for something sweet strike!
But did you know that there are a number of foods you can eat when you're craving sugar that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Here are nine of them.
Nine foods that will curb your sweet tooth
#1: Chia seeds
Chia seeds are full of fibre and a... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes and have been suffering through your sweet cravings up until now, good news: You no longer have to!
Yes, it's totally possible to satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. No, I'm not about to suggest that you eat boring old fruits. Rather, I'm sharing a sweet and delicious delicious recipe for a low-carb, low-sugar smoothie that your ha... ››› more
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that taking care of your skin is very important.
Here's the thing: Diabetics face a double danger. Nerve damage can lead to numb, injury prone hands and feet, while poor circulation and elevated blood sugar can slow down wound healing and increase infection risk!
One-third of diabetics develop a skin problem directly related to their condition. To avoid... ››› more
Obesity… Ethnicity… Sedentary lifestyle… Family history. These are all known risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Some - like your weight and activity levels - you can do something about. Others, you can't.
And that's why it's so important to pay attention to what you CAN control to reduce your risk of developing this life-changing disease.
And now, science has confirmed a new diabe... ››› more
Christmas time used to be your happy time, but since your type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it's become something of a horrendous experience.
But did you know you can still enjoy every aspect of the holidays despite the disease?
And it doesn't involve avoiding the dessert table or eating something different to what's on everyone else's plate.
Read on for five helpful tips to ke... ››› more
The moment your doctor tells you that you're diabetic might be one of the worst of your life. You know you have to avoid sugar like a poison - because that's what it is to your body!
But this can make your life a living hell because the only foods you can eat seem to be those that are bland and tasteless!
It's not only a shock to your taste buds, it can be a shock to your system too.
L... ››› more
Did you know you CAN beat diabetes?
If you have type 2 diabetes, you can change your fate. It all comes down to the choices you make in your lifestyle and diet.
There's no reason for you to simply accept your diagnosis! And you certainly don't have to live with the constant health battles because of it.
There are plenty of changes you can make to improve your overall ... ››› more
According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, “people with diabetes that lose a small amount of weight improve their blood sugar and risk of heart disease.”
Make no mistake, if you're trying to lose weight you're on the right path. "No matter how heavy you are, you will significantly lower your blood sugar if you lose some weight," says Cathy Nonas, professor at Mount Sinai School... ››› more
When you were diagnosed with diabetes, I'm sure your first thought was about your weight, your diet, sugar levels and so on. I'm sure you didn't even think about what it would do to your sex life.
But what's going on with your blood sugar can have an impact on how you feel between the sheets. And not in a good way.
The good news, however, is that once you understand how to deal with what's p... ››› more
We already know exercise is a must if you want to control your blood sugar and prevent type II diabetes. But when and how you exercise is also important. A recent study showed short bursts of exercise are more beneficial for people with insulin resistance than one longer exercise session. Let's have a look…
Daily insulin injections are a distant ... ››› more
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