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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:


This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Joan T. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 5/24/2010
Subject: low carb and low sugar?

I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and a friend told me I should eat low carb and no sugar.  What is considered to be low carb and low sugar in specific numbers?

Please respond to the above question on your blog by Sunday at midnight.  We will review all blogs and post several responses in our next newsletter!

Example: Christine's Blog

Do you know someone with diabetes?  They can send their questions to: diabetes@foodpicker.org

         


Last week's question:

From: Tricia C. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 5/16/2010
Subject: avoiding cravings?

I am very new to the diabetes lifestyle.  I have started working out and so far have dropped 8 pounds (I have about 100 pounds still to lose).  I am excited about the weight loss so far, but I am scared that I wonít drop the weight and that I will slip somehow.  Can you offer any advice in regards to cravings (I have a big sweet tooth and enjoy greasy foods such as burgers and fries)?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Cara Amcher, Registration Eligible
Answer: When faced with a craving remember how hard you worked to get where you are now and youíll think twice about caving in!  If you do give into a craving donít beat yourself up!  Everyone... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Congratulations on your weight loss thus far!  You will find that as you continue to lose more weight, you will feel better and your blood sugars will be under better control. As for cravings, these can be difficult.  To control these... (click for entire response)

Elissa Basham, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Cravings can be annoying when trying to lose or maintain your weight, but consider several factors first before turning to the fatty foods and sweets.  Are you getting 3 balanced meals daily, with the right amount of carbohydrates... (click for entire response)

Stephanie Nathanson, Nutrition Student
Answer: Lots of people have cravings whether it be greasy foods, salty foods, sweets, chocolate, etc.  If you feel like something sweet, consider a small... (click for entire response)


        


We'd like to recognize the following FOODPICKER.org Contributors!

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Nien-Jung Wu


What's on your summer reading list?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) and suggest a nutrition or diabetes related book with a brief description.

We will highlight your suggestion in an upcoming newsletter and make the book available at our online bookstore.  All proceeds are donated to the American Diabetes Association.

Thanks for your efforts!

Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Founder, FOODPICKER.org

         


FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices.  Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.  We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations.  This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.


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