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How Eating More Plants Can Help You Control Your Diabetes

January 16, 2019

Believe it or not, what you eat is really important when it comes to controlling your diabetes. Eating a diet that’s full of fruits and vegetables can make your diabetes substantially more manageable.   According to this study, vegetarians had a substantially lower risk of developing diabetes than non-vegetarians. Now this doesn’t mean you have…

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Mindful eating for blood sugar control

Mindful Eating for Diabetes

December 4, 2018

Is it actually possible to have diabetes and NOT have a list of “good” or “bad” foods to eat?  Is it possible to be able to eat what you want and still manage your blood sugars?  Most of you are saying “Heck NO!” (or some version of that).  Well, I’m here to tell you, I…

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How I Apply My Zumba Philosophy to My Client’s Plate

December 3, 2018

Look, I know what you’re thinking……what the…..what??? Seriously, I felt the need to write this because the way I teach my zumba classes is very similar to my philosophy on healthy eating. Are you ready for this? So, consider joining me for a zumba class, if you live here in Alaska, or contact me to…

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Why Oh Why Does My Blood Sugar Go So High (after fasting all night)?

October 5, 2018

Here are the top 3 possible causes: Maybe you had a really big dinner with saturated fat that delayed sugar release into the blood and the saturated fat created some insulin resistance, leading to higher morning readings….think pizza or Chinese food. You had a super healthy dinner, but your blood sugar went from 110 before…

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To Fast or Not to Fast, from Angela Manderfeld, RD

To Fast or Not To Fast, That is the Question

October 5, 2018

Over the past few years there has been more and more talk about the possible benefits of fasting. People have been fasting for centuries, Hippocrates and the Greeks may be on to something. They are responsible for the Mediterranean diet and found fasting was a beneficial practice for many health conditions.  Contrary to the typical…

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I HATE Cooking. There, I Said It.

September 3, 2017

I am a registered dietitian and I hate cooking. I feel terribly guilty about this. Maybe it’s not the actual “act of cooking”, it may be the time that it takes me. After working all day, I have about 3 hours before my sweet child goes to bed and if I have to spend more…

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Top 10 Ways To Lower Blood Sugar – For People With Type 2 Diabetes

August 2, 2017

   Stay hydrated.  My favorite drinks to help keep your BG in check are: water, unsweetened tea (vanilla cinnamon or tahitian hazelnut or blueberry), zevia (no artificial sweetener or sugar, soda), and water kefir Walk or move for 10 minutes after you eat.   The worst thing you can do is sit and watch TV or read after…

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5 Things Your Significant Other Needs To Know About Weight Loss

August 2, 2017

Why is it that every time you decide to lose weight your significant other comes home with pizza, beer, and dessert?  If you’ve gotten to the point where you have DECIDED, that NOW is the time to get your health on track, it’s nice to have a little support, right? Here are the top 5…

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Are You Active or Just Busy?

June 25, 2017

Many people confuse “busy” with “active”.  Over the years, my activity has decreased less and less, maybe you can relate. Here are my excuses: Can’t teach as many zumba classes because I want to be home with my family in the evenings. I work 40 hours a week and run a virtual nutrition counseling private…

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My 7 Meal Planning Hacks

May 4, 2017

Fruit, yogurt and nuts work great for snacks. No, they aren’t exciting, but who cares, it’s a snack to hold you over until your meal…and these things happen to taste good and be really good for you! You can always add fruit to your meal if you’re short on veggies or whole grains. Realize, that…

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Even though diabetes is present in your life, there is hope. Hope that harmony between you and diabetes can be attained.

Angela Manderfeld, RD

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