January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Happy New Year 2022! 1: January 5 is National Keto Day, established in 2019 by The Vitamin Shoppe "to educate and bring awareness to the ketogenic diet and further highlight the many health benefits a keto lifestyle offers." If you already "eat keto," this article will affirm and support you. If you do not, this … Continue reading January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Establish Essential Habits: Drink Sufficient Water

“Water is the best liquid possible to cleanse the tissues.” —Ellen White Primary Goal: To discover the optimum amount of water that you should drink, adjust as needed, and then maintain that amount throughout each day. Secondary Goal: To decrease/eliminate consumption of sweetened beverages (regular or diet) and fruit/vegetable juices and replace with plain water. … Continue reading Establish Essential Habits: Drink Sufficient Water

Stay Safe from Coronavirus!

I'm finding it very interesting that all the things that are being recommended to keep us safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) are very much in alignment with what we, as conscientious Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics, are already doing! UPDATE 3/25/2020: In addition to all the basic/essential lifestyle practices below, please be diligent in observing all the … Continue reading Stay Safe from Coronavirus!

Start a Detailed Food Journal

In the week between Christmas and New Year's, you evaluated your diabetic health and practices over the past year, and you wrote out your Goals/Objectives ("What do you want to accomplish (and by when)?") and Strategies ("What do you plan to do in order to accomplish that?"). If you wanted to track your progress, you … Continue reading Start a Detailed Food Journal

First Month, Fourth Week – Exercise

Goal: To establish a regular routine of physical activity within your individual scope of mobility. Continue to monitor your blood glucose daily, drink your optimum amount of water every day, continue eating whole-food non-starchy vegetables instead of processed food, and ADD a daily physical activity. This week we are featuring the second of The 8 … Continue reading First Month, Fourth Week – Exercise

First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

Goal: To establish regular consumption of non-starchy green vegetables to replace highly refined processed foods and trans fats. Continue to monitor your blood glucose daily, drink your optimum amount of water every day, and ADD 3-5 servings of non-starchy vegetables every day. If you wonder how you're going to get in that many vegetables every … Continue reading First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

First Month, Second Week – Water

This week, keep using your glucose meter every day and focus on drinking more water. If you are still drinking sodas, regular or diet, or just have to have your morning orange juice (and I don't care if it's fresh-squeezed!), this is a good time to stop. Yeah, cold turkey. Make sure you have plenty … Continue reading First Month, Second Week – Water

Time for a Quick Review

Let's take a few moments to assess what you've accomplished so far this year. (Yes, 2018!) First, you spent some time between Christmas and New Year's to evaluate your personal diabetes status and set some goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for improvement in the coming year. Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics [PDF] If you've been … Continue reading Time for a Quick Review