Portion Control – Law of Health #5

NOTE: Portion control is added to the Essential Habits you have established: mastering use of your blood glucose meter, drinking an optimum amount of water for you, eliminating all sugar, eating non-starchy whole-food vegetables instead of processed foods, and a having a daily exercise regimen. I would like to suggest that real temperance for a diabetic is “portion control.” You … Continue reading Portion Control – Law of Health #5

February – Refining Essential Habits

Now that you have Established the Five Essentials, let's refine it further to include portion control (Law of Health #5). I would like to suggest that real temperance for a diabetic is “portion control.” You need to be aware of how much makes up a “portion” or “serving” of every food you eat. “Portion control is all … Continue reading February – Refining Essential Habits

Temperance, Law of Health #5

When we think of "temperance," we automatically think of abstaining ("abstemiousness") from tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse. But temperance for a diabetic goes beyond that! I often say that the real temperance for diabetics is portion control! You also may know that one of my pet peeves is the saying, "Everything in moderation." NO! Moderation … Continue reading Temperance, Law of Health #5

Practice Portion Control

Goals/Objectives: To learn how to practice portion control. Time Frame: To implement portion control at every meal/snack of every day. Now that you have established some essential habits for diabetics—essential no matter what dietary lifestyle or approach to diabetes management you take—let’s refine it even more by practicing portion control, also an essential for all diabetics, regardless of … Continue reading Practice Portion Control

The Art of Abstaining

Moderation vs. Portion Control One of my pet peeves is the cliché, "Everything in moderation." Is domestic violence okay in moderation? Never! How about bank robbery in moderation? Absolutely not! We diabetics would like to think we can eat anything as long as it's "in moderation." But that is simply not true! "In moderation" is … Continue reading The Art of Abstaining

Get serious about portion control!

Great job in January! Now that you have established some good practices for diabetics—essential no matter what dietary lifestyle or approach to diabetes management you take—let's refine it even more by practicing portion control, also an essential for all diabetics, regardless of what else you do or don't do for your diabetic health. And you … Continue reading Get serious about portion control!

How Many “Servings” of Fruit and Vegetables?

A few days ago, one of our members found this ad in an Adventist publication and shared it with the group. First of all, this tidbit is not specifically for diabetics but for the general public. It focused on heart attack, stroke, and cancer, not diabetes. The first thing I wondered was where they got … Continue reading How Many “Servings” of Fruit and Vegetables?

Start With Portion Control

If you or your loved one have been recently diagnosed—or have recently come to a shocking realization that you are going to die early if you don't make some drastic changes—let me suggest that perhaps the very first step to take is Portion Control. And the first step in practicing Portion Control is to keep … Continue reading Start With Portion Control