#DiabetesChat: Weight Loss and Diabetes Management (July 14, 2015)

Weight Loss and Diabetes Management

Event Description

Trying to improve your overall health? Shopping for the right foods can be difficult. Overcome this challenge and implement a healthy “eating strategy” with the help of this week’s DiabetesChat cohost, Rania Batayneh, MPH. Rania is the author of the best selling book, “The One One One Diet” (Rodale Books), and as America’s Eating Strategist, has counseled thousands of clients towards the better health and weight loss they never thought they could accomplish. With over 12 years of experience, Rania works with clients nationwide through her private practice, Essential Nutrition For You.

DATE Tuesday, July 14, 2015
TIME 7-8pmET
TOPIC Weight Loss and Diabetes Management
COHOSTS Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH @RaniaBatayneh
PRIZE(S) 6 Boxes of KIND Nuts & Spices Bars and (2) copies of @RaniaBatayneh best-selling book #oneoneonediet @RodaleBooks


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cdiabetesinfo Please welcome @RaniaBatayneh #Diabeteschat #TastyTuesday
raniabatayneh @CDiabetesInfo thank you! I am excited to be here! #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo We can’t wait to hear from @RaniaBatayneh the #foodstrategist and get great tips for healthy eating #TastyTuesday #DiabetesChat #eatingwell
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askagreatdad @primetimeparent I have an honest question, no joke. What kind of diet should an underweight pre-diabetic utilize. Struggling #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent .@Askagreatdad that is an excellent question. I am going to request that one of our @DiabetesINFL answer your question #DiabetesChat
askagreatdad Thanks, it’s a very real struggle for me @primetimeparent @DiabetesINFL #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q1: Why is weight loss so challenging? #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A1 @CDiabetesInfo ONE of the main reasons weight is because we often turn to quick fixes and unrealistic diets #DiabetesChat
askagreatdad Does anybody know how to gain weight while avoiding sugar? I’m severely underweight and pre-diabetic #DiabetesChat
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cdiabetesinfo Q2: What’s the difference between a diet and an eating strategy? #DiabetesChat
bmarketingmaven Those Kind bars feel awfully tempting right now. #diabeteschat
raniabatayneh A2 @CDiabetesInfo an eating strategy allows you to eat the foods you love and want to eat without prohibitions or punishment. #DiabetesChat
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raniabatayneh A2 @CDiabetesInfo You want to think about approaching weight loss with the idea of STRUCTURE, Not Restriction #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A2 @CDiabetesInfo most “diets” are restrictive, can be boring, limited in variety and typically we go “on” and “off” them #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A2- “diet” has a negative, restrictive connotation. Structured weight loss implies a level of empowerment. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q3: What is the #OneOneOnDiet? #DiabetesChat
bmarketingmaven Been trying to eat right vegetables and fruits very little meat #diabeteschat
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raniabatayneh A3 @CDiabetesInfo The #OneOneOneDiet is based on The 1:1:1 Formula.#DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A3 @CDiabetesInfo Each meal or snack includes ONE serving of Protein, ONE serving of Carbohydrate and ONE serving of Fat. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A3- is there a calorie limit /recommendation for the 1:1:1 food contents? #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q4: How does the 1:1:1 Formula help you maintain/reach a healthy weight? #DiabetesChat
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bmarketingmaven With the fruits and vegetables I have been trying to eat fish or quinoa dishes #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A4 @CDiabetesInfo The Formula keeps your blood sugar stable, limits cravings & satiates your appetite w/the PRO:CARB:FAT combo #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a4. It would keep me from over eating carbs #diabeteschat
raniabatayneh A4 @CDiabetesInfo on the #OneOneOneDiet you lose weight by sticking to the rule of ONE. #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A4 @CDiabetesInfo By using the 1:1:1 Formula, you naturally decrease your overall caloric intake without feeling deprived. #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @RaniaBatayneh @CDiabetesInfo very easy to remember! #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q5: Why is stabilizing your blood sugar critical to weight loss? #DiabetesChat
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maureensrn A5 stable blood sugar levels will lower the risk of erratic eating, mood swings, poor food choices. #diabeteschat
maureensrn A5 Stable blood sugars will lower risk of hypoglycemia ( that may result in poor food choices for quick recovery). #diabeteschat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a5. For me, too much sugar makes me get headaches & very tired #diabeteschat
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raniabatayneh A5 @CDiabetesInfo blood sugar spikes lead to lulls in your energy, sugar cravings and uncontrollable feelings of hunger. #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A5 @CDiabetesInfo #insulin is a fat storing hormone so you want to keep blood sugar levels stable. The 1:1:1 Formula does this #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A5 erratic blood sugars result in mood swings, low energy levels, even memory issues. Preplanning is best for meals. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q6: Isn’t it best to give up on snacking? #DiabetesChat
andrewjpg @CDiabetesInfo no! Snacks help alleviate over eating during your meals. Veggies and homemade hummus are my go to. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo @andrewjpg good point #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a6. I don’t believe so- it helps keep your blood sugar from dropping/spiking before a meal #diabeteschat
bmarketingmaven I have been using the Cinsulin and I feel that it does help with the sugar intake and metabolism #DiabetesChat
diabetesinfl @BMarketingMaven That is great to hear about how @Cinsulin is working for you #DiabetesChat
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raniabatayneh A6 @CDiabetesInfo snacking is important as it is an opportunity to fuel your body between meals. #SmartSnacking is key. #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra A6. No! Small meals throughout the day help stabilize blood sugar. My husband is a diabetic! #diabeteschat
raniabatayneh A6 @CDiabetesInfo Look for snacks that contain real ingredients- nothing artificial. That will just trick your body! #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo @DiabetesINFL @KINDSnacks those sound delicious #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A6 @CDiabetesInfo snacks should include a combo of PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATE, & FAT. Think Greek Yogurt with berries and walnuts! #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent @allthingsfadra I am totally obsessed with @KINDSnacks and the Nuts & Spices Bars are awesome! #TastyTuesday #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q7: What are some factors that influence weight loss? #DiabetesChat
maureensrn #SmartSnacking is so important. Preplanning is key. Have backup plan in case you face change in circumstances. #diabeteschat
maureensrn A7 Factors affecting weight loss->stress, low activity levels, hormonal issues and insomnia. #diabeteschat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh a7. Low carbs especially starchy ones & exercise #diabeteschat
primetimeparent @MaureenSRN It is so hard to cut out stress, especially with unexpected life events #agingparents #preteens #sandwichgen #DiabetesChat
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maureensrn Ive read the @KindBars site and ingredients. Excellent portable snack; well balanced. Check them out. #diabeteschat
andrewjpg @CDiabetesInfo additionally it’s all about eating food for fuel not pleasure. Don’t feel bad for not finishing your plate. #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh Yes – recently read exercise has a big influence on deeper abdominal fat. #diabeteschat
angelicam63 @RaniaBatayneh @CDiabetesInfo yes! And most likely be a sugary snack which makes it much worse! #diabeteschat
allthingsfadra @MaureenSRN @kindbars Most importantly, low glycemic index! #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A7 @CDiabetesInfo sleep is a critical success factor. If you are sleep deprived, you may turn to the wrong foods for energy. #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A7 @CDiabetesInfo Activity- but don’t only think about cardio. Resistance training is key for maintaining lean muscle. #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A7 @CDiabetesInfo also keeping a food log can influence your weight loss success. Skip the calorie counters and just journal. #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent A7 .@RaniaBatayneh when I slept less, I weighed more! Sleep is key in my world #TastyTuesday #DiabetesChat #diabetesmanagement
cdiabetesinfo Q8: How can you get back on track when you goof? #DiabetesChat
andrewjpg @CDiabetesInfo own up to it! Get on the scale and empower yourself. #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @allthingsfadra @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh I try walking for 30 mins after each meal- definitely helps 🙂 #diabeteschat
primetimeparent A8. @CDiabetesInfo wake-up the next morning and drink a lot of water! #TastyTuesday #DiabetesChat #secondchances
maureensrn A8 Getting back on track?-> Aim for progress not perfection. Move forward. Stop blame game. Stay positive. #diabeteschat
allthingsfadra @andrewjpg @CDiabetesInfo Ah, you hit an important point. My husband gets cravings and won’t ignore them when he should. #DiabetesChat
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trainingt1d @CDiabetesInfo Q8. Sleep! Haha. New day new management. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A8 A simple “goof up” for a meal or snack does not mean the entire day is wasted. Get back in the saddle 🙂 #diabeteschat
allthingsfadra @angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh Having a fitness tracker is huge for me for motivation. #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a8. Focus on more lean proteins& get moving – water helps too! #diabeteschat
allthingsfadra @andrewjpg @CDiabetesInfo I try but ultimately can’t force him. Try to make healthy choices for the fan. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A8 Preplanning is paramount. “Expect the unexpected” and youll lower the risk of bad dietary choices. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo @andrewjpg wow I imagine so #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A8 @CDiabetesInfo think about the idea of “RESUMING” vs. “RESTARTING”. You have the tools that work. Use them! #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @primetimeparent @RaniaBatayneh I’ve heard that! Has to do with stress and cortisol levels I think. #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @allthingsfadra @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh I’ve heard so much great reviews on trackers- I need to get one #diabeteschat
smarkman @CDiabetesInfo a9 eating healthy is the most important #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh I’m currently reviewing @MyMiraFit – made for women. Will do a write up soon! #DiabetesChat
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raniabatayneh A9 @CDiabetesInfo When you just focus on weight loss & the scale you lose sight of other positive changes you’re experiencing. #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A9 @CDiabetesInfo our #Wellness is composed of so many different elements and a healthy body weight is just ONE of them. #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @CDiabetesInfo Brand new – just like a bracelet. I love it so far! They push progress not perfection. #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a9. not eating nutritious meals can make blood sugar spike! It’s best to eat balanced meals & exercise #diabeteschat
maureensrn Im using a #FitBit.. enjoying the food tracker and activity tracker…..monitoring weight loss &H20 intake…#Empowerment #diabeteschat
bmarketingmaven #DiabetesChat I like the idea of progress not perfection. I have been trying to walk for an hour a day
allthingsfadra @trainingt1d @angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh That app is especially good for calorie tracking. #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @BMarketingMaven That’s huge and that’s definitely progress! #DiabetesChat
angelicam63 @trainingt1d @allthingsfadra @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh I’ll check it out- thanks! #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q10: What are some good strategies for dining out? #DiabetesChat
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angelicam63 @CDiabetesInfo a10. I stay away from pastas & breads. #diabeteschat
raniabatayneh A10 @CDiabetesInfo you can still enjoy meals but but you need a strategy! #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent A10. @CDiabetesInfo skip the bread basket, don’t eat everything, and stat awar from the white stuff #TastyTuesday #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh A10 @CDiabetesInfo if you want dessert, skip the bread. Want a cocktail, don’t get the pasta. It’s all about tradeoffs! #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A10 Dining out? Ask for a to go box and divide meal in half before you start eating. 2 meals for price of 1. #diabeteschat
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maureensrn A10 Feel free to ask for special food prep- avoiding oils/gravies etc. Empower yourself to eat healthy. #diabeteschat
angelicam63 @DiabetesINFL @CDiabetesInfo @RaniaBatayneh lots of tips on how to manage blood sugar & keep positive! #diabeteschat
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trainingt1d @CDiabetesInfo A10. Pick known foods with min to no carbs. If you measure food at home you can guestimate sizes when your out. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn A10 Avoid the beloved bread basket; split a meal or share an appetizer. Child menu for portion control. #diabeteschat
raniabatayneh A10 @CDiabetesInfo Using The 1:1:1 Formula, you select that ONE carb at dinner, which naturally limits your caloric intake. #DiabetesChat
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trainingt1d @CDiabetesInfo A10. Also when I measure certain foods I measure in handfuls so when ur out you can tell using your hand size. #DiabetesChat
allthingsfadra @RaniaBatayneh @CDiabetesInfo Can’t wait to check out your book! #oneoneone #DiabetesChat
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maureensrn A10 check out the restaurant menu online b4 you go…preplan the meal and know what your eating. No surprises. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Check out @CDiabeteinfo‘s website for past #DiabetesChat topics
bmarketingmaven I think I like the idea of the 1. 1.1. Approach #DiabetesChat
trainingt1d @MaureenSRN That’s a great one. I have made restaurant decisions based on online menus. #DiabetesChat
maureensrn Thank you, everyone, for a most informative chat. Stay healthy, keep in touch, and remember: Progress not perfection! 🙂 #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Find more information about taking care of your diabetes & great recipes on the @CDiabetesinfo website #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Join us for our next #DiabetesChat on 7-22, 8-9pmET w/@LyfeBulb‘s Dr. Karin Hehenberger,
cdiabetesinfo founder of Lyfebulb an educational & social platform dedicated to helping ppl w/chronic illnesses lead optimal lifestyles #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Thank you to @raniabatayneh for helping us this #TastyTuesday with Weight Loss and Diabetes Management #DiabetesChat
raniabatayneh @primetimeparent you are welcome! #DiabetesChat xoxo


More Information on Rania

Nutritionist Rania Batayneh, MPH, is the author of the best selling book, “The One One One Diet” (Rodale Books). As America’s Eating Strategist, Rania has counseled and guided thousands of clients towards the better health and weight loss they never thought they could accomplish. With over 12 years of experience, Rania works with clients nationwide through her private practice, Essential Nutrition For You.

Also known as America’s Eating Strategist, Rania’s method works for everyone. She identifies a client’s needs/barriers and creates an effective real-world strategy that allows the client to not only reach their goals, but to maintain them.

With a national presence via media and consulting, as well experience in the corporate wellness arena, Rania has worked with corporations such as W50, Nike, Tesla Motors, Sega and Kaiser as well as national food brands.

Moving into health and wellness reporting on a national level in order to help educate the public at large is also an area of strong interest . Her experience in local markets, including San Francisco and Portland, and nationally on MSNBC, have helped her pave the way for her entry into mainstream media.

Rania served as the Health and Wellness Contributor for KOIN, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, creating timely and educational content for their program Studio 6.

Specialties: Eating Strategist, Nutrition Consulting, Weight Loss and Body Composition Change, Wellness Coaching, Lifestyle Management for Busy Professionals, Brand Consulting.


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