#DiabetesChat: Keeping New Year’s Resolutions (January 14, 2015)

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Cdiabetesinfo Hi everybody, who’s ready to chat with @drlorishemek about keeping New Year’s Resolutions with @Cdiabetesinfo @DiabetesINFL #DiabetesChat
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Lorishemek What do you find most challenging about keeping your New Year’s Diet on track? #diabeteschat
Dietexpertnj I find many ppl make resolutions that r too big and unattainable. Think simple in 2015! #DiabetesChat
Lorishemek @DietExpertNJ That is very true! The BEST #Tip is to break any goal down to smaller experience success every day! #diabeteschat
Lorishemek Very true..low level inflammation is the core cause of most illness, disease, faster aging & weight gain.@marleykristin #diabeteschat
Cdiabetesinfo Q1 What do you find most challenging about keeping your New Year’s Diet on track? #DiabetesChat
Bmarketingmaven on the go or running late I find it tough sometimes get healthy food to carry on the way to the bus or the subway here in NYC. #DiabetesChat
Cdiabetesinfo Q2 Hey, let’s find out where everybody is from tonight, is it hot or cold in your city? #diabeteschat #newyeardiet
Dietexpertnj Plan ahead & prepare. Think of quick & healthy options such as a handful of nuts, fresh fruit, or a low fat string cheese #DiabetesChat
Marleykristin @CDiabetesInfo A2 cold.. Very cold here in Alabama #diabeteschat
Lorishemek @BMarketingMaven Create a safety net.. take nuts, seeds, whole fruit, turkey jerky to stop hunger and cravings. #diabeteschat
Cdiabetesinfo Q3 Do you feel comfortable telling your friends about your new diet and food requirements? #DiabetesChat
Dietexpertnj U can always slim down any recipe as well with easy tweaks such as using mashed avocado over butter #DiabetesChat
Marleykristin @CDiabetesInfo A3 yes! Most everyone is supportive and encouraging I would say #diabeteschat
Cdiabetesinfo Q4 What are some ways to avoid food challenges with your new diet? #DiabetesChat
Lorishemek Q3: It is always important to enlist supportive help..don’t keep it to yourself, but be strong in the face of saboteurs #diabeteschat
Dietexpertnj A4: Avoid deprivation- small, frequent meals, lots of fruits & veggies for fiber and lean proteins help u to stay satisfied #DiabetesChat
Marleykristin A4 find a blogger or cookbook that I can use all of their recipes #diabeteschat
Dietexpertnj Enlisting support not only can help u to stay on track, but makes u accountable as well- even if its with an online community #DiabetesChat
Lorishemek A4: Green tea bags, Carton of coconut or almond milk, Packets of tuna with a fork. turkey jerky, nuts and seeds, whole fruit #diabeteschat
Bmarketingmaven #DiabetesChat inflamation in knees and joints makes it hard to move in the cold which would help with everything. Not only diet.Pains also
Ranadurham @CDiabetesInfo A4: carbs and sweets #diabeteschat
Lorishemek Q3: Eat a protein source and a healthy fat or take a fiber supplement with a glass of water 20 min.before leaving for an event #diabeteschat
mommy3sons @CDiabetesInfo q4. If eating out I like to research the restaurant online so I can decide what to eat #DiabetesChat
ranadurham A5: vingeretts, salads, fruits #diabeteschat
lorishemek Protein balances blood sugar and triggers the hormone CCK that stops cravings and hunger. #diabeteschat
lorishemek Planning and preparation are key to success! The foundation. @CDiabetesInfo @mommy3sons @CDiabetesInfo #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Planning ahead is key to wt loss success. Plan out menus in advance #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Tip: If you can’t take a salad dressing with you to a restaurant, dip the fork into the dressing then eat the salad. #diabeteschat
bmarketingmaven I like this idea Lori protein balances blood sugar and triggers the hormone CCK that stops cravings and hunger. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo @RanaDurham Salads are great! So many ways to do it. What about soups? #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Take a fiber supplement with a glass of water 20 min. before leaving for an event you know food will be served. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Aim to fill ur plate half way w veggies at each meal- it keeps u just as satisfied while reducing calories #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Do not stand by the buffet table. Stand at least an arm’s length away. #diabeteschat
pwuebold @LoriShemek before I leave for work I eat a bowl of oatmeal. When I get to work I then workout. Then I am famished. Why? #diabeteschat
mommy3sons @LoriShemek I try to avoid the buffet tables if at all possible #DiabetesChat
pwuebold @LoriShemek I am a type 2 diabetic. I find that I do get the shakes in the afternoon. What is best way to address them? #diabeteschat
lorishemek Eat a protein source and a healthy fat such as a cheese stick and a 1/4 slice of an avocado to balance blood sugar. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q6 What is the best way to fit in exercise along with your new diet? #DiabetesChat
lorishemek @pwuebold Ensure that you balance your blood sugar with your medication, healthy fats, protein and stay away from reined carbs #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj A6: Aim to increase your overall daily activity. Use a pedometer to count steps and aim for 10,000/day #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q7 How important is sleep when dieting? Have you been able to get at least 8 hours each night? #DiabetesChat
ranadurham @CDiabetesInfo A6: running im big fan of cardio #diabeteschat
lorishemek A6: Schedule exercise on a day and time you know you will most likely adhere to and honor it as you would a doctor appt. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj A7: Lack of sleep increased appetite & desire for comfort foods. It also decreases physical activity #diabeteschat
mommy3sons @CDiabetesInfo q6. I try to walk at least 3 to 4 days a week #DiabetesChat
marleykristin @CDiabetesInfo A7 sleep is important no matter what!! I get 7 hours at least #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Not sure what to feed somebody with #diabetes? Look for tweets from @lorishemek and #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A6: If time is an issue, it is just as effective to break up the exercise time into chunks say 2 15 min sessions etc. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Lack of sleep can increase stress and belly fat #bellyfatdietfordummies #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A7: Sleep is key to preventing the fat storing hormone cortisol from creating a bigger belly & you. Melotonin Spray work well. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj @wvgirl58 what is ur sleep routine? Do you unwind before trying to go to bed? #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q8 Can you get sick easier when on a new diet? How can you avoid getting germs during the flu season? #DiabetesChat
lorishemek It is just as important to move throughout the day… Sitting is the new smoking even if you exercise. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Boost ur immune system with diet by increase antioxidants from fruits & vegetables #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo @RanaDurham Re: Insomnia-like we did w/our kids(those of us who are moms/dads) wind down, turn off the electronics 1hr b4 bed) #DiabetesChat
lorishemekc A8: Immune system is not functioning optimally when not getting enough nutrientsfad diets or those that eliminate a food group #diabeteschat
lorishemek I also highly recommend taking at least a multivitamin for prevention and optimal health. #diabeteschat
Wash hands and do not touch face. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q9 Is it okay to drink wine or beer when dieting? #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A8: If on a fad diet and stressed, you may be lowering your resistance to viruses. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj A9: Yes. Moderation is key. 1 glass/day for women, 2/day for men. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek In excess, Alcohol it can lead to overeating, and alcohol temporarily keeps your body from burning fat. #diabeteschat
dietexpertnj Excess alcohol is not only a source of excess calories, but can also stimulate appetite #diabeteschat
lorishemek So when drinking, fat burn stops and a surplus of carbs, protein, and fat circulating in the body that is stored as fat. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo You can also find more information about exercise and #glucose management on the @Cdiabetesinfo website #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Alcohol will not derail your diet if you have one drink. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q10 If you have a little kids at home, how to keep food on the table for them and stay on your diet? #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Healthy eating should be a family affair. Make balanced meals for ur whole family #diabeteschat
lorishemek Follow the principles of the Mediterranean diet that includes mostly veggies, healthy fats and more to start. #Success #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo @marleykristin One of the reasons I love the recipes on is that they are so great for the whole family. #DiabetesChat
lorishemek Involve in the cooking process as they will eat what they cook. They love it! #diabeteschat
It is really about letting your children experience different foods – this will lay a foundation for healthy eating later. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q11 Where to find diet motivation and inspiration online? #DiabetesChat
dietexpertnj Absolutely! Focus on having MORE of lean proteins/veggies/whole grains and not what u should have less of #DiabetesChat
lorishemek A11: is excellent as is #diabeteschat
amypcampbell A11: Try! Fascinating tips to help change your eating environment. #diabeteschat
lorishemek Know that you are deserving of good health..just take a small step every day, just one towards your goal. #diabeteschat
loismarketing #diabeteschat yes certain ones may have restrictions but incorporate into overall meal plans. Just a thought!
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