Regardless of whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2, gestational, MODY, or LADA, you’ve likely been told on multiple occasions that diet and exercise are crucial to management. You’ve probably been told that while being overweight or obese is not the cause of diabetes, weight management is important to maintaining control of your numbers. So, you probably make an effort to watch what you eat.
But the truth is, we’re all busy. We have jobs, families, obligations, and hobbies. Things we’d love to be doing with our time that don’t necessarily include consistently preparing meals that are not only healthy, but presented in a way worthy of posting to social media for all your friends to admire. If you happen to be someone who does want to make that a priority, that’s awesome! Good for you! You might not need the tips in this list, but maybe you can share some of your own in the comments!
For the rest of you, if you’re anything like me, consistently eating healthy often feels like a challenge. You might find that you start the week off on a high-note, but by Wednesday you’re exhausted and simply don’t have the energy to go home and put together a delicious and nutritious meal. So, instead, you find yourself ordering pizza or heading through the drive-thru on your way home. You tell yourself, “Next week I’ll do better.”
The truth is, this is a common habit that’s easy to fall into. Given the undoubtedly busy nature of your schedule, it’s no surprise that abandoning your meal plan sounds appealing. That’s why we’re here to help. We want to offer you some tips and tricks for taking some of the work out of eating healthy. Because the truth is, it doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, we’re certain that some of these tips will save you time and money! Take a look!
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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.