Watching What We Eat

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Lately I’ve made a few adjustments in my eating habits. I’ve cut out refined sugar and processed flour. In addition, I’ve started tracking what I eat on The Daily Plate. My eyes have been opened to how much food I was absentmindedly consuming. Oh my! (No wonder my clothes don’t fit anymore.)

It’s taken a few days to mentally make the switch, but I think in the long run, it will be a good thing to make my calories count.

Since my diet changes also happen to be mostly gluten and sugar free, I’ve also seen a new perspective of others who might have to eat a certain way due to gluten-intolerance or diabetes. And in those situations, meal planning is essential to being successful.

Sign up for a free Diabetes Meal Planner here. I’m no doctor and don’t have personal experience with diabetes, but the website appears to hold a wealth of information, addressing topics other than just diabetes. Just be sure to check with your doctor before you make any changes in your diet.

Do you have a favorite online meal planning resource that you love? Tell us about it!

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  1. This is so important- thanks for posting about it. I definitely need to edit what I eat. When I think about the amount of soda I consume, sheesh!

    I haven’t used online meal planning, but I do love Menu Plan Mondays (the meme- I gain a lot of insight from the different participants)


  2. I did W.W. for awhile and it opened my eyes. I watch the size too but if I don’t excrise I can feel the difference in days.

  3. My 9 yo daughter was diagnosed in Feb of this yr with Juvenile Diabetes. What a shock! Thankfully, we were already pretty healthy eaters, and she is one of my best eaters. But, it really changes the way you live.
    My hubby compared it to having a newborn-you can no longer just run out of the house when you want. It takes preparation.
    It’s been overwhelming at times, but she is so mature and is handling it beautifully.

    BTW-really enjoying your posts lately Jessica.

  4. I have used sparkpeople in the past. It is free. They have a plethora of info for dieting, exercising, etc. 😀