April 21, 2023
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was specifically hard for me, especially after 10 years of practicing as a competitive gymnast. I was used to feeling strong. Now when I exercised, I had to make sure I carbed up beforehand, had a Gatorade in my bag at all times and had to mentally prepare myself for the low blood sugar that was bound to happen.
Cycle Syncing is a practice where you match your lifestyle, workouts and nutrition to your menstrual cycle. Because different times of the month bring different energy, nutrition needs and physiological changes, this practice allows you to meet your body where it is instead of pushing against it.
April 7, 2023
March 24, 2023
The PFF Method and dessert.. two things we love around here. Who said you can’t eat dessert as a person with diabetes?! Add in some protein, fat, and fiber and you can make any snack or dessert blood sugar friendly. Keep scrolling for Coach Jess’s High Protein Cookie Dough Bites.
Losing weight with Type 1 Diabetes is possible and the good news? You don’t have to give up carbs to do it!
March 10, 2023
March 3, 2023
Let me guess. Smoothies have been notoriously hard on your blood sugars, so they feel like one of your favorite food items that you have to give up, right? Wrong. Although smoothies can be tricky for blood sugars, they don’t have to be. By adding protein, fiber and healthy fats you can enjoy your smoothie with better blood sugars.
Does your luteal phase impact your blood sugars differently? The short answer? Yes! In a natural cycle, during the 10-14 days before your period starts and after ovulation, there are significant shift in hormones. Progesterone hormones becomes most dominant in the menstrual cycle. The hormones role is to thicken uterine lining to prepare your body for pregnancy.
February 24, 2023
February 10, 2023
Dosing for carbs – I got this! Dosing for protein… What? Typically when you’re first diagnosed with diabetes you’re taught count your carbs, calculate your insulin then take your dose, but how do you dose for low carb, high protein meals?
New year, new quarter: Which also means your next endocrinologist appoint is likely coming right around the corner. Inside this blog post, we’re breaking down three ways our clients inside of Keeping it 100 walk into every endocrinologist appointment with confidence so you can too.
January 27, 2023
January 13, 2023
Pre-bolusing can be an incredible tool, but is it the end-all-be-all? Let’s be real, life happens. We eat dinner at a restaurant and we can’t gauge when our food will be delivered. The holidays come up and dinner is at the table before you know it. You’re cooking and next thing you know it your meal is sitting right in front of you. As amazing of a tool pre-bolusing can be, it’s not always practical.
Your baselines are the backbone of your blood sugar management. If your basal rates, carb ratios, and correction factors aren’t fine tuned – any pre-bolus or nutrition strategy you try to implement just won’t matter.
December 30, 2022