by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  Exercise has long been recognized as an important part of success with managing weight.  Regular physical activity has many benefits including helping lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, burn more calories and maintain weight loss.  Walking is a great form of exercise.  But did you know that your fitness […]

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  by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  Cauliflower is a tasty, low-calorie, low-carb veggie that is a terrific substitute for starchier side dishes such as potatoes or rice. High in fiber and nutrients (such as vitamin C), cauliflower can be steamed, roasted, or stir-fried. It can be enjoyed raw as a snack (with your […]

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  by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE  One thing we know about traditional “diets” is that there is no one approach that works for everyone. Second, we recognize the power that our emotions have on our eating. Third, often following a strict diet is linked with feelings of guilt and shame when a person […]

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    It’s January and for most people that means that starting the New Year with goals for a healthier 2019.  The reality is that less than 8% of us will actually keep our health-related resolutions… that seems crazy so we did some research about what helps people actually achieve their goals.  Here are some […]

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by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Serving Size:  2 Tbsp: Calories:  65 Carbs:  5 grams Fat: 5 grams Protein: 1.5 grams  Ingredients 1 large roasted beet (about 1 cup chopped) 1 15-oz can chickpeas (rinsed) ¼ cup tahini ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground […]

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Sometimes the demands of managing diabetes can be hard to keep track of. Use this staying healthy checklist as a way to stay on top of the things people with diabetes need to do to maintain good health. It always feel great to check something off the list! Download it here.  

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