Tuna Avocado Bites

These unique tuna bites can be served alongside a fresh salad. The avocado packs a fantastic Omega 3 fat punch!

Serves 8

Ingredients
10 oz. drained canned tuna
¼ cup mayo
1 avocado
¼ cup parmesan cheese
cup almond flour
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
½ cup coconut oil
Salt and pepper

Directions
1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except coconut oil). Form little balls and cover with almond flour.
2. Fry them in a pan medium heat with melted coconut oil (it has to be hot) until they seem browned on all sides.

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 137
Fat: 12g
Net Carbs: 10g
Protein: 6g

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Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon makes everything better! Enjoy this blood sugar friendly side dish at your next summer bbq. 

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 bunch of asparagus trimmed
6 strips of bacon
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Cracked black pepper to taste

Directions
1. Prepare your grill to cook at medium-high heat (around 400-450 degrees F).
2. Rinse the asparagus and pat dry.
3. Trim asparagus ends at least one inch up the stem.
4. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and season to taste with the pepper. Gently roll around the cutting board to ensure all of the asparagus has been seasoned.
5. Gather the asparagus into bundles of 6-8 shoots and wrap with a half piece of the bacon. Try gently tucking the end of the bacon into itself at the end to secure. Toothpicks are also an option to secure the bacon, but be sure to remove them before serving.
6. Place the bundles directly on the grill grate and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the asparagus is tender and the bacon is crisp....

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Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here's Why

Can we really reverse type 2 diabetes?

Patients are always told that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease. So, that means once you’ve been diagnosed you’re going to have it for the rest of your life.

Patients are told that they are going to be stuck in what I call, the "diabetic cycle of suffering". That means on medications, on insulin, constantly seeing doctors, and then going to develop the nasty complications.

Complications such as nerve damage, blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, dialysis, and amputation are all on the list.

But, does this really have to be the outcome?

Is it possible that the medical industry wants you to be stuck in the cycle of suffering? Do they have anything to gain from you being stuck in the cycle? Let’s just think about that for a moment…

So, is it possible to reverse type 2 diabetes using proper nutrition?

One of my favorite examples that proves this to be true, comes from the very well respected,...

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Healthy-Fat Filled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

A classic recipe turned into a delectable diabetic friendly dessert. These bites are high in fat and satisfaction!

Serves 20

Ingredients
2½ cups almond flour
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup erythritol
3 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2-3 85% dark chocolate bars

Directions
1. Whisk the wet ingredients together.
2. Separately, mix the dry ingredients. Sift them into the wet ingredients and mix. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes approximately.
3. Break the dark chocolate bars into small squares.
4. Form small balls of dough and press flat. Add 1 or 2 pieces of chocolate between and seal together into a ball.
5. Place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 150
Fat: 14g
Net Carbs: 2.7g
Protein: 4.5g

 
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DF Diet Delicious Coconut Flour Waffles

Super hungry and in a rush? This recipe takes only a few minutes and when paired with a source of healthy fats and protein such as eggs, will ensure better blood sugar control.

Accept my challenge to eat just one. It works well with any sugar-free topping (I choose full-fat whipped cream and a serving of berries), and even the kids will love them.

Serves 5

Ingredients
4 tbsp. coconut flour
5 eggs, separated by white and yolk
1 tsp. baking powder
4-5 tbsp. granulated stevia or your own sweetener
3 tbsp. whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
4½ oz. butter, melted

Directions
1. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until they form stiff peaks.
2. In another bowl, mix the egg yolk with the coconut flour, the stevia or sweetener, and the baking powder.
3. Add the melted butter. Do so slowly, mixing until the batter is smooth.
4. Add the milk and the vanilla.
5. Combine the mixture of the first bowl with the second one, folding it in to keep the fluffiness of the batter.
6. When the waffle maker is warmed...

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Diabetes Weight Loss: 7 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast

diabetic weight loss Jul 03, 2019

There are many ways to lose weight FAST, however, many of these ways may leave you feeling hungry and dissatisfied. 

Life stressors may act as emotional triggers that can lead to emotional eating, "falling off the wagon", and a pattern of false starts. 

I believe that the best way to approach weight loss is to look at the "small picture", get micro. Forget about the long term and simply break your day up into small 2-hour blocks that I like to call "micro goals". 

I believe that micro goals are the key to major achievement. Don’t worry about tomorrow, next week, or next month - just focus on the immediate.

Setting and achieving micro goals are small wins that we can celebrate. This helps to keep us motivated and on track working towards our end results. 

When focusing too much on the bigger picture it is easy to have small slips here and there, when compounded, sabotage the major goal.

Here are 7 simple micro goals the will help you to achieve major...

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10 Signs You're Addicted to Food (and What You Can Do About It)

Millions and millions of people all over the world are struggling, and are totally unaware of the fact that they've become addicted. Addicted to something that's purposely added in almost every processed food- sugar.

Just like any other addictive substance, sugar acts on the reward center of the human brain.

When this area of the brain is stimulated, it floods the brain with dopamine and endorphins. This causes you to feel happy, joyous, energized, awake, and free from all aches and pains.

But, as you know, what goes up must come down. This is the blood sugar roller coaster.

Many sugar addicts find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle. The cycle of suffering I call it. Binging on food, feeling guilty and shameful about the binge, and then binging again to feel better, to soothe themselves.

This is extremely dangerous for us diabetics. The repercussions of living with high blood sugar are absolutely horrific. The body essentially rots from the inside out.

Sugar addiction is THE ONE...

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3 Most Important Foods for Diabetes Blood Sugar Control

The 3 Most Important Food Groups For Diabetes Blood Sugar Control.

No, you didn’t read that wrong. I said three.

You’re about to realize that much of what you were taught about diet and nutrition is wrong. Not only is it wrong, but it is also unhealthy for those with diabetes.

One thing I have learned since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, is that you cannot predict how your blood sugar will respond to a given food – but we can find out by trial and error.

The foods that we consume can be grouped into three major categories that provide calories or energy: protein, fat, and carbohydrate.

It is rare that any natural food source will contain only one of these three. Protein foods often contain fat; carbohydrate foods frequently contain some protein and fat. The common foods that are virtually 100% fats are oils and butter.

Let’s talk about how these three groups affect blood sugar.

Protein

Protein has very little impact on blood sugar.

Protein is...
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Diabetic Fighter Taco Casserole

This low-carb casserole has all the yummy flavor of tacos and is perfect for diabetes diet blood sugar control!

The Diabetic Fighter Diet never skimps on flavor and the comfort foods that you love...

Serves 12

Ingredients
1 green pepper
1 onion
20 oz. drained spinach
2 lb. ground pork
2 cans drained diced tomatoes with green chilies
10 tbsp. sour cream
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
16 oz. cream cheese
4 tsp. taco seasoning
Jalapeños, sliced

Directions
1. Chop pepper and onion and cook them until translucent. Optional: add diced jalapeños.
2. Place the pepper and onion into a bowl.
3. Cook the spinach by wilting it in a frying pan with a little olive oil. When it is done, add it to the bowl.
4. Cook the ground pork until browned. Season with taco seasoning.
5. Add the diced tomato to the bowl, and incorporate the sour cream, mozzarella, and cream cheese. Pour the mixture into a baking dish, and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 400
Fat: 30g
Net...

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