Low Carb Diet: Is It Right For Me?

By: Julia Lott, RD, LD, MS, Fresh 'N Fit CuisineAre you considering a low carb diet? Eating low carb means limiting starchy vegetables, grains and sugar intake. How many carbs you should have daily really depends on your calorie needs. Generally speaking, low carb means getting 20% or less of your calories from carbs. Protein … Continue reading Low Carb Diet: Is It Right For Me?

7 Good Reasons To Exercise (For The Holidays)

Have you thought about starting an exercise program but haven’t done it yet? Here are 7 REALLY GOOD reasons to get started today! Reason #1: To Melt Fat Away The most coveted side effect of exercise is, of course, fat burn. The combination of a challenging exercise routine and a balanced meal plan is the … Continue reading 7 Good Reasons To Exercise (For The Holidays)

7 Tips for Dining Out With Type 2 Diabetes

Dining out shouldn’t be stressful, but when you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, visiting a restaurant can feel suddenly fraught with peril. The temptation of the bread basket or the risk of waiting a ridiculously long time for your food might be enough to keep you at home. Fortunately, with a little preparation you … Continue reading 7 Tips for Dining Out With Type 2 Diabetes

Can My Child with Diabetes Eat Nuts?

Nuts are a terrific snack or addition to a meal for children and adults with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Nuts give us magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, fiber, protein, nourishing fats and more! Controlling Blood Glucose Nuts' combination of protein and fat is especially helpful when trying to manage blood sugar, says … Continue reading Can My Child with Diabetes Eat Nuts?

The Importance of Fitness in Your 30s

If you haven't yet made physical activity a habit, your 30s are a good time to start. Fitness, along with proper nutrition, is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Being fit increases energy, maintains physical functionality and may prevent or minimize complications from chronic diseases. Why Be Fit? There are many health benefits associated with … Continue reading The Importance of Fitness in Your 30s

Menu Spotlight: Healthy Mix

  For the next few weeks, we wanted to get back to basics by breaking down each of our menus to show what they have to offer as well as their nutritional targets. First up is one of our customers' favorite: the Healthy Mix menu. This is our most traditional menu with a wide variety of local … Continue reading Menu Spotlight: Healthy Mix

What You Need To Know About Type 1 Diabetes

It used to be called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, but now it's more commonly known as type 1 diabetes. This form of diabetes is more often diagnosed in kids and young adults, but it can affect anyone at any age. Thankfully, type 1 diabetes is much less common than type 2, being only five percent … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Type 1 Diabetes

HEALTHY SNACKING WITH DIABETES

When managing your diabetes with diet and exercise, it can be difficult to know which snacks won't spike your blood pressure or give you adverse snacking side effects. Snacking can contribute to a healthy diet, ensuring that your body gets the fuel it needs every 3–5 hours to control your blood sugar and appetite, and keep … Continue reading HEALTHY SNACKING WITH DIABETES

Fitness Partner Spotlight: Medical Fitness & Wellness Group, part 2

Medical Fitness & Wellness Group is a medical fitness facility located in Johns Creek. In addition to being one of our referral partners, they provide medical and corrective solutions for those diagnosed with chronic conditions. In part 2 of our Fitness Partner Spotlight series, we met with founder Mike Hardy to find out the importance of a proper diet. Watch the … Continue reading Fitness Partner Spotlight: Medical Fitness & Wellness Group, part 2

Fitness Partner Spotlight: Medical Fitness & Wellness Group, part I

Medical Fitness & Wellness Group is a medical fitness facility located in Johns Creek. In addition to being one of our referral partners, they provide medical and corrective solutions for those diagnosed with chronic conditions. In part 1 of our Fitness Partner Spotlight series, we met with founder Mike Hardy to find out a little bit more about their studio. Watch the … Continue reading Fitness Partner Spotlight: Medical Fitness & Wellness Group, part I