22 07, 2017

Those Jeans, My Journey: Reflections At The Place Where My Weight Loss Mission Began

By | 2017-10-12T09:43:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Diabetic Recipes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food, Type 2 Diabetes and Travel, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss / Exercise|

I shed 90lbs in 11 years and here's the picture to prove it. I was aiming for 100lbs a few months ago and that still may be coming soon, but for now, I stop to reflect on this amazing fact. And there's more to this story than what I've lost, keep reading to find out some of the beautiful things [...]

23 12, 2016

Tips to Handle Food Pushers

By | 2017-08-01T02:56:01+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

The holiday season brings with it a lot of emotions. Some Good. Some Bad. And some are just Bothersome and Stressful. During the holidays, I find myself spending hours of mental energy building my reserve of comebacks specifically targeted towards FOOD PUSHERS. FOOD PUSHER: A person who insists on you having "a little of this" or "a piece of that" [...]

26 02, 2016

My Struggle With Rice Dishes and The Plate Method

By | 2017-07-26T09:25:06+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I like the plate method and do my best to eat by it and the carb exchange method, but I have to admit that I also enjoy one pot rice dishes such as Yellow rice and chicken Chicken briyani Pepper steak rice stew Stir fry rice and many others. When it comes to counting carbs, I struggle with these types [...]

3 12, 2013

Review of Glucerna Advance

By | 2013-12-03T08:36:28+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|Diabetes Product Reviews, Diabetic Recipes|

I have been enjoying drinking Glucerna shakes for the past two years. Until now, my favorite has been the Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes. I drink them on my busy mornings as a breakfast replacement. They are perfect for when I am in a rush and need something tasty, filling, and quick.   However, in the UAE, I have only been able [...]

6 11, 2013

Things I Use to Do, I Don’t Do No More (Sweet Tea)

By | 2017-07-27T03:29:47+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, I'm going to give you a little insight on how much my life has changed in the past two years by telling you about things I miss from my life, B.D. (Before Diabetes). This post is about Sweet Tea   Sweet Tea Sweeeeet Teea, honey chile, You know we go waaay back to back [...]

8 08, 2013

Changes in One’s Diet is Not a Cure for Diabetes

By | 2017-07-27T03:37:31+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Dealing with Others About Diabetes, Experimentations, Symptoms of Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I cannot see the E on the eye chart with my natural eyes. I know that the first symbol is an E because I've been taking eye exams since I was 10 years old. Since the 5th grade, I've been wearing eye glasses, in high school I switched to contacts, and from college until I now I enjoy switching between [...]

8 08, 2013

Diabetic Meals in the Air

By | 2017-07-27T08:59:42+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Diabetic Airplane Meals, Type 2 Diabetes and Food|

I've been blessed to fly internationally more than a few times. Being being diagnosed with diabetes hasn't changed that and I have eaten "Diabetic Meals" in the air. This post is about my experience. First, the benefit of ordering a diabetic meal (or any specialty meal for that matter), is that your food comes out before everybody else's meals. Depending [...]

4 08, 2013

Sunday Cooking from the Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic Cookbook

By | 2013-08-05T17:59:20+00:00 August 4th, 2013|Diabetic Recipes|

Month 1- The first Sunday of each month, I will post recipes from some various diabetic cookbooks. Since Sunday dinner is an important tradition in Black American culture, I figure this would be the perfect edition to my blog. I had the pleasure of meeting The Kitchen Diva last year when I interviewed for my youtube channel (see video here) [...]

14 06, 2013

Meatless Diabetic Cooking…Indian Style

By | 2013-08-04T23:59:47+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Diabetic Recipes|

I attend a weekly Diabetes Clinic and on the last Thursday of the month, we learn how to cook diabetic-friendly meals. Last month, I asked if I could showcase my cooking skills and Melissa (our Diabetes Educational Specialist) pleasantly agreed. We cooked Tofu Masala and [...]

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