Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

Less than 2 hours before…

Less than 2 hours before my oldest grandson was set to graduate high school, my daughter calls to invite my father and I. Talk about last minute. Family drama as always.

Met his Marine recruiter. He will be going to boot camp in January. He has a summer job. He wants to be an aircraft mechanic.


Health Foods #2 – Diabetes

Diabetic Diets – Check Out These Lists of Good Foods

(Juice is not on list of approved foods, worse than actual fruit)

Diabetics can eat same healthy foods that a non-diabetic eats.


20 Foods to help manage Diabetes (good for you):

  1. Blueberries (berries in general)
  2. Beans (high in fiber)
  3. Fish (no breaded or fried)
  4. Apples (high in fiber)
  5. Nuts (mainly almonds 1 ounce)
  6. Grapefruit (and oranges, lemons and limes)
  7. Broccoli
  8. Tofu
  9. Asparagus
  10. Yogurt
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Carrots
  13. Tea (white, green or black)
  14. Spinach
  15. Oatmeal (also with fruit)
  16. Dark Leafy Vegetables (spinach, collards and kale)
  17. Sweet Potatoes
  18. Whole Grains
  19. Fat free milk
  20. Yogurt

45-60 grams of carbohydrates recommended for most people, per meal

Portion size is important. Diabetics can eat the same healthy foods others eat, they just have to watch portion size.

Healthy Eating – Fibromyalgia, Bipolar and Diabetes

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Parts of this info came from “newlifeoutlook:

Healthy eating includes lots of fruits and vegetables. Cutting down on carbs, the bad carbs anyway. What they consider good carbs (low on the Glycemic Index) should be included in a healthy diet. So should some fat and of course proteins. Cut down on the salt.

Below are a few options and suggestions:

  • Bipolar – follow a healthy diet to help ease symptoms
  • Diabetes – watch the carbs, cut way down and I still have to find an actual collection of recipes that are Diabetes friendly
  • Fibromyalgia – certain foods are known to make it worse and some help. The body is craving vegetables. See the list below:

Foods to avoid:

  1. Any foods that are breaded
  2. Any foods that have added vegetable oil (olive oil is ok)
  3. Any foods that are wilted (lost their potassium)
  4. And foods that are fried
  5. Any high glycemic index foods (these cause inflammation)

Foods that will make you feel better:





Fresh melons



Sugar snap peas





Artichoke hearts






Garbanzo beans

Fresh berries

Fresh ripe fruit

Creating a healthy salad

  1. Either lettuce or spinach as base vegetables
  2. (2 cups equals 2 servings)
  3. Tomatoes
  4. 3-5 additional vegetables, add them in amounts of ¼ to ½ cup
  5. Add a fruit to the salad
  6. Add a protein, at least 3 ounces (could be chicken, beef strips, lamb, fish, eggs or any other type of protein)

If you are going to use dressing make it and olive oil and vinegar dressing. Other oils can cause inflammation.