SureCount Product of the Month at Thyck Troupe!
Tressa says, “We met and I purchased one of your SURECOUNT TOOLS, which has been working WONDERFULLY, by the way!”
So wonderfully Tressa has made SureCount product of the month at Thyck and Fit and Thyck Troupe which is a Performing Arts Company – based in Chicago – that trains, mentors, inspires and empowers curvaceous women pursuing professional careers in the arts. According to Tressa, “We promote size acceptance, while also educating and encouraging our communities toward healthier life choices, improved diet, increased exercise and better wellness overall.”
SureCount is available for sale online here and also can be found on Amazon, Diabetes Mall and as an edownload.
SureCount Now Available as an Ebook.
SureCount can now be accessed on an ereader. SureCount is available to buy and download for those who want the same information SureCount provides in its flip page, tabbed booklet format. This electronic format offers quick and easy access to the same carbohydrate facts and figures. The ebook version includes the same twelve food categories and food listings as the print booklet. And of course, each item is calculated in 15 grams of carbohydrate (or one carb serving) portion sizes.
Either way you want to look up the carbohydrate information, or maybe you want access to both a print and eversion, SureCount makes it simple to Eat Carbs with Confidence!
Gestational Diabetes and the Importance of Carb Counting
When a woman with diabetes is pregnant or planning to get pregnant, or a woman finds out she has gestational diabetes, blood glucose control becomes crucial. Carb counting can be an easy way to learn proper food management. By becoming familiar with the carbs in everyday foods, a woman is more confident and able to choose wisely at meal and snack times.
When it comes to carbs during pregnancy, try to limit the amount of added sugars in the diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens, beets, okra and celery. Opt for whole grains instead of refined grains, which lose fiber, vitamins, and minerals in the refining process. Don’t avoid fruit, as it can be part of a healthy diet in correct portions. Consult with SureCount to learn the carb servings in fruits, juices and dried fruits and hundreds of other foods.
SureCount makes it quick and easy to understand the correct portion size to consume and eat carbs with confidence!
Choosing Carb Foods: Dairy and Diabetes
Many of the foods we enjoy contain carbohydrates. A bowl of pasta, a sandwich on whole grain bread, or a blueberry muffin all have to be eaten in measured quantities. Even dairy products, such as a glass of milk or cup of yogurt, likely will have carbohydrates that need to be accounted for in a diabetic diet.
Dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet as they provide our bodies with important nutrients such as calcium and protein. The USDA recommends three servings of low-fat dairy products a day, such as milk, cheese and yogurt. And for the good news…Cheese is a low-carb food that can be eaten in moderation without counting as a carbohydrate.
An 8 oz. glass of milk has approximately 12 grams of carbohydrates. Switching to low fat or nonfat milk from whole milk will not change the amount of carbs in a serving. Even lactose-free milk counts as a carb serving.
There are low-carb alternatives easily available, such as unsweetened soy milk, but often these products are more costly, sometimes costing twice as much as regular milk. Sweetened soy milk has a similar amount of carbs as milk.
Diabetics Benefit from Choosing Whole-Grain Carbohydrates
Carbs are everywhere in our diet…including in dairy products, fruits, sweets and cereals and grains. But even though carbs provide an almost constant temptation, we can eat carbs wisely and help control diabetes by choosing whole grains whenever possible that fill us up and satisfy.
Our bodies crave, and need, carbohydrates for energy. Carbohydrates influence blood sugar more than fats or proteins, so the amount we take in should be carefully portioned, and this is especially important for those with prediabetes and diabetes.
Tracking and limiting the amount of carbs taken in at one time is an effective way to keep sugar from building up in the bloodstream. Choosing whole grain pasta, whole wheat bread, brown rice, and whole grain cereals when we choose to eat grains does more than add nutrients. Whole grain foods are traditionally fiber-rich. Foods that retain the whole grain have fiber and fiber equals fullness.
I opt for a few “go to” whole grain foods that are delicious and nutritious AND that can make it easier to stay within a targeted carb range and stay satisfied too!
- When buying bread at the supermarket look at the Nutrition Facts Label to ensure each slice has at least 3 grams of fiber before tossing it in your cart. There are many delicious choices that have even more dietary fiber per serving.
- Serve, choose and buy brown rice over white rice whenever possible. Brown rice is even sold frozen and precooked now in many supermarkets, making it an even easier choice. White rice is a refined carbohydrate while brown rice retains fiber and other nutrients and is digested more slowly. This leads to a smaller rise in blood sugar.
- Whole grain cereals are plentiful and a great way to start the day. These include my two favorite healthful choices…Wheat Chex and Multi Grain Cheerios. Or make your own whole grain breakfast. Simmer water and oatmeal from rolled oats, then add a sprinkle of nuts, a dash of flax seed, a drizzle of maple syrup and finally shake on some cinnamon.
Whichever whole grain foods we choose, it is essential to manage portion sizes wisely. I eat cereal in mini bowls so it is easier to portion out one serving and stick to the recommended amount. Check your Nutrition Facts Label or SureCount for specifics on serving sizes.