Wellness Wednesday

Isn’t it funny how RESISTANT we are to the very things that could HELP us feel better if we would just ALLOW them the opportunity to do so?

I’ve been transparent about how resistant I was to acupuncture because the idea of voluntarily sticking a needle in my body – of ANY size – is not my idea of a good time… yet in a twist I was NOT expecting, I CRAVE these appointments now, because I know how they make me FEEL!

I purposely scheduled my monthly acupuncture appointment to be right after my trip so it could help me get the stressors out of my body, get back to feeling at least somewhat mentally sharp, process all the emotions of the last few weeks and just give me an outlet (and an excuse to relax 😉)

So funny, if you told me a year ago I’d be counting the days til my next appointments…

What’s something you resisted for a long time?

Feel Good Friday – Dark Chocolate

A “holiday” such as Valentine’s Day is really challenging as a Diabetic. The sweets, especially the chocolate ones, are in abundance, and since its on the tail end of Winter, it’s really easy to want to reach for decadent chocolate!

dark chocolate

I know a lot of people out there are thinking “Diabetics shouldn’t eat chocolate” and I mean, no, we shouldn’t eat it on a daily or even regular basis. But provided we use common sense and portion control, we can totally have some chocolate on a special occasion!

The best chocolate for Diabetics is dark chocolate.  Because of the low sugar content, dark chocolate doesn’t spike blood sugar the way other sweets and candies do, making it acceptable as an occasional sweet for the Diabetic. A square or two will satisfy your craving without derailing your Diabetes management. Look for bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Accept that it’s gonna have fat and it’s gonna have sugars; after all, it IS chocolate. This is why you need to make it count!