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Madi Johnson

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Susan: “I participated in an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes class throughout 2019.  I learned so many things about choosing healthy habits and, as a result, really changed the way I look at diet and exercise.  I achieved my goal of losing 5% of my body weight.  I also gained confidence in my ability to live a healthier lifestyle.  The most significant thing that came out… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Julie: “I have struggled with being overweight most all my life. However in the last 6 years I put on about 40 pounds I could not lose. I maintained about 217-220 for the last 6 years (from my mid 40s until now at 50). After having no success with Weight Watchers and never being able to get under 200 pounds I worked with my doctor for the last… Continue reading »

Happy New Year! A new year means new blogs. But before we get started on our 2020 blogs, we want to take a look back at our most popular blogs from the last year. Based on your views, we present the 10 most popular blogs of 2019 below. Most Popular Blogs of 2019 10.Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas 9.5 Essential Rules of Cooking 8.How Practicing Gratitude May Benefit Your Health 7.How to Make Overnight Oats: Meal Prep for a Healthy Breakfast… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Sandra: I started this program in the Spring being pre-diabetic with a 5.9 A1C level. After less than three months my level dropped to 5.5 and I believe it will be lower at my next appointment. I have lost 4 inches from my waist. Most of all I don’t have the fast food cravings and lack of energy. I make healthier food choices and have the energy… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant, Elaine: “When I finally woke up to the fact that the way I was living was driving me right toward the diabetes that is in my family history, there it was an email from Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! This program came at a time when I was ready to do something about my health and it’s been an amazing tool. I love the information, the… Continue reading »

Eating healthy while traveling can be tough. Whether it’s for one night or one week, being away from home can mean more eating out at restaurants – sometimes for every meal! To eliminate eating out for every meal, I have started bringing my own breakfast every time we travel. It has been a simple change that has really made a big difference. Now, I can start the day on the right foot – with a healthy choice that helps me… Continue reading »

My criteria for a weeknight meal: Quick. Easy. Healthy. How can I get a plate on the table in a short amount of time, cook while keeping an eye on my busy infant, and make sure it’s a dish I feel good about eating? I have a few recipes that fit the criteria and that we keep in weekly or bi-weekly rotation. One of them being these Korean Turkey Lettuce Wraps. We make these all the time as it is… Continue reading »

An easy dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight? AND one that serves as a great lunch the next day? These Greek Bowls are just that. They can be made in advance to meal prep for that week’s lunches but they can also be put together quickly for a last-minute dinner (and if there are leftovers – lunch the next day too!). This recipe is flexible, feel free to add or remove anything based on what you have on… Continue reading »

Mindful eating is an evidence-based strategy to maintain or lose weight, as eating mindfully helps us pay attention to what and how much we are eating. Mindful eating strategies include paying attention to our hunger levels (as the Grinch would say, “am I eating because I’m bored?”), eating slowly with awareness of each bite, and noticing the taste, texture, and flavors of each food item. Eat One Piece at a Time I am always trying to incorporate more mindful eating… Continue reading »

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase of a tiny but powerful flashlight. This flashlight has allowed me to maintain my evening walks with my dog, and to feel safe while doing… Continue reading »