If you are having a hard time fitting in your servings of fruit or veggies, try going to your local supermarket or health food store and look for organic no sugar added fruit strips. Most contain 1/2 to 1 serving of fruit per bar, usually only 30-70 calories and taste YUMMY! It's an easy way to add in your extra fruit without adding sugar and calories!
You can usually find them beside the kids gummies and fruit snacks. They come in great flavors too like Pomegranate, Wild Berry and Raspberry. Try them!
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Most people think it's bad for you, but here's what it does: It forces you to think ahead of time what you will eat, and then pack it and take it with you. You can't change your mind for something less healthy, you can't go back to the fridge for "just one more" and you're limited to finger foods,
like cold meat strips, cheese sticks, small crackers, veggie strips and small fruits, like berries.
Run control Tests on your meter if numbers look wrong.
My Glucometer has test strips and a solution that enables me to make sure the meter and test strips are working properly. Dropping your meter, leaving strip container open and other things can affect meter or strips. If my numbers look off i can check it out. The company supplies the test solution or it can be bought at pharmacy.
I have found eating red pepper strips helps me not crave so many chips during lunch... They seem to be some what sweet enough to keep me happy and they are MUCH better for me than chips are.. :)
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