I have been a registered dietitian for 25 years. I chose this second career (I was a biology teacher before) because of my unyielding belief that good, wholesome food heals and restores the mind and the body. I do my best to deliver this message to each of my patients whom I counsel by designing individualized meal plans for their weight loss, blood sugar control, heart health, improved stamina and satiety.
The bottom line of my instruction rests on a balanced diet with a keen focus on the quality of the carbohydrates chosen. Why so much attention to carbohydrates? Because they are the caloric foundation of our meals and the fuel source that propels us throughout the day. I teach my patients: We feel our best when we fuel with high test.
High test carbs (good carbs) are slowly digested carbs or “low glycemic.” So really I teach my patients about the concept of the glycemic index (GI). I teach them that good carbs are everywhere, how to find them and how to make them work for them. I haven’t found any other dietary approach that controls blood sugars, blood fats and weight better and more consistently than a well balanced, wholesome, low glycemic diet. It’s the best I have to offer my patients. I’ve seen this approach work well for thousands of patients for more than 20 years in my practice!
I love what I do. I walk into my office each day and speak excitedly about good health, good nutrition and good carbs with the same enthusiasm as when I started on my first day. Seeing my patients‘ health improve remains a huge thrill for me. My passion has also brought me to research and write books and articles about the glycemic index. And now this same passion is taking me into cyberspace where I can “meet” countless people searching for improved health and energy levels through diet.
By creating this blog, I plan on explaining how and why low glycemic good carbs:
- prevent blood sugar highs and lows
- help regulate blood fats
- promote weight loss by suppressing hunger and cravings
- increase energy and physical endurance
I’ll also provide tips for food shopping and reading food labels for good carb ingredients, how to cook with good carbs, and how to find them when eating out. Since I love to cook and spend a lot of time doing so in my homes in New Jersey and in Friuli (northeastern Italy), I’ll also share with you some of my original low GI recipes.
So this is my personal invitation to my virtual office. Come in anytime. No appointment needed!