5 Tips for Healthy Eating

Make sure it’s Real. Keeping the food you have on your plate as real as possible goes a long way to ensuring you’re setting yourself up for progress. Real food comes in many forms and has tonnes of nutrients within: lean proteins, nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables, seeds – basically something grown from the ground […]

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Answers to Common Nutrition & Training Questions

Given the current state of the health & fitness industry, there is usually so much information out there that can confuse many of you. One question will usually get 5 or 6 or 14 different answers. A lot of you who read this want to get the best bang for the buck results based on […]

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The Benefits of Carb-Counting

What is the NUMBER 1 tip which I think would benefit any diabetic to help them with their nutrition and blood glucose control? Carb-counting. If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I’m a huge fan of carbs and have them regularly throughout my diet. With my last HbA1c at 5.3% (DCCT) or 5.8mmol/L, I’m very […]

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Dan Piper (The Healthy Diabetic): Qualified Nutrition Coach 

I am incredibly proud and excited to FINALLY share the news that I am now a fully qualified Nutrition Coach/ Consultant having successfully passed the Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy! This course and being qualified is something I have wanted to do since becoming a Type 1 Diabetic over 5 years ago. To help fellow […]

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Diabetes & Protein

When it comes to nutrition and diabetes, there is so much mis-information out there it is quite staggering. One of the key questions I see with Type 1 diabetics when it comes to diet is how much protein should they be eating? Diabetes is a constant life-long lesson. One of the first things that diabetics […]

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The Diabetic Diet

“But you’re a diabetic, can you eat that?” It’s a question I, as I’m sure many of have been asked, plenty of times. I get it – with poor media coverage of the different types of diabetes including what the causes are, it’s difficult to get education out to the general public. Most people are […]

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Eating Is Not Cheating

I saw a great quote the other day. You should never feel guilty of eating food unless you’ve stolen it. The terms ‘clean eating’ and ‘cheat meals’ are ones that have been tooted by hundreds of media outlets, fitness websites, supplement companies, fit pro’s, food companies, slogan makers and now many through their social media […]

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Carbs are NOT the Enemy

You may have seen that a wrote an article for JDRF recently on the importance of exercise and the benefits it can have on our diabetes management as well as a whole host of other upsides. This article was published on the JDRF UK Facebook page and received a very good response for which I […]

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Nutrition Is Simple

So it’s been about a month since I’ve produced a proper blog post – apologies – it’s been manic what with work, being away with the girlfriend and trying to keep on top of things. But I’ve made a commitment to blog at least twice a week from now on. There’s a lot I want […]

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Fruit, Fructose & Diabetes

I’m a big advocate of good, single ingredient eating as much as possible. Every good nutritional coach, book or article I’ve ever read on the matter agrees that eating real food is far more beneficial for you than anything processed. I’ve never been a fan of meal replacement shakes or anything similar – I don’t […]

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