Posts Tagged ‘dining out advice’

Our 4th Diva Of Christmas: Lucille Ball

December 7, 2012

12 Divas Of ChristmasDivabetic’s fourth DIVA of Christmas is the legendary Lucille Ball. We’re hoping Lucy will help you not to see your self-care management behaviors in only ‘black or white’ (good or bad), like classic episodes of ‘I Love Lucy,’ but in a more colorful way. Judging yourself too harshly can result in abandoning critical self-care practices completely.

Black-and-white judgments may be more literal than you might expect. A new study finds that people who view information on a black-and-white background are less likely to see gray areas in challenges than those who get the information alongside other colors.

Lucille Ball is famous for saying, “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.” Paired with a touch of poise, a splash of wit and a dash of natural likability, Ball had it all. She was a comedic genius who employed both situation and vaudeville styles as well as she was a powerful, courageous off-stage lady. She was the first woman in television to be the head of a production company, Desilu.  Everyone loves Lucy!

ON THE SHOW: Mr. Divabetic hosts for this thirty minute whirlwind of wellness with superstar guests including a hot topic smack down on Paula Deen’s timing of her diabetes announcement, a Food Aisle Face-off between white and dark chocolate, a menu review of healthy dining choices at P.F. Chang’s, an interview with Carole J., a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, diva living with type 2 diabetes, a Wack or Wow fitness routine review with certified diabetes educator Jessica Issler of Norfolk, Virginia, and a Mother Your Diabetes commentary from Divabetic’s Mama Rose Marie.

Mr. Divabetic plays his food game, Serve, Taste or Trash! at Central Farm Market in Bethesda, MD #servetastetrash

Mr. Divabetic trips, stumbles and falls on the red tomato carpet at the My Pink Tie Project to support breast cancer awareness  in New York.

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month with guests: Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, Pam Butler MS, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, cookbook author Holly Clegg, Mama Rose Marie and Ginger Vieira, from Burlington, VT living with type 1 diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/11/13/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-chaka-kahn

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

12 Divas Of Christmas: Miss Piggy!

December 3, 2012
12 Divas of Christmas

12 Divas of Christmas

Introducing our biggest, most glamorous program of the year - Divabetic’s “The 12 Divas Of Christmas!” A dozen dazzling podcasts available on demand to help you stay on top of your blood sugars this holiday season.

Our second DIVA is …  an unsung hero in diabetes management, Miss Piggy! Miss Piggy is one of the central characters on The Muppet Show. She is a force of nature who developed from a one-joke running gag into a complex, three-dimensional character. Miss Piggy is a prima-donna pig who is absolutely convinced that she’s destined for stardom, and nothing is going to stand in her way. Her public face is the soul of feminine charm, but she can instantly fly into a violent rage whenever she thinks she’s insulted or thwarted. Although a pork may not sound too diva, we have pigs to thank for the availability of insulin up until the 1980’s.

ON THIS SHOW: Mr. Divabetic as he hogs the spotlight with self-care solutions for women touched by diabetes. This pen of real talk includes a frank discussion of checking your blood sugar with our Angels of Diabetes Outreach: Jessica Issler, RD, CDE (Norfolk, VA), Judi Wilcox, RD, CDE (Hollywood, FL) and Janice Harris, RN, BSN, CDE (Washington, DC); a McDonald’s menu review and a Food Aisle Face-off between porridge and oatmeal. Plus, celebrity makeup artist Kiauna Hunt stops in for Makeover in a Minute, Mama Rose Marie unveils her latest self-care commentary and real NYC diva Phyllis J. plays our Diabetes Numerology Game. Tune in, call in or visit the chat room to get inspired or to give a shout-out.  #12divasofchristmas

LISTEN NOW:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2011/11/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-miss-piggy

NEED A DIVA BOOST? Let Darlene Love help you sparkle this holiday season.

Diva TalkRadio: Diabetes Roundtable programs are available for free on i-Tunes (search ‘Divabetic’) and at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1.

 GLAM MORE FEAR LESS: The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month with guests: Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, Pam Butler MS, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, cookbook author Holly Clegg, Mama Rose Marie and Ginger Vieira, from Burlington, VT living with type 1 diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/11/13/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-chaka-kahn

Mr Divabetic shares a Behind-the-Scene look at presenting diabetes education with DAZZLE at the ADA Expo in Pittsburgh, PA for the past five years

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

Our First Diva Of Christmas: Halle Berry!

December 1, 2012
Halle Berry

12 Divas of Christmas

Introducing our biggest, most glamorous program of the year – Divabetic’s “The 12 Divas Of Christmas!” A dozen dazzling podcasts available on demand to help you stay on top of your blood sugars this holiday season.

Our first DIVA is … Halle Berry, American actress, international superstar and seriously fit diva living with diabetes. She’s sexy, talented, beautiful and looking at her, you would never guess she’s over 40! Halle rapidly gained a reputation for on-set tenacity, preferring to “live” her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped. This technique continued when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever (1991).

ON THIS SHOW: Mr. Divabetic hosts for this thirty minute whirlwind of wellness with superstar guests including the Divabetic Angels of Diabetes Outreach, Mama Rose Marie and real diva, Jessica C. of Cincinnati, OH. Plus, we’re dining out with a dietitian at Applebee’s in a menu review of healthy food choices.  #12divasofchristmas

LISTEN NOW:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2011/09/13/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-halle-berry

NEED A DIVA BOOST? Let Darlene Love help you sparkle this holiday season.

Diva TalkRadio: Diabetes Roundtable programs are available for free on i-Tunes (search ‘Divabetic’) and at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1.

 GLAM MORE FEAR LESS: The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic rolls out the red tomato carpet at the 68th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month with guests: Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, Pam Butler MS, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, cookbook author Holly Clegg, Mama Rose Marie and Ginger Vieira, from Burlington, VT living with type 1 diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/11/13/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-chaka-kahn

Mr Divabetic shares a Behind-the-Scene look at presenting diabetes education with DAZZLE at the ADA Expo in Pittsburgh, PA for the past five years

Experience Mr. Divabetic’s wellness with a wow programming in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

Diabetes Roundtable Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan

November 17, 2012

Diabetes Roundtable Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan

TUNE IN: Free Diabetes Podcast Inspired by Chaka Khan celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month with guests: Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, Pam Butler MS, CDE, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE, cookbook author Holly Clegg, Mama Rose Marie and Ginger Vieira, from Burlington, VT living with type 1 diabetes

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/11/13/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-chaka-kahn
See Mr. Divabetic‘s nutrition game, Serve, Taste or Trash! You must decide which one you’d serve, which one you’d taste and which one you’d trash.

Before you decide to “trash” a veggie for good, why not try to eat it raw? Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones.

See Mr. Divabetic live in Tucson, AZ, Santa Clara, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Savannah, GA and Bethesda, MD in 2013. Get more details at www.divabetic.org 

Free Father’s Day Diabetes Podcast inspired by Rev Run

June 16, 2012

Divabetic Father's DayDivabetic’s free Diabetes Roundtable podcast  finds divine inspiration from Reverend Run, a practicing minister, motivational speaker, family patriarch and revered founding father of hip-hop as a member of Run-D.M.C. Rev. Run’s words of wisdom guide this 30 minute whirlwind of wellness in observance of Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day 2012.  Led by the happiest health care host, Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, the program features a discussion on prostate cancer and diabetes, a Food Aisle Face-off between almond milk and soy milk, a review of healthy dining choices at Dave and Buster’s and aFather Your Diabetescommentary. Guests include Judi Wilcox, RD, CDE of Hollywood, FL, MaryAnn Nicolay, BA, DTR of Cleveland, OH, Neva White, MSN, CRNP, CDE of Philadelphia, PA, Kiauna Hunt, celebrity makeup artist and owner of Diva Status (Washington, DC),  Catherine Schuller, image and style expert (New York, NY), and Stan the Announcer Man. The program’s special guest, Andrea W., checks in from Brooklyn, NY to share herFrom Pre-diabetes Diagnosis to Diva story.

LISTEN NOW: Father’s Day Diabetes Roundtable podcast Inspired by Rev Run with food, self-care advice http://ning.it/NdV2MB

Burger King’s New Bacon Sundae Hits Menus

June 12, 2012

Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a bacon sundae.

The world’s second biggest hamburger chain is launching several pork, beef and chicken sandwiches as limited time offers. And for a sweet ending, the company is also offering a bacon sundae – vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon.

The salty-sweet dessert clocks in at 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar.

Earlier this year, Burger King launched its biggest-ever menu expansion including fruit smoothies, snack wraps and new salads. The items were intended to go after a broader audience of moms and families, a shift from the chain’s previous strategy of courting young men with calorie bombs.

Core menu items, such as French fries and the Whopper, have also been tweaked as part of the company’s efforts to improve food quality. Burger King is trying to underscore its own focus on ingredients with a new tag line, “Taste Is King,” which replaces “Have It Your Way.” A new ad has been celebrating summer barbecues to highlight the chain’s emphasis on fire-grilling burgers.

LISTEN NOW: Studio d The Golden Rules of a Diabetes Diet http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/06/01/studio-d-the-golden-rules-of-a-diabetes-diet

Most Portions at Restaurants Exceed Nutrition Recommendations

May 24, 2012

Diva TalkRadioA whopping 96 percent of America’s chain restaurant entrees fell outside the range of the USDA’s recommendations for fat, saturated fat and sodium per meal, according to a new analysis from the RAND corporation, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

“If you’re eating out tonight, your chances of finding an entree that’s truly healthy are painfully low,” lead researcher Helen Wu, assistant policy analyst at RAND, told USA Today.

Wu and her team evaluated 28,433 regular menu items and 1,833 children’s menus at 245 restaurants around the country between February and May 2010. They looked at the USDA recommendations for daily maximum intake in calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium and divided that by three to arrive at a government recommendation for a single meal. And while the majority of dishes fell below the USDA’s calorie limit for a meal (667 calories), they did not meet the requirements for fat, saturated fat and sodium (which, according to the government regulations, should not exceed 767 mg per meal).

“Many items may appear healthy based on calories, but actually can be very unhealthy when you consider other important nutrition criteria,” Wu told the Los Angeles Times.

Sodium, in particular, was problematic – according to the report, the average dinner entree packs a whopping 1,512 mg, more than the CDC’s recommended adequate intake for an entire day (and not too far from their recommended maximum intake of 2,300 mg). And while the average calorie total was a more reasonable 674, fat and saturated fat counts were well above limits at 32 g and 12 g, respectively.

And don’t think you’re doing your diet any favors by ordering an appetizer instead of a main dish — the researchers reported that those meal “starters” often had more calories, fat and sodium than any other item on the menu.

While fast food restaurants are often the most vilified chains, the truth is that family-style restaurants, like Red Lobster and Denny’sactually had “significantly more” calories, fat and sodium than their drive-thru counterparts.

“Restaurants that made nutrition information easily accessible on websites had significantly lower energy, fat and sodium contents across menu offerings than those providing information only upon request.”

More than 80 percent of us eat out at least once a week, so what chance to do we  really have of sticking to our diets when most menu entrees blow an entire day’s worth of recommended calorie, fat and/or sodium intake out of the water in a single sitting?

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LISTEN NOW: Tune in to Dining Out With A Dietitian on Diva TalkRadio’s Diabetes Rountable. The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic presents a whirlwind of advice on food, fashion, fitness and self-care.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/05/08/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-beyonce

Diva TalkRadio Spotlights Luther Vandross

April 22, 2012

Mr. Divabetic, the host of Diva TalkRadioDivabetic dedicates this episode to the Grammy-award winning artist and its founding inspiration, the late Luther Vandross. Behind the music, Vandross lived with diabetes like many do today, alone and in silence. Divabetic’s entourage of care is a commitment to Luther’s legacy, entertaining inspiration and the power of love.

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic hosts this 30-minute whirlwind of wellness, which includes a hot topic debate on celebrities who promote sugary drinks, a menu review of healthy dining choices at TGI Friday’s, aMakeover in a Minute beauty tip, a Wack or Wow fitness routine review and a Mother Your Diabetes commentary. Guests include Judi Wilcox, RD, CDE of Hollywood, FL, Patricia Addie-Gentle, RN, BSN, CDE of Atlanta, GA, Connie Frazier, RD, LDN, CDE of Pittsburgh, PA, Jessica Issler, RD, CDE of Norfolk, VA, Kiauna Hunt, celebrity makeup artist and owner of Diva Status (Washington, DC), and Divabetic’s Mama Rose Marie. The program’s special guest is Monique G. of Philadelphia, PA, who checks in to share her from diabetes diagnosis to diva story.

LISTEN NOW:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2012/04/10/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-luther-vandross-vol2

Does Weight Watchers Take The Worry Out of Dining Out?

September 23, 2011

Diva TalkRadio: Dining Out With A Dietitian

Weight Watchers is considered to be one of the most successful weight loss programs of all time. With group support and a lenient eating program, it continues to prove very popular with participants of all ages and varied weight goals. The program’s eat-what-you-want approach teaches members an all-things-in-moderation approach rather than a “diet mentality.”

Many popular restaurants today list  Weight Watchers Points Plus menu labels next to a variety of menu items.  Weight Watchers points plus values are meant as a guideline only to help you make better choices when dining out.

But can anyone benefit from Weight Watchers menu labels when they’re dining out even if they’re not on the plan?  This is one of the topics were dishing on September’s Diva TalkRadio – Diabetes Roundtable.  Tune in to find out the answer on our popular show segment, ‘Dining Out With A Dietitian’ with Mr. Divabetic and Jessica Issler RD, CDE.

LISTEN NOW: #BlogTalkRadio http://ning.it/pPQqmf

Subway Introduces Fortified Bread

August 5, 2011

Diva TalkRadio - Dining Out With A Dietitian

Subway is fortifying its bread with vitamin D and calcium. The bread in a six-inch sub now has 30 percent of the U.S. recommended daily intake of calcium and 20 percent of the recommended intake of vitamin D — roughly the same as a glass of milk. Subway chose to add those nutrients, which are important for bone development, because a lot of people have trouble getting them in their daily diet.

Subway said each sandwich made to its standard formula already provides iron, vitamin A, two full servings of vegetables, and is free of artificial trans fat.

Subway isn’t the only quick-service restaurant brand targeting customers seeking more healthful options.

McDonald’s recently said it would provide more nutritious meals by reducing sodium, sugar and saturated fat across the board and replacing fries with apples as the default side dish in kids’ “Happy Meals.” The announcement came in the wake of a variety of new menu items with health halos, including additional fruit smoothie flavors and a reformulated grilled chicken.

Chick-fil-A, following the examples of McDonald’s and Starbucks, recently added oatmeal to its menu — something that Burger King has reportedly tested

Diva TalkRadio fans will remember that  Jessica Issler RD, CDE,  one of the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, gave Mr. Divabetic tips on eating well at Subway during our popular segment  ‘Dining Out With  A Dietitan.’  LISTEN NOW:  http://t.co/7y0JAYw


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