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Community Diabetes Involvement & Events

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming community lectures at St. Marks, several of which are related to diabetes.

Also, follow our Facebook page for up to date announcements of diabetes events or opportunities coming up.

2017 Healthy Lifestyles Classes

Date

Time

Class

April 5

5:30pm

Nutrition: High Protein/High Fat vs Vegetarian Diets

April 19

5:30pm

Self-care: Relationships

May 3

5:30pm

Non-diet approach: Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating

May 17

5:30pm

Exercise: Getting started and Resistance Training

June 7

5:30pm

Nutrition: How to use Macros

June 21

5:30pm

Self-care: Sleep

July 5

5:30pm

Non-diet approach: Plate Method/Exchanges

July 19

5:30pm

Self-care: Stress and Emotional Eating

August 2

5:30pm

Non-diet approach: Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating

August 16

5:30pm

Self-care: Relationships

September 6

5:30pm

Nutrition: Meal Planning and Cooking Skills

September 20

5:30pm

Self-care: Stress and Emotional Eating

October 4

5:30pm

Nutrition: High Protein/High Fat vs Vegetarian Diets

October 18

5:30pm

Self-care: Sleep

November 1

5:30pm

Nutrition: Staying on track with Holidays and Special Occasions

November 15

5:30pm

Exercise: Getting started and Resistance Training

December 6

5:30pm

Non-diet approach: Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating

December 20

5:30pm

Self-care: Relationships

Nutrition: How to use Macros

You’ve probably heard of buzz words like macros and IIFYM, but you know what they mean? In this class we will help you determine your target intake of the three macronutrients (macros): protein, carbs, and fat. We all will also talk about the approach, If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM), a flexible diet that works for weight loss, maintenance, or for strength training/weight gain.

Nutrition: Meal Planning & Cooking Skills

Preparing your own meals can save you money be more nutritious, and enjoyable. Most of us understand the benefit of eating more homemade meals, but struggle to plan ahead and end up picking up a pizza on the way home or throwing together a hodgepodge meal. In this class you will learn how to make meal planning actually work for you, discuss and demonstrate critical cooking skills, and how to plan and prepare quick meals.

Nutrition: High Protein/High Fat vs Vegetarian Diets

There are a lot of diet approaches out there, and often times the claims of “best diet” often contradict one another. In this class we will focus on the pros/cons of two major styles of diets: high protein (low carb diets) and ketogenic diet (high fat and protein), and vegetarian or vegan diets (little to no animal proteins).

Nutrition: Staying on track with Holidays & Special Occasions

Let’s face it: we celebrate just about every major event in our lives with food. Rather than trying to avoid the temptation, learn how to better navigate holiday and special occasion foods and maintain—not gain!

Non-diet approach: Plate Method/Exchanges

Want to learn how to eat better without getting hyper focused on calories? This is the class for you! In this class we will help you get started on the plate method which has you balance your plate with protein, grains/starches, vegetables, and fruit. The exchanges system (often used with diabetics, TOPS, and eating disorder treatment) that encourages a balanced intake by giving you personalized servings of protein, milk, starches, fruit, vegetables, and fat.

Non-diet approach: Health at Every Size & Intuitive Eating

If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating, or find yourself eating more than you want when you’re stressed, bored, or unhappy, then this may be the class for you. You will learn to enjoy eating every day and learn how to nurture your body through principles of intuitive and mindful eating. These concepts will help you create a healthier relationship with your body and your food, with weight loss as a secondary goal.

Exercise: Getting Started and Resistance Training

Need help in establishing an exercise plan or practicing new skills? Don’t like the gym scene? This is the class for you! We will help you determine your target heart rate, help you find ways to be more active, and teach you several exercises you can do with resistance bands anywhere.

Self-care: Emotional Eating

Have you ever polished off a tub of ice cream without being hungry? We often have a hard time figuring out whether we are physically hungry or emotionally hungry. Discover how we tend to fall into these eating patterns or triggers and learn how we can strengthen our mental health awareness with positive coping skills.

Self-care: Stress

As we interact with daily stressors, our bodies process these stressors as ‘fight or flight’ situations, which change the way our body processes the foods we eat throughout the day. Learn how to better manage stress with coping skills and how these can improve your weight loss.

Self-care: Sleep

Not getting a full night of rest is comparable to one’s credit card debit. Less quality of sleep and the time slept impacts our bodily functions and impacts the way our bodies retain weight. Join us to learn how sleep is an important factor to weight loss along with increasing one’s mental health and hormone regulation.

Self-care: Relationships

Eating and our weight affect relationships in our lives, including with our partners, loved ones, and ourselves. As our relationships may affect our eating habits, our eating habits can affect our relationships in return. Learn how to decipher between these two instances in order to take back control and strengthen the relationships that mean the most to you.