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Your Prediabetes Cure Cookbook

These are some of my personal favorite healthy recipes, many of which are included in my prediabetes book, The Cure: The Realistic Lifestyle Choice for Avoiding Diabetes for Life and Really, Truly Losing Weight without Trying. It is co-written with my sister Jo. Since I myself started eating low-starch after a prediabetes diagnosis, you’ll find lots of low-carb recipes for: a diabetic lifestyle, anyone looking for diabetic meals to help resolve insulin resistance, or for weight management challenges. See a few of my client success stories, below. Nearly every recipe freezes well, so definitely make double batches to store for nights when you don’t have time to cook. Enjoy!

Almond Butter Mixed Nut Low-Carb Trail Mix

This almond butter mixed nut low-carb trail mix is similar to my Peanutty Low-Carb Granola except with entirely different flavors. Unlike commercial trail mixes it doesn't have any added sugars--either in the form of honey or even dried fruit. And yet it still has...

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

This Mexican stuffed peppers recipe is one I've adapted to be low-carb and, as with all my low-starch recipes, I promise you won't miss anything! The best part is you get your veggie dose all in the same entree serving. You'll love the Mexican flavors similar to beef...

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Roasted Chicken Provence with Herbed Vegetables

This roasted chicken provence with herbed vegetables makes for a wonderful dinner for a special occasion, although it doesn't require much fuss. Although it's a hearty dish for a winter's night you can also enjoy it when you're feeling European, as chicken provence...

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Summer Fresh Tomato Sauce

This fresh tomato sauce tastes like summer and Italy at the same time. There's nothing that says summer quite like fresh tomatoes, let alone fresh basil chopped right in. This makes for a super fast meal if you serve it over pasta. (Use low-carb pasta if you're...

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Peanutty Low-Carb Granola

This peanutty low-carb granola isn't a granola at all, as it doesn't have oats nor all the loaded added sugars. Instead, it gives the delightful crunch you'd expect along with a natural sweetness in the form of raw coconut, a surprising slight saltiness from the...

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Twice Baked Cauliflower

This twice baked cauliflower recipe is a perfect low-starch side or comfort food that makes a great alternative to its high-carb cousin (twice baked potatoes). This means it's appropriate for those with diabetes or those wanting to follow a low-carb lifestyle, and is...

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Creamy Artichoke Chicken

This creamy artichoke chicken with mushrooms is a recipe I've adapted from a diabetes cookbook. Now, I don't usually like such recipes as, in my opinion, they are still surprisingly hefty on the carbs. This one is an exception, although I've still swapped out the...

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Cilantro Lime Slaw

This cilantro lime slaw is a great side dish for summer, or a fantastic topping for beachy meals such as Grilled Fish Tacos, or something like a jerk-seasoned chicken. It's super easy to make and tastes best with fresh shredded cabbage (although for convenience, you...

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Grilled Fish Tacos

This grilled fish tacos recipe is the perfect dish from spring through autumn, when you're hankering for that taste of summer and fresh, grilled-out meals.  The key is using a fresh white fish, and pairing it with my Cilantro Lime Slaw. And as long as you skip the...

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“Sarah Sutton’s lifestyle change tools keep me changing”

 “I was thinking of you this week, and just discovered your low-starch recipes on your website. Very cool! I wanted to let you know how much I still use your weight loss coaching and lifestyle change tools years later, and to say thank you because they keep me changing. It took me a long time to get out of my own way… and… I’ve lost 58 pounds and met my “waist below 34.5” goal this month. What finally clicked was seeing a a former colleague on Facebook who has lost nearly 100 pounds. Pretty inspiring “if she can do it, I can do it” motivator.  That, combined with the desire to be my best self for my health (I’ve had two friends who fought off breast cancer and one who had a heart attack in the past two years) really made me think hard about my why.

The best change for me is the feeling of being in full control of my health and my choices–not a weight loss diet, but rather a lifestyle change that I have kept up and will keep up.  I am still losing to reach my healthy BMI goal, which is happening. My fiance Rick and I are getting married this summer, in addition to all these healthy goals being on track. My current focus is creating a recipe collection of mini-meals/snacks that meet my high protein/low carb approach, which is how I ended up on your website. You have some great recipes; I’m checking them out this weekend. I’m happy to refer others to you!”

Beth, age 53

Education and training consultant, Leesburg, VA

Advocating for myself helps me avoid diabetes

 I was trying to lose weight without understanding the why of how I had gained weight. I had family members and friends who tried to be helpful but were not; I wanted an objective person to help me. Sincerity and flexibility are Sarah’s strengths. She walked me through ways I was sabotaging myself and how to overcome them, and she personalized everything for me based on what I needed each session. I found out I was prediabetic at the beginning of our time together and she helped me advocate for myself and provided wonderful resources to help me avoid developing diabetes. I tended towards all-or-nothing thinking and she got me over that hump – thank goodness!  Sarah always had my back; she would remind me of all the progress I had made when I would get frustrated. I have truly changed my mindset and now know I can make lifestyle changes that matter and I can live with long-term!”

Christine, age 48

Accounting specialist and mother of 2 teen sons, Herndon, VA

“More effective than yo-yo dieting”

“I was initially reluctant when Sarah recommended transformational weight loss coaching sessions as a way to combat my thickening waist and habit of yo-yo dieting. What was the point, really? I already knew what was wrong: I ate too many desserts, and I didn’t need a professional to tell me the solution was to go on a diet. (I just needed to stop eating desserts long enough to diet.) When I finally gave Sarah Sutton’s coaching sessions a try, I was astonished to discover–during the first session–that my cause and my solution were both off track.

Sarah gently probed beneath the surface.  Instead of asking “how many desserts,” she focused on “why.” I remember my jaded and flippant answer about not being fulfilled in specific key areas of my life and the joy I felt when I ate desserts… and I remember the quiet thunderclap that followed when I finally understood the connection. Sarah’s solution wasn’t to cut out desserts; instead, we talked about transforming the underlying causes so I wouldn’t rely on desserts to fulfill me. That was 20 pounds (and several years) ago. Truce and transformational personal coaching challenged me to explore what I thought I knew in new ways. Suffice it to say that Sarah Sutton’s weight loss coaching is way more effective than yo-yo dieting.”

Lena, age 50

Management consultant, Falls Church, VA

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Just as the name Truce suggests, it’s time to stop fighting yourself, shift the game to be one you want to play, and start blazing your unique path in this world. With the help of professional coaching, calling a Truce will finally feel like a winning move.

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