Have you tried and failed to lose weight on various diets in the past? If you have, don't be deterred. Personally, I hate the word ‘diet!' For me, it congers up all sorts of unpleasant thoughts, such as cabbage soup and meal replacement shakes. Another reason for my disdain of the word is that it seems to suggest that to lose weight and be healthier we must follow some sort of downright complicated plan. This is simply not true, a fact I cannot emphasize enough! However, it does appear that many of us have become conditioned to thinking that a simple, healthy eating plan will not suffice - however this couldn't be further from the truth. So, how can you spot a ‘fad' diet? A fad diet may be described as one that enjoys temporary popularity. Such diets are rampant today, with many of them being extremely restrictive, even to the point of being dangerous. A diet is likely to be a fad if it: Contradicts what most trusted health p...
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If you smoke, stop smoking.
Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
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A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose
control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does
not mean that you have to eat special foods or feel deprived. But
you do need to plan ahead and be more thoughtful when it comes to
what and when you eat.
Carbohydrates serve as the main energy source for the body.
During digestion they are broken down into blood sugar and so too
many or too few carbohydrates can cause your blood glucose levels
to spike or drop. It is important to include them in your diet, in
fact 50 to 60 percent of your daily calories should come from
carbohydrate sources. For optimal blood sugar control, most of your
carbohydrate should come from:
Low-fat dairy products
Eating the same amount of carbohydrates each day helps control
blood sugar. It is also important to spread your carbohydrate-rich
foods throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels
consistent. If you have diabetes, ...
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