There is a question asked every year at the Jewish Passover seder, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" I think each of us who struggles with food issues and weight issues needs to ask, particularly as we draw to the end of the year, "Why is this New Year going to be the year I finally conquer my weight and eating issues?" You can't change entrenched patterns and yo-yo dieting and feeding disorders unless you analyze what hasn't worked, what isn't likely to work, and what then is going to be the new and different approach to finally treat your condition, for the long term.
So let's look at what typically doesn't work (for most people). That includes:
Severe deprivation diets
Diets that shun entire food groups
Diets that require you to significantly restrict your lifestyle
Diets that only address food and not lifestyle adjustments
Why don't these approaches work? Well a severe deprivation diet typically allows you to ...
Treatment People with severe pain or who are losing weight may need to stay in the hospital for: Pain medicines Fluids given through a vein (IV) Stopping food or fluid by mouth to limit the activity of the pancreas, and then slowly starting an oral diet Inserting a tube through the nose or mouth to remove the contents of the stomach ( nasogastric suctioning ) may sometimes be done. The tube may stay in for 1 - 2 days, or sometimes for 1 - 2 weeks. Eating the right diet is important for people with chronic pancreatitis. A nutritionist can help you create the best diet to maintain a healthy weight and receive the correct vitamins and minerals. All patients should be: Drinking plenty of liquids Eating a low-fat diet Eating small, frequent meals (this helps reduce digestive symptoms) Getting enough vitamins and calcium in the diet, or as extra supplements Limiting caffeine The doctor may prescribe pancreatic enzymes, which you must take with every meal. The enzymes will help you digest food better and ...
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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