Following a suitable healthy diet, and taking taking regular exercise can make a huge difference to how your diabetes progresses long-term.
When you have diabetes you are also at an increased risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, and therefore you should try to avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fat.
Aim to eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, and try to keep it as low in fat and sugar as possible.
Below is a suggested meal plan containing roughly 1,600 calories, and 220 grams of carbohydrate to give you a few ideas of how to eat for diabetes.
1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup reduced fat milk 1/2 cup raspberries 1 medium peach 1 cup of green tea
Nutritional info: calories 240, carbs 42.7g, fat 4.9g, protein 9.8g, fiber 8.4g.
Water or tea/coffee 3 cups plain popcorn
Nutritional info: calories 91.7, carbs 18.7g, fat 1g, protein 2.9g, fiber 3....
As I mentioned in a previous blog pos t, I've been reading Gary Taubes's new book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. It's a dense read (with about 2,000 references, and no, I didn't check them all), but I've finally finished it, and I recommend it to anyone who really wants to understand where we've come in the past century, and why. Taubes spent five years researching and writing the book, and the manuscript may have been completed a year or more ago. The production process takes time. At one point he referred to the "current" president of Rockefeller University, and when I checked, I found she'd left in 2004. This suggests that he wasn't able to include some of the recent research supporting low-carb diets, even though avoiding carbohydrates -- especially highly processed carbohydrates -- is one of the primary messages of the book. Taubes feels that these ...
Are you concerned about maintaining a healthy eating plan throughout the holidays?
While the holiday season can be a bit of a challenge, with the right choices, and a little portion control , Christmas dinner itself can be a pretty healthy meal.
To keep your dinner plate portions healthy, follow this general rule of thumb for a well-balanced meal:
50% of your plate filled with vegetables
25% of your plate filled with meat, fish or alternatives
25% of your plate filled with carbohydrate foods
A fruit based appetizer or dessert
If you follow this simple rule, you can still enjoy some of the foods you love, without putting your diet out of balance.
Here are a few suggestions for a healthy holiday menu plan:
Fresh fruit sorbet. Or Homemade vegetable soup, served with a wholegrain bread roll.
Christmas dinner ideas
Roast turkey - just remember to remove the skin. OR Grilled salmon - drizzle a light crème fraich...
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