Foods To Gain Weight When You Are Diabetic

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Type 2 Diabetes Diet Plan: List Of Foods To Eat And Avoid

Currently, there are nine drug classes of oral diabetes medications approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Sulfonylureas, for example, glimepiride (Amaryl) and glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL) Meglitinides, for example, nateglinide (Starlix) and repaglinide (Prandin) Thiazolidinediones, for example, pioglitazone (Actos) DPP-4 inhibitors, for example, sitagliptin (Januvia) and linagliptin (Tradjenta) What types of foods are recommended for a type 2 diabetes meal plan? A diabetes meal plan can follow a number of different patterns and have a variable ratio of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. The carbohydrates consumed should be low glycemic load and come primarily from vegetables. The fat and proteins consumed should primarily come from plant sources. What type of carbohydrates are recommended for a type 2 diabetic diet plan? Carbohydrates (carbs) are the primary food that raises blood sugar. Glycemic index and glycemic load are scientific terms used to measure the impact of a carbohydrate on blood sugar. Foods with low glycemic load (index) raise blood sugar modestly and thus are better choices for people with diabetes. The main factors that determine a food's (or meal' Continue reading >>

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  1. JohnTheMan

    Type 1 - Need to gain weight

    I need to put on some weight. I am 180 cm tall and weight is 61 kg. It seems declining after I stopped eating severe low carb. I now eat 80-100g carbs a day. Male, 31 years old. I just dont get it, how can you get 2000 or even 2500 calories in? I eat typically two slices of bread for breakfast, 2 slices of bread for lunch, a mid size normal dinner and one slice of bread for supper. What do you eat during a day to maintain a healthy weight?

  2. Nan OH

    How are you doing with your fat intake? Real butter, cream, cheese, meat, poultry, or fish proteins?
    There are also several brands of ready made or powdered whey protein mixes that you can add to water or whole milk to supplement the calories. You say you now eat 80-100 grams of carbs a day, it might not be enough or the right kind of carb. I kind of look at it as if I am going to eat XX grams of carbs, what will give me the biggest nutrient value for those carbs.
    Look at CalorieKing.com and see how the different foods stack up for calories, fat, and carbohydrates. It might be as simple as increasing a portion size on one or two foods.

  3. MarkM

    Originally Posted by JohnTheMan
    ... I eat typically two slices of bread for breakfast, 2 slices of bread for lunch, a mid size normal dinner and one slice of bread for supper. What do you eat during a day to maintain a healthy weight? Not many calories in that. Eat eggs (with yolks), cheese, yogurt (full fat), nuts, avocados etc too. You will double or even triple the number of calories. And you will put on weight. Remember, fat contains 9 calories per gram Carbohydrate and protein only contain 4 calories per gram. At 7 calories per gram, alcohol helps too.

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