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Diabetic Diet Plan + Supplementation

Diabetic Diet Plan + Supplementation

[Below is my transcript of my video about the right kind of diabetic diet plan, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Today, I’m going to share with you my top tips for how to reverse diabetes naturally. I promise, if you follow the diet, supplement, essential oil and lifestyle tips I give you, you’re going to see results fast. In fact, I had a patient, Kirby, who was able to reverse his diabetes in just two weeks. I’ve had other patients reverse their diabetes in less time, some in just a few months.* You can see great results with this natural treatment. 6 Key Steps in the Diabetic Diet Plan 1. Eat Foods with Protein, Fiber and Healthy Fats to Balance Your Blood Sugar When it comes to diabetes natural treatment, we must start with diet. When it comes to diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, we really need to balance out blood sugar. Diet-wise, there are certain foods that help do that. First, let me kind of shape a meal for you. Ideally, your meals are going to be high in three things: protein, fiber and healthy fats. So protein foods like wild salmon and free-range eggs, high-fiber foods like split peas and figs, and healthy fats like coconut oil and MCT oil are going to help balance out those blood sugar levels. So include lots of protein in your new diabetic diet plan. After wild-caught salmon, go for grass-fed beef, organic chicken and turkey. Fiber-rich foods are even more important, including artichokes, green leafy vegetables, celery, nuts and seeds (like chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, celery. A high-fiber diet will support detoxification and healthy blood sugar levels. Also, start using coconut oil, which is great for burning fat. Coconut oil benefits blood glucose levels, too. Start cooking with coconut oil and usin Continue reading >>

Diabetic Plan

Diabetic Plan

Keep your carb intake in check while enjoying simple and flavorful meals your entire family will love. Eating smart with diabetes doesn't have to be complicated. With the eMeals Diabetic plan, enjoy easy to prepare, good for you recipes that take the stress out of planning carb-smart meals. Choose a Plan Continue reading >>

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat In A Type 2 Diabetes Diet

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat In A Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Following a type 2 diabetes diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all the things you love — you can still enjoy a wide range of foods and, in some cases, even help reverse type 2 diabetes. Indeed, creating a diet for diabetes is a balancing act: It includes a variety of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The trick is ultimately choosing the right combination of foods that will help keep your blood sugar level in your target range and avoid big swings that can cause diabetes symptoms — from the frequent urination and thirst of high blood sugar to the fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and mood changes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The Basics of the Type 2 Diabetes Diet: What Should You Eat? To follow a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes, you must first understand how different foods affect your blood sugar. Carbohydrates, which are found to the largest degree in grains, bread, pasta, milk, sweets, fruit, and starchy vegetables, are broken down into glucose in the blood faster than other types of food, which raises blood sugar, potentially leading to hyperglycemia. Protein and fats do not directly impact blood sugar, but both should be consumed in moderation to keep calories down and weight in a healthy range. To hit your blood sugar level target, eat a variety of foods but monitor portions for foods with a high carbohydrate content, says Alison Massey, RD, CDE, the director of diabetes education at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. “[Foods high in carbohydrates] have the most impact on blood sugar level. This is why some people with diabetes count their carbohydrates at meals and snacks,” she says. How Many Carbs Can You Eat If You Have Diabetes? According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), you can calculate Continue reading >>

Seven-day Diabetes Meal Plan: Options For Healthful Eating

Seven-day Diabetes Meal Plan: Options For Healthful Eating

A diabetes meal plan can help. A good meal plan can help people to meet their nutritional needs, eat an appropriate mix of foods, and lose weight if needed. A 7-day diabetes meal plan not only provides a week's worth of healthful eating, but it also makes shopping and cooking duties simpler and can help people save money. Two menus for 7 days The ideal diabetes meal plan will offer menus for three meals a day, plus two snacks. Plans tend to suggest consuming 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day. The number of calories people with diabetes need to eat each day will vary, depending on their activity level, height, and gender, and whether they're trying to lose, gain, or maintain their weight. The meal plans below provide a maximum of three servings of healthful, high-fiber carbohydrate choices at each meal or snack. Diet plans for weight loss Carrying excess weight puts additional stress on the body's ability to use insulin and regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, close to 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, according to the Obesity Society. It is helpful for most people with diabetes to consider weight loss guidelines when developing a meal plan. Under the guidance of a doctor, many choose to follow a reduced calorie plan. Step-by-step guide to meals for a week These three practices can help people with diabetes enjoy a healthful, varied diet and successfully manage their blood sugar: balancing carbohydrates, proteins, and fat to meet dietary goals measuring portions accurately planning ahead With these ideas in mind, the following steps can help people with diabetes put together a healthful 7-day meal plan: note daily targets for calories and carbohydrates see how many portions of carbohydrates and other foods will meet those targets divide those p Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet: Foods That Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetic Diet: Foods That Raise Your Blood Sugar Levels

There is no single diabetes diet, meal plan, or diet that is diabetes-friendly that can serve as a correct meal plan for all patients with diabetes (type 2, gestational, or type 1 diabetes). Glycemic index, carbohydrate counting, the MyPlate method, and the TLC diet plan are all methods for determining healthy eating habits for diabetes management. The exact type and times of meals on a diabetic meal plan depend upon a person's age and gender, how much exercise you get and your activity level, and the need to gain, lose, or maintain optimal weight. Most diabetic meal plans allow the person with diabetes to eat the same foods as the rest of the family, with attention to portion size and timing of meals and snacks. Eating a high-fiber diet can help improve blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Glycemic index is a way to classify carbohydrates in terms of the amount that they raise blood sugar. High glycemic index foods raise blood sugar more than lower index foods. Some patients with type 2 use supplements as complementary medicine to treat their disease. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of supplements in treating the disease. A diabetes meal plan (diabetes diet) is a nutritional guide for people with diabetes that helps them decide when to consume meals and snacks as well as what type of foods to eat. There is no one predetermined diabetes diet that works for all people with diabetes. The goal of any diabetic meal plan is to achieve and maintain good control over the disease, including control of blood glucose and blood lipid levels as well as to maintaining a healthy weight and good nutrition. Health care professionals and nutritionists can offer advice to help you create the best meal plan to manage your diabe Continue reading >>

Knowing What To Eat With Diabetes Can Be Overwhelming, Right?

Knowing What To Eat With Diabetes Can Be Overwhelming, Right?

You've got a lifetime of habits eating what you want. Now you have to eat to treat your type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. But, you don't want to live on plain boring chicken breast and salad. And you certainly don't want to feel deprived. You want to enjoy eating a diabetic diet so you don't get bored and find yourself on a junk food binge that only makes you feel worse. We understand. You need a low carb meal plan so you don't have to figure out what to eat or think about what's good or bad. You need variety so you don't get bored and feel you can easily stay on track. You need easy tasty meals and interesting ideas that keep you (and your family) satisfied. Relax… we'll do the weekly planning, so you don't have to! Watch this short video to see how it works Enjoy Tasty Meals That Assist with Better Blood Sugar and A1c Control Each week, we'll provide you with fresh wholesome low carb meal ideas that are easy to make, delicious to eat & nourish your body for improved overall health Original and Vegetarian Meal Plans Included Our Members are Getting Great Results! Sheryl D is now within normal range for the first time since 2007 “My fasting lab results are great, and my doctor is very pleased that I found a plan that makes a great difference for me. My last A1C was 5.7 and I have changed from wearing sizes 10-12 to wearing sizes 4-6! Eating low-carb and following the information from this website, I continue to be healthier and stronger than I have been in years.” Cheryl A reversed her prediabetes and is healthier than ever before “My A1c levels started above 6. After joining DMP, all my numbers are way down – A1c, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure are all normal. The doctor had told me that if I could keep my A1c under 5.7 for a year he would take Continue reading >>

Diabetes Diet: Create Your Healthy-eating Plan

Diabetes Diet: Create Your Healthy-eating Plan

Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar. Here's help getting started, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates. Definition A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone. Purpose If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor will likely recommend that you see a dietitian to help you develop a healthy eating plan. The plan helps you control your blood sugar (glucose), manage your weight and control risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats. When you eat excess calories and fat, your body responds by creating an undesirable rise in blood glucose. If blood glucose isn't kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, such as a dangerously high blood glucose level (hyperglycemia) and long-term complications, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. You can help keep your blood glucose level in a safe range by making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits. For most people with type 2 diabetes, weight loss also can make it easier to control blood glucose and offers a host of other health benefits. If you need to lose weight, a diabetes diet provides a well-organized, nutritious way to reach your goal safely. Diet details A diabetes diet is based on eating three meals a day at regular times. This helps your body better use the insulin it produces or gets through a medication. A registered dietitian can help you put together a diet based on your health goals, tas Continue reading >>

Your 5-week Diabetic Diet Meal Plan

Your 5-week Diabetic Diet Meal Plan

The Outsmart Diabetes Diet is based on new research that found four specific nutrients—fiber, vitamin D, omega-3s, and calcium—work together to help balance blood sugar and encourage weight loss. Build your daily diabetic diet meal plan by choosing one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner, plus two snacks—any combination gets you approximately 1,400 calories a day and a healthy dose of the "Fat-Fighting 4." Remember to eat about every 3 hours and practice portion control. Prevention Premium: What Every Woman Knows About Erectile Dysfunction Follow this mix and match diabetic diet meal plan—adapted from The Outsmart Diabetes Diet—for the next five weeks to help fight fat, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, boost energy, and reduce your diabetes risk. BREAKFAST Fruity bagel breakfast: Spread 1 Tbsp light cream cheese and 1 tsp 100% fruit spread on ½ of a whole grain bagel. Serve with 1 c fat-free milk. Crunchy yogurt: Combine 6 oz fat-free light yogurt, ¼ c granola cereal, 1 Tbsp ground flax seed, and 1 Tbsp chopped nuts. Add ground cinnamon and/or sugar substitute to taste. Eggs and English muffin: Scramble 1 egg in a pan coated with 1 tsp canola or olive oil; top with ¼ c chopped tomato, onion, and chile salsa. Serve with toasted 100% whole grain English muffin, spread with 2 Tbsp low-fat (1%) cottage cheese, and 1 c fat-free milk. Instead of scrambled eggs, try poaching an egg: Good Morning Blend: Stir together 6 ounces fat-free yogurt, 2 Tbsp dried mixed fruit, 2 Tbsp ground flax seed and 2 Tbsp chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans. Nutty Oatmeal: Top ½ c cooked oatmeal with ¼ c walnuts or other nuts; add ground cinnamon and/or sugar substitute to taste. Serve with 1 c fat-free milk or calcium-enriched soy or rice beverage. Bagel and cream cheese: Sprea Continue reading >>

Lunch Menu For A Diabetic

Lunch Menu For A Diabetic

Following a diabetic meal plan isn't about being deprived, assures the American Diabetes Association. Instead, you make informed choices about what foods can enhance your health while helping you control weight and blood sugar. All healthy diets should include grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources and calcium-rich foods daily. A diabetic menu -- including one for lunchtime -- emphasizes certain foods from each of these categories. Ask your doctor or a nutritionist if you need help developing a diabetic-friendly meal plan that fits your lifestyle. Video of the Day The ADA recommends that about half of a healthy diabetic meal should consist of nonstarchy vegetables. These have fewer total carbohydrates and more fiber than starchy vegetables such as corn or potatoes, meaning they won't cause dramatic spikes in your blood sugar level. Nonstarchy vegetable choices include asparagus, cucumbers, mushrooms, tomatoes, all types of lettuce, cabbage and carrots. A typical lunch for a diabetic might start with a large salad of mixed greens and chopped, raw vegetables, topped with a sugar-free vinaigrette. About 25 percent of the ideal lunch for a diabetic should be grains or high-starch vegetables, beans or legumes. Skip products made with refined grains like white-flour bread or white rice in favor of whole grain items such as whole-wheat bread, whole-grain pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, barley or quinoa, all of which have a low glycemic index and can help keep your blood sugar level steady. Along with your lunch salad, try seasoned black beans wrapped into a whole-wheat tortilla along with your choice of vegetables. A rich source of protein should take up the remaining 25 percent of a healthy diabetic lunch. Choose skinless poultry, fish, shellfish, nuts and seeds, soy pr Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diet

Diabetic Diet

If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes. A registered dietitian can help make an eating plan just for you. It should take into account your weight, medicines, lifestyle, and other health problems you have. Healthy diabetic eating includes Limiting foods that are high in sugar Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat Eating a variety of whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day Eating less fat Limiting your use of alcohol Using less salt NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Continue reading >>

The Best 7-day Diabetes Meal Plan

The Best 7-day Diabetes Meal Plan

This 1,200-calorie meal plan makes it easy to follow a diabetes diet with healthy and delicious foods that help to balance blood sugar. The simple meals and snacks in this 7-day plan feature complex carbohydrates (think whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables), lean protein and healthy fats. We limited refined carbohydrates (like white bread, white pasta and white rice) as well as added sugars, which can spike your blood sugar quickly. We've also cut back on saturated fats and sodium, as they can negatively impact your health if you eat too much. The carbohydrates are balanced throughout the day with each meal containing 2-3 carb servings (30-45 grams of carbohydrates) and each snack containing around 1 carb serving (15 grams of carbohydrates). The calorie and carbohydrate totals are listed next to each meal and snack so you can swap foods with similar nutrition in and out as you like. Eating with diabetes doesn't need to be difficult—choose a variety of nutritious foods, as we do in this meal plan, and add in daily exercise for a healthy and sustainable approach to managing diabetes. Day 1 Breakfast (294 calories, 41 g carbohydrates) • 1/2 cup oats cooked in 1/2 cup each 2% milk and water • 1 medium plum, chopped • 4 walnut halves, chopped Top oats with plum and walnuts. A.M. Snack (96 calories, 18 g carbohydrates) • 3/4 cup blueberries • 1/4 nonfat plain Greek yogurt Top blueberries with yogurt. Lunch (319 calories, 37 g carbohydrates) Turkey & Apple Cheddar Melt • 2 slices whole-wheat bread • 2 tsp. whole-grain mustard, divided • 1/2 medium apple, sliced • 2 oz. low-sodium deli turkey • 2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese, divided • 1 cup mixed greens Top one slice of bread with 1 tsp. mustard, apple, turkey and 1 Tbsp. cheese. Top the other Continue reading >>

Diabetes Diet Plan: Guidelines, Tips & Sample Menu

Diabetes Diet Plan: Guidelines, Tips & Sample Menu

Living with type 2 diabetes is not an easy feat. Add to that the hype around ‘Clean Eating’ which can easily overwhelm any diabetic with all the restrictions it poses. It’s true that living well with diabetes type 2 starts with the right diet plan. However, it doesn’t have to be an everyday challenge to figure out what to eat to keep your blood sugar levels balanced. Let’s look at what should be a good diet plan for diabetics. The Basics Of A Good Diabetes Diet Plan A Mix of Nutritious & Natural Foods Let me simplify this. A good type 2 diabetes diet plan ensures that you get: Adequate amount of fiber-rich whole grains Fresh fruits and vegetables Organic lean cuts of organic meats, and A good amount of healthy fats from sources like fatty fish, avocados, coconut oil and grass-fed butter The basics of a diabetes diet plan are simple. Smoke out all hidden sugars from your diet, cut back on carbohydrates, add more fiber to your diet and choose the fats you eat wisely. Minimum Carbohydrates It’s imperative that you understand it’s not just sugars that are responsible for elevated blood sugar. All carbohydrates get broken down into sugars. For this reason, choosing the right source of carb is an essential part of your diabetes diet plan. Vegetables and fruits are the right sources of carbs for any diabetic. Refined carbohydrates with a high glycemic index are best avoided, as the body readily transforms them into simple sugars. When choosing grains, complex carbohydrates are better choices. Brown rice, quinoa, barley, steel-cut oats, whole-wheat breads, buckwheat, and millets are some examples of complex carbohydrates. Here at Sepalika, we highly recommend a LCHF or Low Carb-High Fat diet to reverse diabetes, coupled with intermittent fasting. Together, these h Continue reading >>

One Week Meal Plan For A Diabetic Diet

One Week Meal Plan For A Diabetic Diet

Diabetes is a disease characterized by dangerously high blood sugar levels. Diabetics must adhere to dietary restrictions to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Before meals, the ideal target blood sugar level range is 70 to 130 and one to two hours after the start of your last meal, blood sugar levels should be less than 180. The American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetics consume a diet that consists of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, beans, lean meat, poultry and fish. Planning weekly meals can help you include a variety of food groups in a way that keeps your blood sugar levels within target range. Speak with your doctor and dietitian about your weekly meal plan ideas. Video of the Day Every person has different dietary requirements. Your recommended daily calorie and nutrient needs depend upon your sex, weight and level of physical activity. Broadly speaking, women who would like to lose weight or do not exercise regularly should consume 1,200 to 1,600 calories each day, women that exercise regularly and men that do not exercise regularly should aim for 1,600 to 2,000 calories each day and women and men who exercise strenuously or work physically active jobs should get around 2,000 to 2,400 calories each day. Each meal should consist of two to five servings of carbohydrates and each snack should consist of one to two servings of carbohydrates; your diet should consist of 40 to 50 percent carbohydrates. The meal plans are for a diabetic who needs 1,600 calories per day. Work with your doctor or dietitian to determine how many calories you should aim for each day. Breakfast prepares you to meet the physical and mental challenges of your day. Whole grains, fruits and eggs are healthy breakfast choices. On a slow weekend morning, Continue reading >>

Health & Happiness Through Delicious Eating

Health & Happiness Through Delicious Eating

Stuff like this just boils my blood. Ok, I probably shouldn’t get so mad about it, but I do… Especially since my mother battled Type 2 Diabetes for most of her adult life and received a lot of wrong information about nutrition along the way. What am I so mad about? Well, I came across a specific Type 2 Diabetes 7-day meal plan and here’s what it claimed: These 7-day diabetes meal plans are designed by Eating Well’s nutrition and culinary experts to offer delicious, nutritionally balanced meals for a diabetic diet at five different daily calorie levels: 1,200, 1,400, 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000. These diabetic-diet meal plans avoid refined grains and limit added sugars. Each meal and snack is planned to help you keep your blood sugar in check. These meal plans are offered free on Eating Well’s website, which at first glance, seems like a great idea for any diabetic who is looking to make a change in their blood sugar numbers, right? Wrong. Here’s the problem… The meal plans are, in my opinion, completely incorrect, and I would argue, potentially dangerous. If I had given my mother a similar meal plan during the time she was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, her blood sugar numbers may have even gone higher than they already were… A scary thought to say the least. Let’s take a look at what is so dangerous about this meal plan: Yes, some of that is naturally occurring sugar in the banana and the skim milk, but for a Diabetic this is a dangerous way to begin the day. Starting the day with an immediate sugar surge will start the up and down blood glucose rollercoaster that is the very thing diabetics are desperately trying to avoid. My recommendation includes protein, which is the best way to keep blood sugar balanced, as well as toast that is much easier fo Continue reading >>

Seven-day Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plan

Seven-day Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plan

Eating a diabetes-friendly diet can help keep your blood sugar levels under control. But it can be difficult to stick to a regular meal plan — unless you have a plan in place. Check out these 21 delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes to use for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Remember to stay within your carbohydrate allowance by noting the carb content and serving size of the recipes. Also, be sure to balance your meals with lean protein and healthy plant fats. Breakfast: Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast This may sound too decadent for breakfast, but paired with scrambled egg whites, it can fit into a diabetes-friendly meal plan. Whole grain toast will help ensure you get your daily fiber too. Lunch: Salmon Salad with White Beans Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and is also a delicious topper to workday salad. Dinner: Cuban-Marinated Sirloin Kabobs with Grilled Asparagus Spice things up with this flavorful skewer. Dried herbs and spices are a great way to pack a punch of flavor without adding unnecessary calories and fat. Breakfast: Apple Pie Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt Who wouldn’t like a slice of pie for breakfast? This oatmeal will leave your kitchen smelling like the flavors of fall, and your stomach happy and satisfied. Add some extra plain Greek yogurt on top for more protein. Lunch: Turkey-Cranberry Wraps Turkey and cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving! This is an easy grab-and-go lunch that even your kids will enjoy. Note: This recipe may not be appropriate for all people with type 2 diabetes, because it contains 60 grams of carbs per serving. You can adjust the amount of cranberry sauce to lower the carb count. Dinner: Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes Take a trip to the tropics with this fast fish dish. Breakfast Continue reading >>

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