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The Prediabetes Diet Everyone Should Follow

The Prediabetes Diet Everyone Should Follow

Skip the sugary sodas and processed food, and opt for whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats like olive oil and avocado, Experts believe the number of people living with diabetes will rise dramatically over the next 40 years. If current trends continue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in three adults could have the disease by 2050. And about 79 million American adults now have prediabetes, a condition marked by above-normal blood sugar levels that aren't high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If there's a silver lining to these alarming statistics, it's that there's plenty you can do to prevent the disease or slow the progression, including eating a balanced diet. Everyone can benefit from a healthy eating plan aimed at containing prediabetes, regardless of whether you're at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, says Barbara Borcik, RD, a certified diabetes eductor at the Diabetes & Nutrition Center at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md. 7 Golden Rules of Healthy Eating Here are seven sound diet principles that can keep your blood sugars from creeping upward, among other health benefits. Skip the sugary drinks. No sweet tea. No juice. No soda. No sweetened lemonade. No mocha latte coffee creations. "My number one recommendation to people is: Don't drink your sugar," Borcik says. Sugary drinks provide nothing more than empty calories, and they won't help you feel full. "All the sugary drinks out there are a real risk factor for obesity," she stresses. Pull back on portions. You still can eat many of the foods you like, just have smaller amounts of them, Borcik says, adding that this is especially true for starchy foods like white rice, white potat 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 >>

Type 1 Diabetes Diet

Type 1 Diabetes Diet

Type 1 diabetes diet definition and facts In Type 1 diabetes the pancreas can do longer release insulin. The high blood sugar that results can lead to complications such as kidney, nerve, and eye damage, and cardiovascular disease. Glycemic index and glycemic load are scientific terms used to measure he impact of a food on blood sugar. Foods with low glycemic load (index) raise blood sugar modestly, and thus are better choices for people with diabetes. Meal timing is very important for people with type 1 diabetes. Meals must match insulin doses. Eating meals with a low glycemic load (index) makes meal timing easier. Low glycemic load meals raise blood sugar slowly and steadily, leaving plenty of time for the body (or the injected insulin dose) to respond. Skipping a meal or eating late puts a person at risk for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Foods to eat for a type 1 diabetic diet include complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat, quinoa, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, beans, and lentils. Foods to avoid for a type 1 diabetes diet include sodas (both diet and regular), simple carbohydrates - processed/refined sugars (white bread, pastries, chips, cookies, pastas), trans fats (anything with the word hydrogenated on the label), and high-fat animal products. Fats don't have much of a direct effect on blood sugar but they can be useful in slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. Protein provides steady energy with little effect on blood sugar. It keeps blood sugar stable, and can help with sugar cravings and feeling full after eating. Protein-packed foods to include on your menu are beans, legumes, eggs, seafood, dairy, peas, tofu, and lean meats and poultry. The Mediterranean diet plan is often recommended for people with type 1 diabetes because it is full of nut 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 >>

Food, You, And Diabetes

Food, You, And Diabetes

Choosing to eat healthier foods and following a meal plan is an important part of your overall diabetes care and can help you keep blood sugar levels under control. Your diabetes care team can help you create a meal plan that’s right for you. To help manage your diabetes, you’ll want to: Eat a variety of foods in the right amounts Eat regularly Balance how much you eat with your physical activity and your medicine (if you take any) to help control blood sugar levels Your food choices can be healthy and tasty. Healthy eating includes eating a variety of foods, such as: vegetables whole grains fruits beans lean meats poultry fish Many of the foods you like can be prepared in a healthier way to help you balance your diet. The Menu Planner Tool can help you make a plan based on the foods you like best. It will even make a shopping list based on the recipes you choose. Now your personal tastes can be part of a healthy plan. Continue reading >>

Treatment Of Diabetes: The Diabetic Diet

Treatment Of Diabetes: The Diabetic Diet

The mainstays of diabetes treatment are: Working towards obtaining ideal body weight Following a diabetic diet Regular exercise Diabetic medication if needed Note: Type 1 diabetes must be treated with insulin; if you have type 2 diabetes, you may not need to take insulin. This involves injecting insulin under the skin for it to work. Insulin cannot be taken as a pill because the digestive juices in the stomach would destroy the insulin before it could work. Scientists are looking for new ways to give insulin. But today, shots are the only method. There are, however, new methods to give the shots. Insulin pumps are now being widely used and many people are having great results. In this Article Working towards obtaining ideal body weight An estimate of ideal body weight can be calculated using this formula: For women: Start with 100 pounds for 5 feet tall. Add 5 pounds for every inch over 5 feet. If you are under 5 feet, subtract 5 pounds for each inch under 5 feet. This will give you your ideal weight. If you have a large frame, add 10%. If you have a small frame, subtract 10%. A good way to decide your frame size is to look at your wrist size compared to other women's. Example: A woman who is 5' 4" tall and has a large frame 100 pounds + 20 pounds (4 inches times 5 pounds per inch) = 120 pounds. Add 10% for large frame (in this case 10% of 120 pounds is 12 pounds). 120 pounds + 12 pounds = 132 pounds ideal body weight. For men: Start with 106 pounds for a height of 5 foot. Add 6 pounds for every inch above 5 foot. For a large frame, add 10%. For a small frame, subtract 10%. (See above for further details.) Learn More about Treating Type 2 Diabetes The Diabetic Diet Diet is very important in diabetes. There are differing philosophies on what is the best diet but below is Continue reading >>

> Meal Plans And Diabetes

> Meal Plans And Diabetes

Kids with diabetes benefit from a healthy diet the same as everyone else. Although kids with diabetes don't have to follow a special diabetes diet, they may need to pay more attention to when they eat and how much is on their plates. Meal planning goals for kids with diabetes often are the same as those for other kids: They need foods that help them have overall good health, normal growth, and a healthy weight. But kids with diabetes also have to balance their intake of carbohydrates (carbs) with their insulin and activity levels to keep blood sugar levels under control, and they should eat foods that help keep the levels of lipids (fats like cholesterol and triglycerides) in the blood in a healthy range. Doing so can help prevent some of the long-term health problems that diabetes can cause. Kids with diabetes face the same food challenges as everyone else — mainly, sticking with healthy eating habits. You need to know what's in the foods you're serving and eating. It's easy to guess what some foods contain, but others are more of a challenge. So look to food labels to find a food's ingredients, nutritional information, and calories. Be sure to look for information on carbs, which can affect blood sugar levels. Usually, they're clearly listed on food labels in grams. The two main forms of carbs are sugars and starches. Types of sugars include fructose (sugar found in fruit and some baked goods), glucose (the main sugar in our bodies that's also found in foods like cake, cookies, and soft drinks), and lactose (sugar found in milk and yogurt). Starches include vegetables like potatoes, corn, and peas; grains, rice, and cereals; and breads. The body breaks down or converts most carbs into glucose, which is absorbed into the bloodstream. As the glucose level rises in the Continue reading >>

Dtd Super Meal Planning Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

Dtd Super Meal Planning Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

Author Sidebar: When I was diabetic, meal planning was not easy for me. It was a lot easier to just stop by McDonald's, KFC or Pizza Hut than it was to go to a grocery store and then have to go home and cook something. :-) But, after my recovery from the coma, I learned the critical importance of proper meal planning. If I had not learned this, I believe that I would still be diabetic and on medications today or possibly even dead. Proper meal planning is truly one of the key enablers for diabetics to eat healthy and be successful with controlling and reversing their Type 2 diabetes. So, why don't many diabetics (and non-diabetics for that matter) do a better job at meal planning and following a healthy diet? There are 10 major reasons why most people (including diabetics) don't do a better job at planning their meals and following a healthy diet: 1. Time/Convenience: Most people feel that they don't have the time to go grocery-shopping and prepare healthy meals every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, it's a lot more convenient to just stop by McDonald's or KFC on the way home from work or just call and order a pizza. 2. Motivation: Most of us are not motivated to eat healthy --- until one day we find ourselves diagnosed with a disease such as diabetes, or, we become severely overweight or obese; or, we have a wake-up call due to a heart attack or a diabetic coma (like I did). 3. Nutrient Absorption: We all metabolize and absorb food and its nutrients differently. A a result, our bodies react differently and respond differently to blood glucose control. 4. Cost: Some people tend to believe that it cost more to eat healthy foods. Nothing could be further from the truth! Especially if you take into account the amount of money that is saved from prescription drug Continue reading >>

Your Diabetes Menu Plan

Your Diabetes Menu Plan

How do you get all the nutrition you need in a day while still being mindful of calories and carbs? The secret is to plan ahead. Meal planning depends on lots of things, like your taste preferences, medications, and activity level, says Jill Weisenberger, RDN, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss -- Week by Week. But good general advice to follow is to keep your carbs consistent -- eat the same amount at breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep blood sugar from spiking or dipping too low. Weisenberger recommends 45 grams as a target for the three main meals of the day. "If you go lower than 30 grams at a meal, it's going to be really hard to get all the nutrients you need, such as fiber and phytochemicals," the health-boosting nutrients in fruits and vegetables. This sample meal plan provides 1,400 calories. Supplement with healthy snacks to reach your personal calorie goals. If you're rushed in the mornings, make breakfast a snap with mix-and-match prepared items such as hardboiled eggs, nuts or seeds, a part-skim cheese stick, peanut butter, or yogurt for protein; toast, crispbread, or unsweetened instant oatmeal for whole grains; plus any kind of fruit -- dried fruit, a banana, an apple. Menu Avocado Toast and Egg Café au lait made with a half cup 1% milk Medium orange Avocado Toast and Egg This has to be one of the most satisfying, easy breakfasts around, thanks to a helping of fiber from the avocado and whole-grain bread. For an extra flavor kick, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning or smoked paprika. Makes 1 serving. Ingredients: 1 slice 100% whole grain bread 1/5 avocado 1 egg salt and pepper Directions: 1. Toast bread. Scoop out avocado and mash onto toast. Top with a poached or soft-boiled egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Per serving: 235 calories, 10 g protein, 19 Continue reading >>

Diabetic Meal Delivery Program

Diabetic Meal Delivery Program

Preparing a diabetic diet plan can be overwhelming. A diabetic meal delivery program can help change your life - see how bistroMD can help! If you are a diabetic, the challenge of preparing healthy meals can be daunting. Managing diabetes can be overwhelming and, frankly, difficult. Unfortunately, countless diabetics simply do not have the time, ability or know-how to prepare diabetic-friendly meals on a daily basis. This is where a diabetic meal delivery program can be extremely useful. Let's take a few minutes to consider the top 5 ways bistroMD's diabetic meal delivery programs can work for you. 1. BistroMD offers free dietitian support to every person on our program. As a diabetic, you can't have a menu thrown together haphazardly and expect to stay healthy. In fact, this could be dangerous. With a diabetic meal delivery program, you're not left in the dark when it comes to picking the right foods for your needs, and you can always ask your dietitian for reassurance. 2. The proper meal delivery program for a diabetic does more than just make sure your meals are properly balanced with the right nutrients. BistroMD also ensures that you're receiving the proper vitamin and mineral requirements for your body. This brings us to our third point... 3. The best diabetic meal delivery program will consider the primary factors of a successful diabetes-managing regimen. Other than aiding in maintaining a healthy weight (or perhaps losing weight), the right diet will help lower your blood sugar level, lower your blood cholesterol level, and lower your blood pressure. It's important to choose a meal delivery program that gives paramount concern to the medical benefits of their food, as well as creating meals that are of a five-star quality. 4. The next point is the joy of conven Continue reading >>

3 Ways To Create A Diabetes Diet Meal Plan

3 Ways To Create A Diabetes Diet Meal Plan

Although medications are strongly used in order to control the symptoms and effects of diabetes, there are also behavioral and lifestyle changes that can provide strong support in managing blood sugar and healthy approaches to both nutritional needs and gaining greater health literacy in regards to the issue. The use of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) has become one of the most critical and pivotal components of diabetes care. This is not only because MNT is applicable to both type 1 and 2 diabetes, but also because the practice raises accountability and responsibility in individuals regarding personal wellness. MNT as a new treatment for diabetes patients is quickly gaining speed and momentum in the medical community. An Overview Of MNT Another important point about MNT is that it can be scalable for individual needs, which also means that three popular methods of creating meal plans such as the plate method, carb counting, and the use of the glycemic index are also within this practice of lifestyle changes that can bring about stronger health and wellness in people with diabetes. Overall, nutritional management, especially as designed by a physician or registered dietician, was initially used for the purpose of delaying or preventing the development of complications from type 2 diabetes, including: Blindness CHD Nephropathy Neuropathy As the impacts of our obese society on the actual prevalence of developing type 2 diabetes has also become a focus, the use of nutritional counseling has further become a counter measure for addressing risk factors in people who do show precursors for the disease. It should be noted, however, that there is no single meal plan addressing all of the variables that impact the course of an individual’s disease, and that the only true recom Continue reading >>

3-day Diabetes Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

3-day Diabetes Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Eating with diabetes doesn't need to be restrictive or complicated. Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet it can be a challenge figuring out what to eat to balance your blood sugar. Here we've created a delicious 3-day meal plan that makes it easier to follow a diabetes diet. In this plan you'll find a mix of nutritious foods including fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats and dairy. This plan limits the amount of foods with refined carbohydrates (think white bread, white rice and sugar), added sugars and saturated fats, which 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 restrictive or complicated. Incorporating a variety of foods, as we do in this meal plan, is a healthy and sustainable approach to managing diabetes. Not sure if this is the right plan for you? Calculate your calorie level and find the diet meal plan that will work best for you. Day 1 Meal Prep Tip: Cook or set aside an extra 1/2 cup of black beans tonight at dinner to have for lunch on Day 2. Be sure to rinse canned beans to get rid of excess salt. Breakfast (298 calories, 32 grams carbohydrates) • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt • 1/2 cup blueberries • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts • 2 tsp. honey Top yogurt with blueberries, walnuts and honey. Note: We use a small amount of added sweetener, in this case h Continue reading >>

Meal Plan You Can “live” With

Meal Plan You Can “live” With

The meal plan you decide to use is THE single most important factor in winning the war with diabetes. The diabetes meal plan below has worked for everyone who has followed it, and it can work for you. successful diabetes meal plan and diabetic food chart list of low carb foods to eat and what to avoid Many factors influence how you manage diabetes. Exercise, stress reduction, supplements and drugs (if needed) are all important. However, the number one factor is what you consume. Your journey to reducing blood sugars is literally moments away! In February 2009, I was obese, chronically sick, diagnosed with diabetes, taking 4 insulin shots and drugs just to survive! Today, I have the normal blood sugar reading of a non-diabetic. I am drug and insulin FREE! My Diabetes Meal Plan As of August 2009, I have stayed below 30 grams of total carbohydrates per day. I feel best in the 10-15 gram range of total carbohydrates per day. This low carb meal plan is not just for diabetics. Anyone taking medication, or suffering from a disease or illness should try this meal plan for 30 days. This meal plan is full of low inflammatory foods. The low inflammatory foods will give your body a chance to heal itself. I eliminated diabetes drugs and insulin when my overnight fasting blood glucose levels were consistently in the 70-90 range. Carb Planning Successfully living with diabetes is all about “rationing” carbs. Obviously, if your insulin production is reduced and you require insulin or diabetes drugs, diabetes management becomes more complicated. Warning: Consuming even moderate amounts of carbohydrate makes managing your diabetes exponentially more difficult! Following a diabetes meal plan that is truly diabetes-friendly is so important! This is the diabetes meal plan I have been fo Continue reading >>

14 Free Diabetic Meal Plans

14 Free Diabetic Meal Plans

1227 Calorie Diabetic Meal Plan Diet has a Protein-Carb-Fat Ratio of 23-55-22 - See more about calorie ratios here Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plans (1200, 1500, 1800, 2000 & 2500 calories) 30-Day Meal Plan for People with Diabetes... 1200, 1500, 1800, 2000, 2200 & 2500 calorie Diabetic Meal Plans Other Diet Plans… I'm Adrian Bryant, I started NowLoss.com to help you look better naked & if you're serious about losing weight… Use My Fat Loss DVDs which Chris used to Lose 137 pounds in 7 months & Sue used to Lose 124 pounds in 6 months 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 >>

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