How to Create the Right Diabetes Type 2 Diet Plan for You
The term "diabetic diet" is a thing of the past. Nowadays, people with diabetes do not have any strange food restrictions the way we once thought. It's not necessary to avoid fruit, eat zero carbohydrates or buy diet food. But, what we do know is that individualized meal plans that are fiber rich and modified in carbohydrates work best for those persons with diabetes.
We also know that meal plans do not have to be boring or monotonous.
You can say goodbye to steamed broccoli and boiled chicken and welcome a variety of foods, cuisines and diet types. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or trying to eat low-carbohydrate, today, you can craft a plan that works for you if you have the right tools.
Keys to a Successful Diabetes Diet Plan
Monitor Your Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are the nutrient that impact blood sugars the most. If you have diabetes, it's important to monitor your carbohydrate intake so that you may discover which foods work best for your blood sugars. Some people with diabetes benefit from following a consistent carbohydrate diet for which they eat the same amount of carbohydrates at the same time daily. Ask your registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator if you'd benefit from eating a fixed amount of carbohydrates at your meals. In the meantime, start learning more about carbohydrates today:
Stock Up on Non-Starchy Vegetables
By stocking up on non-starchy vegetables, you'll increase the volume of food at your meals which can help to reduce total calorie intake. You'll also increase your fiber intake, which can help to reduce cholesterol and lose weight Continue reading