Diabetes Eating Do's & Don'ts
Simple tips for eating healthy
I'm usually flexible and realistic with nutrition recommendations, but I have some basic tips for healthy eating that include things you should never do and things you should always do with diabetes. Print out this list and use it to help you get on track and stay there.
DON'T: Eat out of a bag or box. You've probably heard this one before, but you're tired and hungry and grab a bag of baked chips. You figure that you will just eat a few and you won't do that much damage. Well, ten minutes later you've downed more than a half a bag of chips and more than 60 grams of carbs. It is too easy to overeat and not even realize how many calories and carbs you've consumed when you eat out of a bag. So, make a commitment to yourself today to follow this rule. Get a bowl (and make it a small one).
DON'T: Make starchy carbohydrates your main course. Large plates of pasta accompanied by bread or large servings of rice with a little meat and vegetable are not healthy choices for people with diabetes. These meals are short on nutrients and contain large amounts of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugar levels. In addition, when meals skimp on protein you may not feel as full. Not to mention that meals like these lack the healthy food groups such as fruits, veggies, and dairy.
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