A new diet can help recently diagnosed diabetics to get their blood glucose under control. Eat well, exercise, lose weight, and monitor according to doctor’s orders.
What you eat has much effect on the levels of your blood glucose and the way your body reacts to insulin. Along with daily, or more often, blood glucose monitoring, your level of exercise and the foods you eat are crucial to your future health.
A good variety of foods is not only healthy, it’s more interesting. Don’t buy into the idea that your life will now be boring and devoid of delicious foods because you are diabetic. It’s simply not true. Change your eating habits just a little at a time for best results. This will be a long term lifestyle change and is not something you’ll do just until you feel better. Diabetics must be vigilant and eat healthy for life, literally.
You’ll eat a portion of each of the critical elements of a healthy diet. Eat carbs, fats, proteins, minerals, and vitamins, but only the specific type of each element. For example, when fulfilling your daily carb requirements, you won’t eat a slice of processed ordinary white bread or a sweet roll. The fats you must eat each day will be fat that does you some good. You’ll eat a slice of fresh salmon instead of the fat contained in a piece of fried chicken cooked in a deep fryer. Drink tea or coffee, but don’t use creamers or other sugary additions.
You can eat more frequently, but eat less. Instead of eating 3 big meals, eat 5 smaller ones. That’s a good way to help lose weight. Drink the required quota of water every day. A good measure of how much to drink is to assess your current weight in pounds. Cut that number in half and drink that many ounces every day. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, drink 100 ounces of water. This helps to flush fats and toxins out of your body and keep all cylinders firing.
Fiber will be eaten by ingesting at least 5 good servings of veggies and fruits each day. Cut way back on salt in your cooking and on the table. It can be substituted with other delicious herbs and spices. Be aware that reading labels will perhaps surprise you. Look at the sodium content on that can of ‘healthy’ soup or green beans. Make your own instead or buy the sodium free or reduced sodium varieties available readily today. By eating better foods, you’ll help your body to function in the way it should and reduce the effects of diabetes.
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