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Nutritious Diabetic Diet Tips

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

New Ways to Look at your Diabetic Meal Plan to Improve the Results you get

A proper diabetic diet is going to be low in fat and cholesterol, lower in sodium and balanced in carbohydrates, especially in simple sugars. The calorie intake will be limited and the number of calories for each day will be according to the recommendation of your health care professional. There are specific guidelines for developing a diabetic meal plan which will provide recipes full of good healthy food choices.


Diabetic Menu Planning tips:

Drink Water
Drinking at least eight 8 oz portions of water is essential. Water flushes out the impurities out of your system, is important to good health and accelerates weight loss. Water that is spring or distilled water with a little lemon added can be a great way to add flavor without calories. This will help the ph balance of your body. Diet soda may seem like a good choice or black coffee but these are both best like a second choice or option as they can provide fluid intake but may make you feel hungry. Alcohol or specialty drinks like shakes or café late should be avoided. They are high in ‘empty calories’ from fat and sugar.

Quality Calorie consumption
Calories that are included in your daily eating plan need to be quality calories filled with nutritional value. Some food items are nutrient dense and contain whole grains and fiber that offer vitamins and minerals plus calories in an exceedingly healthy food and leave you feeling full for several hours. Foods which contain more fat and simple sugar tend to be less filling and you'll consume more fat and calories than you intended to when you eat them. Look for foods that contain whole grains and at least 20% of your daily worth of vitamins or minerals or fiber.

Small Portions
The entire of the day’s calorie allotment ought to be spaced out into small increments to aid digestion. It is best to eat a proper breakfast once you arise, then with 2 or 3 hours between eat lunch, supper and at least one snack. This will help your body digest all the nutritional value of the calories you need to do eat by upholding your metabolism on an even keel the whole day with no huge highs and lows of sugar or blood sugar levels. Small portions of food often will reset your metabolism and help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Monitor your Eating Habits
Keep a diary of the foods you consume. This way you will be more aware of your daily menu plan and if you do stray you can go back and see where you went wrong and just how it made you feel. Writing down meals and snacks also keeps you more accountable and could help you not overeat. You can also track your blood sugar levels in the diary plan and find out what foods caused you difficulty. It will likewise be a assistance to your physician should you run into problems with your diabetic diet regime.


Things to watch out for in your diet:

Fat Content
The fat content of the foods you eat affects the quantity of calories it contains, as fat is a denser supply of calories than protein or carbohydrate. The body needs the good fats, such as olive oil, but in small quantities. The good fats are poly-unsaturated fats or mono-unsaturated fats which lower the danger for cardiovascular disease, and are great for the health of your joints, hair and skin. Fats to avoid are fatty foods and trans-fats. Breaded and deep fried foods should be a thing that you do only occasionally. Cooking preparations then become all important. Better cooking preparations will always be to steam or bake either eliminating or limiting added fat.

Check the labels before you buy a food. Look for zero trans-fat on the label and appear at the area of saturated fats to the total fat content. The percentages listed on food labels will be based on the serving size, and should be under 12% for saturated fats and trans-fat total combined.

Sugars
Sugar could be represented in several forms about the label of foods. There is really a list that needs to be avoided simply because they contain hidden refined sugars. When reading your food label, look at the first four ingredients. These would be the largest percentages of the ingredients contained in the food choice and if the ingredients are sugar, high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, dextrose, maltose, or corn syrup (simply to name a few), you need to choose a different food to consume. Labels indicate the amount of simple sugars in a food, and trying to limit the amounts you eat will likely help you balance your blood sugar readings.

Making healthy food choices can be a little overwhelming at times. Probably the easiest way to insure you are choosing correctly is to follow a well designed menu plan developed by a nutrition expert. This will give you a number of recipes and great ideas for making the foods flavorful.

 


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