Good Nutrition is Key to Diet Control of Diabetes

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Nutrition: The Secret to Losing Belly Fat and Controlling Diabetes

Count the Calories,  plan the meals, make them healthy and  make sure you eat on time!  Dieting isn’t Easy!

Staying on a diet is hard work.  It takes a lot of planning, preparation and ENTHUSIASM!

Trying to Lose belly fat which seems to come with diabetes  is always  hindered by the mistakes made in how we try to lose the fat.  Researchers are now investigating whether the belly fat causes the diabetes, or does diabetes causes the belly fat!

There is a lot of slipping and sliding involved in maintaining healthy eating habits that will promote good blood sugar control and result in diabetes management.   The same habits of eating that we have developed over the years, get us to where we are now, and because they are hard to break, they keep us there.

Good Eating habits along with blood glucose readings (that should be taken as often as our health care giver  prescribes) are part of the plan for diet control of diabetes. .   If you are taking Insulin this can be very important.

I was listening to a TV program yesterday and  one of the points made was that there is a huge gap between what care givers prescribe and what insulin users end up doing.  It seems that users don’t always follow instructions, resulting in poor blood glucose control.  I wouldn’t be surprised if there is the same neglect when it comes to following caregiver directions for nutrition and meal planning.

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Jo enjoying an outdoor lunch.

Look around and find a program you can really live with.
Enroll friends! sister Jo found a new book on diabetic nutrition and has several friends sitting around the club house pool reading it with her.
If  only she can convert this new knowledge into action!!!  Dinty Moore beef stew (even with added water) isn’t on any diabetic diet I’ve ever seen even though it was on one of Jo’s lists of what she had for lunch!  There is a Blog Cararta’s Facts that details some of Jo’s adventures with Diabetes.  Click on the name if you want to go and read.

Good nutrition is actually just applying common sense to what you need to eat to be healthy or become healthy.  The information is there.  Use it.

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Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

Here is a link to a common sense program that has some of the best information I have ever seen to help you lose weight and integrate enough exercise into your routine to help you not only Feel Better but Look Better at the same time.  Skinny Belly!

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Author: Cararta

Retired RN. Live in Middle Tennessee Hill Country. Gardening and Computer are my occupation. Like IM at and Diabetes Education at Welcome to come by for a visit.

2 thoughts on “Good Nutrition is Key to Diet Control of Diabetes”

  1. Hi Cararta,

    You ARE absolutely right in saying you are what you eat, because that’s what it is 🙂

    I’ve a few aunts and uncles who eat a lot and it shows on them, and no matter how much you tell them, they just don’t stop. Recently one was diagnosed with diabetes, and another underwent a bypass heart surgery and they are just in their 50s and 60s as yet. I guess realization strikes too late, isn’t it?

    The only answer is to eat in moderation, and have a little of everything. My dad is a health freak there and always advised me to remain a little hungry and not each a stomach full, if you want to lose weight as this is one way that your stomach size shrinks a little and it asks for less. But I know everyone cannot do that, though I try a little of that and my morning brisk walks, besides a healthy lifestyle. Not sleeping for 7-8 hours a day is also linked to weight gain, so sleep well too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      Your dad is completely right about moderation.

      However, I have found after 30+ years of living the life, that taking the advice of my
      endocrinologist and doing some “Meal Planning” works better.

      Three meals and three snacks a day work to keep your metabolism from going to sleep and prevents
      that feeling of hunger, which is often the downfall of many dieters.

      The secret is to divide the calories up and include some protein in each meal and the snacks…
      works great to keep you going. Interesting that you mentioned sleep…was reading a study about
      diabetes recently and one of the things mentioned was sleep deprivation and obesity…Made me wonder if people can’t sleep…they stay up and eat?

      It all boils down to the math…you eat, your body uses and if you exercise a little, uses more.

      Like putting gas in a car…all in the numbers!

      Thanks for your nice visit!

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