About Eating and Diabetes- What I need to know

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Eating and Diabetes, What You need to Know
Eating and Diabetes, What You need to Know

You can take good care of yourself and your diabetes by learning

  • what to eat
  • how much to eat
  • when to eat

Making wise food choices can help you

  • feel good every day
  • lose weight if you need to
  • lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems caused by diabetes

Healthful eating, which is part of eating and diabetes, helps keep your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, in your target range.

One thing you need to take note:  Eating can be healthy, but just not work right for a person with diabetes.
An important part of eating and diabetes is having a schedule and sticking to it.  Set up mealtimes, do the planning and the cooking and eating on time.

Physical activity and, if needed, diabetes medicines also help.

The diabetes target range is the blood glucose level suggested by diabetes experts for good health.

You can help prevent health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target.    (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/eating-diabetes/Pages/eating-diabetes.aspx)

Eating and Diabetes how to make sure what you are doing is working .

Ask your doctor how often you should check your blood glucose on your own.

Also ask your doctor for an A1C test at least twice a year.

Your A1C number gives your average blood glucose for the past 3 months. The results from your blood glucose checks and your A1C test will tell you whether your diabetes care plan is working.

How can I keep my blood glucose levels on target?

You can keep your blood glucose levels on target by

  • making wise food choices
  • being physically active
  • taking medicines if needed

For people taking certain diabetes medicines, following a schedule for meals, snacks, and physical activity is best.

However, some diabetes medicines allow for more flexibility.

You’ll work with your health care team to create a diabetes plan that’s best for you.

Drawing of foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a morning snack, an afternoon snack, and an evening snack, arranged in a circle around a clock. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and evening snack are labeled.

Talk with your doctor or diabetes teacher about how many meals and snacks to eat each day. Copy these clocks and Fill in the times for your meals and snacks on these clocks.

Drawing of a blank clock face labeled breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack.

It is easier than you think.  4×6 lined card used in recipe boxes work great.   Also find pictures like these, they help.

Eating and Diabetes Need A diet Helper for Eating Right
Eating and Diabetes Need A diet Helper for Eating Right

Make up you file box  with tabs for each meal…like dinner, Evening Snack….and populate it with recipes you find that have the correct amount of calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat.

Makes life simpler and meal planning easy.

~Cararta

What are Healthy Weight Loss Meal Plans?

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 What are healthy weight loss meal plans?

Weight Loss Meal Plans are guides to help you with planning meals that have an emphasis on calories, fat, protein and carbohydrate reduction so that you can lose weight. Nutrition is very important and must be included to maintain overall health, not just lose weight.

Some of these plans are just arbitrary diets while others contain a simple way to create healthy eating habits that become sustainable over a lifetime.

Most weight loss meal plans include a balance of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and starches.  Some include recipes, menus, grocery lists, and information on the amount of calories, carbohydrates and fats in various food items which can be very helpful.  A plan can often be altered  to include foods that you like and also to remove foods not to your taste or ones that may trigger any allegies you have. 

Healthy weight loss meals plans can also be tailored to include  kid friendly meals, crock pot cooking, budget meals, vegetarian, raw food, or meals that are quick and easy to prepare.

Menus should be pre-planned for the month with shopping lists and recipes or planned on a week by week basis: planning on a daily basis usually doesn’t work for the long term. Weight loss meal plans can be a wonderful convenience for people who lead busy and often hectic lives without the time to plan meals and create recipes. It is a fact that you will  see better long-term results when you have a weight loss meal plan in place.

 While you are creating a Weight Loss Meal Plan it is very important to consider what your daily caloric intake should be as well as the types of foods you like to eat and the size of  your budget for meals. Many plans are  portion controlled  to restrict the number of calories in the  carbohydrates, protein and fat  eaten each day. This is often  very convenient  especially when other family members must be  considered and they might not be trying to lose weight.

Your computer and a good program can create a plan  for you or you can have a meal planning service help you with creating one. Some of these services are called Meal Planning or diets to go and they offer to prepare and deliver the food right to your doorstep!  Some of these services are wonderfully helpful in helping  you achieve your goal of weight loss because they  allow you to select the meals you like, calculate the calories for you and deliver the meals to your home.  It all depends on your Budget!  Several even help by tracking your progress in losing weight.  Just keep this one important fact in mind: it is true that you will have more success with dropping those unwanted pounds if you have a good functioning meal plan in place.

We all lead such busy lives (sometimes not so well organized!) it is extremely  important  for you to have a  meal plan in place, because what you eat is a major factor in determining whether or not you will lose weight.   
   
 I’m Cararta Skipper and I have lived with type 2 diabetes for over 30 years brought on by being overweight.  What I have found is that the only way to lose weight effectively and control my diabetes is to create a meal plan that you enjoy make it a part of your life, use it every day and couple it with at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.   My exercise is Walking!

I’ll provide you a link to a diet that includes all of the above.  You are going to be surprised, bacause it isn’t advertised as a Weight Loss Meal Plan yet it includes eveything discussed above.  Click here to go watch an interesting video. 

 The video presentation above will show you some great tips on how to lose your belly fat and get a lean sexy stomach. This isn’t any kind of gimmick… this is real science on the healthiest type of nutrition plan that eliminates your cravings,  and most importantly — the mindset tips and tricks that you NEED in order to get and maintain your own perfect body for the long term.