Making Use of the diabetic Food Pyramid

Are You Using the Diabetic Food Pyramid?

Making use of the new diabetic food pyramid may help you to control your sugar and make life easier.

The New Diabetic Food Pyramid has a Different Look!

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Suggested Servings of the Different Food Groups for Good Nutrition.

So if you are planning on making changes in your diet, there are some things you should do to help make the Diet planning easier!

I would suggest visiting here and filling out the short form and find out how much Fiber you need in your diet on a daily basis.
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We emphasize using a sugar control diet to control blood sugar levels and help with controlling Diabetes.

Here is some good news, you don’t have to be a Diabetic to use the foods suggested on this site or page.

If you are just overweight and want to make a change in your lifestyle by losing a few pounds…make use of this site.  You will find Tips on every page that will help you meet your goal.

Here is part of a brochure from gov that will give you some general information and suggestions to get you started.

Let’s eat for the health of it!

Start by choosing one or more tips to help you…

Build a healthy plate

Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

Foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories.

Try some of these options.

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Switch to skim or 1% milk.
Make at least half your grains whole.
Vary your protein food choices.
Keep your food safe to eat – learn more at www.FoodSafety.gov.

Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt

Many people eat foods with too much solid fats, added sugars, and salt (sodium). Added sugars and fats load foods with extra calories you don’t need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.

Choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars.
Look out for salt (sodium) in foods you buy – it all adds up.
Eat fewer foods that are high in solid fats.

Eat the right amount of calories for you.

Don’t forget to use the Link at the top of the page and find out your Calorie and Fibers needs.

Everyone has a personal calorie limit.

Staying within yours can help you get to or maintain a healthy weight. People who are successful at managing their weight have found ways to keep track of how much they eat in a day, even if they don’t count every calorie.

Enjoy your food, but eat less.

 

  • Cook more often at home, where you are in control of what’s in your food.
  • When eating out, choose lower calorie menu options.
  • Write down what you eat to keep track of how much you eat.

If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly – limit to 1 drink a day for women or to 2 drinks a day for men.

Be physically active your way, Walking always works!

Pick activities that you like and start by doing what you can, at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up, and the health benefits increase as you spend more time being active.

Note to parents: What you eat and drink and your level of physical activity are important for your own health, and also for your children’s health.

You are your children’s most important role model. Your children pay attention to what you do more than what you say.

You can do a lot to help your children develop healthy habits for life by providing and eating healthy meals and snacks. For example, don’t just tell your children to eat their vegetables – show them that you eat and enjoy vegetables every day.

What people eat is often determined by what they grew up eating.  Old habits are hard to break.  So if you still eat the same old foods that you learned from your Mom and Grandmother, it might be time to consider making a change!

There is information galore out there.  Get some of it on your plate and make a change in the real food sitting on your plate.

If you would care to read the free manual being offered here, just to get a different look at how a nutritionist thinks he has solved the weight loss and diabetes over weight problem.   Fill in your email address and go.  After all, it is free!
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Fight Diabetes with Education

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!..my 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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Guidelines That Can Make Diabetes Easier To Manage

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Because it can become a full time chore just to handle diabetes, leaving you with little time to explore the best ways to live comfortably with your status as a  diabetic  it is better to have some guidelines to make the job easier.   There is a lot of information available along with guidelines for making diabetes easier to manage so explore and find!

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Finding some new ideas which will help you cope with diabetes and make your life a little easier.

Listed below are some Tips or guidelines that will point you in the right direction.

Folks with diabetes are at great risk for sleep apnea, so get tested immediately. If sleep apnea is actually an issue  for you, then get treatment now, before it begins  to affect your overall health.

When traveling, keep your insulin in an insulated bag. The temperature of your insulin supply needs to be regulated so it is helpful to acquire  and use  an insulated bag.

In case you often have  very low blood sugar, you need to work at regulating your food and medication and do  not overindulge at mealtimes.  Adding a protein snack between meals  aides in keeping sugar levels level!  Over eating will increase the levels of your blood sugar and induce future health concerns.

Check every one of the foods you eat for the “glycemic index”, which is actually a number that shows you exactly how your blood sugar levels might be affected. Low glycemic index numbers are  the most effective ones for people who suffer from diabetes because the low number means it is absorbed slower and does not tend to make sugar levels “spike.”

Maintain  reduced stress. Folks that have diabetes usually notice a rise of their blood glucose when under stress.  Check out yoga or meditation to relax yourself and keep  your stress and glucose levels in check. You can even teach oneself an assortment of breathing exercises, that will be very helpful since they can be done just about anywhere.

If you get hypoglycemia, it is absolutely vital you have candy  or some form of sugary food with  you at all times. As these attacks can occur at at any time, it is very important to be prepared for it. It can be brought on by skipping breakfast or other meals.  Breakfast is a poor choice of a meal to skip because your blood sugar will already be low because you haven’t eaten while sleeping.

Use some vinegar within the cuisine you eat. Adding only a little bit of vinegar can help prevent  your glucose levels from rising so quickly when you eat carbohydrates. Vinegar has properties that can slow the digestion of starches, and that will make foods remain  within the stomach for a longer period of time.

It is possible to eat some nuts such as  almonds when  you are hungry. This may not affect your sugar levels as much as carbohydrates.  Almonds (with and without salt) contain protein and  fiber along with other minerals and vitamins which are healthy to eat. Keep  almonds around  for snacks you can enjoy,  whenever you feel hungry.

When you have diabetic eye disease, it is specifically important to control your blood glucose levels. The condition of your eyesight might worsen  initially when you become diabetic, nevertheless it may improve over time if you lower and control your blood sugar count. Controlling blood glucose will dramatically slow down all diabetes related eye disorders.

Figure out how you possibly can make the foods you love to eat healthier. You do not have to remove many of your preferred dishes from the diet regime thanks to diabetes meal planning. Just seek out methods to make these foods better suited to  your needs. There are sites and cookbooks on the market that have many recipes for your diabetic life.  There are even some cookbooks listed in the automated  banners on the sidebar.

You should remind yourself that managing diabetes is definitely the best thing  you possibly can do. Remember what motivates you, be it your loved ones, buddies, pets, or career. Concentrate on the meaningful stuff in the life, and permit them to inspire and encourage you to be aggressive in  the management of your disease.

The author of this article, Dee is a mother and wife and she has  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – but is making the most of an ordinary diabetic life. She is continually studying anything about diabetes and would like to share what she learns with other individuals who also has diabetes.

More information on type2 diabetes can be found by clicking on the link in the paragraph above.  We appreciate this informative post.  If we all share, life is better.

Cararta
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WHITE BREAD AND DIET SODAS ARE BAD!

My sister called, said she was watching TV (she likes Dr. Oz) and there was a discussion about being overweight and diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.

It seems someone did a limited survey somewhere in Europe and decided that plain white bread is worse for the body than even saturated fats!    Another thing brought up was that drinking diet SODAS  seems to correlate with higher levels of death from stroke and heart attack.   Like I say on my blog Cararta’s Facts

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT .

The mantra is:  good nutrition created by meal planning with a good Diet Plan, adding in some exercise equal to walking 30 minutes a day, keeping a scheduled eating time and bedtime all equal:  lower blood glucose, lower cholesterol and BETTER HEALTH.

This site does not give medical advise. Consult your physican if you have a medical problem. This is a conversation among people who are finding a new direction in eating and living.

The Fat Tax and Free Health Care

The Fat Tax and Free Health Care. Are they Related?

Has Congress gone so Gooney that it might pass a FAT TAX? Free Health Care makes more sense to me than a Fat Tax.

One way or another, we all end up paying for health care for those who don’t have it.  Either at the emergency room or in reduced national productivity by our workers who are unhealthy or people becoming disabled by diseases that if treated soon enough would not remove them from the work force and put them on disability or Welfare.  Diabetes and Obesity go hand in hand with the above.  No health care,  no direct intervention and education about what untreated Diabetes does to you.

I was reading an article on Care2.com about Health Care, its limitations, the fact that the Supreme Court might be making a decision on something it hasn’t even read, but what really caught my attention was a comment by:

  Robert P. “If you want to fix the health care system you have to remove the greed, corruption and dishonest behavior of the insurance companies, drug companies and mainstream media. Overuse of tests for big profit, vaccinations, prescription drugs that instead of helping are killing and injuring more people than illegal drugs at huge profit. The corrupt FDA that allows drugs with side effects of cancer, heart attacks, stroke. liver failure just to name a few and law suits on behalf of people injured or killed by these drugs. The side effects actually insure the medical system even more futre customers. Mainstream media recieves almost 4 billion per year in advertising, do you think they will tell you anything bad about the drug companies. Most natural treatments have little or no side effects and are in most cases more effective but cannot be patented so are not hugely profitable. If you do not believe the corruption than look at the side effects and the law suits, all a matter of public record. This adds up to huge, unwarranted costs to patients. ”

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.