Saturday, January 25, 2014

Eating Healthy with Diabetes

If you’re looking to lose some weight, reducing your serving sizes can sometimes help.  And if you lose weight, this can also help lower your blood sugar levels, as well as allow insulin to work more efficiently in your body.  A true win-win.  Here are some suggestions for a day’s worth of tasty meals and snacks for people who are counting carbs:

Breakfast – Eggs, toast and fruit
 2 scrambled eggs
 1 slice whole wheat toast
 ½ grapefruit

Lunch – turkey sandwich and snack
 2 slices turkey
 2 slices whole wheat bread
 2 slices tomato
 ½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce
 1 apple

Dinner – broiled salmon, rice and vegetable
 5oz salmon fillet
 1 tbsp chopped onion
 2 tbsps canalo oil
 1 cup of brown rice
 1 cup steamed broccoli
1 cup fat-free milk

 1oz pistachios or
 1 cup low-fat fruited yogurt or
 1 watermelon slice

There are plenty of online resources for people with diabetes.  Some of them also contain advice on recipes, carb counting and making smart meal plans:
American Diabetes Association 
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Dietetic Association
National Diabetes Education Program

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

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