Monday, April 4, 2011

Eating to feel better and live better.

Happy Monday, Had a good weekend we had a dinner party on Friday night at the Mabee's it was good eats made by everybody. Saturday and Sunday were your typical days cleaning and relaxing.
So today I want to mention eating for diabetics because that is one of the hardest things to deal with when you are diagnosed.

Create a healthy meal plan:

To create a healthy meal plan you should do the following:

  • Eat a variety of foods as recommended in the Diabetes Food Pyramid to get a balanced intake of the nutrients your body needs – carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Make changes gradually because it takes time to accomplish lasting goals.
  • Reduce the amount of fat you eat by choosing fewer high-fat foods and cooking with less fat.
  • Eat more fiber by eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Eat fewer foods that are high in sugar like fruit juices, fruit-flavored drinks, sodas, and tea or coffee sweetened with sugar.
  • Use less salt in cooking and at the table. Eat fewer foods that are high in salt, like canned and packaged soups, pickles, and processed meats.
  • Eat smaller portions and never skip meals.
  • Learn about the right serving sizes for you.
  • Learn how to read food labels.
  • Limit use of alcohol.

It's hard to make that change but when you do you will feel the difference in your day to day activities, you will also feel better.

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