Eating for diabetes doesn’t have to be complicated!
By using these simple tips, you can learn how to create an eating plan that is good for your body and help to manage your blood sugar.
What Should You Actually Eat?
Knowing what to eat can be confusing. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn’t good for you. But a few basic tips have withstood the test of time. Regardless of what cuisine you prefer, here are a few basic ideas to make sure your body and blood sugar are in check.
How to Put a Meal Together for Diabetes Management?
Putting together a meal will be easier with understanding what you need to make a balanced plate. Let’s look at this like you would a math problem.
- A + B + C + E =
- Carbohydrates + Protein + Fat + fruit/ veggies = BALANCED MEAL
- 2 corn tortillas + 1 scrambled egg + shredded cheese + pico de gallo = balanced breakfast tacos
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread + sliced turkey + mayo + tomatoes slices + an apple = balanced lunch
- 1 cup of whole grain pasta + 1 c Italian Ground Beef tomatoes cause + side salad = balanced dinner
Keys To Unlock Your Diabetes
To help you unlock the keys to your diabetes doesn’t have to be complicated when you follow these simple and easy tips. Also, keep in mind you don’t have to be perfect every day when you are working towards balancing your diabetes. Some days you will be doing wonderful and following all these tips, and other days you might not. That’s perfectly fine, it’s part of being a normal eater.
If you need more individualized help in putting together a meal plan that fits your personal lifestyle and your preferences, schedule an appointment today with one of our dietitians.
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.