Meal Planning For Diabetics - In 7 Simple Steps!

7 Steps For Planning Meals For Diabetics!

Meal Planning For Diabetics doesn't have to be hard if you keep some basic principles when deciding on your daily food plan. In this article I'm going to give you some great idea about the types of diabetic foods you can eat, and proper food portions for each type.

>>>> Step Number 1...Your meal planning must contain 6 primary groups of food which are carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, meat and beans, milk and yogurt products, and at last, fats or oils. Each of these food groups can provide your body with all important nutritional ingredients. You should also drink a lot of water throughout your day.

>>>> Step Number 2...Eating 4 or 5 smaller meals rather than 3 large meals, and don't skip your meals. By doing this, you can maintain your blood sugar levels constant and have sufficient energy all day long. Doing some, light physical activity on a regular basis will also help to regulate your blood glucose level too.

>>>> Step Number 3...Don't leave out starchy foods or sugars from your diabetic meal planning, although they can increase your blood glucose level, because they're also powerful sources of energy, vitamins, fibers and minerals. According to the American Heart Association it's suggested to follow a low carbohydrate diet.

Every day, you can eat 5 to 12 servings of carbohydrates, you can even eat from 1-3 helpings in one meal, and snacks also. For one portion of carbohydrates, you can eat...A slice of bread, one little potato, ¾ cup of dry cereals, 1/3 cup of rice, ½ cup of cooked cereal [for example. cream of wheat, or oatmeal], one small tortilla, or enjira bread.

>>>> Step Number 4...When meal planning for Diabetics, you must not forget about vegetables and fruits. Both veggies and fruits are full of vitamins, minerals and fibers, and they only add a few calories to your diet. Furthermore, fruits are sweet in taste, and they're not ful of fats, like cakes, doughnut, or desserts. Always pick out bright colored vegetables and smaller fruits. Daily, you can eat 3-5 portions of vegetables and 2-4 portions of fruits.

>>>> Step Number 5...Your body requires proteins to grow new tissues. Commonly, there are animal and plant forms of proteins. Animal sources of proteins are full of all important amino acids, but regrettably, they are full of cholesterol as well. Consequently, try to consume low fat or fatless cuts of meat, you can also consume white meat, like skinless chicken and fish.

Eggs, turkey, nuts, soybean plant, and beans are unprocessed powerful sources of proteins also. Having 2 to 3 portions from the meat group is sufficient for you day-to-day needs. Your portion can be cooked fish or chicken, half a cup of tofu, an egg, and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

>>>> Step Number 6...Just remember 1 cup of plain yogurt or one cup of fat-free or fat free milk is counted as 1 serving. In a well-balanced diabetic meal planning, this group will provide your body with adequate amount of calcium, in addition to its required proteins, and vitamins. Commonly, you'll need 2-3 servings day-to-day, but if you're pregnant and lactation, 4-5 servings are required.

>>>> Step Number 7...When selecting fats or oils, always choose unsaturated fat products, which come primarily from plant origins, such as corn oil, olive oil, canola oil...and so forth., your day-to-day portion can be 1 tsp. Oil, or 1 tbsp. of low fat dressing, or 2 tsp. of mayonnaise [light].

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anarkoli 4 years ago

low glycemic food Most people with diabetes have given up hope they’d find low glycemic food for breakfast in the form of a shake flavored in chocolate or vanilla. Start your day with a delicious low glycemic food for breakfast as a great delicious shake

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