A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t mean a life of starving yourself. The healthy way to go is smaller quantities at regular intervals to ensure the stability of your basal metabolic rate and glucose levels. And bonus: Your appetite will be satiated around the clock.
Read on for some easy tips to keep you happy and healthy.
A number of people tend to skip breakfast due to lack of time or sheer reluctance early in the morning. But according to researchers, eating a healthy breakfast on a daily basis can help lower your chances of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. The reason: People who skip breakfast feel the urge to make up for the loss by overeating later during the day — usually on burgers, fries and other calorie-laden finger food. It is essential for diabetics to keep some fresh fruits, homemade salad or sandwiches handy while traveling. Carrying around a glucose meter us also a good idea so you can keep tabs on your blood sugar levels.
Instead of counting those calories all the time, diabetics need to focus on consumption of a balanced diet on a regular basis, in which the three macronutrients, namely carbohydrates, proteins and fats are present in the correct proportion. Apart from this:
Diabetics are often under the impression that steering clear of excessive sugar or fatty foods will do the trick. However, this is only a part of the story. Limiting your sodium intake is one of the first preventive measures to implement for diabetics, in order to keep hypertension at bay. Uncontrolled blood pressure is a silent killer and leads to severe kidney damage besides increased susceptibility to strokes and heart attacks. Some tips to try:
An easy way to help your health is to limit how often you dine out and order in. You’re better of with simple homemade dishes.
Diabetes does not mean you can’t enjoy delicious food. Try some of these yummy, diabetic-friendly dishes to spice up your meal plan. For instance, you can use fresh crabmeat, snow peas and asparagus to prepare a lip-smacking delicacy. Simply boil the peas, add the meat along with some chopped celery and bell peppers, and squeeze some lemon juice along with a sauce of your choice. Smear this generously on whole-wheat muffin halves and bake for three to five minutes.