A diabetic diet plan to suit your taste buds- that's easy
Having been diagnosed as diabetic, you feel that it's the end of the road for your taste buds; bland food would be the norm from now on. If you really think so, then you are truly mistaken, for a proper diabetic diet plan would ensure that you also get to satisfy your tasty food cravings.
A diabetic diet plan for the start has to be well balanced. That effectively means that you can have most things but in a very regulated manner. Obviously, the emphasis would be more on fibrous diet and less on a diet that's rich in carbohydrates and fats.
As you constantly have to keep track of your blood sugar levels, any irresponsible behavior (eating loads of junk food) can be disastrous. After all, your health is your prerogative.
The easiest way to keep your blood sugar levels at optimum levels would be by breaking up the three big meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) into 5-6 smaller meals. This way you would ensure that the blood sugar levels are well within the permissible limits all through the day. Even the American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends the small meal plan, the other important recommendation of ADA relates to the class of food products that are best for the diabetics. As per the ADA foods that have high starch content are best suited for the diabetics and they are starchy vegetables, black beans, corn etc.
Another important criteria while deciding on a diet plan - your life style. If you were the lazy bones type then the regimen would be stricter for you as compared to people who lead a very active life style. The little bit more leverage in diet plan offered by an active lifestyle can help you take that special second helping of your favorite dishes.
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