Diabetesdiet has 5 key factors. House Call show recently asked a dietician and diabetes coordinator to their show and explained the diabetes diet 5 key factors.
Maggie is a registered dietician nurse, and Certified Diabetes Educator. She earned a Master of Science in nursing in 1982 and a Master of Science in nutrition in 1998 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Diabetes diet concludes these 5 factors, and the proper diet and exercises would help improving the quality of life by effective diabetes control and management.
- Monitoring carbohydrate intake
This is the key factor, you need to monitor your carb intake and always take foods in low carb and foods in high fiber (veges and fruits), and lean proteins. Remove high carb foods, such as starches, from your foods items.
- Don’t take concentrated sugars
The concentrated sugars include soda, fruit juice and sweet tea .etc. Leave away from these sugars.
- Effective Portion control
Portion control is not easy, but there’re 3 way to control the portion in an effective way.
3 Tips to follow Diabetes Diet tips
Most unsuccessful portion control is because you have no idea what’s the exact amount of foods you are taking. So try the following 3 ways.
- Tip 1: Check the foods’ serving size
Always check the lables on the foods, which shows in detail of the serving size. This way not only helps you know more clear of the serving size, but also warns you not take excessive calories.
- Tip 2: Use measuring cups
If you can combine the measurng cup with the calorie and carbs counting forms, you will be more clear of how much calories, carbs, and nutrients you are taking. This proved to be very important for diabetes control
- Tip 3: Use “My Plate” method
My plate method has been followed by many celebries.
My plate method is to fill 1/2 size of your plate with vegetables, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein and the rest with a starch.
Beside these 3 tips for diabetes diet plan, The American Diabetes Association also recommends diabetics to do 2 and half hours of exercises each week. Because it’s proved that aerobic exercises such as biking, jogging and walking effectively lower the blood suger. You can do half an hour exercises 5 times each week and monitor your blood suger level at the same time, and adjust the workout strengh accordingly.