For some people, these tips might seem obvious/secondnature… but if I can educate even one person and help their journey be a little smoother, that’s my goal!
Some simple tips:
- Spread carbohydrates throughout your day. It’s okay to eat carbohydrates at every meal, just don’t eat too much all at one time. (My nutritionist has me on a 30-45g/per meal carbohydrates plan.)
- Protein, fat, and fiber do not raise blood sugar as much as carbohydrate does. If you eat a lot of these nutrients in a meal, your blood sugar will rise more slowly than it would otherwise.
- Limit saturated fats, such as those from fatty meats, whole-milk dairy products, and butter. Instead, eat lean meat or grilled chicken and fish. Choose low-fat or non-fat milk, yogurt and cheese (I prefer Almond/Coconut milk, myself). Replace butter or margarine with healthy oils such as olive oil or coconut oil (my personal fave!). Replacing saturated fats with healthy oils is important to help lower your risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, those of us who are diabetics are at a higher-than-average risk for heart disease.
- As mentioned in previous tips, choose whole grains over refined grains – this simple change makes a HUGE difference, really!
Do you have any helpful tips?