Jody Mow Wellness shares a resource from Diabetes.org that helps you make healthy food choices and create a meal plan for you and your family. Wellness comes from proper fitness, whole food nutrition, and a good meal plan.
A diabetes meal plan is a guide that tells you how much and what kinds of food you can choose to eat at meals and snack times. A good meal plan should fit in with your schedule and eating habits. Some meal planning tools include the plate method, carb counting, and glycemic index. The right meal plan will help you improve your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers and also help keep your weight on track. Whether you need to lose weight or stay where you are, your meal plan can help.
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People with diabetes have to take extra care to make sure that their food is balanced with insulin and oral medications (if they take them), and exercise to help manage their blood glucose levels.
This might sound like a lot of work, but your doctor and/or dietitian can help you create a meal plan that is best for you. When you make healthy food choices, you will improve your overall health and you can even prevent complications such as heart disease and some cancers.
There are many ways to help you follow your diabetes meal plan. Some ways are Creating your Plate or Carbohydrate Counting. These two meal planning methods are different but hopefully one is right for you.
– See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/