The difficulty in finding an effective diet plan for diabetes is sifting through the extensive volumes of conflicting information. If you are new to diabetes, this is the prime time to act. Hopefully this article will save you some time! Finding a new diet plan for diabetes.
I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. My family has a history of diabetes starting with my dad, then a few years ago my brother was added to the list.
The experience that I gained from watching family members battle the disease motivated me to act quickly. Don't take a head in the sand approach, don't think this potentially devastating disease will go away, most likely, without decisive action your condition will get worse. With the aid of the right diet plan, you could do a lot more than just control the disease. In my case, I actually reversed it.
A new diabetes diet plan should be your first line of resistance. Weight management is an integral component in the fight to control diabetes. Achieving your ideal weight will give your body the best chance to battle the disease and in some cases see a reversal of your condition.
When doing my research on new diet plans for diabetes, I found very few diet plans specifically made for diabetics, and the ones I did find, were so limited and boring I felt eating would be more of a punishment than a joyful experience. My search led me to other weight loss and lifestyle programs. The programs I focused on, had the necessary components to safely work for a diabetic in need of weight loss, and carry on as a guide to a healthy lifestyle. The programs I found, all had a common approach in regards to weight loss. I chose a program that fit the guidelines set out below, and in doing so achieved some very positive results!
1) A rapid weight reduction stage; quickly drops your weight. This stage is needed to quickly put you in a position to control or reverse your condition. With out dropping down to your ideal weight diabetes will flourish in an obese environment.
2) Stage two; is a slower but a more consistent approach to weight loss. This stage consistently re-enforces proper food selections and eating habits. Weight loss is a little more controlled and regulates spikes in blood sugars. All stages require a balanced approach to nutrition. Smaller meals more often are required to keep your metabolism working at its peak. Consuming the proper food and controlling portion size, eating frequently all have a positive effect on your bodies' ability to effectively balance Blood sugars and at the same time continue weight loss.
3) Stage three; is a stage where the program focuses on the long term food selection, choices and eating habits needed to maintain an ideal body weight. A grazing type of approach to food consumption will always keep you full, at the end of the day you will find that you have consumed considerably less calories than if you were to have sat down and ate 4 larger meals. The benefits of eating in this manner are; a faster metabolism rate, which critical to weight loss, balanced blood sugars, do to the small amounts of food being digested at any given time.
Obviously the foods that you are consuming must all be the right foods. Fiber and lean protein keep you feeling full. The slow digestion rate and slow release of sugars into the blood stream make fiber and protein key components in any new diabetes diet plan. Avoiding refined carbohydrates is important. you don't need to eliminate carbohydrates completely, just be very conscious of when you are eating them and portion size. Remember the key to a successful lifestyle is variety and flexibility.
You don't have to sacrifice variety, the feeling of fullness, and flavorful food choices when you find the right lifestyle plan that works well for diabetics and non diabetics.
Last but not least, exercise is a key component of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. No plan is worth the paper it's written on if it doesn't promote exercise. Exercise should be alternated from something as minor as a short walk, to a more lengthy brisk walk. You don't need to go out and beat the heck out of your body to achieve health and weight loss.
In good health
Charles N Lambert
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