Eating healthy as a diabetic can be quite challenging especially for a newly diagnosed diabetic. Here are a few tips on how you can eat healthy as a diabetic.
One of the challenges for a newly diagnosed diabetic is to find out how to eat healthy after finding out he or she is now diabetic. One solution would be to completely give up on carbohydrates and become completely vegetarian. However, the reality is that it takes time to change your eating habits.It takes time and perseverance to be able to change the way you have been used to eating before you became a diabetic.
Instead of simply sharing with you how a few tips can help deal with this important challenge, I will share with you how three different newly diabetics dealt with their own problem. First, it it important to remember that eating healthy would help diabetics reduce the metabolic pressure on your pancreas to produce insulin more effectively. After all insulin is a hormone that plays a significant role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and even proteins.
Jaunita was only an eighteen year old girl when she was diagnosed as a diabetic. She did two things to help stay healthy after she was diagnosed. First she cut down her food portion by half. She reduced her food portion by about 5o% of what she used to it before she found out she was diabetic. She did this by completely removing carbohydrates like bread and rice from her food. She replaced them with beans . She said it was initially difficult to get used to the “beans diet”. However, after about six months of eating half her usual portion and more beans, she found she required less insulin while feeling more energetic. The second thing she did was to completely stop taking soda . Each time she felt like taking soda she drank water.
The second diabetic , I spoke with she said she modified everything she ate. She said though she loved peperroni pizza, she gave it up for mixed veggies pizza. She added vegetables and fruits to all her meals .
The third diabetic said that she improved her eating habits by doing everything in moderation. She started eating cucumbers and nuts for snacks. She stopped eating cakes and cookies. She said prior to be diagnosed as a diabetic she used to drink a lot of soda and plenty of cookies for snack. She said she used to take about five cans of soda everyday. She said she was both surprised and happy by how much weight she lost by simply giving soda and eating cucumbers and nuts for snacks.
I certainly hope you will find these tips helpful as you try to find out what will work best for you as a newly diagnosed diabetic. Finally, whatever modifications you make to your eating habits, make out time to exercise more. Even if it simply means walking at least 30 minutes everyday.