“When 16 days ago, I was given the pleasure to live the rest of my life with type 2 diabetes” www.dietdoctor.com has posted the story of Magnus Karlsson and how he is dealing with diabetes. Magnus has started a LCHF, low carb, high fat diet. This diet causes us to eat fewer carbohydrates, starches, and sugars, and a higher proportion of fat.
“My morning blood sugar stays around 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/l) every morning and I have more energy than I’ve had in many years, as my sleeping has improved.”
His blood glucose levels have dropped and he has become much healthier.
“With exercise and a new diet even this old, tired body has awakened and my clothes are starting to be a little loose after more than 15 lbs (7 kg) have melted away.”
People like Magnus Karlsson remind us that there is a way to BEAT DIABETES! He has modified his diet in a way that allows him to eat healthily while still enjoying the food he eats. If you are interested in starting the low carb, high fat diet…
check out this article –> www.dietdoctor.com
…or ask your nutritionist about integrating this diet into your meal plans.
A nutritionist helps you plan out meals and educates you on what you are putting into your body.
Nutritionists consider your personal likes, dislikes, and medications in order to keep healthy blood glucose levels, blood pressure, blood lipids, and stay at a healthy weight. They discuss and teach you about your food portions, types of foods, and cooking styles. They help change what and how much you eat in order to keep you as healthy as possible. Nutritionists teach you how to monitor food intake and work with you to create a personalized food plan. You can think of nutritionists as food “police” for threats (high glucose levels).
Nutritional plans are very helpful, especially for new diabetics. They help remind us that we can’t just eat whatever is in sight. You can create your own nutritional plan, work on one with your nutritionist, or even find one on online. I have recently started following a 5-week plan from http://www.prevention.com. Once you start a plan, it becomes easy to follow. I have included a sample of a nutrition plan below.
- 1 Cup Skim Milk
- 1 Orange, medium
- 1 Cup Cheerios Cereal
- 2 Tablespoons Prepared Hummus
- 3 Ounces Celery Sticks
Each day, you plan out what you will eat and when you will eat it. While planning your nutritional plan, make sure you keep in mind the amount of calories, carbohydrates, and sugars you are eating. Once you come up with a nutritional plan, it is IMPERATIVE that you stick to it. You cannot cheat yourself out of a healthy lifestyle. Remember, BEATING DIABETES requires dedication, determination, and drive.
Sample nutritional plan from: http://www.eatingwell.com