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A Type 2 Diabetes Daily Nutrition Guide

Author : Venkata Krishnan Rajagopalan

Adult Type 2 diabetes and daily nutrition guide is going to look very familiar to you. It is what you should be eating anyway. The diabetic food pyramid is nearly the same as the food pyramid that the government recommends for anyone. This is the same diet plan that is always recommended and generally ignored. A diabetes and daily nutrition guide is different only in that you have to be aware of how much carbohydrates you eat at each meal, because carbohydrates will turn to sugar in your body.

Percentages and Portions

A diabetes and daily nutrition guide is not that much of a change in your lifestyle. You do not have to get any really special hard to find foods. If you can get your whole family to follow it, not only will that help you out, but greatly help their health as well. Here are the recommended portions, in order from most needed to least needed (a sort of inverse pyramid):

* Bread, cereal, rice and pasta group: 6-11 servings a day.

* Fruit and vegetable group: 3-5 servings per day.

* Dairy group: 2-3 servings per day.

* Meat, nuts and protein group: 2-3 servings per day.

* Sweets, fats and oils group: One or less serving per day.

Read the nutrition labels on food. If possible, see a nutritionist to help you select a balanced and tasty meals. A rough diabetes and daily nutrition guide is called the rule of three on your plate - a third of protein, a third of carbohydrates and a third of fruit or vegetables. To be sure, monitor your blood sugar levels right before you eat and about two hours afterwards.

Other Tips

Do not eat two or three big meals. Eat four or more smaller meals spread throughout the day. Do not be afraid of explaining to your boss or teacher why you have to take a snack break more than the other employees. Even get your doctor to write your snack break as a prescription and show it to your boss if they do not believe you.

Do not eat all your daily allotted carbs at once. You need about three servings of 45 grams of carbs per day. One gram of carbohydrates equals about four calories, in case it is easier for you to count calories than cards.

Also be sure to eat lot of fiber as part of your diet. It is good for you and gives you a "full" feeling. For every five grams of fiber you eat, that is like subtracting 5 grams of carbohydrates from your meal. Keep that in mind.

With habit and patience, your diabetes and daily nutrition guide will be easy to follow.

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