There are many ways to a healthy diabetes plate, so stop worrying about which diet is he perfect diet for diabetes. The American Diabetes Association says the principles of a healthy diet are the same for people with diabetes as they are for everyone else. And, most importantly, having diabetes doesn’t mean the end of good eating.
The following tips – as surprising as they may be—will help you live well with diabetes and enjoy the taste of eating right.
Eat Whatever You Want
There is no on-size-fits-all or right way for a person with diabetes to eat. Nor are there bad foods that have to be eliminated forever. When your blood sugar is in control, you can work any food in and enjoy it.
However, if you’ve had several days with very high blood sugar readings, that’s not the best time to have dessert. When you do have sugary treats, be sure to keep the amount within your carbohydrate budget by substituting those sweets for starch, fruit, or milk in your diet.
Break Free of Sugar Free
Contrary to popular belief, having diabetes does not translate into having to eat sugar- free versions of everything. I tell my clients to avoid too many sugar-free foods.
That’s because many sugar – free cookies, candy, cakes and pies are sweetened with sugar alcohols. Eating too many of these foods can cause diarrhea and upset stomach. Satisfy you sweet tooth naturally with sweet fruit instead.
Take Bigger Bites
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that the larger