What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a shock – especially if you weren’t expecting it. When you first learn the news, you’ll feel overwhelmed, uncertain and anxious. Some people even experience a period of depression as numerous questions plague them.
One of the most often asked questions among people with diabetes is what they can or can’t have to eat. It’s always best to have a guide that you can use while you learn how to manage your diabetes.
Knowing what to do can help you feel calmer and less worried about how you’re going to handle the diagnosis. In the book, What Do I Eat Now? A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating Right with Type 2 Diabetes, you’ll learn the basics of how nutrition impacts your diabetes.
You’ll also discover what carbohydrates do for your body and how they work in someone who has diabetes. The book also teaches how using portion sizes can help you be better able to manage your diabetes.
When you use the right portion sizes, not only does it help with blood glucose control, but it can stave off long term complications as well as help you lose excess weight. Portion control is one of the major steps in managing diabetes.
There’s also a chapter in the book on what to do at the grocery store. By shopping wisely and picking up foods that work with your diabetes rather than against it, you can have a healthier long term prognosis.
Also covered in the book is how to read food labels and understanding what the terms mean in relation to your diabetes. For a diabetic, eating out can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how it’s approached.
Eating out is something that some people with diabetes think will blow their healthy eating plan. But going out to restaurants, including fast food restaurants, doesn’t have to include meals that send your glucose levels skyrocketing.
In the chapter on eating out, you’ll learn how you can eat away from home, enjoy delicious food and still maintain good control over your diabetes. Another area that can cause problems for a diabetic is in the area of snacking – especially if you have certain food triggers or use food to feed emotions.
The book will teach you that it’s okay to snack, but it’s how you snack that matters. By choosing snacks that are good for you, it’s okay to have something to eat between meals or when you just want something to munch on.
This book contains a variety of meals that you can include as part of your daily and weekly eating plan. By understanding the breakdown of the nutrition provided for each meal, you can learn the foods to eat that will help you take care of your diabetes.