There are some frustrations that go along with having diabetes when it comes to a weight loss plan and incorporating a new diet into your lifestyle.
Depending on the individual, some diabetics have some pretty strict diets to follow from their doctors[diabetic diet].
So does this mean that a person with diabetes cannot strive to lose weight? Absolutely not. They just are more justified and safer to go about their weight loss and diet the old fashioned way.
When you are a diabetic, it is all about watching your blood sugar levels. And, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will help keep your blood sugar levels balanced.
The first tip to being a diabetic and trying to incorporate a weight loss plan and diet is to eat a balanced healthy diet. Think back to the food pyramid that we learned about in kindergarten. You need to get a balanced portion of fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and healthy fats, dairy and carbs every day. Notice the pyramid does not include chocolate cake or M&M’s.
Eating a well balanced diet will help keep your blood sugar levels balanced. Eating a well balanced diet will also help keep your weight under control and is healthy in so many other aspects of your life.
If you are getting bored with your diet, then branch out and try new things. Try foods that offer ‘good fat’ such as nuts. Eat whole grains for the grains category and don’t even think about touching white bread. Speaking of whole grains, choose high fiber and fiber rich whole grains as often as possible.
Also choose high fiber and fiber rich vegetables and fruits every day. When choosing your meats, make sure you choose lean meats and poultry. Also choose low fat or fat free dairy products when you are grocery shopping.
Also stay active. The key is to burn more calories than you take in to be successful at your weight loss plan and diet.
Don’t drink alcohol. If you do insist on drinking alcohol do not drink anymore than one drink per day if you are a woman and do not drink anymore than two drinks per day if you are a man.
For variety and keeping yourself from getting bored, try to choose a variety of different foods from the different food groups in the food pyramid. And allow yourself to try a variety of different beverages as well.
Remember, green tea is a great way to lose weight and there is no sugar in green tea so even if you are diabetic you should be able to drink green tea daily.