How much saturated fat?

By tweetybirdgirl Latest Reply 2011-08-31 10:37:56 -0500
Started 2011-08-30 18:07:06 -0500

I was told by the diabetic educator that i am allowed 45 carbs per meal and 30 grams of protein per meal

How much saturated fat is allowed per meal? I forgot to ask…


2 replies

jayabee52 2011-08-30 19:53:08 -0500 Report

Howdy twee­tybi­rdgi­rl WELCOME to DC!

This is from the American Heart Assn about saturated fats:

"The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of saturated fats you eat to less than 7 percent of total daily calories. That means, for example, if you need about 2,000 calories a day, no more than 140 of them should come from saturated fats. That’s about 16 grams of saturated fats a day."
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tweetybirdgirl 2011-08-31 10:37:56 -0500 Report

God bless you thank you…
I am new at this meal planning as i have been an uncontrolled diabetic for 10
years and am now trying to eat right, going to water aerobics 3 times a week and taking one insulin shot at night in addition to my metformin tablets each day. Not being able to eat what i want each day is the MOST difficult for me… I really appreciate the support of others who are going through the same.
Can someone just give a few examples of a good balanced meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. I am allowed 1500 calories a day, 45carbs, 30 protein per meal…
Blessings to all…