Is my diabetic diet ok for my entire family?

By KrisTX Latest Reply 2011-09-08 12:57:02 -0500
Started 2011-09-07 22:22:10 -0500

ok so i found this amazing website called It has a meal planner and everything is amazing overall, i definitely recommend it, but now on to my question. I'm going to be doing a 1400-1500 calorie low carb diet for both diabetic health and weight loss. My fear is that this diet will not be healthy for my 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Anyone else run into this problem and if so, how did you come to a resolution? My wife mentioned eating the same foods that I am eating, just making sure the kids have thier normal 2% milk and the portions will obviously be smaller for them anyways. She also mentioned their snakes are a little less "healthy" then mine, such as the occasional candy/cookie and ice cream etc. I just dont want to hurt my kids nutrition.

Thanks in advance =)

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KrisTX 2011-09-08 12:57:02 -0500 Report

thanks for all the info =), i was hoping it would be healthy for them so they dont have to deal with the anxiety issues as an adult. Also if you guys havent done it already, that website is amazing if you are one of those people who like to track things and have a set schedule like myself.

Marytea 2011-09-08 08:46:12 -0500 Report

It sure looks like it is just fine. You may just turn them into healthier adults too with a great ability to eat right. Robertoj has some great suggestions in his post too.

NavyNerd 2011-09-08 00:27:53 -0500 Report

My mom (diabetic and a d counselor) always tells me that a diabetic diet is simply a good healthy blalanced diet, and except for the veggie push with the kids (what kid loves that stuff anyhow) its been quite beneficial. My husband struggled with his weight and teh diet helps him too.. lost 80 lbs and kept it off for 6 years counting!

robertoj 2011-09-07 22:52:16 -0500 Report

Your diet is healthy for the entire family. You may want allow for your families tastes and they will require larger portions. Don't forget that carbs are a healthy and important part of the diet for those that are not diabetic. The quality of the carbs is important. You want them to eat whole grains and avoid processed foods. Fiber is another factor that you should not over look. If you give them food that is bland or not varied they will not stay with it. I would suggest that you look at their favorite dishes and replace less than desirable ingredients with healthier choices. I find this fun and challenging.

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