Calorier Intake

By appleb Latest Reply 2011-12-01 12:18:28 -0600
Started 2011-11-30 19:25:44 -0600

How much calories per day should a person with diabetic eat?

Tags: diabetes

2 replies

Type1Lou 2011-12-01 12:18:28 -0600 Report

I don't count the calories but I do count the carbohydrate grams. For me, reducing the carbs I eat is the key to better blood glucose numbers. Your carb intake mayl vary by body size and activity level. I am 5'3" and weigh 120 lbs. I try to limit myself to no more than 120 carb grams per day: 30 at breakfast and 45 each for lunch and dinner. Others here on DC may eat fewer or more carbs per day. Carol's point that you need to be discriminating about the types of foods you eat, focusing on those with lower glycemic indices. The key is finding what works for you.

Caroltoo 2011-11-30 20:03:53 -0600 Report

Calories help you maintain your body weight and provide energy. Most of the physician's charts will tell you how many calories you need daily to maintain your weight and to eat less if you want to lose weight.

Diabetic's have issues with the types of food eaten as well as the quantity of food consumed in one sitting.

Assuming your weight is appropriate for your height and age, your calorie count for the day doesn't need to change. What you change is what you eat and how much you eat at any 1 meal or snack.

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