diabetics food choices

By HICHAM EL CHARKAWI Latest Reply 2013-05-11 06:15:50 -0500
Started 2013-04-25 02:58:15 -0500

Dear friends and colleagues, as I noticed the food choices presents some difficulties to all of us , that's why I am proposing to share all together building a smart schedule presenting the main meals and the snacks between them and we need the advice of a food specialist to furnish us with calories count and the compliance of being diabetic.
Will receive your ideas under four columns: breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Waiting for your answers.

7 replies

Fefe12 2013-05-11 06:15:50 -0500 Report

Im not sure im understanding what you need. If I need ideas for a meal I look in a cookbook, watch food network or pick up a new food magazine. I find food exciting and have no problem finding things to eat. I just make what ever the moods asks for. I have no set time that I eat. My evening snack, if I have one depends on if im hungry or if Im trying to raise my blood sugar.

Sheri Lynn
Sheri Lynn 2013-04-26 07:22:39 -0500 Report

I know quite a few that just starting out found what worked best for breakfast and lunch, along with snacks, with variations at dinner, and stuck strictly with those until there BG was under control then slowly expanded from there.

I know the same thing every morning and noon is boring but I am one of those that hates to have to think about what to eat, especially in the mornings :)

HICHAM EL CHARKAWI 2013-04-28 13:59:53 -0500 Report

You see, I wanted only to help myself and all who have the same opinion to have a ready made schedule of meals and snacks , this will help and facilitating the choice when preparing any meal and will avoid the monotony of eating the same items every day or two days , when you have a large variety of foods your morale will be better, also I wanted to build the schedule all together to profit from the good ideas of everyone.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-25 11:05:28 -0500 Report

Don't be offended but actually food choices do not present difficulties for all of us. I find that open statements such as this one is usually untrue. Some of us know what we are doing.

Your chart is a fantastic idea. I have suggested this several times as it is quite simple to do in Excel. I built a chart like yours 4 years ago when I was first diagnosed and I use it often. I use it in conjunction with my carb chart that list just about every kind of food you can find. I am able to add or delete foods on the chart I constructed and my chart is more in-depth than yours. Mine has an added column for BG test results for each meal. This way not only am I tracking what I am eating, I can also track how my BGs react after each meal and make necessary adjustments. I also included columns that list Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks with the carb total for each item. This way I can better plan my meals.

Food choices are not the only problem, added to this is the combinations of foods and the quantity of carbs eaten per meal as well as the portion size. Added to this problem is people simply do not research. There is tons of information on how to make proper food choices available. dlife.com helps a great deal. Nutrionists can also help people make food choices and design meal plans. Good luck with your endeavor.

HICHAM EL CHARKAWI 2013-04-25 13:44:14 -0500 Report

Thanks for your valuable remarks , as I am a begginer of course I need your help if possible , if you don't disagree please send me a copy of your chart.

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