Looking for a diet

By ksdeb Latest Reply 2013-03-14 16:33:31 -0500
Started 2009-04-09 15:17:58 -0500

My doctor just put me on a 1800 calorie low glycemic diet. Can anyone help me find a list of the foods and how much I can have? Thanks

10 replies

lneider 2013-03-14 10:12:19 -0500 Report

there is a book called glycemic index for dummies weight loss by Lucy Beale&Joan Clark RD.,C.D.E. you ca order it on Amazon. Linda

jigsaw 2012-10-12 18:24:53 -0500 Report

Cut down, or eliminate many processed foods! The majority are high in simple carbs and not the healthiest choice for anyone, especially if you have diabetes. Vegetables with the exception of potatoes and corn are almost always low on the glycemic index. Poultry, fish, and some beef or pork in small portions are frequently a good choice, and have zero carbs. Learning which foods are healthy, and learning about portion control is the key to good glucose control. A small portion of fruit can be a good choice also. Many berries such as strawberries, blueberries are low glycemic fruits.

Check out the following glycemic chart! It's one of the most thorough charts available:

Type1Lou 2012-10-12 12:20:45 -0500 Report

Most carbohydrate-rich foods are high on the glycemic index. Check the labels on everything you buy for both the "serving size" and total carbohydrates per serving. The lower, the better. That info will guide you as to what you need to avoid.

newbie51 2010-09-13 15:15:20 -0500 Report

The best advice that I can give you is to see a dietician. Sometimes you need a referral to see one. I am on a 1400 calorie diet that my dietician put me on. Good Luck with your diet. Judith

2009-04-09 16:42:29 -0500 Report

Go to Google and type in Glycemic Index and you'll find lots of information on how to do that. You'll have to find foods on the low end of the list and then find their calorie counts if the doctor wants you to both. You can find calorie counts of different foods at the calorie king website. Again just google it and you'll find it.

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