I have some time and thought i'd share some tips that I remember from D. class. I remember how I came here to DC when I was newly diagnosed and got so much helpful info. the first thing most want to know is what to eat. Eat a variety of foods include vegetables, whole grains (though they may bother some but fine for most) non-dairy foods, some fats and lean meats or meat substitues. trying not to eat too much food or too much of one type of food. space your meals evenly throughout the day is possible. avoid skipping meals. cut back on saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fats. all three are linked to high blood cholesterol levels and can lead to heart disease, they raise your risk. two main things to consider are the carbs and the "bad" fats. you can have carbs. some can have more than others. You can decide which method is best for you: carb counting, plate method, or glycemix index. look them all up to see how. eat lots of fruits and vegetables, I am not saying many fruits per day, but there are many small fruits with only 15 grams carbs and pair them with a protein, such as natural peanut butter (watch the amt of PB , and say low fat cheese) choose whole grain over processed grain products. include dried beans like kidney beans, pinto beans, and lentils in your diet, choose lean meats and remove the skin from chicken, no sodas at all, they told us that in D class. moderation…moderation… choose liquid oils for cooking instead of solid fats. olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, etc..now though, there is controversy about canola oil but in all of my D. literature they say it is o.k. eating too much of even healthy foods can cause weight gain. exercise daily. even 10-15 mins a day is so much better than none,. start off slow if you need to. they say now, researched has proven, that doing 10-15 mins. one part of the day, and then 10-15 another, is just as good as combining it all at once.
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