whole wheat foods

benjimon
By benjimon Latest Reply 2010-03-16 14:53:27 -0500
Started 2010-03-12 06:27:58 -0600

Im type 2
I note that I should be eating wholewheat foods, but does that mean I should be eating a lot of them? With every meal?

Thanks Ben


6 replies

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-12 14:52:05 -0600 Report

Here are a few links that will help you to create a healthy meal plan. I'm not recommending these "in place" of consulting a dietitian or diabetes educator but just to help you get on the right track:

http://brands.kraftfoods.com/diabetic/main.as...

http://www.changingdiabetes-us.com/ManagingDi...

This link gives you general guidelines for making a healthy diet:

http://www.riteaiddiabetes.com/managing/nutri...

Hope you find these helpful

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-12 14:38:16 -0600 Report

Have you seen a dietitian or diabetes educator to get some type of meal plan? This would be the best way to figure out how much of each food group you should be eating at each meal.

trey66
trey66 2010-03-12 17:51:01 -0600 Report

I agree, if you are having trouble knowing what to eat and how much, you should see a nutritionist or a diabetic educator.

best wishes

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-03-12 07:14:42 -0600 Report

No, it's kind of a double edged sword, and it's not really whole wheat. Whole wheat foods have carb so will raise blood sugar. For some they will raise it slightly slower than non-whole wheat equivalent, for some there will be little difference. Whole GRAIN foods (which whole wheat is included) is better nutritionally, more fiber for example, but you still have the carb issue. You will have to experiment with what you can tolerate but a good rule is if there is a whole grain alternative to what you would be eating anyway then give it a try. I pretty much have whole grains at every meal and almost every snack, but usually it's not a whole lot. For instance around 10g carb worth of popcorn for a snack.

Justice
Justice 2010-03-16 14:53:27 -0500 Report

I agree excellant way of putting it. Whole wheat whole grain. I personally don't eat whole wheat/grain every meal because it does usually raise my blood sugars so usually save that for dinner and it is a small portion of it.

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