Today I started "journaling" meals and all the info that goes with…portion size, carbs, starches. etc…when I was diagnosed all my doc said was that I REALLY have to watch what I eat…no ideas, no suggestions, no guidelines…just those 8 words.. "You REALLY have to watch what you eat". And he repeated them. I have been watching what I eat but needed a visual to help bring it all together. WOW! I've been doing GREAT. And you may wonder how do I know that I've been doing great? Well I added a little twist to my "journaling". Next to what I've eaten, I write what I typically ate before being diagnosed. For example - Breakfast today was the suggested portion of Cherrios & 2% milk and a small peach. Lunch was 6 oz baked chicken breast, corn & black eye peas. Before, a typical breakfast would have been a greasy sausage & biscuit & Diet Mt Dew from the local convenience store. Lunch would probably have consisted of a burger & fries. (Yes, I ate alot of fast food). I backtracked & did the same for the last few days. Seeing the comparisons side by side was a real eye opener.
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