Diabetes meal planning starts with eating a well-balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. Carbs (found in starches, fruit, vegetables, milk/yogurt and sweets) turn into sugar (glucose) in the body. The body needs carbs for energy. Eating too many carbs can raise blood glucose levels too much, but it is important not cut out these foods. Eating too few carbs may cause your blood glucose to go too low. Eating a moderate amount of carbs at each meal, with a balanced intake of protein and fat, will help your blood glucose stay in a healthy range. Here are some tips to get you started. Your dietitian will give you more specific information when you meet with him or her.
Limit your intake and portion sizes of high-sugar foods to 2 or 3 times a week or less. These include:Cakes (frosted, layer, plain), pies, and cookiesCandy (hard tack, chocolate, nougats, etc.)Jelly, jam, and preservesTable sugar, honey, molasses, and syrupRegular ice cream, sherbet, regular and frozen yogurt, fruit ices, and PopsiclesRegular soft drinks, fruit drinks (canned or concentrated), and drink mixes with sugar addedMilkshakes, chocolate milk, hot cocoa mixSugar coated cereals, granola, breakfast/snack barsCanned fruits with heavy syrup, dried fruit, fruit roll-ups, candied fruit iced sweet breads, coffee cakes, breakfast rolls, and donuts
Avoid the following:Table sugar, honey, molasses and syrupRegular soft drinks, fruit drinks (canned or concentrated), and drink mixes with
sugar added milk shakes, chocolate milk, hot cocoa mix canned fruits with heavy syrup
Eat 3 well-balanced meals a day and a small snack at night. Each meal should contain both carbs and protein. When planning meals, select a variety of foods from each food group, and watch your portion sizes.
Increase your fiber intake. Choose wholegrain breads and cereals. Eat plenty of vegetables, and choose whole fruits instead of fruit juices.
Do not skip meals. Meals are best spaced 4 to 5 hours apart.
Reduce fat intake by baking, broiling, and grilling your foods, and using low-fat foods.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Yes revital can be taken. But remember its mere supplement and cannot replace food.
All the best.