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What's the best diet?

By August 5, 2010 - 11:12am

Information from the Mayo Clinic on evaluating any diet you are interested in trying:

What do you think of this?

By May 5, 2012 - 5:43pm

In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ADA website and ask advice from real doctors: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/

May 5, 2012 - 5:43pm
By October 28, 2011 - 7:44pm

I am new here and am glad there is a place just for diabetics!

What I think? I wish the word "diet" would not always be associated with weight loss (as it seemed to be after reading the first post and the link that followed). Diet has really turned into a four letter word, which often times can trip us up mentally before we even try to move one foot or fork forward! A diet is best to be considered as the way you eat on a day to day basis, not JUST something you do to change the reflection in the mirror. Believe me, I am not a skinny girl who doesn't have to work at it. I am tall and broad and literally don't think my bones alone could ever be below a size 8! I say that because we have to find the diet that works for us for the long term! That keeps us healthy (possibly leading to losing weight), is manageable with our lifestyles, is affordable and is also gratifying. I found if all those thing were not included in the way I eat I will make unhealthy choices. We should all be realistic about what we can and cannot do. I will not ever be below 150 lbs and i am ok with that! I also am not able at this time to buy all the organic or freshest food available due to my budget, but I can be realistic which led me to facing my bodies needs.

October 28, 2011 - 7:44pm
By August 7, 2010 - 1:39am

The best diet that I have found for diabetics is not to stress on it. Making plans for every meal is time consuming, tiresome and depressing. It constantly reminds us that we are diabetic and we are not like others. But if you really want to be health conscious, do what other normal health conscious people and athletes do. Drink two to three glasses of water with empty stomach early every morning, eat something healthy like a celery stick, cheese stick or half an apple or my favorite food a fistful of almonds and walnuts every two hours once. Take that top bread off your turkey/mustard hamburger with light cheese or dip that fork full of green salad in the light salad dressing or take that sweet tooth to biting half a mini chocolate almond bar for about twenty minutes. My take on this is keep doing something physical as soon as you put something in your mouth so you burn what you eat right away, whether it be a fifteen minute power walk or stretches or just plain walking around the bush---- that is if you find a bush near your desk LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! WHATEVER YOU DO PLEASEEEEEEE! DO NOT SIT ON THAT COUCH FOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES AT A TIME WHEN YOU WATCH T.V. AFTER DINNER. GET YOUR LAZY SELF UP AND MARCH IN PLACE IF YOU HAVE TO..............You don't exactly have to do those bone crunching, back breaking, boring , one and half hour workout like they do though. We are fine the way we are for God's Sake!

August 7, 2010 - 1:39am

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