1800 Diabetic Diets
by Gene Medame
1800 Diabetic Diet: How to make a 1200 calorie diet work for you without feeling deprived!
1800 Diabetic Diet are a goodly number of us Americans who need to lose weight. According to the latest
statistics, fully one third of us are overweight or obese. We all know that those extra pounds will ultimately
compromise our health, or even shorten our lives. When those unwanted pounds have crept on over a period of
years, it becomes harder to shed them. Many women gain significant weight during pregnancy – if you've had a
few children in close succession, each birth has probably brought a few more pounds you've not gotten rid of –
making weight loss a challenge indeed. One day, you say, “I've had it! I'm going to lose this weight, once and
for all!” For all your determination, when D (for diet) day comes, panic sets in. While a 1200 calorie diet is
usually only recommended when you're facing serious threats to your health, it's nonetheless sometimes
If you decide that losing a lot of weight quickly, on a 1800 Diabetic Diet, is to be your goal, always, always
pass your plan by your doctor to be sure this is both necessary and safe for your particular health condition.
If you get the green light from the doc, here are some tips to help you achieve your goal without feeling like
you're starving and deprived. If your 1800 Diabetic Diet is carefully planned, packed with good nutrition and
leaves you feeling satisfied after meals, you're far more likely to succeed.
One of the mainstays of the 1800 Diabetic Diet should be fiber. Why? Foods high in fiber are filling and
typically low in calories. Now is the time to embrace those 5-9 servings of produce each day. You'll want to go
for nine! Fiber requires effort, happily in the form of burned calories, for your body to digest. High fiber
fruits, such as bananas, and veggies such as broccoli, should be consumed in abundance. In some cases, you can
realize a negative calorie content by simply burning more calories digesting the food than it contains!
Another plus for produce is the fact that they are nutrient dense foods, guaranteed to do your body good.
Within a couple of weeks of beginning to consume those nine servings, you'll notice a definite increase in
1800 Diabetic Diet also want to drink every one of those much touted eight glasses of water. Three of them
should be consumed before you sit down to eat. Water does give you a hint of fullness and also prepares your
stomach to receive food, promoting good digestive function. And all this time you thought that water glass,
sitting to the side of the wine glass, was just a prop! If you're one of those who abhors water, learn to like
it. You can flavor it with lemon or lime, add a splash of club soda, or try one of the commercially flavored
As for meat, if you're seriously overweight, fatty meats are your enemy. Chicken and fish are excellent sources
of protein and are low in fat – remove the skin and fat from chicken. To make up for the lack of flavor, spice
up your chicken with salsas, marinades and barbecue sauces.
Here's another easy trick to help you stick to the 1800 Diabetic Diet: eat slowly. Don't hurry through your
meal. Enjoy the flavor of each bite and set your fork down between bites.
Snacks? Snack time is when you squeeze in one of those nine servings of produce. Dress up a fruit cup with a
dab of non dairy whipped topping. Make a fruit smoothie with juice and/or yogurt if you're really feeling
Dessert. Ah, the nemesis of many a dieter and a major contributor to failure. There are now a number of candy
makers who offer an array of bite-sized chocolates made with Splenda(TM) with diabetics in mind. These candies
taste like the real deal. There's no reason you can't live it up a little, even on a 1800 Diabetic Diet! Follow
these guidelines and you will lose weight. Think of the clothes shopping trip for the new you!