Food Recipes for Diabetic
by Gene Medame
Food Recipes for Diabetes: Maintaining the 1800 calorie diabetic diet
If you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes - and since nearly one in four Americans are now living with
diabetes, there is a chance you have been - you probably need to adjust your diet. One of the best ways to do
that is to start counting calories, and for an adult male 1800 calories is about right for an entire day.
The Food Recipes for Diabetes, then, is what you're looking for. In this diet you're going to be taking steps
to reduce fats, carbohydrates and overall calories. If you can do this, you'll be well on your way to managing
this insidious illness.
Carbohydrates are the energy givers of the food world. Your body breaks them down into glucose, which is a type
of sugar that produces energy. When you have diabetes, your body either does not manage glucose correctly or
does not produce enough insulin to adjust your body's response to the processing of this vital nutrient.
So it is important to monitor every bit of what you eat, and especially avoid super-sweet processed sweeteners
like high fructose corn syrup and, instead, focus on natural sweets like fruits or certain vegetables.
Processed foods tend to be less nutritious and more calorie laden than natural foods anyway, so the Food
Recipes for Diabetes is one that will focus more on what you can find in nature than what you can find in the
snack food aisle at the store.
I mentioned Food Recipes for Diabetes cutting down on your fat intake too, and that will go a long way to
helping your condition improve. If you are overweight, your body stores fats, proteins and sugars differently
than someone who is fit. The best way to get your body back to a natural state - or as close to its natural
state as you can - is to get yourself down to a weight more appropriate for your height, build and age. Your
body can only do so much to compensate for high fat contents in your diet, so be aware of that the next time
you order the burger and fries or the creamy ranch dressing.
Other stapes of the Food Recipes for Diabetes are lean proteins like chicken, turkey, fish and nuts. All of
these are low-fat proteins that your body can process easily. They're also lower in calories than, say, beef or
pork, so you're getting more bang for your buck. Be sure, however, that you consult your doctor on which type
of nuts to eat. Almonds, for example, are almost always ok. Peanuts and cashews less so, as they include a
higher fat content than most other nuts.
Once you have a coherent diet plan, the most important thing is to stick to it. No diet in the world only works
on paper; you have to make it a part of your life and live it every day.