Friday, January 4, 2008

1200 Calorie and Diabetes Diet Plan

1200 Calorie and Diabetes Diet Plan

Let me share with you important news that there is no "diabetes diet". This implies that you and your family can eat the same balanced foods at mealtime. Carbohydrates have the greatest influence on blood sugar levels that's why diabetes patients should be careful about consumption of carbohydrate. Control diabetes and total calorie intake is the main theme of diabetes diet.

Most important aspects of diabetes treatment and management are healthy diet and regular exercise. Before we discuss on diabetes diet, let us see the cause of diabetes.

In simple words, blood sugar level increases for diabetic patient because either body fails to generate enough insulin or fails to utilize body's own insulin in an appropriate way.

Do you know importance of calorie in diabetic diet plan?

In simple word – it is eating right. A balanced diet consists of carbohydrates, fat and protein and required total calorie is 1200. In a 1200-calorie diabetes diet plan, 600 calories comes from carbohydrates and that means 1 gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories. Now you can exchange the percentage of carbohydrate in your food with either meat or fat group. This is all right until the total calories remain 1200.

What's relation between serving sizes and diabetes ?

Do not eat more than the amount prescribed in your diabetes diet plan. If you take excess calories, it will result in excess fat and excess weight. For type 2 diabetic patient, excess body fat means less sensitivity to insulin. Your dietitian prescribe the appropriate amount of food you require, depending on body structure, and blood sugar levels.

Diabetic patients should eat meals and snacks at regular intervals every day. In case of women with gestational diabetes, it’s mandatory to eat multiple meals and snacks per day as recommended by her doctor

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