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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Type 2 Diabetes - Implementing Beneficial Diet Plans

 By S Kennedy


Having type 2 diabetes requires you to implement a beneficial diet plan that will allow you to achieve optimum health. This may sound difficult, but please understand that it will take some time to plan and implement, once you have this in place you are well on your way to living life happily and easily once more. You will still need to closely monitor your blood sugar levels, Figuring out which foods are making your blood sugar rise is the key to type 2 diabetes. Make a list of these foods and avoid them at all times.
An important aspect of a diet plan is knowing how our body breaks down the food that we eat. All the food that we eat is broken down into sugar, so understanding which foods hit the bloodstream immediately is important; these include some fruits and sweets. Carbohydrates usually take about an hour or two to break down, depending on the type of carbs they are, (meaning are they low, medium or high in carbs). Proteins take about fours hours and fats can take up to six to eight hours to break down.
Implementing a beneficial diet plan when you have type 2 diabetes requires a combination of the different food groups. Your requirements for these foods will vary depending on your individual lifestyle that includes how much exercise you do and the time of day you are eating.
Following is a simple guideline to help you with your diet plan:
  • Ensure that you eat at regular intervals, eating at the same time each day is very beneficial
  • Try to reduce the amount of food that you eat, the important ones here are those that are high in saturated fats or sugars as well as alcohol
  • Try to eliminate foods that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol, it is vital for people with type 2 diabetes to keep their LDL (bad) cholesterol down
  • Adjust your carbohydrate intake to suit your individual requirements. Having foods that are low GI is essential
  • Moderate your protein intake. The recommended protein intake is around 15 to 20 percent of your total energy used
  • Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can. The best form is in its raw state. Ensure that you include non-starchy vegetables
  • Reduce your salt intake. You more than likely have high blood pressure as well as type 2 diabetes so cutting back on salt is essential
  • Drink plenty of water each day
  • Make sure that you get at least half an hour of exercise each day, and
  • Choose lean meats when preparing meals
By implementing a beneficial diet plan to your daily routine will allow you to achieve optimum health as well as take complete control of your type 2 diabetes.
Sue Kennedy is the author of the physician-endorsed e-book "Defeat Diabetes Now," and operates a membership channel devoted to health & wellness. Readers of her book also receive instant access to expert interviews, articles, diet plans and other resources designed to maintain optimum health and prevent disease. Learn how you can defeat diabetes now

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