About This Blog
Recently diagnosed as "Pre-Diabetic" I was determined to control my health with diet instead of medications.
My doctor says being pre-diabetic is like being slight pregnant. We will always have to watch our sugar at any level.
As I went searching on the internet, I realized was that there is no easy "diet" to follow. You really can't buy a comprehensive book on "Diets For Diabetes". What you need to do is find out how your body reacts to foods by keeping a daily food diary and testing after each meal. This blog became my diary..........Now after 1 year of experimenting, cooking healthy recipes and blogging about them, I have my sugar under control and I have a few things to pass on to you......
Eat in moderation and DO NOT deny yourself anything, yes, even sugar.
Eat off the new Food Pyramid and keep a food journal (I created a profile on the Calorie Count site.
Do NOT eat processed foods of any kind without checking the label first. Anything with more than 5 ingredients needs to seriously be considered. I mean, even applesauce and salsa!!
Items with more than 2g of sugar per servings is a HUGE nono.
Think of it this way....in one standard sugar packet (the kind you get in a restaurant) there is 2.8/3.0 grams of sugar. That is enough for a cup of coffee. On a Diabetic Diet you are allowed only 5 tsp of sugar a day (not all at once, spread out along the day).
Now, figure 1 serving of a creamy salad dressing is usually 2 tablespoons with 10g of sugar. OMG!!
Each recipe will be "gourmet" (meaning very tasty restaurant-style food), easy to make and with ingredients easy to find.
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