Don’t you just love snuggling up with a bag of potato chips as you catch some television? Watch a movie with someone you love as you pursue a bowl of ice cream. How about a huge sandwich, or a couple burgers and some French fries for lunch. While you may have liked these foods you have just witnessed the ugly in the diabetes diet plan. Sure there are uglier foods but this is a good place to start. I mean I used to thrive on this stuff all the time. (Thrive is an interesting term).
I would eat these foods and meals often during the week. It’s just not worth it to consume these morsels like I used to. Once in rare while I think would be okay.
The above mentioned foods and foods like them are not doing you or I any good.
Some foods that allow you to stay in control of your diabetes are what I am calling the good. Other foods that provide less control for you I will label the bad. You have already seen what I classify as the ugly. The ugly foods are what I will call the bad blood sugar increasers. They will add blood sugar to your blood.
When choosing the right diabetes diet plan for yourself one barometer you may want to use is the Glycemic Index. This index will give you the speed at which food is turned into sugar in your body. Quick rises in sugar usually equate to quick crashes later on. If you were eating candy cars you would spike with energy and then be tired later. Think of little kids that operate like this. Fast increases in blood sugar levels creates wear and tear on your body. Track the glycemic index when eating. This index rates foods according to the way these foods act in response to your blood sugar. If the carbohydrates the food contains break down promptly, they tend to make your blood sugar levels jump quickly. These foods have a high GI (glycemic index) ranking.
Having a diabetes diet plan that has moderate rises in blood sugar will serve you better than spikes in sugar created by a lot of bad and ugly food that we may have been eating over the years.
Here are some choices that will help you stay in good range with your diabetes diet plan.
When thinking about a potato think red like in sweet potato instead of white. White potatoes have a high glycemic index. Sweat potatoes have a lower glycemic index. This is like golf. The lower your number the better the score. Instead of those potato chips that we talked about before or some pretzels, put a bag of popcorn next to you. Less salt, less fat and less of a glycemic index number. Not only does this food fall in line with a good diabetes diet plan it will also help maintain safer blood pressure. Think of good foods that are close in nature to the bad or ugly foods you may have liked. Like eating popcorn instead of potato chips.
For your diabetes diet plan stay away from foods that have a high glycemic index. Learning what foods to eat and what foods to stay away from or only eat on rare occasions are what will make the rest of your life safer. From a food standpoint anyway.
Having a sound diabetes diet plan is only part of the overall diagram to living a healthy and prosperous life. Now that you have diabetes you must make some changes to stay ahead of the game. The glycemic index will separate the good, the bad and the ugly foods for you.
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