Type 2 Diabetes Diet
A type 2 diabetes diet will depend on one of two choices that will have to make. Option 1 is to implement a traditional type 2 diabetes diet that can help you better manage your blood sugar levels while continuing to take blood sugar lowering medications. And option 2 is to start a type 2 diabetes diet that can get you off your diabetes medication(s). If you are just looking for a traditional type 2 diabetes diet, then this page is for you. Anyone looking to reverse type 2 diabetes can learn how to do so and get the support needed in our Low Carb Diet Membership Program. Below you will find a basic low carb diet for diabetics you can follow.
1. Eat Less Sugar & Carbs
To follow a traditional type 2 diabetes diet, eat and drink less high carbohydrate foods, starches, and sugars. So, avoid eating traditional donuts, cakes, pies and cookies. You may also choose to avoid eating sugary cereals and breakfast bars. Instead, you may opt to eat something from one of our low carb breakfast cookbooks.
2. Eat More Protein
Eating more protein than carbohydrates can provide you with the calories you need without all the extra carbs. Adequate protein is also needed for proper wound healing. Protein includes things like meat, milk, egg, and cheese.
3. Eat More Vegetables
Vegetables are high in fiber. Since fiber can help lower blood sugar levels, they can be a nice addition to your traditional type 2 diabetes diet. However, there are two types of fiber found in fruits and vegetables – soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Both can lower your blood sugar to different degrees.
4. Eat Less Fruits
Most fruits are often super sweet! While they are healthy vitamin-rich pieces of goodness from nature, some can be like eating a piece of candy with regard to their sugar content. Therefore, you should reduce your fruit intake on a traditional type 2 diabetes diet.
5. Move Around More
Exercise can play a significant role in type 2 diabetes. Therefore, moving around more can help you with your type 2 diabetes diet. You may see in our membership program that exercise does not have to involve driving to a gym and then spending hours at the gym.
6. Avoid Over-Medicating Yourself
And last, but not least, be careful not to over-medicate yourself. If you have read our type 2 diabetes series, you are aware that type 2 diabetes results from less than ideal food choices and not enough exercise. Therefore, type 2 diabetes can be reversed. As you start to eat healthy, lose weight and feel good on a type 2 diabetes diet, you may need less insulin or other diabetes medications. We live and we learn…join other like-minded individuals in our membership program or take the 30-Day Low Carb Diet Challenge to help you improve your type 2 diabetes diet.