It would be lovely if a diet for diabetes was like other diets, that you could just eliminate certain foods and that would be it. There is no such thing as a ‘diabetes diet’ only following a healthy eating plan. But despite this simple advice, people still seem to struggle with the concept of healthy eating, despite all the advice that is available to them.
When you follow a healthy eating plan, it requires two key rules: motivation & preparationAlso many recipes are difficult to follow and some of the ingredients are as equally difficult to obtain. When you are following a healthy eating plan, it requires two key rules, motivation and preparation. It is my opinion that many people who struggle with healthy eating: it is not the actual foods or advice that is the problem, it is how they prepare and their motivation to stick to the plan. Talking to a health care professional such as a dietitian and diabetes nurse can help you to overcome these issues.
Other areas that people tend to not realise has a major impact on healthy eating, is how you cook foods, read labels/ingredients, knowing recommended daily calorie intakes for both men & women, as well as what foods directly impact your blood sugars and what don’t. Yes, healthy eating is hard, difficult and requires time and planning, but putting in the work does pay off, as healthy eating is for life, not just for today or tomorrow. There is no magic diet or pill when it comes to healthy eating.
Diabetes Insight is dedicated to helping you finding variety in your diet in simple and easy ways, that taste good! We would love to hear from you if you have any recipes or tips that you have found useful, and we will post them on the website. After all, you are the expert when it comes to your diabetes and how to control it!
The recipe section on Diabetes Insight is divided into 4 different sections to represent the 4 meal types you would have in a day: