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Nutrition Tips for People with Diabetes

What is proper nutrition?

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of diabetes management. Changing your approach to food can help you feel better, look better, and make your body work to the best of its ability.

Most of us know how important proper nutrition is for maintaining healthy body weight. What many people fail to realize is how important nutrition is to many of your other health goals – it can also delay or even prevent the onset of complications from Type 2 diabetes.

There is no single perfect meal plan that will work every day for every person.

The basic idea for a balanced diet is to base your plate around vegetables. This may require you to change some of your pre-existing ideas around what qualifies as a vegetable. Even though many of us grew up thinking corn is a vegetable, nutritionally, you should treat it as a grain.

Additionally, studies have shown that it is difficult for people to portion food correctly. The easy way to plan your meals is by using plate portions. Avoid larger plates, as larger plates can lead to overeating without even realizing it. Nine-inch plates have been found to be an ideal size to use.

 

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