Ok-I have gotten my Type 2 Diabetes under control, mostly. I have lost lots of weight and am still losing. You know what my biggest problem is—I’m single—it is very hard to cook for a single person—much less keep to a specific diet. I personally dislike leftovers and get tired of eating the same thing day in and day out. Most recipes are for 4 or more people-everyone talks about “family” recipes. It is not always possible to make these recipes for 1 person and likely not cost effective, at least not for a 1 person household!
When I go to a regular supermarket, I automatically put on my reading glasses. Hey, that nutritional information on any of the side panels is in print that is VERY small. As a diabetic I have to know the carbohydrate count (you can minus out the fiber count from the carbohydrate count) and the sugar count. I personally also watch the sodium—everyone should but for me it is the taste-I do not like an excessive taste of salt! Due to the fact that I also control my gallbladder with diet I have to be especially careful of the fat content-Olive Oil will have me in dire pain for hours!! And my cholesterol is mildly high. I can not take the medicine for that as it affected me adversely-so I have to watch out for that as well. There is no way I will ever be a vegetarian –humans were meant to be omnivores (both meat and veggie eaters)-and I like both!
I remember my Doctor pushing salad and yogurt—well at this point I am tired of salad and anything with milk spikes my blood sugar! I have switched to Almond Milk. Cherrios (plain) was his breakfast cereal of choice and I do still eat it-but am beginning to NOT eat breakfast again because I am tired of it and really do not want to cook in the morning. Eggs, I have to be careful-cholesterol. I am finding myself buying foods that are not so good for me!!
Supermarkets have SOME foods that are diabetic friendly-not very many. Health food stores-lets just say that “healthy” food is NOT for diabetics (read the labels)! Can you find individual sized portions of diabetic friendly foods on the internet? There are diet plans where pre-prepared meals are sent directly to your home. Some of these plans are diabetic friendly, but expensive and again I am afraid that I would get bored really quickly.
I am about to go on an internet quest to find out if there are any on-line stores which sell food (not snacks, cookies, etc) that is really diabetic friendly. Once I find a couple and try them out I will write another post and let everyone know!
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