Sunday, July 30, 2006

1,500 Calorie Diabetic Diets

1,500 Calorie Diabetic Diets by Eddie Tobey

Diabetic diets as a rule are no longer supposed to be entirely devoid of fats and sugar. Instead, the norm now is to have every kind of food, but in moderation. However, when there's the problem of obesity occurring along with diabetes, one needs to keep a strict watch on his calorie intake. So here there's the issue of not only eating the right kind of food but also having it in the requisite quantity.

For breakfast, one can have two to three pieces of bread and half a cup of cornflakes, along with a cup of milk and one fruit (a banana, an apple or an orange). For a varied taste, one can substitute the cornflakes and milk with three to four slices of bacon.

For lunch, one can have meat in the form of turkey slices, a few pieces of baked ham or roast chicken. One can also have roast beef noodles, about three-fourths cup of which will suffice. Along with this, the lunch palette can contain one slice of bread, one portion of low-fat mayonnaise and at least one serving of a vegetable. One can introduce variations in the form of the vegetable choices like zucchini one day, or tomato slices or half of a baked potato with beans and carrot another day.

The afternoon snack can be a cup of tea or coffee with two to three crackers or a muffin. Or, it may be a cup of skimmed milk accompanied by a piece of gingerbread or a slice of fruit cake. Instead of tea or milk, one can also go in for a cup of yogurt.

Dinner can consist of two to three ounces of a boiled fish like salmon or tuna, or the same quantity of de-skinned and boiled chicken or roast beef. One can have a cup of choice vegetables and also a cup of fruit. A tablespoon of low-fat margarine and a wheat roll or a rice cake will complete the course.

As evident from the diet plan, every meal is an amalgamation of protein, fat, carbohydrates and minerals. And the meals aren't bland either, for there is scope for variation. This is actually the essence of a successful, feasible diet plan. It has variety, and yet at the same time, it incorporates nutritious elements. Also, it has a certain flexibility to it in that if one has had a heavy lunch, one can always compensate for it with a light dinner. The crux of the matter is that one extra calorie here and there doesn't matter, as long as long as you are not starved or overfed.

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