I eat two main meals per day — breakfast and dinner. In between, I nosh on nuts and fruits at various times throughout the day and occasionally, I will have a cheese and cracker snack for a mid-afternoon pick me up. At least once per week I will have a day when I splurge and eat a few slices of pizza or have a burger with the works. I have been doing this for years and am able to maintain a consistent weight with few if any health problems.

My two main meals usually consist of healthy food choices. When I break my fast (breakfast) I do so with a low glycemic fruit such as a banana or a handful of blueberries, a slice of whole wheat toast and two eggs cooked over easy or soft boiled. I also have salmon a snack with my eggs. For my evening meal I will have a chicken breast with a small amount of rice along with steamed spinach or lightly sautéed broccoli  or a nourishing bowl soup with filled with food provisions. I try to have this at least five days per week.

 The above meal plan works for me and I recommend it to those with full blown diabetes. Always confer with you health care provider in conjunction with a nutritionist for a proper meal plan.

The following article further explains eating protocol for diabetics to follow for long term health.

How often should a person with type 2 diabetes eat?

According to an article, everyone should eat about every four to six hours during the day to keep energy levels up. People with type 2 diabetes can control their blood glucose level if they spread out their food throughout the day instead of eating big meals at once. Too many carbohydrates at any one time can raise blood glucose too high. That’s why it is important for diabetics to try to eat the same amount of carbohydrates at each meal.

A diabetic should not skip breakfast. He should eat a good breakfast to help jump-start his metabolism. Also, it helps to keep him from overeating later. Even if a diabetic takes medication, he should eat snacks between his regular meals. Therefore, it is suggested that all diabetics should eat several small meals during the day: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and snack. That’s three regular meals with a snack between each meal.

Here is a list of snack foods if a diabetic doesn’t know which snacks to eat. The healthiest snacks usually do not have many calories. Snack foods that have 15 grams of carbohydrates are:

½ cup of canned fruit (without the juice or syrup)
½ banana
1 medium apple
1 cup melon balls
2 small cookies
10 potato chips (varies with size of chips)
6 jelly beans (varies with size of pieces)

Nuts and seeds are high in calories. Some low carbohydrate snacks are broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery sticks, sunflower seeds and peanuts (not honey-coated or glazed). Sometimes diabetes medication can be adjusted so a person with diabetes won’t need as many snacks.

Original post found at:  http://www.examiner.com/article/how-often-should-a-person-with-type-2-diabetes-eat

P.S.  Eating good fats should also be a part of your daily food intake. These include omega 3 fatty acids found in fish. cooking with olive oils, eating avocados and using healthy butter made from grass fed cows milk.

P.P.S.   Visit exercises for diabetics today for exercises to help you beat the complications associated with this disease.

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