A diabetic needs proper nutrition because good nutrition keeps your blood sugar level.
959 calories is not enough for anyone, the minimum should be 1200. How about grabbing some raw veggies as they are good for diabetics... Fiber and water are a diabetics best friends. Baby carrots have a positive effect on blood sugar, so does cauliflower, celery, green peppers, broccoli.... maybe with a nice low calorie dip.
I, personally, would get a second opinion on not eating snacks as snacking is usually important and since waiting more than 3 hours to eat makes your blood glucose drop, and so do your energy levels. The quickest ways to introduce more glucose to the body is a snack that is low carb with some natural sugar....apple, kiwi, pear, peach, plum or any kind of berries...(berries have the least impact on blood sugar)...Snacks also reduce your risk of heart attack by keeping your heart's work load during digestion to a minim.
Every diabetic is different but I would certainly get another opinion about snacks, but I do agree that you need to have 3 good quality meals.
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8/3/13 3:07 P
how do you make your meal tracker public?
8/3/13 2:23 P
thanks all, I went to an diabetes expo today and talked to an educator. I have not been having enough caloric intake and she says the several small meals a day is no longer the way to go. Three good meals a day. So I guess I do need to schedule some class time and see what is new.
People with diabetes should exercise with caution....
When you work out hard enough to sweat & raise your heartbeat, your blood sugar may spike up, then drop...and that could be why you tire and have to stop...
I don't know what kind of exercise you do but intense or endurance type exercise can make your blood sugar drop for at least 24 hours afterward.
Eating a snack before you begin may help. Check your blood sugar before, during, and after you exercise. You should test your blood sugar often and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration as dehydration can also fatigue you. Heat... humidity, these hot days ...not good for a diabetic either....I hope you are exercising in air-conditioning and not the heat.
Balance your pre-workout meal with a protein and a carbohydrate..0% Fage Plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, Eggs or egg whites on rye toast.....Eat oatmeal before a work out with slivered almonds or walnuts...also
Carbs after a workout ..Researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that what you eat following a workout may trigger different metabolic responses... bouts of exercise all improved insulin sensitivity, but it was especially enhanced when the session included the low-carb meal....Protein helps repair.....eat some protein 1/2 hour after exercise...have an apple after exercise... it can also boost energy just like eggs and blueberries, strawberries and avocados
If you really want to treat your body right you should try to drink small gulps of water frequently, particularly while exercising. also A workout will affect your blood pressure...if you at a gym they should have a BP machine...check your BP!
Don't overdo it! If you feel sick, tired (very tired and exhausted) and weak your body is telling you that it's done.....so stop and then maybe later incorporate a walk into your day...
I lost 98lbs just walking and moving every 20 minutes on a low carb, low sodium, low sugar diet.
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Many diabetics that I've worked have tended to have a poor blood sugar response to oat products. I would try a slow digesting snack such as a can of tuna, chicken wing, hard-boiled egg, organic turkey jerky, greek yogurt (alone or in a green smoothie), etc.
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It also depends on the length and intensity of your workout. If you're getting hungry during an hour-long walk, chances are you're just not eating enough in general. If you're going on marathon runs, you might want to bring a small handful of food along with your to refuel along the way.
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What is your overall calorie intake, and how long are you working out/how much are you burning? When energy is low, there's a couple of things that can cause that; overtraining, not eating enough, illness.
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I workout in afternoons after work and have one scoop of protein powder.
8/1/13 7:15 P
how many grams of protein are you getting and how long/intense are you working out.
I find if I work out intensely I need to have a snack or two during the long workouts. I do need a fairly how amount of protein for breakfast if I'm going to be working out
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8/1/13 6:48 P
I am diabetic and I run out of steam while exercising. I drink oatmeal and protein powder mixed with water before I work out yet it does not seem to hold long. Is thete something I should add or is there something better I should eat.
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