The video was a good reinforcement of what I have learned except for the carbs!! I agree with many of the comments about not mentioning the carbs. One of the things I have the most difficulty handling is the fresh baked rolls!
Sadly, a fruit salad just doesn't give me the satisfaction that a piece of red velvet cake does. Never will. With my Type 2 diabetes, I have to think of all this differently; I have to think of refined sugar like an alcoholic does booze. It's tasty, it makes me feel good, but it's poison.
I agree with FridaysMom2 (below) who mentioned Carbs. This video completely focuses on sugars, BUT all Carbs MUST be considered. For the Type 2 Diabetic, CARBS are KEY! Some good info in the video but I give it a "thumbs down" for no mention of CARBS!
I am also a type II diabetic and also love sweets, but I have been budgeting them in my included snack and snack 2. I'm trying to wean myself off all refined sugar and flour products but I'm not there yet. I liked the Nutritionists advice about having some low sodium, lower fat soup before your lunch or dinner meal then you wouldn't be as hungry at the next meal, makes good sense to me. I'm going to plan to have soup before my meals at least a couple of days a week.
1/21/2014 10:48:53 AM
As a type 2 diabetic, this information was helpful and useful for dining out. It gave practical suggestions for making the right food choices and still enjoying a tasty meal.
1/16/2014 11:25:08 PM
This is a great video. I learned how to make healthy choices from a restaurant menu. It's going to be tough at times.
1/12/2014 5:00:21 PM
Very informative tips!! I am currently dealing with sweet tooth cravings. Can you say WILLPOWER?
I appreciate the effort, but as a Type 2 maintaining non-diabetic numbers with diet and exercise, I find it disappointing that there was NO mention of carbs in the video. This is misleading and only perpetuates the mistaken belief that it's just about sugar (mainly), calories, and fat. It's about ALL carbs, not just sugar (which, along with pasta, mashed potatoes, etc., is just another carb). Every carb that is put into our mouth starts being broken down (into sugar) nearly as soon as it encounters saliva. Please don't think sugar, think carbs. Calories and fat are of course important to weight control, but fat has no carbs and therefore has no effect on blood glucose. So as stated earlier, I appreciate any effort to help my fellow Type 2s, and hope that one day it will be understood that if we're going to eat a huge baked potato, we might as well have a piece of chocolate cake instead.
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