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No matter what your diet plan, try to balance the amount of carbohydrates you eat at each meal (i.e., 20 carbs each at breakfast, lunch and dinner or 10 carbs each for 6 meals a day). This keeps insulin surges and drops to a minimum, lessening the chance that sugars will be deposited as fat. I thought I knew EVERYTHING about dieting until a RD taught me this after my Mom's heart surgery.
Especially good advice for anyone diagnosed with diabetes, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome X or pre-diabetic tendencies.
Pre-diabetes is where an individual experiences some insulin resistance, resulting in higher blood sugar levels than normal, but those levels are not elevated high enough to be considered a Type 2 diabetic. Unchecked and by not controling portions, eating less carbs, and getting regular exercise a pre-diabetic will eventually get diabetes. Obese people are at great risk also.
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