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A Daily Diet Plan For Pre Diabetics
Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more
Complicated question: With renal insufficiency, metformin can cause lactic acidosis. So on the surface, there is not a risk of ketoacidosis. But if you eliminate all carbs you may not need metformin, and an extreme ketogenic diet can cause many symptoms and metabolic derangements that i would not want to combine with metformin. Suggestion: moderation. Enough carbs to limit ketosis, and check glu daily. See your md. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Management of prediabetes & prevention of progression is be judicious about carb intake. Consider seeing dietician & learn how to read food label accurately to help you. Lose weight, stay active, & control other factors such as cholesterol & blood pressure. If the coconut milk has low carb content, it can be part of your diet. Try to check your sugar 2 hr after drinking to see its effect on you. ...Read more
What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and exercising 3-4 times a week?
Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more
Carb?: Carbs come in may forms (sugar, rice, potato, beans...). Carbs also give you energy so you want complex carbs that take a while to be used by your system (oatmeal is great for this as well as red garnet yams). Start out with 30% carbs and remember they come in many forms. Try finding a book called the 'nutrition almanac' by dunne i believe;excellent source of what is in your food vit, protein, carbs. ...Read more
I'm beginning a lifestyle change with a low carb high protein for improved fitness and weight loss . What is a good sweetener, for say plain yogurt?
Slightly different..: Greek yogurt is better than regular (unless you can get kroger's carbmaster. Go with two percent, without it beeing preflavored. There is more milk sugar in the 0% fat greek yogurt. Berries then can be added. I would sweeten with sucralose or splenda! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long in minutes after a meal will blood glucose level be highest for a type 2 diet control diabetic?
Healthy eating: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
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