To be healthy,eat healthy.That’s exactly what I am doing since my high sugar diagnosis. My daily consumption of food is a combination of all the nutrients like proteins, fat and carbohydrates in smaller portions.Thanks to my dietician who helped me with a balanced meal plan which I got to follow on a regular basis.Having a tete-a-tete with the dietician and carefully considering the pros and cons of certain foods and the harm some food could cause long term,heightened my aspirations,to make changes in my dietary habits.
I have already lost a couple of kilos in the first few weeks of starting my ‘weight loss-sugarless’ journey. As I am advised to keep fit and be on the move for at least half an hour everyday,I have made it mandatory to go on a walking ‘spree’ for about 20-30 minutes a day. Aside avoiding everything which contains sugar, I have also drastically curtailed salt intake so that the organs in the body will not malfunction.I can no more nibble as I desire on nuts and savouries but instead allowed to snack on fruits: though advised to skip mangoes, bananas and avocados, which could spike my sugar levels and who knew my favourites: carrots, potatos and green beans fall in the same category that set off the sugar elevation.
Drinking plenty of water,possibly seven to eight glasses per day would help flush all the wastes and toxins off the system and also makes one feel full,thereby curbing the hunger pangs.And with that in mind,without any hesitation,I have now made it a priority to respectedly drink the recommended amount of water each day.According to studies,stress is also a major cause for the sugar swings that lead to type 2 diabetes.So a ‘good night’ sleep facilitates a great deal in diminishing all forms of stress related symptoms and dampening mood swings thus enabling one to be in peak conditions.
All in all,I am left with no options but follow this dietary chart and I bet this food diagram will also ward off my cravings for those occasional treats.Although the task of implementing the guidelines is challenging, I have wholeheartedly accepted to significantly make adjustments in my everyday life for I believe this is a good ‘bargain’ toward a hale and hearty living.
|Healthy option- baked vegetables|