Diabetic Diet Guide - Meats have calories!

Diabetic Diet Guide - meats have calories! Surprise. We'll go into detail elsewhere, but suffice it to say that when we looked at the calories we were consuming on a daily basis and looked at the calories we should be consuming on a daily basis - the numbers were not equal. People talk about the 1200 calorie diabetic diet plan, the 1400 calorie diabetic diet plan, 1500 calorie diabetic diet plan, 1600 calorie diabetic diet plan, 1800 calorie diabetic diet plan, 2000 calorie diabetic diet plan... No one talks about the 5000 calorie diabetic diet plan! There isn't a diabetic diet guide for that.

What's that mean for the fate of our meats? What is means is that when we actually sat down and looked at the calories we should be eating each day, and we looked at all the beneficial nutrients we wanted to have each day, we didn't have a lot of room to maneuver. What we found was that with so many beneficial nutrients in highly calorific diabetic diet foods which should be part of a good diabetic diet, we couldn't turn down these foods - nuts, seeds, healthy oils like olive oil.

Add to that the calories from the requisite diabetic diet fruits and vegetable foods which are part of a good type two diabetes diet plan, and we didn't find much room leftover for a whole lot of meats. We still always have a little of some meat with every cooked meal, because meats (we'll go into that in detail) have health benefits as part of a good diabetic diet plan, but there just isn't room for a lot of it even if we wanted more. We'd be off the 1600 calorie diabetic diet plan and back onto the 5000 calorie plan!

So, while our original thoughts were that meats would be a big component of our program of dietary control of diabetes, the calorie restriction of our home-brew diabetes weight loss diet simply meant that with all the good stuff in the veggies and nuts which are so important, there just wasn't a whole lot of room left for the meat calories. Some room - to yield the nearly vegetarian diabetic diet plan...

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