To Eat is Necessary But To Eat Intelligently is An Art
Mr. Goutham Kumar
M Sc Nutrition and Food Sciences, UK University of Huddersfield
Mr. Goutham Kumar Post Graduated from University of Huddersfield, UK in the field of Food Sciences and Nutrition. He has 5 years of experience as Senior Nutritionist in Hyderabad. He is also an expert in Food Products Development.
He has a vast experience in the field of Lifestyle Management, Diabetes, Thyroid, Obesity, and Child Nutrition and Diabetes Reversal, Weight Management with Natural Food Therapy are his core strengths at IDEA CLINICS.
What’s the diabetes diet? There is no such thing as a special diabetic diet exclusively for people with Type 2 diabetes. There is no list of foods they are not allowed to eat. We advice is to make healthier choices, eat in small portions and to make changes to the food choices that are realistic and achievable…
There is no food restrictions for Type 1 Diabetes and all kinds of food are fine. There are no “do’s and don’ts” in diet for type 1 diabetes any more.Also a restrictive diet plan is no long recommended as the present flexible insulin options can address various dietary needs.
Is there anything I should avoid?
Avoid foods labelled as diabetic foods as they contain similar amounts of calories and fat, are usually more expensive. for occasional treats can try normal ones but watch portion sizes.
Is there anything I should definitely eat or have at mealtimes?
It is important to include some carbohydrates with the meals. Healthier sources of carbohydrate include fruit and vegetables, pulses and wholegrain starchy foods.
It is very important to eat at roughly the same times when using a twice-daily insulin regime. Otherwise, a basal bolus insulin regime may be preferred.
What’s good to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Normal breakfasts which includes some carbohydrate are preferred.
Sometimes, a small snack between meals to help keep blood glucose levels up may be needed however it is important to maintain a healthy weight, the healthy snack choice is fruit.
One of your first questions when a pregnant woman finds out that she has gestational diabetes is, “what can I eat?”There can also be lots of myths about diabetes and food, IDEACLINICS has listed the information on gestational diabetes – what can I eat?
There is no special diet when one has gestational diabetes.
There is no list of foods that a woman is not allowed to eat.
There is no need to completely avoid sugar.
However, one need to follow the same healthy, balanced diet that’s recommended to everyone.
The main aim for managing gestational diabetes is to keep blood glucose levels under control.
Carbohydrates affect blood glucose levels so portion size matters with preference for nutritious foods such as wholegrain starchy foods,dairy foods, pulses, fruit and vegetables.
At times it is preferred to eat less carbohydrate in small portions.
Dietitians will advise with a specific eating plan that is tailored to your needs.
What snacks should I eat?
Snacking is recommended only if on insulin treatment in order to avoid risk of hypos when dose adjustment alone is not sufficient. The risk however remains weight gain during pregnancy.
What diet is recommended in the long term and subsequent pregnancy?
A healthy, balanced diet with watching portions, including fruit and vegetables, and eating less saturated fat, sugar and salt will help maintain healthy weight and avoid developing type 2 diabetes in later life.
As there remains a higher risk of gestational diabetes in subsequent pregnancies it is very important to continue a healthy eating plan.