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Weight Loss Diets For TypeDiabetes

Weight Loss Diets For Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Exchange DietTo lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than your body needs. Following a caloriecontrolled diet can help you achieve your weightloss goals. The diabetes exchange diet is an example of a caloriecontrolled meal plan specifically designed for people with diabetes. It teaches you how to make healthy food choices to control both blood sugar and weight. On the exchange diet, you are allowed to eat a certain number of servings from each food group, based on your calorie needs. Food items within each group contain about the same amount of calories, carbohydrate, protein and fat, and can be exchanged for one another when meal planning.

Lowcarbohydrate DietsThe American Diabetes Association says a lowcarbohydrate diet may be an effective means to help promote weight loss in the short term for people with diabetes. A lowcarbohydrate diet usually limits total carbohydrate intake to 50 to 150g a day. Limiting your carbohydrate intake will reduce your insulin needs and likely your total calorie intake helping you lose weight. Your intake on a lowcarbohydrate diet primarily consists of protein foods, fats and lowcarbohydrate vegetables. People with diabetes have higher rates of heart disease and should choose lean sources of protein, such as poultry and fish, and hearthealthy fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, when following a lowcarbohydrate diet.

Create Your PlateCreate Your Plate is a diet plan developed by the American Diabetes Association that teaches you how to decrease your caloric intake without counting calories or measuring food to help you get to a healthier weight. Create Your Plate helps you control portion sizes with your dinner plate. Begin by dividing your plate in half, and then divide one half in half again. Fill the largest section of your dinner plate with nonstarchy, lowcalorie vegetables such as broccoli or green beans. Fill one of the smaller sections with a portion of lean protein, such as chicken or beef eye of round. And fill the other smaller section with a portion of starch, such as brown rice or roasted potatoes. Add a lowcalorie salad and a piece of fruit to round out the meal and keep you satisfied. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web sitemany of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.