MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The weight gain epidemic in this day in age is based upon lots of factors such as a decreasing amount of physical activity, and stress. Yet, the main culprit has much to do with the type of diet we’re eating, particularly our propensity for sugar-laden, high carb foods. Carbohydrates provide energy for the body to maintain daily activity but when those carbs aren’t sufficiently burned off each day, these carbs become stored as fat within the body, leading to many chronic conditions like inflammation, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. This is why following a diabetic diet can provide great benefits for your overall health. A diabetic diet plan that is rich in nutrition can help control your blood glucose levels, trigger weight loss and reduce the risks of inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

Which foods cause blood sugar levels to spike?

Many people see added sugars (like the syrups added to most processed foods and drinks) as the main contributing factor to diabetes and subsequent weight gain since diets rich in simple carbohydrates (white rice, bread, pastas) convert into sugar before they hit the bloodstream. Regular consumption of these foods can lead to insulin resistance and for those who already have diabetes, these foods must be consumed with great caution. Overall, it’s best to avoid:

  • Table sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Sucralose
  • Other sweeteners
  • Sodas
  • Candy
  • Pastries (unless they are sugar-free)
  • Milkshakes/smoothies/sweet caffeinated drinks
  • Fried foods
  • Limit dairy
  • Limit fruit, especially canned or packaged fruit
  • Limit simple carbs like pasta, rice, bread, cereals, granola and oatmeal

Here is how you can implement a diabetic style weight loss plan:

Eat a small to moderate amount of carbs during each meal – A diabetic diet does not restrict carbs or sugar entirely since sticking to a low-carb diet may bring blood glucose levels too low.

Consuming complex carbs – Carbs are needed for energy as well as muscle growth, but rather than consuming simple carbs, individuals on a diabetic diet should aim for more complex carbs such as brown rice, quinoa and rye bread. Complex carbs contain necessary b-vitamins, minerals and fibers that provide the body with essential nutrients.

Increased vegetable consumption – Eating 1-2 vegetable servings per meal is one of the most important aspects of keeping blood sugar under control. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are dense in fiber and nutrients which go a long way toward keeping hunger at bay, as well as optimally balancing your diet. Eating vegetables each day will also help you prevent additional complications that may result from being diabetic, such as: cardiovascular issues, weight gain, high cholesterol, kidney failure, etc.

Eat smaller meals throughout the day – Eating smaller portions spread out over the day is not only great for the metabolism, but it helps to keep those blood sugar levels regulated. Be sure not to skip meals and run the risk of those levels dropping too low. 

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At DietDemand, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available six days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to DietDemand for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.  

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