I do not believe in any type of diet programs. I have wasted a lot of money and time in trying all these polar diets and programs. The truth is unless we change our lifestyle habits and be active, we can enjoy all type of foods. When we have fun, we enjoy the Activelifestyle.
The key is our calories input should match our calories output.
The best foods are most often whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables. Including these extra-healthy power foods in your diet will help you meet your nutritional needs as well as lower your risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease. The timing of food consumption throughout the day is also important for a healthy and beneficial diet.
Here are some of the foods that you should avoid.
Foods that increase your sugar levels fast i.e Foods with High Glycemic Index (GI)
Foods that are high in glycemic index are not good for obese, prediabetic and diabetic people. These foods increase glucose levels very fast and insulin has to bring back the sugar levels down by depositing fat. Some examples of these foods include:
- White bread, fruit juices, cokes and sodas
- Desserts made with refined flour or rice
- Corn flakes, puffed rice, bran flakes, instant oatmeal
- Doughnuts, chocolates, salad creams, jams, jellies, honey, ketchups
- Shortgrain white rice, rice pasta, macaroni and cheese from mix
- Pretzels, rice cakes, popcorn, saltine crackers
Added Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
Avoid processed foods, read the labels, if it says fructose or corn syrup its a big NO NO. Also avoid all
- Sodas, fruit drinks, squashes
- Fresh fruit juices or cocktails
- Hot chocolates
- Table sugar
- Honey or maple syrup
Avoid saturated fats, trans-fats and hydrogenated oils. Not all fat is bad. Fats are an essential part of healthy eating so it’s good for you and your family to eat a certain amount of the healthier ones. Fat is not bad. TOO MUCH of fat could be bad when you are trying to lose weight.
Eat heavy breakfast and small snacks throughout day
These are the rules for a healthy eating and healthy diet
- Never skip breakfast. Start your day off with a very good breakfast. Eating breakfast every day will help you have energy as well as steady blood sugar levels. Your should eat breakfast like a king
- Eat regular small meals. You should eat your lunch like an average person and your dinner should be like a pauper. The last carb intake should not be after 6 pm.
- Count calorie intake and try to maintain same amount of calories each day. Keep a diary or update an app like Myfitnesspal or Carbs and Calories.
Good Foods that you should eat:
Fish, Beans, Steaks, Green veggies, strawberries, blueberries and dry fruits like almonds, pistachios and cashewnuts.