Simple lifestyle and diet plan for Diabetic patients
Ideally any one suffering from diabetes should opt for a dietary plan that includes about 1800–2000 calories for the entire day. It may also depend on what your nutritionist prescribes. Every individual is different and thus their sugar levels, body type, etc. are different too. This is a generalised plan that most individuals can follow — but it is always suggested to double check with your physician once.
Early morning- Wake up and drink a glass of water with a spoon of fenugreek seeds soaked in them. Chew on the seeds too. Having this early morning helps in controlling your fasting sugar.
Have a fruit of your choice- Remember that you should not be hungry for long. Before having tea, eat a seasonal fruit of your choice to boost metabolism. It could be an apple or banana. This will also aid in faster weight loss.
Workout- Do any exercise of your choice for about 30 minutes. Be it walking, zumba, aerobics or any other exercise type that you enjoy.
Tea/ breakfast — Have your sugar-free tea at breakfast. You can have oats, wholemeal bread or similar fibrous foods now. No packaged cereals please. Egg whites can be added to the meal too.
Mid-morning meal- Opt for a glass of butter milk or yogurt. You can also have a smoothie now with low sugar fruits like grapefruit or papaya.
Lunch- Again, add spinach, leafy greens, brown rice, chicken or lean fish to this meal. Post this, take a short walk.
Afternoon- You can again have tea or coffee with low-sugar biscuits. A low-sugar cup cake or tea cake can be taken now.
Evening- Have a fruit of your choice, soy sticks or nuts or even puffed rice.
Dinner- Opt for a soup or salad along with leaner meats, pulses, whole wheat bread or roti.