Popular Diets That Can Work For Diabetics

Many of the popular diets out there have the main aim of trying to lose weight. But there are also some added benefits such as better blood sugar management. These make some diets ideal for people with diabetes to follow. Here are just some of them.

Weight Watchers

This popular diet is more on keeping track of food you eat by means of a food budget. You usually assign points to different food groups. Foods like vegetables have zero points so you can eat them all you like. Others like fast food, meats and others are assigned higher point values so you may need to it fewer so as not to go over your food budget. The Weight Watchers approach also features a program specifically for people with type 2 diabetes where an expert can also provide advice and support in handling and managing the said disease.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting may be able to help people with type 2 diabetes. It may not be a diet in itself but more of an approach to eating. Fasting is about trying to restrict calorie intake by refraining from eating either by following a certain time period or skipping certain meals each day. The calorie restriction may help reduce inflammation, encourage weight loss, as well as help bring down blood glucose levels.

Zone Diet

The aim of this diet is to lower the levels of diet-induced inflammation in the body, which is one of the factors why certain conditions develop such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This diet offers no food restrictions, although it also practices calorie restrictions. Rather, this diet focuses more on striking the right balance of nutrients eaten during each meal. More or less, the Zone diet recommends eating a meal comprised of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat.

 

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