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Food awareness, nutrition, and meal planning advice forpeople with diabetes
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe mystery and the frustration out of healthy eating and managingdiabetes. Both the newly diagnosed and the experienced alike willlearn what defines healthy eating for diabetes and it’scrucial role to long term health, why healthy eating can be sodifficult, and how meal planning is a key to successful diabetesmanagement
Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies takesthe guesswork out of eating and preparing diabetes friendly foods.You'll learn whether popular diets fit (or don’t fit) into ahealthy eating plan, what to shop for, how to eat healthy away fromhome, which supplements you should consider, and how to buildperfect meals yourself. To get you started, this bookincludes a week's worth of diabetes-friendly meals, and fabulousrecipes that demonstrate how delicious food and effective diabetesmanagement can go hand in hand.
- Includes helpful information for people with both type 1 andtype 2 diabetes as well as exchange lists for diabetes
- Explains how your surroundings and your biology conspire toencourage unhealthy eating, and how you can gain control byplanning in advance
- Helps you to understand that fabulous, nutritionally-balancedfood and diabetes management can go hand in hand
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes,Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies is packedwith expert advice, surprising insights, and practical examples ofmeal plans coupled with sound nutritional advice.
About the Author
Toby Smithson, RDN, CDE, has managed her own diabetes for more than 40 years, and founded DiabetesEveryDay.com to share her insights into diabetes self-management. Alan Rubin, MD, is the author of several successful diabetes books, including Diabetes For Dummies and Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Diabetes and Food: An Intimate Connection 7
Chapter 1: Having Your Diabetes and Eating, Too 9
Chapter 2: Understanding Diabetes 21
Chapter 3: Managing Diabetes and Blood Glucose 35
Chapter 4: Doing More to Manage Diabetes 53
Part II: Nutrition with Purpose 61
Chapter 5: Explaining Nutrition Requirements for Diabetes 63
Chapter 6: Meeting the Macronutrients — Protein, Fat, andCarbohydrates 77
Chapter 7: Reading the Fine Print: Micronutrients 91
Chapter 8: Revisiting Carbohydrates 115
Chapter 9: Equipping Yourself For Success 127
Part III: Meal Planning for Better Health 141
Chapter 10: Exposing Barriers to Healthy Eating 143
Chapter 11: Setting Priorities and Staying on Track 157
Chapter 12: Shopping for the Best Food Choices 173
Part IV: Ready, Set, Plan 191
Chapter 13: Customizing Your Meals 193
Chapter 14: Modifying Popular Diet Plans 219
Chapter 15: What’s On the Menu: Having a Plan for EatingOut 239
Chapter 16: Choosing Sensible Beverages and Snacks 253
Part V: Putting It All Together: Seven Delicious DaysManaging Your Diabetes 267
Chapter 17: Reviewing a Seven-Day Menu 269
Chapter 18: Starting Your Recipe Collection 281
Part VI: The Part of Tens 307
Chapter 19: Ten Diabetes “Power Foods” 309
Chapter 20: Ten Diabetes-Friendly Foods Costing Less Than $1.00315
Chapter 21: Ten Healthy Food Swaps for Losing Weight 319
Part VII: The Appendixes 325
Appendix A: Diabetes Exchange Lists 327
Appendix B: Ethnic Carbohydrate Foods 341
Appendix C: Conversions 345
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator in private practice, I'm always searching for excellent nutritional resources for my patients. "Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies", by Toby Smithson and Alan Rubin is a fantastic resource for people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes as well as those who are experiencing diabetes burn-out with regard to meal planning and nutritional health. This extremely well written guide addresses everything from nutrition basics to dealing with compulsive eating issues. This book is a must have for everyone with diabetes who wants to improve their blood glucose management and improve their nutrition knowledge. Great resource!