Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies

Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies


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Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies by Toby Smithson, Alan L. Rubin

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118677537
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 125,758
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

Index 349

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Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SusanWeinerRDMSCDECDN More than 1 year ago
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!
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