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Watching What You Eat

Food is our main source of energy. It provides us with the strength and energy to go about our daily lives. But as much as this may sound like a happy cycle in our lives, it often gets broken and send us searching for cures and remedies. When wise and conscientious food choices are ignored, it becomes difficult for this happy cycle to maintain a good momentum. This becomes especially so when one suffers from health disorders like diabetes.

Recognizing this importance food choices, it is imperative that we think ahead of our meals and plan when, what, how much, and where to eat. Admittedly, this sounds like one of those impossible and impractical things to do, nice to know but it never gets past the first try. It might actually be. After all, shouldn’t eating be a spontaneous affair, and isn’t this what makes eating so much more fun?

You are strolling down the street on a sunny afternoon and suddenly the smell of freshly baked buns entices your entire sense of smell and you willingly give in to the temptation of taste and you consume, never mind that you just came out of a restaurant, 12 steps ways, after lunch. That’s being spontaneous, that’s the beauty of life. Nothing wrong with that. It is a very sexy too.

As long as good health permits, being spontaneous is fine. But when being spontaneous is akin to poisoning yourself then you might want to consider a lazy cousin of meal planning.

This lazy cousin opts to maintain a food consumption diary. Yes. Your guess is deliciously right. It is a ‘eat now, worry later’ policy. And especially enticing for those suffering from Type 2 diabetes. You have been leading a medically care free life, eating almost anything you desire and in any quantity. But upon being Type 2 diabetes positive, you have to change your ways and watch what you eat. It doesn’t sound difficult at first, but given time you will soon realise that it is quite easy to follow as well.

There are 3 main components to look out for. They are the food intake especially the time, your medications and blood-sugar levels and your physical activities.

What you eat, the quantity, including how it was prepared and the timing of the meals will provide valuable information for blood sugar levels. Your medications will provide a indication of the your average blood sugar levels. Records of your physical activities will provide valuable information on how medication and food interacts with your exercises. Thus, this will allow you to better regulate your meal habits and avoid those harmful sessions before it kills you. It ain’t much but it will surely not allow you to stray too far from salvation.

Author suffers from diabetes but lives a life no different from any healthy person. Only too happy to share this information with anyone who would benefit from this.

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