Monday, October 10, 2016

Baby steps with Diabetes


     One thing I want to talk about is snacks.  I’m allowed 2 snacks, one between my breakfast and the other after my supper around 7pm. The thing is I need systems….workable plans for me. I have to have them, or I won’t do be able to do this. If the snack thing is going to work I need them pre made. They have to be ready for me to grab, ready to throw into my bag to take and have a carb or protein tag ready for me to count. If they don’t then there goes 10 min for me to plan it in, recheck myself and let me say this by the time I do this I’ve already headed out the door, why? I also have to be to work early, at least a ½ hr. if not I panic. Issues lol, so I made pre counted snack bags and containers.

    These snack bags, have my pecans, almonds, sun flowerer seeds, raisins, pretzel sticks, black walnuts, English walnuts, cashews, dried cranberries, dried trial mix. Pumpkin seeds, ready for me to grab. They are in the snack bags that have the amount on them and I have written the carbs, fat or protein so I can use them either in cooking or just eating. Nuts are high in fat. So with my liver I have to watch how and when I use them. These are like donuts to me; I have to use them wisely. I also have clean carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, lettuce kale, maters and cucumbers ready to eat. This takes care of veggies.



    What if I want something with a little more bite? I have to cover that to on this plan because I will grab something; I just need it to be something I should have.  For me I love cheese, so I pair it with grapes and crackers. I buy block cheese, cut off the size chunk I can have (if using for carbs) then use a cheese slicer and slice it thin put it on the cracker and eat them with grapes . With the amount I’m allowed I can eat 12 of these for snack, or add a salad for a nice lunch. Thanks to a friend who got me hooked on these this is my go to.




 There’s something else I have to add to my thoughts, water! Diabetic, thirsty, no I can go all day and never take a drink, unless I eat. If you ask my friends who eat with me, my glass has to be filled all the time with water (that’s what I prefer).  I will drink 3-4 glasses at meals. I forget to drink or don’t have the impulse either one.  Thank you so much for your visit I hope you learned something to help you, please feel free to drop me a line.

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