what you eat
especially if you have pre diabetes
There are several types of diets that can help people with pre-diabetes, helping to manage blood sugar levels and therefore reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But before you jump into a new regime, it’s important to work with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional to determine the most suitable diet based on your health needs and preferences.
Low-Glycemic Index (GI) Diet Emphasises foods with a low glycemic index, which have a slower impact on blood sugar levels. Includes whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.
Plant-Based Diet Primarily based on plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. May or may not include animal products in limited amounts.
Flexitarian Diet A flexible approach that encourages mostly plant-based foods with a little bit of meat and dairy.
Regardless of the specific diet chosen, some general principles for managing pre-diabetes include:
- Eating regular meals and snacks to prevent blood sugar spikes. Limiting the intake of sugary and processed foods.
- Being mindful of portion sizes.
- Staying hydrated with water as the primary beverage.
- Incorporating regular physical activity into the daily routine.
Always consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian before making significant dietary changes. They can provide personalised guidance and support to help manage pre-diabetes effectively.
1 Diet – On your marks
2 Diet – Get set
3 Diet – Go!!!
4 Diet – Keep it up
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