I have unfortunately, cut out the potato chips that I used to eat every night! (LOVE THEM)
I have become rather neurotic since being diagnosed as pre diabetic, and have virtually cut out foods that have added sugar which means my beloved sweets and cakes are gone.
I have, however discovered other sweets made without sugar though dried figs etc still have sugar but not as much as using ordinary sugar.
So, I think I am fairly healthy in my eating and I also still diet one day a week and only have 500 calories.
I rarely have take away nowadays but DO go out probably once a week for lunch.
I believe so. My dietitian tells me so. I eat enough fruit. Sometimes it is hard to eat enough vegetables though !! I don't eat meat every day.... maybe only once or twice a week. I eat the correct portion size. My only vice is chocolate, but I do limit myself to only a few little squares a day. I doubt that I could ever give it up, especially my favourite Lindt chocolate. It is my little treat after dinner. Dietitian is okay with that. She doesn't believe in restricting food in the diet. Moderation is key. If you feel limited or restricted in your food choices, you are likely to binge. Case in point, all the people I know who can't stop at a couple of pieces of chocolate, and eat the whole block. Everything is okay, in moderation.
Hi Lluxi, you have unwittingly given me a good laugh . . . . I need news glasses (overdue) and I read "My dementia tells me so" . . . . LOL. However, your dietician is probably a better authority. Hahahahahaha :-)))
I have a moderate amount of protein, lots of vegetables/fruits and lots of unrefined starches. We do very little if any processed food. I would not change what I eat just preparation and seasonings to change things up a bit.
Since January 2016 I cut out pasta, rice and bread. I cut out dessert that we were having every night in one way or another. I have reverted back to meat and 3-5 veges every night. 2 lamb loin chops or piece of steak or pork cutlet or loin chop or roast meats with the same amount of veges. We now don't look for dessert. I have lost over 14 lb. without even trying. I don't think my diet is considered healthy by a lot of people but I personally think it works.
I am the un-fun diabetic . . . learning to eat more and more healthy foods, giving up sugar (sob, sob) and drinking more water too. I hate water and live on tea. Luckily, I hate soft drinks etc.too. So, I eat lots of veges, some fruit, fresh meat and chicken, full cream milk, natural yoghurt, butter, olive oil and coconut oil.There was a mars bar in the fridge for over a week and I didn't touch it. A-mazing. Gold star for me.