To improve your eating habits, you first need to know where to start. Keep a food diary by writing down everything you eat and drink for at least 3 days, including at least 1 weekend day. Then check your food diary against some of tips found in our Nutrition Fact Resources below to see how you are doing. Do you eat a lot of salad dressings and desserts? How many sweet teas or sodas did you have? Start here to make lasting changes. Remember adopting a healthy lifestyle takes time and determination, but most importantly, the right tools.
When the weather heats up, make sure you drink enough fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated, and enjoy water-rich foods like crisp lettuce, watermelon, grapefruit, broccoli, and yogurt.
Fueling For Exercise
As a general rule of thumb, it's best not to eat immediately before a workout because while your muscles are trying to do their "thing", your stomach is trying to simultaneously digest food.
Tips To Eating Healthy
Choose lean protein and low-fat dairy foods. Adding protein sources at each meal can help regulate blood sugars, keep you feeling satisfied longer and provide your body with important nutrients.
Nutrition And Diabetes
Tips for managing your diabetes is to keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. In other words, you do not want your blood sugar to go too high or too low.