What are you Craving?

It is no secret the diet and exercise are the key for a healthier life. However, that is easier said than done!

We thought we should provide you with some alternatives for those mid afternoon or evening cravings, now it is up to you to decide what to do next...

Instead of French Fires, why not try.

Carrot Fries… Fried foods should be eaten in moderation. So why not go for another starchy vegetable for fill your craving. Slice some carrots, drizzle with olive oil, add spice, and bake for about 20 minutes… Try it!

 

Instead of a Cheesecake, why not try.

Cheesecake flavored yogurt… with this alternative you get a fraction of the fat and calories. MODERATION! A 4 oz cheesecake slice has 25.6 g of fat compared to a much moderate .5 g of fat in one yogurt… worth the try!

Instead of a Chips, why not try.

 

Soy crisps… Potato chips have an outrageous amount of fat on them. How do you get a quarter of the calories and a tenth of the fat of potato chips? Try soy crisps, they are very tasty and affordable as well…

 

Instead of a Hamburger, why not try.

Grilled turkey burger. Get crafty by using a leaner alternative turkey. Many supermarkets offer ground turkey meat that can easily be spruced up with spices and green onions, make it your own!

 

Instead of Chocolate cake, why not try.

Angel food cake with pudding. Cut your calorie intake in half by choosing angel food cake instead. Get your chocolate fix by adding sugar free chocolate pudding as a topping.

Instead of a Brownie, why not try.

 

Cupcake. All of us deal with cravings. When you do the baking, you’re in charge of the ingredients. Try using low fat ingredients like egg whites or apple sauce when baking cup cakes or low fat brownies...

How Can I Keep My Blood Sugar at a Healthy Level?

  • Eat about the same amounts of food each day.

  • Eat your meals and snacks at about the same times each day.

  • Do not skip meals or snacks.

  • Take your medicines at the same times each day.

  • Exercise at about the same times each day.

 

Why Should I Eat About the Same Amount Each Day?

  • The food you eat turns into sugar and travels to your blood. This is called blood sugar. Your blood sugar goes up after you eat.

  • Keep your blood sugar at a healthy level by eating about the same amounts of food at about the same times each day.

  • Your blood sugar will not stay at a healthy level if you eat a big lunch one day and a small lunch the next day.

 

Why Should I Eat at About the Same Times Each Day?

  • Eating at about the same times each day helps you keep your blood sugar from getting too high or too low.

  • Eating at about the same times each day also helps your diabetes medicine keep your blood sugar at a healthy level.

 

What Times Should I Take My Diabetes Medicines?

  • Talk with your doctor or diabetes teacher about the best times to take your diabetes medicines. Fill in the names of your diabetes medicines, when you should take them, and how much you should take.

 

Here are some hints:

  • Diabetes pills: Take these before you eat.

  • Regular, NPH, or Lente insulin: Take this 30 minutes before you eat.

  • Humalog insulin lispro: Take this just before you eat.

 

Points To Remember 

The food you eat makes your blood sugar go up. Diabetes medicines make your blood sugar go down. Together, when each is taken properly, they help you keep your blood sugar at the healthy level.

That's why you should:

  • Eat about the same amounts of food each day.

  • Eat your meals and snacks at about the same times each day.

  • Try not to skip meals and snacks.

  • Take your diabetes medicines at about the same times each day.

  • Exercise at about the same times each day.

Keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level every day can helps you to prevent diabetes problems.

 
 
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© 2017 by RST DIABETES

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Diabetes Prevention Program
225 N. BIA 9 Soldier Ck Rd,

Rosebud, South Dakota 57570

Phone: (605) 747-4600

To join Diabetes Prevention Program, It is required to have a fitness assessment completed. You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with a healthy lifestyle. Change your diet, exercise a bit more, and maintain a healthy weight, with these positive steps, you can reduce your risk of diabetes. 

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