Every time we hear the word Diabetes, a sense of fear starts engulfing a foodie’s mind. A person suffering from diabetes has to follow a strict diet routine everyday, which becomes rather challenging when the patient has to lose weight as well.
Sedentary lifestyle, reckless eating habits and lack of physical activity has made almost 60% of Indian population vulnerable to deadly lifestyle diseases. Diabetes is one such common lifestyle health disorder that has become quite prevalent in our society. A person who is suffering from diabetes needs to follow a strict diet plan every day to keep their insulin levels in check. Things become all the more difficult for a person suffering from diabetes but are willing to shed the extra kilos.
Many physicians also advise diabetic patients to stay in the right weight range to avoid complications in future. Patients suffering from diabetes also often get advice on drinking a glass of bitter gourd (karela) juice every morning to control high blood sugar levels. No one ever said that suffering from diabetes means you need to deprive yourself of tasty foods to keep your insulin and weight in check. You can still enjoy the liberty of eating what you like, only if you know how to maintain a fine balance between food and exercise.
1200 Calorie Diet Plan For Diabetic Patients
Here is a simple under 1200 calorie diet plan for diabetes patients. This will not only help you control your calorie intake but will also keep a check on blood sugar levels and increase your fibre and nutrient consumption. Also, you no longer have to avoid the foods you love with this sample diet plan.
In addition to this, the 1200 calorie diet plan for diabetes will also help in clearing the air about a lot of diet related confusions we often have. Like fruits be consumed between meals or one should eat salad 10 minutes before the main course to avoid overeating, etc.
So, here is the sample 1200 calorie weight loss diet plan for diabetes.
|Meal Time||What To Eat|
|Early Morning||Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup water, 1 cup tea without sugar, 2 Marie biscuits|
|Breakfast||2 small methi/palak paratha with 50gm curd Or 1 medium bowl egg white/paneer bhurji Or 1 bowl vegetable poha/daliya/upma|
|Mid Morning||1 fruit (apple/guava/orange)|
|Lunch||1 medium bowl salad, 1 medium bowl seasonal veggies, 1 bowl dal, 2 roti without ghee|
|Evening||1 cup milk/green tea/lemon water (without sugar) with 1 cup roasted chana|
|Dinner||1 bowl salad, 2 roti without ghee, 1 cup seasonal vegetable, 1 cup curd|
|Late Night||1 glass skimmed milk without sugar|
You can always make variations with seasonal veggies and dal for your meal time. Also, there are ample choices in evening snacks and breakfast to keep a variety in your daily meal. A cheat meal ,once in a while, will also not harm only if you are willing to make up for it in your next meal and daily workout routine. To do so, just cut down your calorie intake and stick with clear soup and fruits diet on the next day of your cheat meal. Don’t forget to consult your physician before following the diet plan as they will be in a better position to suggest one as per your health requirements.