Type 2 Diabetes - Lower Your Carb Intake and Include More Protein and Fats in Your Diet

If your diet is at all similar to that of the average person, there will be areas needing improvement. Otherwise, you would be at risk for several health complications as you age - if you haven't been affected already. Being overweight is merely the beginning. Sadly, it is also the norm. Being overweight or obese, along with generally poor diets are the reason why diseases like Type 2 diabetes are prevalent in our society. Not surprisingly, such diseases can be prevented with simple improvements or changes in your eating plan and lifestyle.

One change likely to immediately improve most diets and benefit the average person's well-being would be to eat more fats and proteins. And at the same time, fewer carbohydrates. The reason for this is most people consume more carbs than they need while sacrificing essential fats and proteins in their diet.

Bread, pasta, and potatoes do have their place in healthy eating. But their portions must be controlled. Unless you are an extremely active individual, there is no need to eat so many carbs. You can afford to reduce your intake while including more healthy fats and proteins in your food choices.

In short, your insulin resistance gradually rises if you eat an overabundance of carbs which leads to weight gain and high blood sugar levels along with the associated complications. But there is more: it is hard to feel satisfied with carbohydrates. You would then crave more and more carbs. With such drastic fluctuations in your blood sugar, you would be exposing yourself to an unsteady appetite difficult to suppress. Hunger pangs are typical when your diet is comprised of mostly carbs.

When you lower your intake of carbs and opt for more fats and proteins, you solve this problem. Not to mention there are benefits to eating fats and proteins, such as improved satiety. You will also be less vulnerable to the energy swings and blood sugar crashes that come with a carb-heavy eating plan.

It is not about elimination or substitution. But if you have been eating too many carbs, it is probably time for you to make some changes. After all, a balance of macronutrients is essential.

When it comes to healthy sources of fats and proteins, your options are practically endless. Fish, meats, eggs, nuts and quality oils such as coconut and extra-virgin olive oil, are staples. Start consuming more healthy fats and proteins and fewer carbs - particularly if they are "bad" sources such as those found in junk foods and processed meals.

Just remember to be careful: even fats and proteins could have a price. Meats can be filling but also caloric, and all fat sources are high in calories. Let this serve as a reminder that no matter what you eat, portion sizes will always need to be considered.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years, Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of   available information but in yourself.

 By Beverleigh H Piepers

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