Unless you have been under a rock, you have seen the media circus following Paula Deen's type 2 diabetes diagnosis. She has been using the words "moderation" to describe her approach while avoiding the subject of lifestyle changes. This has inspired me to write more on these topics for the near future. In the meantime this is the theme of today's newsletter.
Paula Deen, the famous 64-year-old television queen of decadent southern cooking, revealed that she has type 2 diabetes after years of rumor and speculation. Here is my advice to her, advice from someone with 20 years of type 2 diabetes under their belt.
The best diet may be no diet at all, but rather a lifestyle change. If you make positive changes that you can live with, then the weight will come off and stay off. Learn some easy do-able actions you can start today.
If you choose to use moderation to manage diabetes, it is best to learn some strategies for portion control. This is a simple way to eat the foods you like while ensuring you don't go overboard. Learn how to visualize what portions of your favorite foods look like.
Looking for healthy diabetes diet ideas? Or perhaps you need some diabetes nutrition and weight loss advice? When you have type 2 diabetes, healthy eating has to be a way of life. If your diet is not so healthy, do you really have to make drastic changes to see results?