Try a few of these 19 diabetes diet tips to help you
lose weight quickly and permanently.
Water is the most important food for any diabetes
diet. Be sure to drink at least 6 glasses of water every day.
Exercise five (ideally 7) days per week at least ˝
In many studies, it has been shown that for weight
loss and the diabetes diet, you should be sure to get lots of fiber
every day from foods such as
oatmeal and oat bran, raw and cooked vegetables, ground flax seed,
apples and supplements such as psyllium. High fiber foods
help reduce your appetite while helping to control high blood sugar
Go on a diabetes diet
that avoids the empty calories found in sugar, refined
carbohydrates and unhealthy fats.
Use a relaxation tape every day or meditate. Start with 10
minutes a day and build up to ˝ hour per day.
When eating only eat – be conscious while sitting down at the
table. Try not to eat in your car or any room other than where you
usually eat (preferably dining room or at the kitchen table).
Give up candy and other sweets permanently; choose
low glycemic index fruit instead (like
apples or berries). You'll find with this diabetes diet that
you don't crave food or sweets as much as you did before.
A great help for weight loss and the diabetes diet is
to join a diet and weight loss organization such as TOPS ("Take
Off Pounds Sensibly" a
non-profit group that can be very helpful) or you can go to
This diabetes diet tip will remind you not
to judge yourself in any negative way if you backslide.
Notice if you have a critical voice in your head and ask it to
support and nurture you instead of criticizing.
Every day spend fifteen minutes or so appreciating each part
of your body.
Look at yourself in the mirror every day and tell yourself how
wonderful and healthy you are.
Don’t weigh yourself daily. Your weight on a diabetes
weight loss diet will vary by up to 5
pounds every day, it’s best to weigh once a week. Weighing
yourself can be an addiction and give you reason to criticize
yourself for not reaching a goal weight.
Write down how you’re feeling before you eat or call your
Here’s a secret that will work for anyone. If you
do it enough you can lose all the weight you want without a
diabetes diet for weight loss.
The secret is….walking. If you walk often enough, you will see the
pounds melting off. In addition, brisk walking is excellent for
controlling your blood sugar levels.
Make a point of doing several special nurturing things for
yourself every day that don’t involve diets such as buying yourself
some flowers, taking a special scented hot bath, watching a
If you believe in God, say a prayer asking for healing and
turn your diabetes diet and weight loss issues over to God (before grocery
shopping and before each meal).
Another weight loss and diabetes diet secret is to eat the diet foods that make you thin….any raw vegetables
such as celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, lettuce, tomatoes - they use
almost as many calories in digestion as they add to your body.
Chew your food slowly and carefully, preferably with your eyes
closed, tasting every bite.
Put your fork down between bites.