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Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-67751-3
384 pages
October 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Diabetes and Food: An Intimate Connection 7

Chapter 1: Having Your Diabetes and Eating, Too 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Diabetes 21

Chapter 3: Managing Diabetes and Blood Glucose 35

Chapter 4: Doing More to Manage Diabetes 53

Part II: Nutrition with Purpose 61

Chapter 5: Explaining Nutrition Requirements for Diabetes 63

Chapter 6: Meeting the Macronutrients — Protein, Fat, and Carbohydrates 77

Chapter 7: Reading the Fine Print: Micronutrients 91

Chapter 8: Revisiting Carbohydrates 115

Chapter 9: Equipping Yourself For Success 127

Part III: Meal Planning for Better Health 141

Chapter 10: Exposing Barriers to Healthy Eating 143

Chapter 11: Setting Priorities and Staying on Track 157

Chapter 12: Shopping for the Best Food Choices 173

Part IV: Ready, Set, Plan 191

Chapter 13: Customizing Your Meals 193

Chapter 14: Modifying Popular Diet Plans 219

Chapter 15: What’s On the Menu: Having a Plan for Eating Out 239

Chapter 16: Choosing Sensible Beverages and Snacks 253

Part V: Putting It All Together: Seven Delicious Days Managing Your Diabetes 267

Chapter 17: Reviewing a Seven-Day Menu 269

Chapter 18: Starting Your Recipe Collection 281

Part VI: The Part of Tens 307

Chapter 19: Ten Diabetes “Power Foods” 309

Chapter 20: Ten Diabetes-Friendly Foods Costing Less Than $1.00 315

Chapter 21: Ten Healthy Food Swaps for Losing Weight 319

Part VII: The Appendixes 325

Appendix A: Diabetes Exchange Lists 327

Appendix B: Ethnic Carbohydrate Foods 341

Appendix C: Conversions 345

Index 349

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