So, which diet did you choose for Dietitian on a Diet to follow next?
Carb counting for diabetes! That means I’ll be keeping on eye on the types of foods that break down into…*gasp*…SUGAR!!! I’m looking forward to this one for a few reasons:
- Diabetes is really common. Scary common. According to the American Diabetes Association, as of 2012 9.3% of the population had diabetes, and about 8.1 million of those were undiagnosed. With nearly 1 in 10 Americans having diabetes, chances are very high you know several people with diabetes.
- There are a lot of misconceptions about eating for diabetes. For some reason, the message has come across that eating for diabetes is very restrictive and the portions are teensy. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that hard. It takes intention and awareness, but it’s not a death sentence for your tastebuds. Promise.
- Sugar is the root of all evil. Or so a lot of people say. Therefore, foods that break down into sugar must be evil. Or so a lot of people say. We’ll definitely address that while I’m on this diet.
I’ll be delving into this diet starting Monday – stay tuned if you’re interested in learning how to live with (or support someone who lives with) diabetes!