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So how much carbs should you eat – especially if you are diabetic?

So how much carbs should you eat – especially if you are diabetic?

You may have heard about the recommendation of not having more than 20g of low GI carbs per day to keep your blood sugar levels stable and to avoid ‘spikes’. But how much is 20g of carbohydrates? Here’s a list:

  • 350ml milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 small apples or plums
  • 130g new potatoes, boiled
  • 150g butternut squash
  • 2 shortbread fingers or jaffa cakes
  • 60 g rice or pasta, boiled
  • 150g porridge (with milk)

We know that that sounds like you have to starve! Don’t worry, that’s not the case. There are loads of delicious and healthy alternatives to fill you up and keep your blood sugars stable.

Here are some low carb snacks and meals which can help reducing your dialy intake:

  • Cottage cheese with cucumber and peppers
  • Mozzarella and tomato
  • Avocado salad
  • Chicken or turkey with roasted asparagus
  • Vegetable stir fry made from courgettes, peppers, onions and mushrooms
  • Lentil and tomato soup

Our plans are designed around your preferences and if you have to follow a low-carb diet we will help you reaching your goal by maintaining your metabolic outcome, keep your blood glucose levels in a normal range, improve your diet to reduce cardiovascular diseases and modify your nutrient intake and lifestyle as appropriate. This is what we do and what we are good at!

Jun 3, 2016 | Posted by in blog | Comments Off on So how much carbs should you eat – especially if you are diabetic?

Life is Good – Nutritional Therapist and Nutrition Coach