The diet for diabetes
plate method

The diet for diabetes plate method is the simplest and easiest method to get started on your healthy diet for diabetes control quest. If you are not a diabetic then it is your diabetes prevention quest.

Anyway, the method simply involves you imagining your plate being divided into four equal segments. Now that your plate in divided into four segment fill two segment with non-starchy vegetables, one segment with meat and the other segment with starchy foods.

Being diabetic means that your body may be lacking some essential vitamins and nutrients. Therefore you should try to replace these nutrients as much as possible.

Ok you may also like to add half cup of yogurt (low fat of course)to include calcium in your diet for diabetes control which is good for strong bones and teeth. In addition your calcium helps the body utilise some of the other minerals.

I don’t know, I am not sure can you explain further? Don’t worry I have complied a small list just below to illustrate the plate method.

This is it.

HALF (two segments (1/4 + 1/4)) of your plate should include food which will give you the necessary vitamin and minerals like the ones indicated below:

• Curly kale, spinach, carrots, lettuce, greens, cabbage, bok choy

• Courgettes, green beans, celery, cauliflower, tomatoes,

• vegetable juice, salsa, onion, shallots, cucumber, beets, okra, aubergines,

• broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, turnip, water cress,

ONE SEGMENT (1/4) of your plate should be filled with lean cuts or skinless meats which will provide the necessary protein.

These meats include:

• Chicken or turkey without the skin

• Fish such as tuna, salmon, cod, or catfish

• Seafood such as shrimp, clams, oysters, crab, or mussels

• Lean cuts of meat (e.g. lamb, beef or pork, preferable with the word loin added to the name such as sirloin or pork loin - please don’t ask for chicken loin – it does not exist)

• Tofu if you are a vegetarian, eggs, low-fat cheese

The other segment (1/4) will include a combination of starchy foods which will give you the energy the body needs to power itself.

These energy foods include:

• rice, pasta, whole grain breads, such as whole wheat or rye

• whole grain, high-fibre cereal for breakfast

• cooked cereal such as oatmeal, grits, hominy, or cream of wheat

• rice, pasta, tortillas

• cooked beans and peas, such as pinto beans or black-eyed peas

• potatoes, green peas, corn, lima beans, sweet potatoes, winter squash

This is the simplest method to having a balanced diabetic diet. The diet for diabetes plate method is very simple and easy to follow with vegetable making up the major portion of the meal.

A small glass of milk or one serving of low fat yogurt is included just to provide some extra calcium. I have included the basics here but if you need further information please visit the American Diabetes Association then return for some more juicy ideas.

The diet for diabetes plate method can be followed by anyone who want to maintain good health.

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