3 Tips on Why it is Important to Snack as a Diabetic

Thanks for joining me with this next article as I wanted to share some information on the importance of snacking if you have been diagnosed with Diabetes. We all know that, one of life’s most simplest pleasures is to enjoy a great meal with family and friends. This does not mean that anyone with Diabetes can not experience and continue to experience this joy. It just means that you will have to plan a little more carefully. Who knows you may even lose a few unwanted pounds.

It is refreshing to note that medical researchers have come a long way in helping people to regulate their blood sugar levels. With this knowledge and newer forms of insulin, people are able to monitor and control their blood sugar levels easier. The key though is to eat at least three meals a day with a few snacks.

With snacks, I mean SMART snacks. If you are able to eat a few snacks during the day, it will help to control the amount of carbohydrates you are taking in. This can be beneficial to keep your blood sugar levels from spiking or even getting to low.

A SMART snack may be in the mid-morning. If you steal 10 grams of carbohydrates from your breakfast and add it to your mid-morning snack, it may help you to not crash before lunch. A snack that has about 100 to 200 calories in the morning or afternoon, may be just what you need to be able to reach your main meal time. It could also help with eating too much at meal time and you may even lose a bit of weight. But a word of caution, try to avoid eating all day long or grazing, this could lead to added weight gain. Most important, is to stop eating at least two hours before bed, but be sure to check with your doctor as having low evening blood sugar may be a problem also.

I want to share with you some suggestions for SMART snacks (items such as Splenda and Cinnamon will be your new friend):

Mid-Morning Snacks:

– Yogurt with nuts and fruit

– A cup of herbal spiced tea with one cup plain soy milk with cinnamon, and 1/3 ounce of unsalted cashews

– Smoothie

– Boiled egg

Afternoon Snacks:

– Mash 1/4 cup avocado with olive oil and spread onto celery stalks

– Cherry tomatoes and walnut halves

– Shredded spinach with olive oil, vinegar and pine nuts

Evening Snacks:

– High protein bars

– Low fat, no salt added, air popped popcorn

– Tuna or Cheese on crackers

The choices are endless. Of course you should check with your healthcare professional or dietician to decide on which snacks that you should incorporate into your eating plan each day.

Enjoy and have fun with the RIGHT choices!

Take care and stay healthy

Jane Brown

Legal Disclaimer

No action should be taken solely on its content; regardless of the perceived scientific merit, instead readers should consult health care professionals on any matter related to their health. The information obtained from referenced materials are believed to be accurate, as presented by their respective authors, but Activa Naturals assumes no liability for any personal interpretation. Readers, previous and future customers who fail to consult their Physicians prior to the purchase and subsequent use of any product, assume the risk of any adverse effects.

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Activa Naturals is providing this site and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. Except as specifically stated on this site, neither Activa Naturals nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.