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Diet Chart

Hello All,

I am publishing this Diet Chart for the benefit of all my readers. This Diet Chart will help you organize your daily meal and eat the right dish everyday. This Diet Chart is targeted at people with diet restrictions, Diabetics and people who want to fight Obesity.

The aim of this diet plan is to help you keep control of your overall blood glucose level, if you are a diabetic and to help you maintain the right weight, if you are overweight or obese.

The carbohydrate present in food is the cause for significant increase in blood glucose level after the meal . The increase is proportionate to the amount of carbohydrate present in the food , the size of the meal, and the quantum of insulin in the body.

If the amount of carbohydrate is maintained at the same level in the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day, then it is easy to keep the blood glucose levels consistently within the limit. For this, you hav to be sure of the quantity of the food you take . Increased presence of carbohydrate can affect the blood sugar level .

Research is still going on regarding the relationship between carbohydrates, blood glucose, insulin and obesity.

David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever of the University of Toronto have developed a new system(Glycemic Index)for classifying foods (carbohydrate contents), based on how fast they raise blood sugar level inside the body. According to them, a food with a higher glycemic value raises blood glucose faster and is less beneficial to diabetics .

The glycemic index method replaces the older method of classifying carbohydrates according to their chemical structure of either “simple” or “complex” carbohydrates.

According to reported clinical trials, Glycemic Index method also provide an excellent dietary approach for people who want to reduce weight. Adopting carbohydrate rich foods with a low Glycemic Index value, and the avoidance of refined carbs will result in better blood glucose and proper weight control as it ensures a highly nutritious eating plan.

From my experience I can say that each individual is unique and they have to test and short list food items that suits them most. All my recipes are tested on my husband. But that does not mean that they will suit to all. Each one has to closely monitor the effect of food on their blood glucose level and decide which one is most suited to them.

So here you go:

If you are diabetic have bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach.


Have one of the following dish or its equivalent:

Have a cup of coffee/tea/ juice with no sugar.


Have 2 rotis or Wheat Rava Kichidi / Wheat Rava Biriyani with two or three suggested vegetable side dishes and a cup of curd.

Choice of Rotis

Choice of Side Dish ( to be taken with 2 rotis)


Have soup or porridge with green salad or selective fruits like pappaya, apple, pear and so on.

Choice of Soups, Salads and Porridge ( to be taken with 2 slices of Wheat Bread)

Also read: Some Quick Tips for Diabetics

2008-01-08 22:06:12 by Kman2001

Not if your diabetic like me

But carbs turn to sugar as your body process them. Pasta, white bread, white rice, pretty much any carb, carbs from processed foods are the worst.
I have to check my sugar befor a meal and based upon the carb content and my current sugar level I must inject a fast acting insulin to counter act the sugar which will be produced be my meal.

Why you should eat fruit -- not drink it -- to lower diabetes risk  — Today.com
Consuming whole fruits at least three times a week may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new long-term study published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

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  • Avatar shasta b Does any one know where i can a food chart for diabetics?
    Jan 01, 2007 by shasta b | Posted in Diet & Fitness

    Does any one know where i can find a diabetic food chart??
    I need to look for one that shows what amout of vegtables,meats,carbs,dairy that a diebetic should have each day does anyone know a site that would have that & a list of foods they can eat ?

    • Absolutely! Check and You can also find diabetes educators at most hospitals. They have all kinds of printed material they can give you. If you're interested, ask your doctor to set up an appointment for you.