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Preparing Your Own Diabetic Cooking Recipes

May 30, 2008
A diabetes diagnosis does bring on a great deal of dejection and frustration. Some people begin thinking about diabetes as the endpoint to everything they used to enjoy in life, some people look upon as a start of a life full of medicinal therapies and restrictions. But most people think of diabetes as the stage where they cannot eat their favorite foods anymore. This becomes the most frustrating point for most people who are diagnosed with diabetes, because after all, everyone is a foodie at the end of the day!

However, the thing that you must remember is, diabetes needs not be the end of your consumption of favorite foods. You may not be able to eat singular foods that you have a penchant for just as much as you did earlier, but you can surely whip up interesting recipes that would help you with your diabetic condition and also be good for your palate. The secret is to prepare your own patient food recipes.

Ask your dietitian or health counselor on what foods you can eat and what you cannot. If you have some favorite foods, ask them whether you can continue eating them and in what extent. If you cannot eat them, do not get disappointed. You can always eat them in small quantities and there are replacements that can be healthier. Like, if you love eating meats, you will be advised to stay away from the red meats, but you can eat poultry and fish products without much harm. Or, if you like desserts, you can still prepare them, but you will have to use sugar-free substitutes for them. You can also ask your health advisor about the glycemic index which will tell you exactly how much you can eat of particular kinds of food.

Now, the next step is to get some guide to planning, shopping and cooking. You may definitely be able to cook some of your regular recipes with the permissible ingredients if you can. But if you want to check new tastes, you can visit your local bookstore for some diabetic cookbooks. You will find them under the "Health and Nutrition section". There will be several secrets; select those that have recipes of the foods you like. You will need to spend some time scanning and browsing through these secret to find which one you would like to learn.

You can also find take control of your diabetes with simple tips. There are some places on the Internet where you can learn such diabetic recipes and use them. These contain several recipes, thus widening the choice for you.
About the Author
Sean has always told his clients that it is not very difficult to prepare the kinds of Diabetic Cooking Recipes that you like. Here's where you can read more advice from him:
http://www.diabetic-cooking.org
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