If you are new to a low carb approach for managing diabetes relax, there is a better way! You will need to read this page “A diabetes meal plan you can Live With” for more in depth information on a proper low carb diabetes diet.
- Information Many Need
- Pictorial View of a sample menu with links to food posts.
- Listing of Zero Carb Snacks
Why Many Need a Sample Diabetes Menu
I share my diabetes meal plan with people and tell them, ‘there is a better way’ to successfully self manage diabetes!! Due to the vast amount of incorrect and harmful information on the internet, much of it provided by the Medical Industry, even after going over the diabetes meal plan I am often met with blank stares.
I will then show them my diabetes food chart, to show them a visual of what they should eat, foods just like the one above.
This helps but still others just can’t put it all together. People will ask, “What can diabetics eat”. It’s time to discover a true and proper diabetic diet, a ‘real’ diabetic friendly diet.
To help reinforce diabetes friendly food choices I created this page showing a weekly sample menu. It includes links to low carb diabetes recipe posts to aid in food preparation. The only thing missing is me preparing it! :) Below is a pictorial carousel of various diabetes meals I’ve prepared, some of these have been included in the Diabetic Diet Menu below.
On the internet you will find MANY sites with a so called “diabetes meal plan”. The problem with 99 % of them, they are high carb and grain based. In actuality, they are designed to keep you on ever increasing amounts of drugs and insulin.
MOST are not truly’ diabetic friendly”, they are friendly to Big Food, Big Pharma and the medical industry.
My meal plan and the sample diabetes diet menu below is designed to reduce your blood sugars and thereby reduce your need for drugs, insulin and medical industry services. It has been successful for me and many others.
Sample Diabetes Menu
|Monday||Frittata||Pulled Pork & Guacamole||Cheese, Shrimp & Sausage|
|Tuesday||Meatwich Egg/Bacon||Bacon Cups||Chicken Wings|
|Wednesday||Chili & Eggs||Stuffed Avocado||Primal Salmon Patties|
|Thursday||Meatwich Bacon, Egg & Cheese||Squash Spaghetti & Sauce||Steak (Add green vegetable)|
|Friday||Eggs & Greens||Florida Avocado||Pepperoni Cauli-Pizza|
|Saturday||Meat Muffins||Chicken Wings||Cheese, Shrimp & Sausage|
|Sunday||Eggs, Greens & Bacon||Best Pizza Crust Ever!||Pork Ribs & Vegetable|
Preferred Snacks: Zero Carbs
Not shown on the diabetes diet menu are snacks. I rarely snack and if I am eating three meals as in the above example, I never snack. I stay fully sated.
Note: Check labels, companies find ways to add carbs.
- Canned Fish – Tuna, Salmon, Sardines (preferably packed in water)
- Pork Rinds – yes they are healthy, read this.
- Hard Boiled Eggs – perfect snack food, travels well.
- Coconut Oil and butter – yes as snacks! lol
- Meats (I avoid deli meats if I can)
- Cheese – can be inflammatory if dairy intolerant
- I typically only eat one to two meals a day.
- I often cook large “batches” of foods such as my “primal chili” or
pork shoulders or 5 lbs of ground beef etc, freezing leftovers.
For diabetics you really need to stick to a diabetes diet menu like the one above. EVERY person that follows this meal plan reduces drugs and insulin. Every single person… many wean off drugs and insulin completely, with truly normal blood sugars.
I don’t like the term “diabetes diet” to describe this way of eating. It is truly a lifestyle change and a change in how I view food. I prefer to say that I follow a ‘low carb paleo’ lifestyle.
So why did I use the title “Diabetes Diet Menu”? Because ‘diabetes diet’ is what most people think of when they think of diabetes friendly foods. We must change how we think. The foods above are a ‘low carb paleo’, real foods diet menu… not a diabetes diet menu. :)
There is a better way! … to successfully self manage diabetes.
If all of this seems daunting and overwhelming?