What is the average amount of veggies, fruits and starches per meal in a 1200 calorie diet?

I have to be on a 1200-calorie diet and I have lost the number of exchanges needed per meal. Please give me an average amount of veggies, fruits, and starches per meal. I know the meats and milk but can't remember the other. I do not take insulin or medication. I am borderline. The standard...

Why isn’t Addison’s Disease looked at more often with the inability to eat?

I notice there is nothing in your topics about the failure of the adrenal glands because of Addison disease. I was assumed to have anorexia because of an inability to eat and it took ten years of suffering before I was finally diagnosed correctly and my life literally saved. Why isn't this disease looked...

I thought that fructose raises your LDL.

Over the course of a year I managed to bring my total cholesterol down from a high of 305 to 220. I am still working on bringing it down even lower. A month or so ago, I had a fasting blood test, prior to a small surgical procedure and my blood glucose was 170,...

What hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes?

What helpful hints do you have for converting homemade ice cream recipes for use by diabetics? Is it possible to substitute non-dairy creamers plus skim milk for cream? What substitutions can be made for the sugars? What is the use of cornstarch in recipes? I do not have a specific recipe for homemade ice cream for...

After I eat, I feel heavy in my head an very sluggish.

I would experience low sugar spells before the following control habits. I have been on a dietitian planned diet (6-7 small balanced meals) and exercise daily. Immediately after I eat, I feel extremely heavy in my head and very sluggish. It takes 30-45 minutes for the feeling to subside before I feel fine again....

I’m a diabetic who eats 4 – 5 servings of nuts per day and 5 – 6 sodas.

I'm a type I diabetic who eats an excess of nuts, 4 - 5 servings per day, (typical 2 tablespoons - 1/4 cup). I'm of normal weight (5 feet 10 inches, 165 pounds) and my latest cholesterol was 129 (eat very little animal fat). I enjoy nuts as a between meal snack when...

What is in peanut butter that equals one fat exchange?

I am a diabetic. I love peanut butter. What is in peanut butter that you have to give up one fat exchange? The usual ingredients in peanut butter are peanuts and salt. Some brands add hydrogenated vegetable shortening or sugar. Hydrogenated vegetable oil is a saturated fat which may be added to prevent the peanut...

Is there a hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising?

Is there a proven hypoglycemic diet which does not result in weight gain with moderate exercising? What hypoglycemic diet is recommended to achieve the most optimum insulin levels in the blood? If it's different from the one above? What exercise plan is recommended for a severely hypoglycemic patient? I've been controlling my severe hypoglycemic condition (diagnosed...

My husband is a diabetic. Could you help me in filling his lunch pails?

My husband is a diabetic, could you give me some help in filling lunch pails for him? In making lunches for people with diabetes, remember that variety helps ensure that those on insulin eat enough of the healthiest foods. Plan to include contrasts in flavor, texture, temperature, shape, and color. When the weather is cold,...

I like brandy and seven. How many can I have?

I'm a new diabetic and I would like to hear from you as to what you would suggest. Occasionally I like to have a brandy and seven. Since I can't drink regular pop, I've changed to diet pop. What about the brandy? How many can I have? While I do not recommend that anyone drink...

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