Author: behrooz

  • Carbs by the numbers

    Carbs by the numbers

    Carbs By The Numbers Reading food labels is one way to find out the amount of carbs you consume in your food. Here’s how: This container holds three servings. So if you ate the whole container, you would eat three times the carbs.  Other ways to find the amount of carbs in food include What […]

  • Healthy Carb Swap

    Healthy Carb Swap

    Today I will write down some of my favorite carbohydrates, decide if each item is healthy or not. If it’s not, I will write a healthy swap and send it to my coach.

  • Common Carbs

    Common Carbs

    Today I will write down 5 of the most common carbohydrates in my diet and send to my dietitian.

  • A Healthy Approach to Carbohydrates

    A Healthy Approach to Carbohydrates

    A Healthy Approach to Carbs Healthy carbohydrates are generally the ones found in whole, unprocessed foods. These carbohydrates are healthy because they provide you with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Carbohydrates should make up one quarter of what you eat. Choose carbs that that are: Low in calories, fat, and sugar High in fiber and […]

  • Get Enough Fiber

    Get Enough Fiber

    Get Enough Fiber Fiber passes through your body without being digested. So it fills you up without adding calories. It can also lower your blood sugar and cholesterol. Try to get 25 to 30 gram of fiber each day. Check the Nutrition Facts label to see how much fiber an item contains. Increase Your Fiber […]

  • More about Carbohydrates and DM

    More about Carbohydrates and DM

    Understanding Carbohydrates is Important The component of the diet that has the greatest influence on blood glucose is carbohydrate. Both the amount and the source of carbohydrate found in the foods you eat will influence your glucose level. In some conditions, cooking methods can also affect blood glucose levels. Understanding carbohydrates can help you prevent […]

  • EID

    EID

    EID Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid celebrations begin. A glorious celebration that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of varied and delicious food. Gradually transition into your normal eating habits Returning to pre Ramadan eating patterns and food habits may cause a shock to your body’s […]

  • Foods to eat and drinks to drink during Ramadan

    Foods to eat and drinks to drink during Ramadan

    Healthy Eating during Ramadan Remember to eat sensibly and healthily all year round but also during Ramadan.  Divide your daily calories between Iftar and Suhoor with 1-2 snacks in between if needed. What types of food should I eat at Iftar? Begin with plenty of water to overcome dehydration from fasting and 1-2 small fresh […]

  • Which Foods Contain Carbohydrates

    Which Foods Contain Carbohydrates

    Which Foods Contain Carbohydrates? The first step in carbohydrate counting is to figure out which foods contain carbohydrates. Here’s a list of foods that contain carbohydrates: Grains like rice, oatmeal, and barley, freekeh, bulgur, wheat, quinoa, buckwheat… Grain and flour based foods like bread, cereal, pasta and crackers, pizza, pastries Starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet […]

  • Weight Loss Goals

    Weight Loss Goals

    A common goal for weight loss for management of diabetes is 5% to 7% body weight in 6 months. How many kgs is that for you? Find your current weight in KG in the Blue Column. Then follow across the next 3 columns on that row. If you want to lose 5% of your body […]