Specific calorie diabetic diets help you to lose unwanted weight. For diabetic people diet is very essential with the medication. The diabetes treatment can not give you proper result unless and until complimented with a proper diabetic diet.
1000 calorie diet, 1200 calorie diet, 1600 calorie diet, so on and so forth are all diets planned according to calorie requirements of diabetics. You can pick any calorie diet according to your calorie requirements. In each calorie diet your breakfast, lunch and dinner foods are selected such that total number of calories consumed equal to selected target amount of calories. For example in 1000 calorie diabetic diet you will get 1000 calories per day. Though this calorie diet helps control blood glucose levels in diabetic people, it also helps non-diabetic people to lose weight.
1000 calories per day is abnormally less calories for an average person. So, it is recommended that this diet should be followed only for a week at a time.
How one can plan a calorie diet? To plan any calorie diet note down every calories that you consume in a given day from all that you eat to coffee, juice and other drinks that you take.
From calories we consume we get all the energy required by our body. 1000 calorie diet is a low calorie diet, so it can be used only for short time period. With the help of this diet initially you lose weight rapidly, but after some time as your body conserves calories then weight reduction slows down and you begin to feel tired and exhausted. So, be careful when selecting a calorie diet. First talk to your dietitian or doctor, they will help you in selection of a suitable diet.
1000 calorie diet contains very less amount of servings of each food group. It contains two servings of fruits, two servings of vegetables, only two cups of dairy products (milk, yogurt, and natural cheese), two ounces of meat and meat substitutes, three ounces of grains and only 15 grams of fats and oils.
A typical 1000 calorie diet meal plan is as follows:
In breakfast have one cup of fruit (any which you like), one slice of whole wheat bread with some low fat butter, one cup tea or coffee and eight ounces of water.
In lunch you can include one serving of whole wheat crackers, mixed salad with two tablespoon of low calorie dressing, one can of diet soda and eight ounces of water. Dinner should be a salad with low calorie dressing and with this you can include six ounces of grilled or skinless chicken, one cup of vegetables and eight ounces of water.
In snacks you can include one cup of fruit of your choice or two cups of popcorn with low butter.
Before following this meal plan, check whether 1000 calories is the right amount of calories required by your body. Though it helps to lose body weight, the amount of weight loss may vary from person to person. The amount of weight loss depends on your beginning weight and how genuinely you are following this diet? So, take the advice of your doctor and follow this diet for a short period of time only.
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