Helpful Meal Planning Tools
- Apr 10, 2023
Meal planning includes selecting a variety of foods that you like to eat to provide your body with proper calories and nutrients.
There are several approaches to meal planning. A recently diagnosed patient worked with his diabetes healthcare team to determine which approach would work best for him. His approach included three components of healthy meal planning:
Reading and understanding food labels and using measuring tools – such as a food scale or measuring cup – are excellent ways to help you learn proper portion sizes.
Helpful Tips For Smart Shopping
Use the following checklist to help you make the right choices when grocery shopping:
- Make a list and limit trips
- Don’t shop on an empty stomach
- Stick to the perimeter
- Ignore the pictures and read the boxes
Never skip meals and make sure you plan ahead. If your schedule does not allow you to sit down for a meal, carry a nutritious snack to prevent the occurrence of low blood glucose levels.