Tips for glucose control and weight loss

According to Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic P.A.

1. Maximize veggies first. Try for 2 servings per meal.

2. Protein is next. It satisfied appetite and gives the body what we need. It does not increase sugar. Aim for 2-4 oz for women and 3-5 oz for men per meal.

3. Limit carb portions. Measure the food yourself with measuring cups or eat out of portioned bowls/cups.

4. Eliminate liquid carbs (sodas/juices/fruit drinks) Raises sugar fast and may increase appetite.

5. Only use low carb (proteins/veggies) snacks if hungry. they suppress appetite and do not raise your sugar.

Eating out Tips for Better Glucose Control and Weight Loss

1. Say no to the bread/chips. Only take appetizers based on veggies and proteins.

2. Make entrees protein based or protein and veggie based. Eliminate entrees that are pasta or rice based. Save these for sides only.

3.Split entrees or arrange for "To Go" container at the beginning of the meal.

4. A la carte is OK. Picking a few items that are quality protein. If it ends in "plate or dinner" be skeptical-these are usually filled with low cost startch fillers rice/pasta/potatoes.

5. Veggies for your sides when able will limit carbs and fill you up. Stay away from fried starches at restaurants.

6. Drink only low carb options-water/tea/coffee. Avoid regular sodas/sweet tea/ juices.

What shouldn't be used and why:

HCG either given by injection or orally have been tested to work with a very low calorie diet.

Large studies in Germany and Holland reviewed the literature and conducted studies and concluded HCG has no place for weight reduction.

The FDA was advised against the use of HCG as it can cause breast tissue in men and blood clots.

Very low calorie diets (500-800 calories per day)

can cause gallstones, irregular heartbeats and electrolytes imbalances.