Indian Diabetic Food Plan
How should be a diet plan for a diabetic
How much wheat flour chapatis a person can consume in a day？
If a person is facing constantly fluctuation in blood sugar
fluctuation in blood sugar from high to low and from low to high..
Kindly suggest the diet plan for that personANSWER
I understand your concern.
If a diabetic patient is Indian, preparing a diabetic diet plan depends on individual customs, if the patient is more on vegetables or meat, and of course depending on his/her health conditions.
Following, I will try to mention a few foods you can choose when planning your Indian diabetic diet plan
Before starting eating should drink a glass of lukewarm water with a squeeze of lemon to aid digestion.
Another option is lukewarm water with soaked fenugreek
: Vegetable upma made with semolina (rava) and lots of veggies. A cup of herbal tea without sugar.Mid-morning Snack
: A small bowl of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pistachios).
One cup of green tea or herbal infusion.Lunch
: Two small jowar or bajra rotis.
A bowl of spinach dal or any lentil curry (less oil).
A portion of grilled or baked fish/chicken/tofu.
Mixed vegetable salad with a sprinkle of lemon juice.
One cup of buttermilk (unsweetened).Evening Snack
: One small bowl of roasted chana (chickpeas) or makhana (fox nuts).
Vegetable soup or a small bowl of sprouts.Dinner
: Quinoa or barley pulao with lots of vegetables.
Dal tadka (lentil soup) or a mixed dal preparation.
Stir-fried or lightly cooked vegetables.
1 small bowl of cucumber/tomato salad.Before Bed
: A small cup of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric or a few strands of saffron.Important Tips
Consume whole grains like millets, oats, barley, or quinoa instead of refined grains.-
Include more vegetables and legumes in your meals.-
Control portion sizes and avoid excessive intake of carbohydrates.
In general, a reasonable portion for an average adult might range from 2 to 4 chapatis per meal, considering the entire day's intake and the individual's dietary needs.
However, this can significantly vary from person to person.-
Opt for healthier cooking methods like steaming, grilling, or sautéing.- Monitor blood sugar levels
regularly and adjust the diet as per the response.- Exercise regularly
, as advised by your caring doctor.
Hope this helps. Dr.Albana