Start With Small Changes to Your Breakfast
In the United States, as the science writer Gary Taubes says, breakfasts have become “lower-fat versions of dessert.” Sometimes a busy morning has us rushing out the door, and grabbing a quick bite without thinking about how much sugar is in the cereal bar, sugar, and cream in coffee or strawberry yogurt. According to experts, a typical adult should not eat more than 50 grams (or about 12 teaspoons) of added sugars per day, and closer to 25 is healthier.
People living with diabetes have to be aware of their blood glucose levels. Because of this, members need to be especially mindful of what they eat. DiabetesTeam members share 3 strategies that they have found to be helpful to eat (and still enjoy breakfast):
Strategy 1: Eat protein at breakfast. Members say that making protein a part of breakfast keeps them full until lunchtime.
Strategy 2: Eat more vegetables and fruit. Including vegetables and fruit helps start the day right.
Strategy 3: Eat smaller portions. Eating smaller portions works for some members.
Strategy 4: Try to cut down on eating breakfast foods with added sugar.
Strategy 5: Drink enough water.
Strategy 6: Keep track by writing down everything you eat (even when you cheat!)
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