I am a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed 2 weeks before Christmas, and was ok about having 3 meals (never used to have breakfast) and eating the right sort of stuff until about mid feb, when it all seems to have gone wrong, and this week/weekend end I have been on one or two meals a day at random times, of all sorts of bad things, including THREE macdonalds meals I am tablet controlled.
So, tomorrow is a new day, and I need to get back on track. I seem to cope better with fewer options/routine, so do the following options sound balanced/healthy enough? (Its no way a complete list, but its what I can make with what I have in/what I tend to try to gravitate towards now)
Breakfast Porridge (jumbo oats) with skimmed milk and stevia or 2 scrambled eggs on 1-2 slices of wholemeal toast or 2 scrambled eggs on 1-2 slices of wholemeal toast with smoked salmon or Grilled bacon and either scrambled/poached or fried in just a spray of oil eggs, beans and toast.
all followed by fruit salad (either home made, or shop bought in juice) or melon pieces/grapes/etc, and all with a glass of fruit juice.
Lunch Tuna nicoise/chicken caesar/chicken salad from waitrose (cheaper to DIY I know, but its a controlled portion size, and easy to grab) or Beans on wholemeal toast or leftovers from the night before or Soup (I buy in Mrs Baxter ones, mainly vegetable or chicken based) with or without a slice of wholemeal toast
all followed by a small (55g) yeovalley kids yoghurt. They are the suitable for weaning ones, so one of the lowest in sugar (I don't like plain unless I have pomegranite seeds in to go with it )
Dinner Jacket Potato with either tuna mayo/cheese/cheese and beans/prawn mayo and salad or vegetables or Chicken in some form (breast/thighs/leg etc, either roasted/steamed) with boiled new potatoes and vegetables or Beef/Chicken/King Prawn stirfry - only with chilli/garlic/ginger, no sauces and wholemeal noodles. or Homemade Quesadillas with home made guacamole/salsa and sour cream or Roast Beef/Lamb/Chicken or Pork with the trimmings.
Salad wise - I have mixed leaves, red/yellow peppers, spring onions, normal onion, cucumber and sundried tomatos (don't like normal ones!). I don't tend to add dressings.
Veg wise - I typically have either fresh or frozen peas, sweetcorn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, sprouts, courgette, leek, onions, garlic, green beans and mange tout and carrots. I buy in aubergines when I think about it.
I don't tend to drink tea (maybe a cup a month..?!) and can't stand coffee or wine but I drink too much diet cola (I am drastically cutting down) and I don't like plain water - I have very dilute no added sugar squash. I am aiming to drink 2l a day, and am mostly reaching that. I don't typically have pudding, although I bought a couple of the small tubs of Ben and Jerrys today for when I fail - I figure at least its portion controlled failing :D
I am also trying not to eat in between meals, but when I fail, I am trying to eat a banana, or some ryvita with thin slices of cheese and some branston.
If I eat something from that list for every meal (or other similar options) am I going in the right direction? Is it balanced enough? Is there anything else I can add?
Hi I was diagnosed type 2 two years ago am on two different types of tablet metformin and gliclazide I have recently seen a dietitian at my gp surgery she was great and helped me with portion control and ways good and not so good to eat eg half plate of veg quarter carbs and quarter protein on plate. She gave me loads of leaflets and info Hope this helps