Because healthy eating is a cornerstone to being healthy with diabetes, the foods in your kitchen significantly determine your health. It is much easier to reach for a healthy snack or prepare a healthy meal when you have healthy foods in your pantry, cabinets and refrigerator.
Do a sweep and take most of the bagged and boxed foods and sugar-sweetened drinks out of your house. Particularly those that are refined carbohydrates like chips, canned fruit in sweet syrup and anything with a long list of ingredients, most of which you don’t recognize. Maybe you can donate them to a local food bank.
Then head to the supermarket and fill your cart with real, whole healthy food: vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, eggs, milk, cheese, plain Greek yogurt and lean meats. Go home, restock your kitchen and smile: you have just stacked the odds in your favor to eat healthy. Here are a few more tips for shopping at the supermarket.
By keeping unhealthy foods out of the house, you will eat them less often.
Sidebar Tip: People often choose what they eat not because of what it is but how near it is. Replace sweets that you keep in sight - like muffins on your kitchen countertop - with a beautiful bowl of fruit. Soon you will find you are eating more fruit than muffins.