A key to preventing diabetes is proper meal planning, right now I’m sharing about how you can Shop to Stop Diabetes with these meal preparation essentials. This is a sponsored post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Each of us who have been through the 9 months of pregnancy knows just how important your diet is when you are with child, but did you know it’s just as important when you aren’t pregnant? I was one of those that had gestational diabetes with both of my kids. I was borderline for it both times so instead of taking the dreaded 3 hour testing, I simply went straight on the diabetic diet and controlled my sugars. The good thing for me was that by doing this I also did not gain as much weight as I would have without watching my every bite. This diet was by far one of the best that I had ever been on and it wasn’t really a ‘diet’ as much as it is simply a way of life. It is actually a better way to eat overall.
After I had my kids I swore I would stay on that diet but alas I went back to my normal eating. I’ve found though that I struggle with my blood sugar dropping and all of that ties into my diet. I’m now getting back on that same diet so that I can watch my sugars and prevent diabetes. I was beyond thrilled when I saw these new products from the ADA that will help EVERYONE with portion control and eating right. Of course, they are providing these for those that do have diabetes but they are also great for those that don’t too.
These different trays come in a variety of options and each of them will help you control your portions and serving sizes of meals along with the amount of each type of food you have too. If you have foods heavy in carbs then you will notice it when you try to use one of these products.
Honestly, I want to convert all of our plates to these kits because this helps promote an overall healthy lifestyle regardless of your diagnosis. I know for myself, it’s vital to me to really keep an eye on it since I’m now at a higher risk of adult onset diabetes due to having it during pregnancy. My husband is also at risk with his mom having it as well, so it’s very much on our minds.
The great advantage is that the ADA provides a plethora of information to those with or without diabetes that are seeking information and support, they have it all there for you. Now, you can go even beyond just the information and make a complete lifestyle change with their meal planning products. I’m anxious to get started and order a few myself.
Have you tried these out? What types of changes do you want to make to your diet?