Low Carb Snacks For Diabetics

Diabetics know the importance and the necessity for snacking. But knowing exactly what to snack on is of equal importance. While you are trying to limit your carbs you also have to consider fat and protein content as well as calories.

But there is a fine line between snacking and craving. If you feel the need to eat something and all you can think about is a sugary treat while a more healthy alternative is not at all appealing, then you are dealing with a craving. However, you still cannot dismiss it when it is time to have a snack.

Snacks should be small

Snacking should involve no more than around 150 calories at a time. But this does not give you free rein on any food. For example, diabetics tend to believe that snacks which advertise being low fat are healthier. In response, they tend to eat more of it since it contains less fat. The reduced fat does not constitute having more of it. It only shows that the same amount has a lower percentage of fat than the regular version. Keep the portions the same.

Don't allow yourself the whole container!

Never, ever eat out of an original container. We may think we have a good idea what a portion means, but in reality when our hand is in the container our judgment becomes skewed. Remove a portion from the container and put the container away. Once the portion is finished, you're finished.

Fruit and nuts

Never underestimate fruit. An apple, raisins or bananas area all great snacks as long as you keep track of the amount. Add in a few nuts and you have a good mixture. Or throw a few items in together and make a smoothie. Just remember to count calories.

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