I’ve received questions about a 1,500 calorie diabetic diet and I figured I’d put something together. However, I don’t recommend one-size-fits-all solutions for type 2 diabetes. I have had physicians ask me for “so called” diabetes diets, or 1500 calorie diabetes meal plans, or diabetes-friendly diets. In my opinion, there isn’t such a thing as a diabetes diet.
The problem with diets is that they leave people frustrated and discouraged. But if you have jaw clenching, teeth gritted dieting will power and can make it work long-term, then more power to you.
The main take-home here is that everyone is different and depending on your goals, you may require more or less of one thing than another. I could put together a team of nutritionists to try to create the perfect diet and still I’d come up short. Because type 2 diabetes affects everyone differently and the same is true for the foods we eat.
It is very important that you go through your own discovery phase. And above all else, this is not to substitute for the advice of your physician or dietician. This is only an example.
|1 Cup Cooked Oatmeal sweetened with Cinnamon and Splenda||147||6||25||0|
|Omelet (3 Egg Whites, 1 Slice Cheese, 1 Cup Broccoli)||152||19||8||5|
|1 Cup of Green Tea sweetened with Splenda||0||0||0||0|
|1 Can Light Tuna in Water||191||42||0||1|
|1 Tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise||11||0||2||0|
|2 Thin Slices of Whole Wheat Bread||140||6||26||2|
|1 Glass of Water or Diet Soda||0||0||0||0|
|1 Cup Whole Wheat Pasta||174||7||37||1|
|Two 6 ounce Chicken Breasts||185||78||0||2|
|1/2 Cup Marinara Sauce||92||2||14||3|
|1 Cup of Cooked Cauliflower||28||1||3||0|
|1 Glass of Water||0||0||0||0|
|Brazil Nuts 6pieces||190||4||3||19|
Please consult with your physician or dietician prior to using any of this material. Everyone has different needs and it is impossible for one diet to be right for everyone.