With a few tips and tricks, people with diabetes can have a healthful, varied diet that can help improve blood sugar control, manage weight while boosting overall health. Use these tips to make healthier food choices, which will help prevent blood sugar spikes and aid weight loss. Early morning: Start your day with a glass of lukewarm water - you can also add freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water to make the drink healthier and tastier. Diabetics can also consume fenugreek (Methi ka dana) seed soaked in water, which may help with blood sugar control.
Breakfast: You can have a bowl of poha/a bowl of oats porridge. Non-vegetarian may opt for one poached egg, half a small avocado spread on a slice of brown bread, and one orange. Mid-morning: Have a cup of green tea along with a lean bar, or a whole fruit such as apple/pear, orange, etc. Lunch: Make sure that you eat a wholesome meal - 2 chapatis/brown rice with a bowl of vegetable sabzi, 1 bowl of salad, 1 bowl of dal fry/curd/2-3 pieces of fish or chicken. Evening snack: 1 cup buttermilk without salt or sugar/ sukha bhel (tomato, cucumber, onion, coriander leaves, etc)/1 cup green tea along with steamed corn.
Dinner: 2 chapatis and 1 bowl vegetable sabji, 1 bowl of salad, 1 bowl of dal/2-3 pieces of chicken/fish. Bedtime: You can have some nuts (4 almonds or 2 walnuts) with a glass of warm water before bed. A diabetes meal plan will not only help you manage blood sugar levels, but also provide your body with essential nutrients it needs to function normally Diet along with regular physical activity is an important part of diabetes management and care. Please note that this healthy diabetes-friendly Indian meal plan is a generalized one and you should consult your doctor or a dietitian to work out a diet plan that is suitable for you.