Once you have taken the time to plan your meals for the week including snacks and have
gone grocery shopping you are all set for a week’s worth of healthy eating. Well, if you
can stick to your plan and only eat the foods that you bought you will be. This is easier
said than done though. Everyone needs a break from a strict eating plan, but you need to
know how to get back on track and stay motivated to follow your diabetic diet.
Different people with have varying reasons as to why it is hard for them to stay on track.
For some it may be they are not giving themselves enough variety in their diet from day
to day or even week to week. This is an easy dilemma, do some research by talking to
other diabetics and your dietician for suggestions on how to mix up your eating plan.
If you are feeling alone and a bit resentful that you can’t eat what you want and when you
want. You should consider joining a support group for diabetics. Not only can they help
you through the times you want to cheat on your diabetic diet they can also provide
emotional support. If you are the only person in you family with diabetes you may feel
quite alone and if they are not supportive (and eat things in front of you that you cannot
have) you also may feel angry. Talking to someone that has been through the same thing
will help and provide the motivation that is needed to stay on your meal plan.
Sometimes money can be a factor in not being able to stick with a meal plan. The higher
quality foods can be more expensive than the quick and easy convenience foods.
Whenever possible, try and make foods that have been processed as little as possible like