TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
“I’ve tried every diet and none of them work for me!” Have you said that? Well you are in good company. Diets do not work. Most of the time they are temporary ways to get some weight off but, more often than not, our brain senses that we are restricting food and kicks in the normal human response: compensation – actually overcompensation – sooner or later.
Forget diets – whatever the label may be. Decide to make one change that you can clearly identify, and stick with it! With the help of a registered dietitian, you can identify both short-term and long-term realistic changes that will become a part of your weight management plan — changes that are realistic and sustainable. Registered dietitians don’t dictate what you should eat, they collaborate with you to get the best results.