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by Hope S. Warshaw R.D.

Planning a meal around diabetes doesn’t have to be difficultMeal planning is one of the hardest parts of managing diabetes. The new edition of Hope Warshaw’s best-selling book gives you all the tools you need to plan and eat healthier meals. Updated to include the latest nutrition recommendations for the American Diabetes Association and the federal government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy is a resource no person with diabetes should be without.The Fourth Edition of Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy provides the answers to all questions you have.What are my health and nutrition goals?What is the best kind of oil to use?How do I make my favorite recipes healthier?Do I need dietary supplements?What strategies can I use to make food shopping and preparation easier?
Download Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy epub
ISBN: 1580403190
ISBN13: 978-1580403191
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Diseases & Physical Ailments
Author: Hope S. Warshaw R.D.
Language: English
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; Fourth edition (March 15, 2010)
Pages: 375 pages
ePUB size: 1368 kb
FB2 size: 1494 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 585
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This most recent update of an American Diabetes Association classic is clearly written, well organized, helpfully indexed, and illustrated with a large number of charts and tables. I would not say it makes diabetes meal planning easy; that is perhaps an impossible goal. But it does provide the tools needed to plan the meals, especially exhaustive chapters on different categories of food. There are also quite helpful introductory chapters on prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, useful suggestions for modifying eating habits, and realistic, frank advice on how hard such changes really are.
This is not a book aimed at the person with type 1 diabetes, who faces a somewhat different set of challenges. It is also not a book that explains prediabetes or type 2 diabetes in great detail, though it offers a brief summary of what those diseases entail. It touches only lightly on exercise, medication, and other interventions. It is about meal planning and eating in general for people with diabetes, not about other aspects of managing the disease.
Even if "made easy" isn't quite right, this book should be a tremendous help for those seeking to understand how eating impacts their illness and what changes in eating patterns can help improve their condition.
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I haven't quite finished the book, full disclosure. Dry read, but gives good info. I had believed when I bought it that it would be a little more practical in terms of appropriate substitutions, recipes, actual varied meal guides and the like. There are some meal guides, but those are more along the lines of examples of caloric diets, not necessarily plans meant for any kind of long term use. I guess the idea is that it will teach you essential information to come up with your own meal plans, but honestly, some of us are busy and just want an easy plan spelled out. In that, I am disappointed, but still, good information for the prediabetic and diabetic.
As a newly diagnosed Type II Diabetic I of course went shopping for helpful guides, hit the "bookshelf" if you will. Well, perhaps this book will be of interest at a later date but I wanted something quick, and easy to understand. I am single, not a cook and have for many years had the typical inconsistent eating habits that came from that. I finally found a cookbook; cooking for one with 30 days of meal planning set up in a mix and match format. Looking at my two choices I realized that that was (menu planning for one) what I wanted to begin with. So, I kept this one but rely on the other.
This is an excellent book published by ADA. I found it a great tool in reducing my blood sugar and I even lost 12 lbs! It gives no-nonsense advice and is straight to the point. A must for anyone with pre-Diabetes or Diabetes. It is also helpful for anyone who wants to prevent Diabetes or control it. I learned that controlling your Diabetes is not all about eliminating added sugars; the body's blood sugar levels take a lot more than sugar into account. I feel better and have more energy as well. I highly recommend this book for anyone serious about taking charge of their own health (with or without Diabetes).
Rich Vulture
Planning a diabetic weekly menu which includes correct % carbohydrates, % fat, and % protein as well as correct calories, avoiding high carb foods and spacing out carbs throughout the day is like solving a 560-piece puzzle! [approx 20 food items/day x 4 variables (g carbs, g fat, g protein, total calories/food item) x 7 days].

Thankfully there are programs that help, e.g. [...] along with this book which makes it a lot easier!

This book has excellent tables on Starches, Fruits, Milk, Vegetables, Meat and Meat Substitutes, Fats, Sweets, & Combination Foods. These list not only the total calories and carbs, but fats, and protein as well for most of the foods listed.

In my opinion, the only thing that might make it even better might be to include recipes with Nutritional Analysis for each recipe.
A lot of information about diabetes and controlling it but very little about planning actual meals.
I liked it because it gave a full meal plan with optional proteins, and carbs. I think it will be easier to work with.