One of the most frequently asked questions posted in our FMD Facebook Page is “Will The Fast Metabolism Diet works with Diabetics?” And the good news is YES! It works for all those who suffer diabetes. This plan has been adjusted and formulated for diabetic dieters like you who aim to improve their health conditions. It’s time to stop worrying being diabetic, instead take control of your health and start the Fast Metabolism Diet.
Persons with diabetes have possibly ask “What is the fast metabolism diet?” This diet is definitely the best diet for you though you have to monitor and control your blood sugar, there are some adjustments in the diet that you have to follow all throughout.
It’s critically important for you to keep in touch with your doctor before, during and after the diet so that your medications, your dosages, can be monitored as you are doing the fast metabolism diet.
The following suggestions are for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics.
The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1
What To have for breakfast
Add ten (10) – fifteen (15) grams of protein and a vegetable. Having these will slow the transport of sugar to your bloodstream that you get from the grains and fruit you also eat during this meal, helping to keep your levels stable.(Options for breakfast: two (2) or three (3) egg whites; two (2) ounces of turkey)
What you can have for Snacks
Berries, Asian pear, apples or grapefruit are a variety of low-glycemic fruits that you can choose for your Phase 1 fruit snack. Then have a veggie along with the fruit you’ve chosen. (Always REMEMBER, a vegetable helps slow down the delivery of natural fructose to your bloodstream)
What To have for Lunch
Take your lunchtime grain out and replace it with a starchy vegetable (sweet potato can do) or legumes (such as black beans or pinto beans). These are lower glycemic than brown rice. Still depending on your blood sugar response, you can replace lunch and dinner grain in this way, or just one or the other.(Other options to replace for brown rice: mung bean pasta, low-carb and gluten-free noodles)
How’s your Blood Sugar?
Along with your normal monitoring, just before going to bed and again in the morning, have your blood sugar checked. The value should be the same. But if your blood sugar’s higher in the morning, it means that your body is accessing sugar from somewhere. Add a protein snack before bed of about 10 grams to inhibit this.
The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2
On Phase 2, make sure to include LOTS of lemon and lime in ALL of your meals.They still do contain some natural fructose but no worries because their sugar is very low.
And if your blood sugar is still low on Phase 2, just add a low-glycemic fruit to your lunch. You can try grapefruit (unless you are taking statins for high cholesterol), asian pear or berries.
Eat plenty of vegetables. Vegetables do contain carbohydrates although certainly much lower than fruit and grain.
The Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 3
On this specific phase, Phase 3, your fruits are already being paired with a vegetable, so DON’T skip it — most especially with breakfast. Fruits that are included on Phase 3 are naturally low-glycemic.
How’s your Blood Sugar?
Same as on Phase 1, check your blood sugar before going to bed, and upon waking up. If it’s higher in the morning, add a small protein snack before bed on Phase 3.
Tap on your Doctor still
As you lose weight, (Isn’t that great?),your resistance to insulin can improve, and for those who are insulin dependent, keep checking with your doctor, as your dosage may need adjustment.
Now it’s clear that diabetics can also enjoy the fast metabolism diet, we hope you decide to commit to it. It never meant that if you are diabetic, you can’t take the Fast Metabolism Diet plan. It is absolutely safe to try this diet. Hope we’ve helped you in one way or another. If you have questions, please drop us a message in the comment box.
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