Foods to Avoid on a Diet for Prediabetes

Natalie Stein
October 15, 2018
Foods to Avoid on a Diet for Prediabetes

Foods to Avoid on Diet for Prediabetes

Along with losing weight, eating the right foods can improve your blood sugar control. Fiber,[4] protein, and healthy fats stabilize blood sugar as they slow digestion and absorption of the foods you eat. Certain nutrients may reduce insulin resistance and help reverse prediabetes.

Your prediabetic diet targets other risk factors for diabetes. On the whole, the same eating patterns that can help lower blood sugar can have benefits such as lowering blood pressure, triglycerides, and “bad” LDL cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease and hypertension.  

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Foods to Choose on a Prediabetic Diet

 *High in carbohydrate, so watch portion sizes!

Avoiding certain other foods can also help control prediabetes. According to Harvard School of Public Health, sugar and refined starches are types of carbohydrates that can spike your blood glucose (that is bad!), but it is not just about the carbs. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases recommending limiting unhealthy fats and fried foods.

Sample Menus for a Prediabetes Diet

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Diabetes Prevention Program for Diet Support

A prediabetes diet is easier to follow when you have support. A digital Diabetes Prevention Program such as Lark can help you stick to your prediabetes diet and the rest of your healthy lifestyle changes. 

The DPP has a curriculum that is approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is designed to take up to a year to complete. In that time, you can learn about weight loss, healthy eating, and physical activity to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Lesson content includes strategies for overcoming barriers such as lack of time, losing motivation, and eating at restaurants.

With Lark DPP on your smartphone, you can:

  • Chat 24/7 with your health coach.
  • Track your weight loss, and log your food and physical activity.
  • Get personalized feedback on what you eat and your activity.
  • Pull your health coach out of your pocket whenever you want to chat.

You may be eligible to get Lark DPP and get started on your prediabetes diet and health goals. Find out today!

Written by Natalie Stein on October 15, 2018
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