Our emotions influence what we eat,
when we eat, and how much we eat. So negative feelings can interfere with your
ability to follow your diet for
- If you feel that certain foods, such as
chocolate cake, are "bad," you may feel guilty after eating a
- If you are angry because you think you can't eat the foods
you like, you may feel resentful.
- If you are afraid that you may
gain weight or develop other problems, you may not eat enough food.
Once you accept your negative feelings about diabetes and
your diet, you will be more likely to let go of these feelings; then you can
more easily learn and successfully follow a healthy diet.
feelings can also help you follow your diet for diabetes. If you feel like you
are doing something good for your health, you may feel motivated. Then, you may
feel even better about your diet and yourself.
To deal with your
- Learn about your diet for diabetes. You will be
surprised to learn that you can have all the types of foods you like. All you
need to do is fit them into your meal or snack plan.
- Talk with
other people who successfully follow the diet for diabetes. Find out what foods
they like and how they have worked them into their meals.
- Try new
foods and new recipes to put some variety into your meals so you will not feel
More information about the different types of diabetes
can be found in these topics: