Meal Planning for Health
Portion control is key - so learning how much is a "serving" will help anyone wanting to limit their calories or carbohydrates. This is not a no-carb or even a low-carb diet, but rather a CONTROLLED carbohydrate eating plan that will do your heart good.
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- 9-inch dinner plate
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2The following chart provides some basic meal-planning guidelines that may work for many people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association guidelines and the American Heart Association guidelines are very similar. Controlling carbohydrate and fat intake are key to weight loss, clear arteries, and overall health.
7Remember that fruit and milk also contain measurable carbohydrates.
Detailed information and carbohydrate lists can be found on the ADA website at: