Diabetes Diet #55: Diabetes and Extremes

Diabetes Recipes:

Diabetes and Extremes

Extreme Case #1:

  • 3 fried egg sandwiches with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and fried onions
  • 1, 5-egg omelette
  • 1 bowl grits
  • 3 slices French toast
  • 3 chocolate chip pancakes
  • 2 cups coffee

Question: Can this supper worth a bolus?
Answer: NO

It’s a common breakfast for Olympic gold medal swimmer. Between 12,000 and 16,000 calories are, stroked by his total caloric intake while training. I must admit, as a food lover. I got a bit nauseous when I read about this particular copious, food intake that was unbridled. I also had some questions. Where was the balance in this meal? Where were the fruits and veggies the protein that is lean , fats? I suppose because the body is considering, at that level of stress , an athlete of his caliber and high pitched training can consume just about anything, is fuel to power the system. Where were the dieticians and nutritionists to urge the food groups? Maybe I am being too much of a food nazi and nag-ulater pushing against my mission which everybody should eat healthy, fresh, local meals. What’s more, at a time in our civilization when the encouragement would be to eat less and lose fat, the Frosted Flakes cereal Phelps endorses as a breakfast for champions …. well. Ieditorialize less ‘d better zip my mouth closed and talk more about options that are better.

Extreme Case #2:

The October issue of Bicycling magazine posted an article by Jeremy Katz, titled “1 Sweet Ride”. It celebrates the athletes with type 1 diabetes that are members of Team Type 1 (founded by 2 young Georgia kind 1 athletes, Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge) which rode to catch first place 2X in the Race Across America 3000-mile ride! Among their aims is to inspire everyone who has diabetes, another is truly have a Team Sort 1 presence. The article explains in specific detail the way nutrient and nourishment and the human body needs work during stressful sports. It talks about insulin pumps and CGM’s. These youthful diabetic cyclists have raised the bar for most active people with diabetes. They motivate by their example, demonstrating diabetes can do anything if the drive and dream are there to pursue. In the instance of the cyclists, replenishing glucose provides to compensate for drops in blood sugar with carb, gels and energy drinks and checking blood glucose is essential. After the quick sugar repairs are gone Eating food after a ride is very important to sustain energy. That is when a sandwich or pizza comes in handy. Food is fuel to the engine for most extreme athletes, whether diabetic or not.

Back in the world of people living with diabetes that do daily exercise and sports and maybe an occasional marathon or additional effort, the body does not require a man’s size diet to fuel the system. Instead, for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, balance and stabilization of body fat are goals to aim for. At the time I learned about the Phelps diet along with the cyclists I ran across a list of 100 calorie food parts that looked encouraging to me personallypersonally, the average Jane with type 1. Are you really interested in hearing about them? Step over to Cyber Kitchen and we’ll go through the list.

Cyber Kitchen Recipes:

Where everybody in class was given also a time limit and the same ingredients to make a dish I took a class. It was lots of fun and interesting to see the way we all made dishes even though we started out with exactly the components. Here’s an abbreviated list of 100 calorie foods from several food groups. I will make some dishes . Why not try your hand at it too.

Our Ingredients

Meats, Fish, Poultry
1/2 chicken skinless breast, 3 1/2 oz. Halibut, tuna or salmon, 4 oz filet of snapper, tuna in water. Lean beef, 2 strips bacon

1 medium apple, 1 medium banana, 1 large orange, 1 cup grapes, 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup blueberries or raspberries, 4 prunes or dates

1 large egg, 1 cup milk, 1 oz. cheddar or Swiss cheese, 2 T. cream cheese, 1/3 cup cottage cheese3/4 cup non-fat yogurt, 1 T. butter, 4 T. grated parmesan

3 carrots, 2 little heads Romaine lettuce, 3 tomatoes, 1 small baked potato, 2 cups cooked: cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, 3 cups green beans, 2 1/2 cups cooked spinach, 2 onions, 1 cup green beans, 5 cups mushrooms

Fats and Oils
1 T. vegetable margarine, 1 T. peanut butter, 1 T. 1, 1 T. most vegetable oils, 1 T. most salad dressings

Baked Salmon with Vegetables (2 servings)

2 salmon filets, 3 1/2 oz. each
Grated zest of 1 lemon plus 2 T. lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 T. minced red onion1
1 small zucchini and 1 small yellow squash, sliced
12 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley and 1 T. dried basil

  1. Marinate salmon in lemon juice, zest and seasonings for 5 minutes.
  2. Coat 2 bits of heavy duty foil with olive oil cooking spray and place 1 salmon filet in centre of each piece.
  3. Top each with remaining ingredients, fold foil into envelopes, crimping corners.
  4. Bake in 400 oven for 12 minutes. Remove packets to plates, slash with tape and carefully pull foil. There’ll be plenty of steam. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Value: 1 filet = 220 cal, 24 grams protein, 8 fat grams, 12 g grams, 2 grams fiber

Broccoli and Garlic (3 servings)

1 pounds. Broccoli
1 t. olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

  1. Cut broccoli into florets and peel and slice stalks. Steam for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Warm oil in skillet. Add garlic and seasonings and cook until garlic becomes translucent. Don not brown. Add broccoli and stir fry fro 2 — 3 minutes.

Nutritional Value: 1 serving = 65 cal, 2 fat grams, 5 grams protein, 10 carbohydrate g, 4 grams fiber

Yogurt Parfait (2 servings)

1/2 cup lemon zest yogurt
1 T. grated orange zest
1 naval orange
1/2 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup red grapes

  1. Mix yogurt and orange zest. Chill.
  2. Cut fruit into bite sized bits.
  3. Layer fruit and yogurt in dessert dishes when ready to serve.

Nutritional Value: 1 serving = 120 cal, 27 g grams, 4 grams protein, 2.6 grams fiber

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