Sample Diabetic Diet 2000 Calories – Sample Menu

A sample diabetic diet 2000 calories menu can help you understand what food choices to make and how to manage your eating so you can better control your blood sugar levels.

"Healthy eating helps to reduce your blood sugar. It is a critical part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent the complications of diabetes. In the Diabetic Diet, the Diabetic Diet Calories are balanced in the diet, which limits calories (sugar and carbohydrates) and includes eating often to keep blood sugar levels balanced throughout the day"(1).

Sample diabetic diet 2000 calories guidelines

There are guidelines that will enhance your understanding of the sample diabetic diet 2000 calories plan and they are as follows:

  1. Space your daily calories throughout the day by eating 4 to 6 small meals.
  2. Plan your meals and snacks for the day.
  3. Keep your eating simple. You do not have to change your entire diet all at once. Instead focus on staying within your calorie limit and build from there.
  4. Slow your pace of eating to enjoy your food more and reduce the risk of overeating.
  5. Choose from whole grains, beans, lean meats, fish, poultry, fresh vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products to fill your daily calorie needs.
  6. Limit saturated fats, sugar and salt but allow yourself the occasional treat to keep from becoming bored.

Sample diabetic diet 2000 calories – the menu

This sample diabetic diet 2000 calories menu can be followed to the letter or you may choose to substitute similar items to suit your individual taste.

Breakfast

240 calories - 2 cups whole grain cereal
90 calories – 1 cup non-fat milk
80 calories – 1 medium size piece of fruit
80 calories – half cup cottage cheese
0 calories – coffee, black

Total calories from breakfast = 490

Morning Snack

120 calories – 1 cup low-fat yogurt
80 calories – one medium size piece of fruit

Total calories from morning snack = 200

Lunch

180 calories – 2 slices whole wheat bread
20 calories – 1 Tablespoon light mayo
140 calories – 3 ounces chicken breast
50 calories – small side salad
10 calories – 1 Tablespoon fat free salad dressing
0 calories – unsweetened ice tea

Total calories from lunch = 400

Afternoon Snack

170 calories – 1 ounce almonds
100 calories – 1 ounce string cheese

Total calories from afternoon snack = 270

Dinner

185 calories – 4 ounces of turkey breast
225 calories – 1.5 cup brown rice
50 calories – 2 cups broccoli
50 calories – small side salad
10 calories – 1 Tablespoon fat free salad dressing
0 calories – diet soda
120 calories – ½ cup ice cream

Total calories from dinner = 640

This sample diabetic diet 2000 calories plan is filled with nutritious foods that are satisfying and help stabilize your blood sugar levels; however, it is important to discuss this or any diet change with your doctor before making a shift in your eating habits.

(1) Weight Loss Center (2010). Diabetic diet calories. Retrieved from http://www.weight-loss-center.net/diabetic-diet-calories.htm

 

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