Abs Diet Power Foods and Healthy Foods for Diabetes

By | November 10, 2008

Abs Diet Power Foods Program

The Abs diet aims to increase the muscle mass in your body and decrease the body fat especially around your belly region. Belly fat is commonly associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart diseases, metabolic syndrome and stroke. So by following an Abs diet you can work to eliminate your bulgy waistline and improve your overall wellness. Abs diet also emphasizes on consumption of good quality fats (monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats) and proteins (eggs and milk) along with calcium and fiber. All these nutrients promote good health and prevent diabetes, heart diseases, osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure and stroke. There are also many other benefits of Abs diet which includes improved sex life, less injuries, aches and pains and in general a good wellbeing. Abs diet recommends eating small 6 meals per day and also follows some simple work out. This diet has 12 selected foods and each meal should have at least 2-3 foods from the list. These foods include beans and legumes, almonds and other nuts, fat free milk and milk products, spinach and other green leafy vegetables, peanut butter, turkey and other lean meats, olive oil, unsweetened/unflavored instant oatmeal, rasberries and other berries, whole grain cereals and breads and extra protein powder.

Healthy Food for Diabetes

All the foods in the list to be included in Abs diet are healthy and need not be restricted for a woman with type 2 diabetes. If you are used to only 2-3 meals per day then you might need to talk to your specialist before starting Abs diet. This is because your medication dose and timings may need alteration according to the timing of your meals. Abs diet doesn’t seem harmful if practiced properly by a person with type-2 diabetes as it does not involve starvation or restriction of more than one food group. But if you plan to start any diet it is always advisable to consult your specialist for proper supervision.

Eating is only one part of Abs diet plan; the other important aspect is exercise or increased physical activity. This diet plan also involves a strength training workout, promoting building the muscle mass, with the focus on large muscle groups of the body like legs, chest and back. It also involves light cardiovascular activity or aerobic exercise, which promotes fat loss, like brisk walking for 30 – 45 minutes. This part is especially beneficial for a person with diabetes as exercises, both strength training and cardio, will help to improve and maintain your blood sugar levels in the normal range.