11091506 - various colorful dried legumes beans as backgroundIf you or a loved one has been diagnosed as diabetic, you need some dietary guidance today – not yesterday. Diabetes arises when a patient has a high glucose (blood sugar) level. Lists of food and beverage do’s and don’ts can be confusing and unhelpful for the long term. Medical advice typically does not include a comprehensive diet plan to control diabetes. A licensed nutritionist at the NYC Weightloss Solutions will be happy to help you design a menu helping to control your diabetic condition through a Customized Diet Solution.

Diet Plans for Diabetics

NYC Weightloss Solutions offers tasty diet plans for diabetics helping them shed excess pounds, lower their blood sugar, and incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyles.

Good Foods for Diabetics and Dieters

Vegetables, citrus fruits, high-fiber grains, and low-fat dairy products top the list of healthy foods. Diabetics need:

  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins
  • Proteins

Beans in all sizes and colors – white, green, red, and black – are rich in:

  • Fiber
  • B vitamins
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Protein

A half-cup of beans has the same amount of protein as an ounce of lean meat.

Several types of nuts, including peanuts, are legumes like beans. These are recommended for diabetics who do not have nut allergies.

NYC Weight Loss Solutions nutritionists educate clients about combining and prepare these healthy foods into satisfying meals.

Fruits and Vegetables

Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C, fiber, and great taste. Tomatoes stimulate the metabolism to stimulate weight loss. Everyone should eat dark green leafy vegetables

    • Spinach
    • Dark leaf lettuce
    • Kale
    • Swiss chard
    • Other greens

Carrots and sweet potatoes are also highly recommended for their fiber and Vitamin A or beta carotene content.

Berries, grapes, apples, pears, and melons have more sugar than other citrus fruits, but they are a better alternative to candies and pastries. These high fructose fruits can be eaten in small amounts by diabetics and others watching their blood sugar levels.


Whole grain breads and other baked goods high in fiber and low in added sugar are highly recommended for diabetics. Some of the processed baked goods can contain sesame, sunflower, chia, or pumpkin seeds.

Whole grain pasta is preferred over white flour pasta for the diabetic’s diet.

Meat, Fish, Poultry, and Dairy Products

Salmon and halibut are cold water fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Cod and other cold water fish are also highly recommended grilled, broiled, or baked for a diabetic’s diet plan. Lean meat and poultry are also recommended because these can be cooked with savory seasonings.

Low fat dairy products start with plain yogurt, always a healthy choice. Flavored yogurts with fruit have added sugar. Non-fat or low fat milk and hard cheese are also recommended.

More Diet Plans for Diabetics

NYC Weightloss Solutions has many recipes and diet plans for diabetics healthy and taste good. To schedule your free consultation with one of our nutritionists, click the icon below – or – call (212) 759-8118.

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