Week 1- How to Change your Eating in 8 weeks

Week 1

Remind yourself of YOUR hopes and goals

How have YOU been getting on? Do share your challenges and successes with your friends & family and me at joannemccormack@nhs.net. I love to hear about your progress!

These are some of the questions you have asked..

What is a low carb shopping list? Which are the best low carb websites www.dietdoctor.com www.diabetes.co.uk

Have you got any good lunch ideas? for packed lunches and mid day meals.

Lunch recipes and food to buy from supermarkets.

Lunch links

What sort of food can you buy from the supermarket that is ready to eat- mackerel pate, olives, celery, hummus are a few.

Quit days– have you set yours yet?

Diabetes blood test 1-1 and a half hours after meals- set your blood glucose goals ( I advise 4-7) and take note of the results of different foods or meals.

Moving more and having fun- share your ideas as a group of friends or family.

Becoming less food centred– ideas for going out- what else do we like to do?

Alcohol laminated card – link
Soft drinks laminated card-https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/drinks

Not to forget….

Mindful eating- plan your meals, and your shopping, take your time over eating this week, and enjoy every mouthful.
Habit releaser of the week– could you travel a different way to work this week, or if you are retired travel a different way to somewhere you go regularly. Take in your new surroundings and take your time.
Sleep– getting up and going to sleep at the same time every day.

Checking your measurements and/or doing your photos before you start. Ask your nurse or HCA to check your weight, height, waist, HBA1C, liver test, HB, kidney test. Some people prefer to use just photos to show their progress- it is up to you!