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Trying a 1500 Calorie Diabetic Diet Plan?

Trying a 1500 Calorie Diabetic Diet plan?

If you are struggling to manage your weight and blood glucose levels, your doctor or physicians may recommend you try a 1500 calorie diabetic diet.

Different diets are recommended by the ADA (American Diabetic Association) for pregnancy - check out their website for further information.

Why is this different from popular diets such as the Low Carb or Low GI?

It's particularly important for diabetics to have the right balance of carbs, fats and proteins in their diet.  The 1500 calorie diet helps to manage your intake of food whilst limiting your calorie and fat intakes.

You should only ever make major changes to your diet after checking with your physician or doctor.

Calorie Free Foods

  • Bouillon or broth
  • Carbonated or mineral water
  • Coffee or tea
  • Diet drinks
  • Sugar-free Jell-O
  • Sugar-free chewing gum

Very Low Calorie Foods

  • Half grapefruit with sugar alternative
  • Half cup of strawberries
  • A carrot!
  • A stick of celery


Recommended Resources

Diabetic Exchange Information - info on food exchanges and plenty of question/answer type information

Diabetes Treatment - why count carbs?  What are carbohydrates anyway and what foods are they in?  How do I count carbs?

Diabetic Diet - ideas for how to adapt your menu plans and recipes

Health Square - includes food suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner; also mid afternoon and evening snacks.