A Day in the life . . .

There are many ways that the day of a type 2 diabetic can go. Today was a pretty good day. I stayed under my calorie goal for the day and was over on my fat intake by 30 grams. If you consider that a fat gram is worth 9 calories, I guess that means 270 calories were from that extra fat.raspberry

One of the hardest things for me when trying to stick to a lower calorie or fat gram intake is the fact that so many foods have all those “hidden” fat grams.

And maybe they aren’t as hidden as I think they are. I mean, I know that dairy has more fat. I also know that chuck steak has more fat… 20 grams tonight! That was a lot. Also, the omelet this morning was 24 grams of fat. I know these foods are high in fat, but they are some of my favorite foods. It is difficult for me to steer clear of those foods.

Still, overall, I think I did well today. I was about 40 fat grams less than yesterday. That is a good start for me! Now I just need to keep it up. I am becoming more and more aware of the food that I am eating and if I can keep it up, I have a better chance of succeeding.

Today’s Video

In today’s video, I go into a bit more detail about how the food intake went today. I hope you enjoy the video. Please like and share!


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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

4 thoughts on “A Day in the life . . .

  1. Thank you for sharing your food intake and you can be proud of yourself for being under your calorie goal for the day. My grandmother died of diabetes many years ago, so my mum was always warning us about sugar, and having to watch out for hidden sugars. 

    But I was not really aware that fat intake for a diabetic is also crucial, but of course after reading your post, it does make sense if you are controlling your calorie intake. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for visiting us, LineCowley. I have read more and more about how fat intake directly affects our health. Some fat is vital to our health, however, as we know, too much of anything can be detrimental to our well-being.

      I am glad you learned something new from the article! 🙂

      To our health,
      Karin 😎

  2. Wow, I really like your concept of journaling your life as living with diabetes. I know it’s not easy because my father has Type 2 diabetes and fell into a coma. And he still didn’t pay attention to his diet. He died 15 years ago. So I commend you on your courage. I heard that a vegan or keto diet could also help diminishing the effects of diabetes. Just think about it and always see a doctor before adopting a new diet. Peace. 

    1. Thank you for visiting our site, Angelce903,

      Journaling about my type 2 diabetes journey makes it easier for me to remain accountable, too. It isn’t easy and some days, even though I try hard, it seems futile, but I do believe that change is possible and that type 2 can be reversible. Every new day is another day to make another change! I think I could do a vegetarian diet, but not vegan or keto. I don’t think the keto diet is sustainable long-term.

      There are so many plans and diets out there, it is hard to decide on a course of action, but I think that it becomes easier when we find things that work for us as individuals.

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

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