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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.