3 Ways to Look at Your Diet Now That You're Diabetic

If you know someone with diabetes, you'll love Cherie Burbach's latest book, 21 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Someone with Diabetes. This book will tell you what you can do to help someone afflicted with the incurable disease, diabetes. Things like what you should (and shouldn’t) say, what you should learn to truly be supportive, and even how you can help in the fight for a cure.

Cherie Burbach is an author, blogger, poet, crocheter, and geek. She loves football and is obsessed with anything having to do with the Green Bay Packers or Tudor history.

Not only has she written 21 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Someone with Diabetes, Cherie used her experience with meeting her husband online to pen At the Coffee Shop, a humorous look at the world of Internet dating. Cherie went on over 60 coffee dates in just six months. She met lots of great people and one of those turned out to be the guy she would marry just one year later. Cherie’s new dating book, Internet Dating is Not Like Ordering a Pizza is available now.

She is a staff writer for b5media, and also the author of three poetry books, including A New Dish and The Difference Now. Her latest, Father’s Eyes, has received the 2008 Editor’s Choice Award by Allbooks Review.

Readers have resonated with Cherie’s honest and inspirational ”This I Believe” essay, which is the second-most popular out of over 40,000 entries on the NPR website.

Cherie is our guest today with a wonderful blog post explaining why you should take a second look at what goes into your mouth if you have diabetes.

If you'd like to find out more about how you can help someone with diabetes, you can follow her online during her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. Starting off with a wonderful interview at Blogcritics and continuing all month long with a last stop with a review at Pump Up Your Book.

Welcome, Cherie!

3 Ways to Look at Your Diet Now That You're Diabetic
by Cherie Burbach, author of 21 Simple Things You Can Do to Help Someone with Diabetes

When people first become diabetic, they might think that they can't enjoy food like they once did. The reality is that diabetes changes the way you look at food for the better. If you're feeling frustrated about your "diabetic diet," here are some points to keep in mind.

No Food is Off Limits Completely

A diabetic diet is a healthy one. It's a diet we all should eat: plenty of fruits and vegetables, low fat choices, and not too much fat and sugar. That doesn't mean you can't occasionally (and occasionally is the key here) indulge in the sweet treats. It does mean that you'll be changing your diet and your palate, and food will begin to taste differently. You'll crave the healthier choices rather than the empty calories and appreciate how much better you feel.

It's All About the Portions

Let's face it, we are a nation that eats too much. Period. Our portion sizes have gone crazy. When you have diabetes, you have to watch portion sizes. In fact, you might be surprised at first what a healthy portion size really is! Schedule an appointment with your doctor and dietician so you can create a meal plan that is right for you.

It's Not All About Food

Food might become a focus when you're diabetic, but it doesn't have to be. Life is about so many more things than that. So instead of eating mindlessly when you're bored, fill up your life with hobbies, friends, and faith. There is so much more to life than food. Realize the blessings in your life and your focus on food will diminish.

For more information, please visit Cherie’s website, www.cherieburbach.com, her personal blogs, or follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/brrbach.

You can purchase her book online at Amazon by clicking here.
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