Easy-to-Digest Meals

The only things we can control in life are our own choices. Creating a Meal Plan for yourself enables you to incorporate healthy food choices into a routine. Remember, we all actually become what we eat!

I gained 21 pounds when I switched to easy-to-digest, unprocessed foods that mostly come from plants rather than animals. The whole grains I began eating made my blood sugar levels easier to control.

If you can be satisfied eating the same basic meals each day, you will save yourself a lot of energy, and if you have CFRD, it will be easy to anticipate how much insulin to take.

Here's what I try to include in every meal:

  • Whole grain carbohydrates: Such as rolled oats or brown rice (whole grains are best for keeping blood sugar balanced)
  • Protein: Examples include nuts, seeds, eggs, goat milk (easier for humans to absorb than cow milk). At least once a day I include lean meats (since animal fat is harder to digest).
  • Green leafy vegetables: Including kale, broccoli, and spinach.
  • Fruits: Tomatoes, goji berries, and blueberries are good low-carb options.
  • Plant fats: Olive oil and other plant oils are much easier for me to digest than animal fats like butter and cheese.
  • Iodized salt: Remember that people with CF need plenty of salt since we lose it through our sweat. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous14.6.07

    This is really good information. Thank you.