Practice Portion Control

The Law of Health #5 is Temperance, or abstemiousness. That is, to abstain from everything that is harmful to your body. At the top is that list is sugar!

I would like to suggest that real temperance for a diabetic is “portion control.” First of all, you need to be aware of what constitutes a “portion” or “serving” of every food you eat. If you don’t know, you should consult a reliable food database (like CalorieKing or a similar one). For accountability and motivation, you should keep a detailed food journal.

If you’d like to get closer to the non-diabetic normal A1C of 4.0-5.6% and/or if you’d like to get off medications and/or insulin, use portion control to tweak your diabetes management.

For more detailed information on portion control, please see our article:

Practice Portion Control

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