Six Small Meals Eating Plan
I have, on numerous occasions, been told by patients that eating several times a day helped them to achieve their health-related goals (i.e. weight loss, improved blood glucose control, etc.). While the research on the benefits of this type of eating pattern seems to be mixed, it is important to recognize that people can have success on a variety of eating plans.
Sample meal plan for type 2 diabetes
With that in mind, I would like to provide a sample meal plan that is made up of six small meals.
In developing this plan, I kept the following principles in mind:
Eggs for breakfast
- 1 slice whole wheat toast topped with ½ avocado slices and 1 hard-boiled egg
A light morning snack
- ½ cup cottage cheese with 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
Salmon for lunch
- Salmon salad: 2 cups kale with 4 oz baked salmon topped with olive oil and vinegar dressing (1 tbsp of each)
- ¼ cup of dried fruit
Nutrition facts for the day
- Calories: 1686
- Fat: 94g
- 43 g Monounsaturated fat
- Carbs: 122g
- Sugar: 48g
- Fiber: 29g
- Protein: 104g
- Sodium: 1631 mg
- Potassium: 2664 mg
Do you have a family history of diabetes?