What About Fat in My Diet

What About Fat in My Diet?

Today’s diet fads tend to focus on fat, but what’s the real story on fat in our diet when we have diabetes? Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Toby Smithson has the answers.

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  • stattdl
    2 months ago

    Any recommendations on what the percentage of fat should be when I calculate my Macros on a daily basis?

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi stattdl, Thanks for reaching out. We cannot give any specific health or medical recommendations over the internet, for your safety. I’d suggest that you speak with your doctor and Registered Dietitian about a whether a macro-counting meal plan is a good choice. They will calculate out your individualized needs based on your current height/weight, medical conditions, medications, food preferences and personal goals. Hope that helps! Best, Kelly, Type2diabetes.com Community moderator

  • mkpe
    2 months ago

    I’m not sure I believe anything from experts regarding diet. These experts and government agencies have not served us well. I worry about carbs in my diet–not about fat.

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    2 months ago

    Thank you for commenting mkpe. We appreciate hearing your point of view. It is important, of course, to monitor carbohydrates, as you mentioned, to maintain tight glucose control. Fat and protein are also incredibly important as they can help curb blood sugar spikes, fuel your body for activity and help you to feel full for longer periods. In this video Toby was pointing out the especially unhealthy fats to avoid but also spoke on the benefits and importance of fat and how it fits into a healthy diet, including a healthy diabetic diet. Best, Kelly, Type2diabetes.com Community Moderator

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