Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Stay at a Healthy Weight
What are some healthy eating tips I can try?
What about breakfast?
What about school lunches?
If you buy your lunch at school, try to steer clear of fried foods. Choose:
If there is a salad bar, choose a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits. Use a small amount of low-calorie dressing.
Pack lunch at home the night before to save time.
Can I still have a snack?
Most teens need a snack after school. The trick is not eating too much. Use a small plate or bowl for your snack to help you control the portion size. It is best not to snack while watching TV or at the computer-it is easy to lose track and eat too much.
Here are some healthy snack ideas:
Can I eat at fast-food restaurants?
Sure, but not every day. When you do, try these ideas:
Reaching and staying at a healthy weight while you are a teen helps you stay fit as you get older. Encourage family members and friends to get fit too by making healthy food choices and joining you in physical activity.