RE: Nutritional Guidelines
Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 1:24 PM
kmt - I find that my skin seems to get drier and itchier every winter, and I don't think I've been eating as low-fat as the nutritionists and doctors here recommend.
Have you been drinking the 64-96oz of water every day? (I haven't - so that and the lack of typical Texas humidity is what I've been blaming my dry skin on.)
Essie has a point about protein and the same can be said for oils - almost everything we eat has some amount..it's just that there's more to certain foods than others.
If you're really concerned about getting in the right quantities of everything - there's a couple of approaches you might take. 1st, you could figure out what your min/max desired amounts are and divide that by the number of meals you eat everyday and then you have your average protein or fat amount per meal.
If you're looking for something more like servings and exchanges, you could go with the ADA exchanges and there are lots of books with meal-planning ideas for that, including vegan and vegetarian ones. However, I think most of the vegan diabetic books focus on healthy, low-fat, high-fiber eating and shun the weighing and measuring method.