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Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies, 4th Edition by Alan L. Rubin, Cait James

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Chapter 5

How the Supermarket Can Help

In This Chapter

arrow Having a grocery shopping plan

arrow Reading the Nutrition Facts label

arrow Arming yourself to make good choices

Every trip to the market is an adventure. This chapter is about coping with the challenge of going grocery shopping without being lured into buying items that aren’t good for your diabetes nutritional plan. But it’s also about overcoming your natural desire to take home what you know isn’t good for you.

You deserve the best, and that holds true for the food you eat as much as anything else. Of course, you could be like the man whose doctor told him that the best thing he could do for himself would be to get on a really good diet, stop chasing women, and stop drinking so much alcohol. The patient replied: “I don’t deserve the best. What about second best?” We hope you won’t settle for second best.

Going to the Market with a Plan

If you have a hobby, you’ve probably developed a series of steps by which you can accomplish your hobby in the most efficient manner, whether it’s painting pictures or raising tomatoes. If you paint pictures, you certainly wouldn’t start painting without deciding on a subject and buying the right paints, ...

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