Pour on some fat
You need fat in your diet for healthy cells. And fat is important in managing diabetes because it keeps you feeling satisfied. Eat more than you need, though, and those fat calories will end up stored on your hips—so be choosy about the amount and type of fat you choose. Some suggestions:
• Add a tablespoon of nuts, particularly almonds or walnuts, to a salad, soup, or main course.
• Instead of using low-fat salad dressings, drizzle on a tablespoon of olive oil paired with flavorful vinegars.
• Add a slice or two of avocado to a sandwich or omelette.