Diet for Type 1 Diabetic Weightlifters

Updated at: Jun 21, 2012
Diet for Type 1 Diabetic Weightlifters

An ideal diet for type 1 weight lifters includes a diet composition that contributes as much to a successful training as intense workout.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
Exercise & FitnessWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: Mar 23, 2012

Diet for Type 1 Diabetic WeightliftersFor any person, weightlifting includes a diet composition that contributes as much to a successful training as intense workout. For diabetic weightlifters, it may be difficult to work on a well-balanced diet and strict workout regimen because of the nutritional restrictions.

Type 1 diabetes is the medical condition when enough insulin is not produced in the body. Insulin is the chemical that takes the sugar to the cells to produce energy. Type 1 diabetics must refrain from refined carbohydrate sources and engage in consuming natural sources of food more. Keep a track of the amount of protein that you consume as an excess of it can cause damage to the kidneys.

The diabetic must prefer eating natural products such as fruits, vegetables, fruits etc. He or she should avoid refined sources of carbohydrates such as potatoes, bread, pasta, cereals, rice etc.

Since protein is an important part of building muscle mass and healthy weight, type 1 diabetics can have protein-rich food such as fish, lean meats, eggs, nuts, egg whites etc. Do not depend on other sources of protein that are sold in the market. Must you buy artificial sources of protein in the form of protein supplements, check with your personal physician or doctor.


Other Tips

  • Make sure that you eat a healthy and balanced-diet that you have been prescribed by your personal dietician or physician before and after you workout because diabetes is marked by constant hunger pangs.You must eat short meals almost every 4-5 hours.
  • Do not neglect eating the medicines regularly.
  • Attend regular screenings with your physician.
  • Drink at least 10-15 glasses of water every day. Drink a glass of water on empty stomach as soon as you wake up to flush the toxins out by the end of the day.


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