|The Idaho Plate Method is used for diabetes meal planning. It also works well for weight loss, teaching good nutrition, and in improving blood glucose and lipids.|
|Benefits for many clients include: |
- Weight loss
- Improved carbohydrate distribution
- A more nutritionally sound diet
- A higher intake of fiber
- A lower fat and cholesterol intake
|Try the Plate Method with clients who: |
- Have busy lifestyles.
- Are seniors.
- Are feeling overwhelmed because of recent diagnosis or psychosocial circumstances.
- Are at a low-literacy level.
- Have cognitive difficulties.
- Have had difficulty using more structured approaches.
- Are unlikely to follow through if you ask them to measure their food.
- Have Type 2 diabetes and need to lose weight.
- Are inpatients who need "survival" information.
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