18. Frozen/Purchased Pizza
Pizza most probably takes first place when it comes to the preferred comfort food in the U.S.
It’s super tasty, and with so many places to choose from, one can easily obtain this fast food wherever they are.
But here’s the problem: many commercially made pizzas are packed with so many excess calories which can put a dent in any of your diet plans, and we’re only talking about one single slice here!
So you don’t have to force yourself to give up on pizza for good, but you’d be wise to make your own pizza at home instead and make sure to choose healthy ingredients such as veggies and fresh herbs.
Even though Mexican by origin, it has certainly worked its way into most Americans’ hearts. However, whether taking them as a main course or an appetizer, most nachos are rather high in calorie content, as well as carbs and fats as an ‘added bonus’.
So it isn’t really very surprising that they don’t make the cut on the list of diabetes-friendly foods.
20. Restaurant Hamburgers
This was long due. Although most certainly making the list on favorite American fast foods, it most certainly does NOT make the list of foods diabetics should consume. It’s so laden with saturated fat that it is sure to boost your cholesterol.
But before you fall into a depression, we’re not suggesting you completely give up hamburgers. According to The American Heart Association, you should try and limit your daily saturated fat intake to no more than 7% of your total calorie intake.
You can do this by looking at the nutritional information before making your order or ask the chef to take it easy on the fats.
We realize that trying to live a normal everyday life while still managing your diabetes can be rather difficult to pull off. But we promise you it becomes easier once you’ve learned the dos and don’ts.
After all, all you really need to do in order to keep your blood sugar levels in check is to learn and listen to your body.