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Your 1500 Calorie Meal Plan Eating healthy is an important part of managing your diabetes. The food in your meal plan will provide the calories and nutrients you need each day to manage your blood sugar and to give you the energy you need for healthy living. You can use the following guidelines to estimate how many calories are needed per day to help maintain your weight. For every pound of weight, calculate: 10 calories for an adult who is obese, very inactive, or always dieting 13 calories for an adult over 55 years of age, an active woman, or an inactive man 15 calories for a very active woman or an active man 20 calories for a very active man or an adult athlete To lose weight, you’ll need to eat fewer calories. To gain weight, you’ll need to eat more calories. Ask your doctor to refer you to a registered dietitian (RD). This person can help you make a meal plan. You want to have the right balance of food, medicine, and activity. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes The Exchange Lists offer a large selection of foods grouped together because they have about the same nutritional content. Each serving of a food has about the same carbohydrate, protein, fat, and calories, as the other foods in that list. Any food within a list can be “exchanged” for another food in the same list. Ask your doctor for a copy of the Changing Life With Diabetes booklet, Carb Counting and Meal Planning from Novo Nordisk. It includes the Exchange Lists for Diabetes and other useful information on healthy eating. Use the Exchange Lists in Carb Counting and Meal Planning with this meal planning information. To become a member of our Changing Life With Diabetes program, enroll on line at ChangingDiabetes-us.com. Another resource that can help you manage your diabetes is our free Novo Nordisk Tip Line at 1-800-260-3730. Novo Nordisk Inc. grants permission to reproduce this piece for non-profit educational purposes only on condition that the piece is maintained in its original format and that the copyright notice is displayed. Novo Nordisk Inc. reserves the right to revoke this permission at any time. © 2009 Novo Nordisk Inc. 128293BR-R1 June 2009 ChangingDiabetes-us.com

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Your 1500 Calorie Meal Plan

Eating healthy is an important part of managing your diabetes. The food in

your meal plan will provide the calories and nutrients you need each day to manage

your blood sugar and to give you the energy you need for healthy living.

You can use the following guidelines to estimate how many calories are

needed per day to help maintain your weight.

For every pound of weight, calculate:

• 10 calories for an adult who is obese, very inactive, or always dieting

• 13 calories for an adult over 55 years of age, an active woman, or an inactive man

• 15 calories for a very active woman or an active man

• 20 calories for a very active man or an adult athlete

To lose weight, you’ll need to eat fewer calories. To gain weight, you’ll need

to eat more calories. Ask your doctor to refer you to a registered dietitian (RD).

This person can help you make a meal plan. You want to have the right balance

of food, medicine, and activity.

Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes

The Exchange Lists offer a large selection of foods grouped together because they

have about the same nutritional content. Each serving of a food has about the

same carbohydrate, protein, fat, and calories, as the other foods in that list. Any food

within a list can be “exchanged” for another food in the same list.

Ask your doctor for a copy of the Changing Life With Diabetes booklet, Carb

Counting and Meal Planning from Novo Nordisk. It includes the Exchange Lists

for Diabetes and other useful information on healthy eating. Use the Exchange

Lists in Carb Counting and Meal Planning with this meal planning information.

To become a member of our Changing Life With Diabetes program, enroll on

line at ChangingDiabetes-us.com.

Another resource that can help you manage

your diabetes is our free Novo Nordisk Tip Line at 1-800-260-3730.

Novo Nordisk Inc. grants permission to reproduce this piece for non-profit educational purposes only on condition that the piece is maintained in its original format and that the copyright notice is displayed. Novo Nordisk Inc. reserves the right to revoke this permission at any time.

© 2009 Novo Nordisk Inc. 128293BR-R1 June 2009 ChangingDiabetes-us.com

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1500 Calorie Meal PlanThe following sample menu for a 1500 calorie meal plan includes a total

of 6 starch exchanges, 3 fruit exchanges, 3 milk exchanges, 4 non-starchy

vegetable exchanges, 6 meat exchanges and 4 fat exchanges daily.

1 starch1 fat1 meat, lean1 fruit1 milk

1 fruit

2 starch2 meat, lean 1⁄2 vegetable1 fat 1⁄2 vegetable

1 milk

3 meat, lean2 starch2 vegetable1 fruit

1 fat1 fat

1 starch1 milk

1 slice whole wheat toast1 teaspoon butter or margarine1⁄4 cup low fat cottage cheese1 small orange8 ounces (1 cup) skim milk

2 slices of rye bread2 ounces chicken1⁄2 cup chopped celery1 teaspoon mayonnaise1/2 cup sliced tomato for the sandwich

6 ounces (2/3 cup) light yogurt

3 ounces roast beef1/2 large baked potato1 cup broccoli, steamed1 1⁄4 cup strawberriestossed salad plus 1 cup vegetable 1 teaspoon butter or margarine2 tablespoons reduced-fat salad dressing

3 ginger snaps8 ounces (1 cup) skim milk

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

Snack

Exchanges SampleMeal

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Snack

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1 extra small banana (4 oz.)

1 vegetable, 1 free food

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Grams Percent

Carbohydrate: Carbohydrate:

Protein: Protein:

Meal plan for: Date: Fat:

Dietitian: Phone: Calories:

Your Personal Meal Plan

____ Carbohydrate group

____ Starch

____ Fruit

____ Milk

____ Meat and meat substitutes group

____ Fat Group

____ __________________________

____ __________________________

____ Carbohydrate group

____ Starch

____ Fruit

____ Milk

____ Non-starchy vegetables

____ Meat and meat substitutes group

____ Fat Group

____ __________________________

____ __________________________

____ Carbohydrate group

____ Starch

____ Fruit

____ Milk

____ Non-starchy vegetables

____ Meat and meat substitutes group

____ Fat Group

____ __________________________

____ __________________________

Number of exchanges Menu ideasTime

Meal plan for: Date: Fat:

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Meal plan for: Date: Fat:

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