As a rule, a pre diabetic diet should mainly consist of foods that are low in all of the following: cholesterol, sugar, fat, carbohydrates, calories and sodium. Before you start thinking to yourself that this modest list may be a little on the complicated side and could be rather difficult to follow, be assured that this is not the case, and if you just moderate your intake of the above mentioned and then gradually lower them you will be on the right path.
It can be all rather confusing though, as some foods may claim to be healthy but are, in actual fact, quite the opposite. It is all well and good the manufacturer stating that their particular food is healthy, but this doesn't mean they actually are. You will have to keep an eye on all the nutrition labels that are now printed on packaging by law. A lot of fast food chains have now started printing nutritional information on their food wrappers, as well as printing out nutritional booklets for their customers.
When you learn to read all nutrition labeling properly, you are ensuring that you maintain a healthy and for the most part, nutritious diet. It can help you ultimately lower the sizes of portions you eat as well as assisting you in your efforts to cut down on the carbohydrates you take on board with each meal.
Another thing to keep an eye on is the amount of sauces and dressings you use with each meal. Many people tend to forget these when they are totting up the nutrition information for all of the foods they are eating, but these can contain many of the things you should be cutting down on including fats, sugars and carbohydrates. As many people do not pay much attention to these "extras" they can really add up if used excessively. Try and cut down on the dressing you put on the salad or the ketchup you put on your plate.
In case you haven't got the message yet - food labels are extremely important, especially in terms of finding pre-diabetic foods. The labels are now extremely easy to read and understand, and get even easier and quicker to decipher as you start utilising them more.
As an ideal marker or guideline, it is always recommended you seek the advice of your doctor in relation to the perfect calorie intake for your specific situation. This will then make life much easier when it comes to watching what you eat, making you more conscientious of controlling your eating habits, ultimately leading to a healthier diet. At the end of the day, becoming a healthier eater and watching what you intake can help decrease the chances of a diabetes onset at a later stage of your life.