The constant carbohydrate meal plan

The constant carbohydrate meal plan will help keep your blood sugar and weight healthy.

  • A constant carbohydrate meal plan is made just for you by a registered dietitian (RD).
    • The amount depends on gender, age, and activity level.
  • Count all the carbohydrates you eat each day.
  • There are 3 meals and 1 snack each day.
  • You eat the same amount of carbohydrates at each meal every day.
  • It has all the foods your body needs to be healthy.
  • There are every day foods and sometimes foods.
  • You should not eat large amounts between meals or snacks because it may raise your blood sugar and cause weight gain.
  • Always eat meals and snacks to help your blood sugars stay in a healthy range and to help you feel full.

Sample meal plan

You will receive a meal plan from an RD in this format:

  • Breakfast: _____ grams of carbohydrate
  • Morning snack: _____ grams of carbohydrate
  • Lunch: _____ grams of carbohydrate
  • Afternoon snack: _____ grams of carbohydrate
  • Dinner: _____ grams of carbohydrate
  • Bedtime snack: _____ grams of carbohydrate

Estimated grams of carbohydrate: _____ per day or _____ per meal

Limit morning, afternoon, and bedtime snacks to _____ grams of carbohydrate.

Tools to help with carbohydrate counting

Here are a few tools that can help with carbohydrate counting.

  • Nutrition labels
  • Measuring cups, measuring spoons, and digital food scales
  • Restaurant nutrition information
  • Smart phone apps