I had been controlling my diabetes fairly well up until the summer of last year. My a1c was between 6 or 7 at the time, which my doctor was fairly happy with. Unfortunately, about 6 months ago I started down a road where I wasn't taking care of myself (diet wise), with the main culprit being a major increase in the amount of soda I drank. Some people eat more food when they get depressed... well, I drink soda. Anyway, so my a1c went up to over 11 by December, which is apparently somewhere between "horribly negligent" and "you must have a death wish". However, I switched to diet soda around Christmas time, and have been pretty good at avoiding regular soda since then. And I've lost about 13 pounds since I made the switch.
I'm wondering what else I can do about my diet, though. Here's the thing, I am not likely to make major changes. I've tried countless times in the past to incorporate different foods into my diet, like salads, more nuts or beans, etc. That's just not me, and I can never stay on top of it. I do eat a fair amount of fruits for lunch or as a snack. And I enjoy cooking food for dinner at night. But I have a difficult time making other meals throughout the day, and generally eat something out of a box or a TV dinner. Yes, it's not the best choice, but I can pick things I actually enjoy eating, and such food is fairly quick/easy to make. So... I know it's probably not likely, but does anyone have any suggestions for stuff I could substitute for the Boxed/TV dinner stuff, without having me completely change things?