My first trip to the grocery store after diagnoses took about 2 hours and I cried the whole time. I was sooooo overwhelmed. I think I worked too hard to go "healthy" too fast. We did have to make some hard choices toward the beginning until we went through some trial and error as to what foods made him spike more than others, but after about 3-4 months, we were into our routine and it was much easier. If it is possible, go to the store by yourself or with a friend (and leave the children at home). This was not always possible for me in the beginning, but it certainly helped if I could arrange it! We usually choose whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter, yoplait light and fit yogurt, fruit cups with "no sugar added", ice cream with "no sugar added" that is lower in fat. In the summer time, they actually started preferring popsicles made of diet green tea or sugar free fruit juice over ice cream . Basically, if there is a choice between two similar items, I get the item with fewer carbs and/or more fiber. We also get all sorts of cheese, beef jerky, raw veggies that he loves (carrots, broccoli, etc.) and fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, pears, peaches, etc.). I did continue let them having their treats...I just made the rule that nobody is allowed frozen slushies, pure sugar candy like that fun dip stuff and pixie sticks, etc. because they are simply not worth the trouble they cause for us. Candy bars, chips and such don't seem to bother us as much. Although popcorn is a pure nightmare (I haven't figured that one out yet but maybe I will in a few years). Luckily, we tend to be creatures of habit and eat the same things a lot. My endocrinologist told me this before we left the hospital and I have noticed that it is true. This helps a lot in planning meals . I started with five or six planned meals that I alternated and once we got good at those, I expanded by adding one or two meals. Good luck...it will get easier!