I am a new Type 2 member who has pored over both Dr. Barnard's (lowfat) and Dr.Bernstein's (low carb) websites and countless reviews of their books and am still confused.
When first diagnosed, I was told to limit my carbs to 165 grams per day. I am able to keep my carbs at or under that number. But I do not think I can reduce them to the level recommended by Dr. Bernstein.
I think Dr. Barnard is onto something regarding his finding that fat within the cells prevents insulin from opening the cell membranes so that the cells can absorb and process glucose. I am going to ask my doctor next week about this. I might be able to reduce my animal protein intake, but it will be hard to completely eliminate it.
I would really appreciate some input from any members who have more experience in this. Do any of you recommend low fat or low carb, or, is a compromise diet feasible?
Thank you !