Great article. I know what an uphill battle this is. My doctor and CDE gave me the traditional low fat diet which I did for about 2 months. I had to experiment on my own and the results are phenomenal. Every other diet I have ever done has failed. Most people on low fat diets gain weight and it doesn't protect them from heart disease. Once I accepted the fact that fat was my friend and processed wheat is not, the weight just melted off. Once you give up processed wheat and everything made from it all sorts of carby foods are eliminated from your diet. I still eat sprouted grains which don't spike me and allow me to maintain my weight loss within a pound or two. I did slip at Christmas and ate some cookies and put on a couple of pounds. A couple days back on the high fat diet and I will be back to 112. It's nice to know there are doctors out there that are helping their diabetic patients deal with their disease the smart way. Also one thing about a low carb diet is the high fat keeps you satisfied. Before it seemed I was snacking all the time, now I rarely feel the need to snack.
Speaking of sprouted grains, I'm trying Ezekiel bread tonight & I did not expect it to DROP my bg! But that seems to be what it's doing.
I'd have sworn my meter was frozen . . . the last three readings it had given were all 122; so I guess I was 122 before I ate. The test was 1 slice of Ezekiel Sesame, toasted & buttered, with a coupla bites of lean rare prime rib. Half hour later I couldn't WAIT any longer, and had dropped to 119. At the hour interval I was 109. Stay tuned.
51 minutes after 109, I'm 130 . . .
or not: 30 more minutes & I'm 113. I don't think this bread is gonna hurt me much . . .
I never had it drop but that is fantastic. I usually eat 2 slices at lunch when I make a grilled cheese and tomato with my panni maker. I spread the bread with Coconut oil. At one hour I may spike to 148 or so but by 2 hours I am back under 120 sometime under 110. I need to do more research. It has something to do with the fact it is a live grain and a complete protein with all the amino acids. I think you have to have it with fat and protein. I've also done it with toast in the morning with coconut oil, almond butter and Walden Farms Jam.
interesting article. Here docs advocate low fat and carbs in moderation diet. I'm really not sure about high fat lowering cholesterol levels though? I say this because I get very low iron readings occasionally and I have to go on supplements. The thing is I have problems with my stomach atm and I can't tolerate supplements. The last time my iron was a problem doc told me to increase my red meat intake and guess what... my iron came back to normal and my LDL cholesterol blew out over allowable limit... and that was by eating lean meats and iron and Vitamin C rich vegies. I have iron issue again atm and I have to take liquid supplement now... although because I've had to go to hospital and I've been referred to gastroenterologist I've been told to stop that too and try and increase iron rich foods again. I haven't had my cholesterol checked for a bit and I'm concerned if I do it will be high again. So I tend to eat low fat everything usually and try to have variety in food as much as possible.
I do the super foods do as well as incorperating some saturated fat in my diet. The saturated fats will raise you HDL. So even if your LDL increases a little your ratio improves. My goal is to get HDL above 100. I really don't care of LDL because I think it may be the big fluffy kind.
My super foods are mushrooms, avacados, broccoli, asparagus, coconut oil, flaxseed, chia seed, red peppers, spinach and sprouted grains. I know most lists have berries on them, but they are an occasional treat for me.