Recently came across a tall claim being made on this forum that Indians eat 80% CARBS meal. Now, as a person who looks more at numbers and science rather than dish out padded opinions, it is not clear to me how 80% CARBS value is arrived at. Which grain has more than 80% carbs to really average out at 80% for entire meal of the day, month, year, year-after-year? Does any grain even have 80% carbs? Since this 80% magic figure was repeated quite often, I thought of clearing the misinformation that's being spread:
Well, IMHO, the only way we can probably achieve 80% carbs diet is eat rice with sugar or glucose water, and eat some vegetables etc. 365 days a year.
IIRC, some NIN document was quoted. Now, to be honest, I haven't gone through NIN document because I really don't care about HIGH CARB LOW FAT NONSENSE that comes out of every such body across the world. More so, because I am a diabetic who has been DRUG FREE for over half a decade now on LCHF diet:.
So, why on earth would I contemplate eating a diet which is causing the epidemic of obesity, diabetes,cvd, chd, cancer across the world, despite walking and despite drugs.
But, while surfing the web, came across this article:
This says that avg Indian Diabetic consumes 64.1% CARBS versus 60% max recommendation (which again is horrendous) and this article also cites NIN for reference.
So same NIN document cited and 64.1% becomes 80% in OPINION of someone here? VooDoo unless we start eating rice in sugar or glucose water. This is the exact misinformation campaign that one needs to be wary about when people PAD up and express OPINIONS.
Diabetes is a disorder of not being able to HANDLE CARBS. It has nothing to do with just sweets and sugars. Since we cannot handle CARBS, scientifically and logically we should not be eating HIGH CARBS.
Do guys with fatty liver booze and cover it up with DRUGS? Ideally, if we believe in the HIGH CARB LOW FAT nonsense being dished out to diabetics, then those with fatty liver disease should booze and take drugs too. Do they?
This is what I started saying in January 2013, after having been on LCHF diet for around 18+ months and drug free, and got insulted and abused by some guys who could never understand the science behind LCHF diet. They still don't.
But, Indian diabetics are switching to LCHF diet and succeeding in reducing drugs drastically and yet achieve far better numbers that they could ever dream to achieve on "NIN Hyderabad" diet with even with Loads of Drugs as side dish. So:
(1) Ignore the padded opinions that Indians are eating 80% carbs. That's a COOKED UP number and a MYTH/LIE if the NDTV article is to be believed because they are also quoting NIN.
(2) Ignore the NOISE that handful few create about LCHF. They don't even understand the basics of LCHF diet. LCHF that we as Indians are following and preaching is as noted on following LINK:
(3) Ignore the useless calorie counting and not even world champion on calorie counting can manage diabetes by doing that. Perpetual starvation through hypo caloric diets have long failed.
(4) BMI is a useless number:
Switching to LCHF diet gets your numbers down without counting calories, without starving on hypo caloric diet (failed concept), no importance to FAILED BMI theory and no hunger pangs rampant on HIGH CARB Diet. A 108 Kg diabetic cannot struggle for 20 months on FAILED Hypo Caloric diet before seeing good sugar control. On LCHF diet, it starts happening even before losing 1 gram body weight. Weight loss comes later, sugar control comes FIRST on LCHF diet.
And, within three months your diabetes drugs also reduce and you can achieve far better control and body finds it's own comfortable weight. 600+ diabetic Indians have succeeded. Next could be YOU!
What we diabetics on LCHF diet aim for is:
PPBS 1 hr - 140 max
PPBS 2 hr - 120 max ( Not the ADA's 180)
A1C 5.6 or less (Not ADA's 7).
Hit these numbers and diabetes is not going to be progressive disorder for most. Live By ADA numbers and problems will only creep up. Their numbers are designed to favor the HIGH CARB FOOD INDUSTRY which in turn benefits the DRUG Industry. Aftert all, where does the million dollar full page advertisements in ADA's magazine come from? That will answer why ADA talks HIGH CARB LOW FAT. As they say -- MONEY TALKS