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Curet2D
Curet2D

Some follow lchf some hclf and some wfpb? With which diet can someone reverse and still enjoy all foods in moderation? Not bad eating habits but in moderation and in a sustainable form.

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Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Have you talked with your doctor about changing your diet/exercise routine? If not, please let them know that you are thinking about changing them/it so they know why your blood sugars are different from the last appointment you have had with them. We don’t want anyone getting sick or worse. 😀👍🌈

ramana42
ramana42Volunteer

First and foremost, a diabetic should not get alarmed about his condition. Though it has lots of nuisance value, it is a metabolic disorder that can be effectively brought under control, if you equip yourself with the knowledge about diabetes. You have come to the right to gain such knowledge. There re countless valuable posts on this forum. Just go to the search function on top right corner of this web page and access those posts. If you still have any doubts, do not hesitate to raise a post. You need, in addition to knowledge, please remember ,determination and a disciplined life style are essential to keep diabetes under control. Lastly, though there are any number people to help you like medical profession, forums like these and well wishers, you alone are responsible for managing your diabetes.

Curet2D
Curet2D in reply to ramana42

Thank you, could you suggest some useful posts that can change the way we look at it. I feel cursed

ramana42
ramana42Volunteer in reply to Curet2D

Do not feel cursed. For instance, I am a diabetic since thirty years and no health issues except diabetes. I suggest you read guidelines issued by WHO, American diabetes Association, American college of physicians etc to get good knowledge about diabetes. Also log into WebMd website. They have valuable information about diabetes and send you their regular newsletters to your email.

Curet2D
Curet2D in reply to ramana42

Impressive. What do you do manage effectively? Are you on meds? Diet? Exercise?

ramana42
ramana42Volunteer in reply to Curet2D

I am on insulin and one tablet. I go for regular walks and very conscious about my diet as to what, how much and what time I eat. I do not eat high glycemic foods like sugar, honey, sweets etc. I eat moderate quantities of medium glycemic foods like rice and wheat and liberal with low glycemic foods like dairy, dhal, greens, and fruits that are less sweet like papaya, orange, ber etc. I suggest you read bout glycemic index and glycemic load of various foods we regularly eat. That knowledge will help you to plan your diet carefully and intelligently.

Curet2D
Curet2D in reply to ramana42

Thank you. I want to be able to reverse? What's the protocol?

ramana42
ramana42Volunteer in reply to Curet2D

It will be long story, but Iam giving a link below to give you an idea and direction.

webmd.com/diabetes/type-2-d...

Curet2D
Curet2D in reply to ramana42

How is your a1c holding up?

ramana42
ramana42Volunteer in reply to Curet2D

Up to sept.2019,it was around 7-8% , which is acceptable for a person of my age. In sept 2019,I had a blood clot in the brain and underwent successful treatment for it. With that disturbance and covid, my mobility is restricted and I could not go for a review since some time time. I am now feeling fine and plan to go for a review soon.

A moderate amount of carbohydrate is that which normalises blood glucose. If blood glucose is high then carbohydrate intake is not moderate but too high.

Human beings are designed to get most of our energy from natural fat; eggs, olives, avocado, nuts, seeds, bone marrow, meat fat, duck/goose fat, coconut, full-fat dairy (ideally 3:2 monounsaturated to saturated).

You can't do what you've always done and expect a different result. To achieve what you express, change your paradigm of what moderate is.

Suppose 60g of carbohydrate per day is adequate for you. If you decide to have a small chocolate-peanut bar for instance with 20g carbohydrate, then you would have no more carbohydrate for that meal, not fruit, not grains, not legumes, not vegetables, not milk,... That's it.

Thank you, very interesting!

What has happened to the other 40g of carb?

I thought they were going to be spread equally over a further two meals (to avoid confusion). You can do different, but it's better to start with the basics and know what you're doing before you start to deviate.

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