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PMR diet

Andymurph
Andymurph

So two years in to my PMR "adventure" and I'm looking to do something about my diet.

Thankfully, I'm not type 2 but I have put on a couple of stones in weight which I would prefer to lose, plus, I'm probably not eating PMR friendly food.

My problem is I really haven't got a clue and I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a decent book.

although not a vegan, it would help if the book catered for an ageing vegetarian who can't eat grapefruit,

all suggestions welcome.

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MrsNails
MrsNailsAmbassador

Hi Andy

I’ve put my fair share of weight on with Pred & lost it again as l’ve dropped my dose.

However, l have an increased Hb1Ca of 47 one point off Type2 Diabetes - l am currently attending a ‘Healthy Living Course’ it’s aim is to prevent Type2 Diabetes.

This is a Website recommended on the Course -

nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/t...

I personally have drastically reduced my sugar, almost stopped potatoes except for one Roastie on a Sunday 😉 given up Wine & l am losing weight! From my GP Records l’ve lost 4kilos but it is actually more as l put on more weight since that weight was recorded. Carbs are our biggest enemy but l still need some as l get headachy, on the Course it’s more about Calories & how we can change the way we eat.

There are a few ladies on here who have much greater experience of Type2 Diabetes & have good information they can share.

Best Wishes

MrsN

I was type 2 before getting the extra present of Palindromic Rheumatism (very similar to PMR - I was diagnosed with PMR originally and with the help of the good people here was able to convince my Rheumy that I had PR and not PMR) - worst thing is, I had managed my Type 2 diabetes for 10+ years through diet and exercise and was in the "normal" range.

Bring on the steroids, and still eating low carb veggie, my BG levels soared.

I think I know why you can't eat grapefruit.

Just cut out the high carb vegetables (the ones that grow below the ground)

I have a lot of low carb veggie recipe books (which I have never opened - I just cook from my 40+ years experience and cut the carbs out of most recipes)

If you want - PM me - I can send you a book or two

PMRpro
PMRproModerator

It isn't PMR-friendly - it is PRED friendly you need. Cutting processed carbs, lots is a start - pred changes the way you process simple carbs so taking them out is where you start from.

Unless you go to a totally keto diet you can't and shouldn't really anyway cut all carbs - but removing said processed carbs, especially the ultra-processed carbs talked about in my post from a couple of days ago, together with most root veg and most fruit will make a big difference.

I'm not veggie - but over the last few weeks I have eaten very veggie because I couldn't be bothered to go to get meat and fish very often. All it meant was I ate more eggs and cheese than usual ;)

The first link is to a favourite starting place - and I know Scoopitup has a good link too.

dietdoctor.com/

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk...

ignatz
ignatz
in reply to PMRpro

Fascinating.... My weekly treat is Keto-friendly. dietdoctor.com/recipes/clas...

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to ignatz

The joys of the British brekky ;) Love it

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to PMRpro

We have it about once a fortnight, but for lunch (which is our main meal of the day).

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Constance13

Don't call it that here - comes with Bratkartoffeln and is called Bergsteiger (pan fried potatoes and Mountain Climber)

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to PMRpro

We had what was called a "Bergsteiger" up a mountain once and it turned out to be Linsensuppe with 2 Frankfurters in it. This cost €6 in Soest but up there €12.50!!!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Constance13

It's the rarified air ... But no - not sure what they call that here though.

Hi there, the subject of diet crops up frequently on here, so if you want to read more on top of all the excellent advice people have already posted do a search for low carb eating and it'll show you old posts. As a veggie you will need to cut carbs like bread, pasta, potatoes and rice, but do eat lots of good fat instead to make up the calories, such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, cheese, butter - fat is not the enemy, carbs are.

As well as the sites others have mentioned I found 'The diabetes weight loss cookbook' by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi to be quite good. I don’t eat meat either and although it includes meat dishes there are plenty of veggie ones and the story of how the authors adopted the low carb approach and one of them reversed his diabetes is quite inspiring. Only £6 just now at the usual online retailer and I saw it in 'The Works' the other day for the same price. I found Tom Kerridge's book to be far too meat based to be of any use to me (and in any event it seems from his new tv show that he’s abandoned his low carb high fat diet for a low calorie one - oh, and he has a new book promoting that approach now).

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Highlandtiger

Well gosh - who'd have thought that expediency informs diet ...

Indeed!

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