I have done very well with my own diabetes on a similar type of meal plan. The other day i tested and my meter test was 87, now since diagnosed its never been lower than about 98 on a few days. I have put in place this style of meal plan but also supplements like Glutathione and others. Take a peek below, this type of meal plan is great for anyone most people, of course consult with your Dr as i am not a professional
My Meal Plan
Since August 2009, less than 50 grams of carbs per day. I generally stay below 30 grams per day. Over the last six months, I am typically in the 15 to 25 gram range per day….and I exercise ALMOST every day.
This is a meal plan not just for Diabetics… it is a meal plan that ALL PEOPLE can live with.
What to AVOID
– includes soft drinks, fruit juices, cookies, cakes, cakes, cookies
- starch – both potatoes and rice are high in starches…which means they are high in carbs. As a diabetic, I typically fall below 30g of carbs but never above 50g per day. Do you really want to use that up on one (1) potato? or exceed 30g on 1 cup of rice? …not including the condiments you put on, in or around it to make it palatable. Plus… make no mistake, eating 30g at once will cause your BG to spike.
- Successfully living with diabetes (especially type II) is all about “rationing” carbs.
- grains – especially wheat (gluten) in ANY form, flour, pasta, breads, crackers, cakes etc
- transfats, hyrdogenated oils – including corn and vegetable oils
- legumes – including beans and peanuts. Peanuts are technically a legume and not a nut.
- pasteurized milk
- high carb fruits – especially bananas, pineapple,
- high carb vegetables
“reduced fat” – why? typically they are reducing natural fats AND they usually add sugar to compensate.
What I EAT Every Day
Eat these when hungry, when not hungry…don’t eat. 🙂
Meats – beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, etc. Organ Meats are particularly high in nutritional value.
Veggies – low carb veggies are best such as greens, cauliflower, broccoli, green peppers, celery, asparagus
Fat – Coconut Oil, Butter (with salt), Rendered Fat or Lard.
Drinks – water and coffee with ONLY HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream).
Condiments/Spices – Tony Chachere’s, Texas Pete (1 g per serving), Black and Red Pepper,
Occasionally I will Consume….
Wine – once a month I will drink wine, always red and usually a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignion. For me, occasional alcohol and diabetes is ok, I know others who use it sparingly as well.
Vinegar – apple cider on salads or greens.
Cheese – typically I will add cheese to my LC Caulicrust pizza or my LC Primal Chili, but I do try to limit.
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, also on salads or slaw but also for low to medium temperature cooking.
Nuts – walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc. (except peanuts)
Fruits – Low Carb Fruits but not daily, blueberries, raspberries
– Stevia and Artificial Sweeteners are okay during the transitional period but not for longterm usage. You want to break the addiction to carbohydrates and that is more difficult if you continue to eat sweeteners.
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