The diet promotes a low fat, vegan diet for type 2 diabetics. The guidelines are to simply ELIMINATE animal foods and oils. It also favors lower glycemic index foods but does not restrict carbohydrates.
(NOT FOR TYPE 1 DIABETICS)
Essentially eliminate: meats, all dairy products (milk, creams, cheese), eggs and keep oils to a minimum. Stay away from all hydrogenated or processed oils. I do not see any problem with extra virgin cold pressed organic olive oil!, (HOWEVER) having said that, some of these videos indicate that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is NOT good for you either. Again it depends on what you read and who you talk to I guess.
Enjoy vegetables: fruits, whole grains and legumes and strive for above average insoluble and soluble fiber.
- Typical breakfast which I just happen to enjoy every day is oatmeal with wild blueberries and possibly a slice of cantaloupe. You can add omega 3 rich ground flax seeds, oat bran powder etc. for more fiber content.
- Lunch might be a bean burrito, lentil soup or veggies chili
- Dinner - possibly a romaine salad with tomatoes, wild mushroom and possibly spaghetti topped with spicy tomato and basil sauce and steamed spinach or asparagus
This diet promotes a healthy heart and circulatory system as well as lowering high blood pressure. Avoiding animal protein helps kidney function.
You can certainly experiment with other fruits such as apples, navel oranges, strawberries, pomegranates etc. and include a wide variety of vegetables so you do not get bored. You can have green beans, yellow wax beans, navy beans, baked beans, kidney beans etc. etc. and make your own MEATLESS chili.
Doesn't speak about seafood or fish per se, so NOT sure if the intent is just to eliminate animal foods (burgers,steaks, roasts, any red meat etc.) and that salmon and haddock etc. along with other seafood a couple of times a week is okay? Poultry is NOT red meat, so I assume that perhaps chicken is OK sparingly.
The key is build your meals and snack around veggies. You can have huge salads, with sweet peppers, green peppers, your choice of beans, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots. parsley, chopped up apples etc.
I see no mention of drinking whey shakes for the amino acids so I will continue that.
I will continue to take my list of supplements and follow my Dr. Linus Pauling/ Dr. Matthias Rath formula for heart and cardiovascular health with 7-10,000 mg of Vitamin C each day, along with L-Proline, L-Lysine, CoQ10, Vitamin E etc.
GIVE UP carbonated regular and diet sodas to protect your PH of your interstitial fluid.
Every person has to determine for themselves what changes they are willing to make to improve their life, their health, lower their A1C, lose the excess weight, step up the exercise (especially walking) and some strength building exercises involving major muscle groups.
LASTLY - drink more pure water. Forget the powdered lemon aid and fizzy drinks, orange juice, and other sweetened juices.
Give it a TRY for 60 days and keep track of your glucose readings morning and night and your overall A1C, your weight loss etc.
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