By Flustrated Latest Reply 2013-10-29 03:44:44 -0500
Started 2013-10-05 15:30:40 -0500

Thinking of the Paleo diet. Suppose to be good but I'm not sure if good for diabetics. They use coconut oil to cook with and use real butter. Vegetables and spices are part of it to. Any info from anyone would be appreciated. I know I would have to still watch portions.

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Fefe12 2013-10-29 03:44:44 -0500 Report

Be smart and watch what you eat. Vegetables, spices are both good. I already don't eat pasta or a lot of grains. I use coconut oil, butter and olive oil in all my cooking. Remember fat doesn't make you fat, too much sugar in your system makes you fat. Make sure you get enough protein. Watch where your carbs are coming from and by all means spice it up.

Flustrated 2013-10-07 14:58:50 -0500 Report

My daughter is a member of cross fit. She brought this diet to my attention. She does a great job there.

Nick1962 2013-10-05 18:10:16 -0500 Report

I've been doing it (modified) several years with great success. Lost over 100 lbs., have an A1c between 4.9-5.2, not on any diabetic meds or supplements, and if I can get my good cholesterol up just one point yet, I'll be textbook normal. I'm over 50 and most of my life I've been obese, and even "morbidly" obese was whispered by my doctor at one time.

There's not law that says you have to use coconut oil, in fact what little we use is either butter or olive oil. Big part of the diet is it cuts out grains which means no breads, rice, pasta (but we do them from time to time - just not daily as we used to). Vegetables are a big part of it, but selectively. Here's our food pyramid
but if you really want to get strict about it, this puts it in perspective

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