All Broccoli Diet

Amy Togtman
By Amy Togtman Latest Reply 2009-03-02 14:26:53 -0600
Started 2009-02-26 13:42:51 -0600

I am a type 2 diabetic and I am overweight and wanting to lose weight. I want to go on an all broccoli diet and I was wondering if anybody has any comments about doing that? And does anybody want to follow along with that diet? Would love any positive or negative feeback on this.


10 replies

GabbyPA 2009-03-01 18:40:27 -0600 Report

Like everyone has said, and all one type of diet is not very realistic. Now, broccoli has a lot of great things going for it, and if you want to include it in every meal, go for it. Just make sure you are balancing your meal with some fat, protein, and carbs. When you get some of each in every meal, you will find your levels do better and if you choose wisely, you will lose weight too.
When I was newly diagnosed, I focused only on getting my BG numbers down. In the process, my weight came down too. Before I knew it, I had lost 60 pounds, just by eating more balanced and healthy.
Now I hope to continue the same this year with more exercise, smaller portions and lots of veggies. We eat broccoli at least once a week, we all love it. I find when I focus too much on loosing weight, I don't do so hot. I focus on my levels, I do much better.

Jazz 2009-03-01 16:27:33 -0600 Report

I would love to lose some weight .but Broccoli give me so much gas .Husband said if I eat that stuff again I 'll have to sleep on the patio.why not join me on the south beach diet

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-03-02 14:26:53 -0600 Report

Hi Jazz,
Nice to meet u! The all broccolli diet plan is not going to work. Like everyone said even though broccolli is good for u My doctor said broccolli cannot provide all the nutrients that my body needs.I will continue to eat broccolli everyday with my dinner (cuz I love broccolli but it needs to be steamed thats how i like it) not raw. But it will not be the only thing I eat. I would love to join u on that South Beach diet ur on but my budget will not allow me to. The meals r too expensive! I would enjoy to have u as a friend.If ur interested that is


2009-02-26 15:35:43 -0600 Report

I don't think any diet that highlights one specific food or food type is good for anyone. You would be lacking in so many vitamins and minerals that you could make yourself sick. Broccoli is a wonderful food but it's not a miracle food. You need to eat fruit, all vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and fats to maintain good health. You just need to learn to eat them in the proper proportions. Now if you want to include broccoli with all your meals that's fine (but you'll get sick of it I'm sure) but make sure you combine it with lean protein (chicken, fish etc…) whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat pasta etc..), fats (olive oil in small quantities) and of course seasoning and spices to make it all taste good. There are so many good for you foods out there, don't limit yourself to just one. If you need some help getting a food plan together let me know and I can help you..


Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-02-26 16:11:02 -0600 Report

Yeah like I told Robin that plan is not a good one. My bad!!
So how r u doing ? Anything new with u?


LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-02-27 15:18:19 -0600 Report

These oddball diets rarely work and do not lend themselves to your overall health. You just need to eat less and eat smarter, while staying active and exercising as much as possible. There are benefits to a good, well rounded eating program (not "diet") that ensures you receive all the vitamins, nutrients, etc., that your body needs. I can pretty much guarantee you would not stay on this diet for long, you would soon get so sick of eating just one thing.

rbergman 2009-02-26 14:05:52 -0600 Report

I would have to disagree with this type of dieting. It is extreme dieting and I don't think you could actually benefit from doing it this way.
I would suggest getting an appointment with a dietitian or nutritionist or diabetic educator, I know for us if the doctor ordered the session our daughter's insurance paid for it because it was medically necessary.
You have to balance out your fats, carbs, proteins, etc and eating just 1 veggie all day long isn't going to provide you the nutrition your body needs.
As we were told, weight loss isn't the goal, good BG reading are, if you eat right to manage your readings the weight will also decrease. I'm sure this doesn't work for everyone, myself included.
I would suggest if you can't get an appointment, can't afford it, whatever the case may be, read ALL the post's on here about carbs, fiber intake, calories, good foods for diabetics, bad foods, etc, there is a wealth of information here and many of us have personal experiences we are willing to share , all you need to do is ask.
I myself only started learning the right way to eat and prepare meals and count carbs and calories after the 6th of this month and I've learned a ton of stuff from the awesome people on this site and you can too. Ideally you need to see a doctor that specializes in diabetes, or an Endo, and a dietitian or nutritionist to find out what would work best for you, we are all different and not everything works the same for each of us.

Hugs & Much Luv,

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-02-26 14:11:22 -0600 Report

Thank u for ur input. I do need to c if there r Endos out there that take Missouri Medicaid. Cuz right now I am only seeing an internal medicine doctor.

Thanx, Amy

rbergman 2009-02-26 14:48:08 -0600 Report

When we lived in Nebraska we were on the far western side of the state. When our daughter initially needed to see and Endo there weren't any within the state except for on the far eastern side, so we were actually closer to Denver Co. because our daughter was referred by her Nebraska doctor Nebraska Medicaid paid for it.
We moved to South Dakota in December and already had a follow up scheduled in Denver for January, South Dakota has different rules for Medicaid here, you have to pick 1 main provider and that is the only doctor they will pay for visits too unless that doctor has to refer you to a specialist, anyway long story short she wrote the referral for the appt we already had scheduled and that way SD medicaid would pay the bill. We have since found a Ped Endo here in SD much closer to us but it required a referral from her PCP as well before it would be covered.
First you have to find and Endo that accepts medicaid, then find out if you need a referral from your PCP to see that Endo AND make sure that medicaid has that Endo on their list of providers.
We found out AFTER traveling to Denver that the Ped Endo there hadn't refiled his provider information with the state of SD for 2009 and suddenly we were billed by his office for the visit. He has since renewed his providership for SD residents but it took awhile to get it all straightened out. That is why I say check with all 3, your PCP, the Endo and the State, to make they are considered a provider on everyone's lists.

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-02-26 14:57:01 -0600 Report

Robin, Thanx for that info it's 3pm here in Missouri so I will have to call around tomorrow. I also need a foot specialist. So I will ask about both while I'm at it.

Luv, Amy