I have noticed this from doctors, diabetic class instructors, dieticians, other medical personnel, chefs, and just people in general. They classify what you should eat as follows:
protein (meat), fruits and veggies, then "carbs". Literally I have seen them say "your plate should have some lean meat, vegetables, and then a small helping of carbs".
Ahhhh, veggies are carbs! So is fruit! This is very confusing to people who are just dx OR to people that diabetics have to deal with. They don't think you have to count anything when it comes to vegetables and fruits, or things like beans, dairy, etc. Yet, as a diabetic, I have to consider the TOTAL amount of carbs I take in at a meal, not just the "other carb" category. KWIM?
It is just frustrating to me. I have had to educate many that food is broken down to protein, fat, and carbs. All food falls under at least one category.
Sorry, just aggravating and it honestly makes it harder to explain things when people hear the "professionals", in particular, say something that isn't 100% accurate.
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