Food Advice, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-11-27 11:42:59 -0600
Started 2017-11-14 18:12:45 -0600

We all get it from differing places. Some we trust, others we just raise an eyebrow and carry on. It's funny how people worry about what we are eating, but not what they are eating.

I know I need to keep an eye on what I eat and I have chosen the low carb way of eating. It benefits me more over all than any advice I have gotten from other experts.

Here is a quote from Adam's book: Bright Spots and Landmines:
"A handful of healthcare providers and nutritionists I’ve met do not agree with this approach, arguing that not enough long-term research exists on low-carb eating. My own health data and quality of life has convinced me, without a doubt, that this is a critical Diabetes Bright Spot in the short- and long-term. Interestingly, eating more calories from fat and fewer from carbs has improved my cholesterol and triglyceride levels (lipids) and body weight, contrary to the typical advice about eating too much fat. Gary Taubes’ excellent book Good Calories, Bad Calories or the shorter Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It delves into the fascinating and complicated connection between diet and heart disease."

You do have to find what works for you individually, and you have to be patient enough to allow it to work.

The whole article he recently wrote on food advice is kind of funny and burns my biscuits at the same time. What doctor tells you to eat whatever you want, just cover it with insulin??? Wow, that is nuts, but it is far more common than you may think.
Here is the whole article on Adam's own food advice:

Keep in mind, this is what works for him. We are all different, but until you try, you may never know.

3 replies

theJeff 2017-11-27 11:42:59 -0600 Report

I’ve been low carb since the early 90’s when i first read about the Atkins diet and it’s dirivatives and have been modifying it for my own needs since. Was diagnosed after getting out of the military and have had to live with Type 1 since…so diet (and exercise) played an important role in staying healthy.
We all know our ancestors ate a particularly healthy diet (you grew your own, hunted and or gathered what you needed, and didn’t rely over processed foods that contain all the good tasting bad for you fats, sodium, and additives)

As for those “Doctors” that tell you to eat whatever, just cover it with insulin, I’ve met far to many of those and I group them with the same people who watch what I eat more than what they put in their mouths, “Mrs. Grundy, go fly a kite.”

Thanks for listening…

Pegsy 2017-11-16 08:33:38 -0600 Report

I started following a low-carb diet about 6 years ago after reading The Diabetes Miracle and The Metabolism Miracle both by Diane Kress. It was my introduction to low carb eating and it launched me into much better diabetes control. Now I will never (willingly) eat any other way! Bright Spots and Landmines is a book that has been sitting on my reading list for a while. You've convinced me to go ahead and get it now. Other books can wait. I also like your comment about hw other people worry about what you are eating and not about what they are eating. We eat regularly with a group of friends and I am frequently questioned about my choices. They also like to tempt me with choices they know I will refuse. It's as if they are trying to console their own consciences by getting me to eat "bad" rather than "good".

As far as "What doctor tells you to eat whatever you want, just cover it with insulin??? Wow, that is nuts, but it is far more common than you may think.". This is so true!!! My mother's doctor was one of those doctors. Sad.

Type1Lou 2017-11-15 08:13:30 -0600 Report

I started following a low-carb diet after reading Dr Bernsteins's Diabetes Solution over 15 years ago. I am convinced that this had led to better control of my diabetes. (Dx'd in 1976, 41 years ago.) I've had health professionals advise that I should be concentrating on "low-fat" and that I'm not eating enough carbs to stay healthy. I choose to disregard their advice since I know this is working for me. We owe it to ourselves to learn as much as we can and to do what we can to gain better control.