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Diabetic NUTRITION TIPS: Low-Carb/LCHF/Keto/Primal/Paleo

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For many diabetics -- regardless of Type or whether they're on any medications -- a low- or very-low-carbohydrate diet is the best (often, the only) way-of-eating for good glucose control. Fat is an important ingredient for replacing the carbohydrates (carbs) that are no longer being consumed.



Here are some articles on low-carb, and some recipes.

This may seem odd, but, personally, I avoid recipes labeled "diabetic." They tend to include more carbs than I can eat! Instead, I look for recipes labeled "Low-Carb," "Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF)," "Paleo" or "Primal."

PLEASE NOTE: Paleo and Primal recipes tend to be low-carb, but this is NOT a guarantee. For diabetes management purposes -- please check ALL recipes carefully, no matter how they're labeled. Look for ingredients, and test your glucose when eating any "new" foods. One hour after first bite, followed by a second test 1 hour after that, should tell the tale.

Steak or Veggie Burger: Which is Greener? Is vegetarianism always better for the planet than eating meat?

Steak or Veggie Burger: Which is Greener?

Four food and environment experts and MoJo readers weigh in at our forum. Vegans and Vegetarians on the LCHF Diet - What you need to know. Today we chat about the LCHF Diet and how it relates to vegans and vegetarians.

Vegans and Vegetarians on the LCHF Diet - What you need to know

The question answered was submitted by Leone Arendse and he wanted to know; what are the best foods to eat on the low carb high fat diet as a vegan? It is a very difficult if not almost impossible to follow the LCHF diet as a vegan. The reason for this is that relying on only vegetable products will see you battle to keep you carbohydrate intake below the highest recommended amount. In order to get enough protein in you are forced to eat a lot of legumes, which while high in protein are still higher in carbohydrates. Generally it is found that vegans and vegetarians are not as healthy as meat eaters. Eating low-carb, WITHOUT dairy. The Pitfalls of Eating a Moderate Diabetic Diet — T2DCoaching. So your dietitian, nutritionist, diabetic educator, doctor, told you to eat 45-60grams of carbs a meal and to be sure they are complex carbs, low on the Glycemic Index.

The Pitfalls of Eating a Moderate Diabetic Diet — T2DCoaching

But they didn’t tell you the whole story. There is more to it than just keeping your glucose levels in a normal range. Having Type 2 diabetes means you have insulin resistance. Having insulin resistance means it takes above and beyond normal amounts of insulin to accomplish the same goal as a non-diabetic person. Even though your glucose levels are in a somewhat normal range you need to also think about how much insulin did it take to achieve that glucose level. Man has evolved to store energy as saturated fat, we don’t store fat in the liquid form like canola oil, that would be difficult when running from a wild beast controlling those swinging bags of oil. Low Carb Dietitian - Home. Useful Links. Science and Low Carb / Paleo - DietDoctor.com. This page summarizes some of the science behind low carb / paleo diets.

Science and Low Carb / Paleo - DietDoctor.com

Bottom line The latest review of all major trials of low carb diets show improved weight AND improvement of all major risk factors for heart disease: Santos FL, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors. Www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk. Wheat Belly Toolbox: Part 2 The Alternative Flours come out of the closet. For the first couple of weeks of going wheat-free I was astonished at the existence of nut-flours.

Wheat Belly Toolbox: Part 2 The Alternative Flours come out of the closet.

More surprising to me were the uses for chickpea flour which has been a part of my life, but I had only known in one form Panelle (see picture). A Sicilian fritter fried, covered in ricotta and melted parmigiano cheese on roll. Heaven. Until reading the Wheat Belly book by Dr. Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition. Image Credit: Flickr / U.S.

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Department of Agriculture AND Kevin Simpson By: Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition. There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition. 1. There’s one thing that nutrition professionals have had remarkable success with… and that is demonizing incredibly healthy foods. LCHF for Beginners. Do you want effortless weight loss?

LCHF for Beginners

Or type 2 diabetes reversal and other health benefits? Then a low-carb diet could be right for you. You can eat all you need to feel satisfied – there’s no calorie counting required, ever. No products. Why You Should NOT Listen to Your Dietitian. Low Carb Dietitian - Home. How to Optimize Your Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio. Today, most people are eating way too many Omega-6 fatty acids.

How to Optimize Your Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio

At the same time, consumption of animal foods high in Omega-3 is the lowest it has ever been. A distorted ratio of these polyunsaturated fatty acids may be one of the most damaging aspects of the Western diet. Why Care About Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids are called polyunsaturated because they have many double bonds (poly = many). Our bodies don’t have the enzymes to produce them and therefore we must get them from the diet. Macrobiosis, macrobiopathy? I hope we all remember Barnad's low fat vegan treatment for diabetes.

Macrobiosis, macrobiopathy?

This figure sums it up: Eating within your low carb budget.. Several threads included. Jack LaLanne vs Ancel Keys. An annoying comment I hear all the time whenever I talk about how Ancel Keys set the country on the disastrous nutritional course it has been on for the last 40 years runs something like this: ‘I dunno.

Jack LaLanne vs Ancel Keys

Key’s must have been doing something right because he lived to be 100.’ First, the fact that Key’s himself lived to be 100 doesn’t mean squat. Everyone has a relative somewhere that defied the odds. I would bet that just about anyone can name someone who smoked, drank and was obese who lived to a ripe old age. Winston Churchill, for one, comes to mind. But, since people obnoxiously continue to point out that Keys made it to triple digits by allegedly following his own recommendations, let’s look at another individual (which, again, mean nothing in scientific terms) for comparison’s sake. A reader sent me the link to the following YouTube. Now, let’s assume that Mr. Below is a photo of Ancel Keys taken when he was 100 and was being honored by the Scripps Institute. So, you be the judge.

Ketogenic Diet

Carbohydrate Counting 101. There are several different ways people with diabetes can manage their food intake to keep their blood glucose (sugar) within their target range and one such method is 'carbohydrate counting'. Carbohydrate, or carb counting is a method of calculating grams of carbohydrate consumed at meals and snacks. Foods that contain carb have the greatest effect on blood glucose compared to foods that contain protein or fat. Before starting any new treatment or meal plan, you should always consult with your diabetes care professional.

What are the benefits of counting carbs? · Counting carbohydrates is a good solution for many people with diabetes. . · Another benefit of counting carbohydrates is that it can bring tighter control over your glucose readings. . · Lastly, if you take mealtime insulin, counting carbohydrates allows you to decide how much carb you want to eat at a meal, rather than having to eat a certain amount of carbohydrates, even if you do not want to.

Paleo/Primal. Go paleo.

Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF)

What's Up with FAT? Are Carbs More Addictive Than Cocaine?: The Body. I'm sitting in a comfortable chair, in a tastefully lit, cheerfully decorated drug den, watching a steady line of people approach their dealer. How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist. I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced greatly. Authority Nutrition (Website) Authority Nutrition (Facebook) Modern Nutrition Policy is Based on Lies and Bad Science. January 19, 2013 | by Kris Gunnars | 19,717 views | 23 Comments Two weeks ago I posted a presentation by comedian Tom Naughton about the difference between good and bad science. A must-watch for anyone interested in nutrition, in my opinion.

Today, we’re back with Tom Naughton but this time he tackles the science (or lack thereof) that originally implicated fat as a cause of cardiovascular disease and shaped the dietary guidelines of the past few decades, with devastating consequences. CalorieKing - Diet and weight loss. Calorie Counter and more. Websites, Blogs. List Of Low-Carb Doctors. Food. Food.


  1. ebbead May 27 2014
    nice job marian. looking forward to seeing this team grow.