Low Carb Diet and Diabetes
When I first began studying my disease, my favorite subject to study was “how was I going to have to eat”? The low carb diet and diabetes connection give us a lot to figure out. I found the low carb diet fairly challenging because there were many foods that I could no longer eat.
I have a few diabetes websites that I like to visit frequently and I thought I could share them with you. You are apt to get a lot of good information from them just like I have, especially when I have a question or a ton of questions that come up and I need some answers fast.
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some websites full of great information!
Here is one site that has so much going on that everytime I visit, I get lost. From a ton of recipes, a full fledged forum, articles, to a ton of cohorts that you can communicate with? This site is just one of my all time go to sites! Diabetes UK. Talk about a low carb diet and diabetes; they have a great low carb diet that you can follow!
My second favorite site hosts things like a low carb diet and diabetes recipes. There are a ton of low carb recipes, meal plans, and abundant information of how people like you and I lost a ton of weight. Straight from the doc’s mouth. The Diet Doctor.
Another very informative site which is more along the medical lines of type 2 diabetes. Obviously a very professional site and has so much information that you could spend days here! With links to other sites from here, you might just get lost trying to wade through all of the information. But learn, enjoy yourself, and have fun too.
Of course, there are so many other low carb and diabetes websites, if I gave you all of the links, you’d probably up and leave my site for good. Kidding; just kidding!
medical type 2 diabetes websites
Then we have medical diabetic websites for your enjoyment. It really does pay to visit these professional sites like Web MD, American Diabetes Association, and The Mayo Clinic, which is a very highly regarded and reputable medical website. All three of these sites are very professional and have all kinds of new information added all of the time.
You will undoubtedly learn many things that maybe you did not know before. Or maybe you did know some of it because by now, you must be a holistic professional yourself! (lol) But just remember, chances are they could come out with a new piece of information and we might miss it; so it does not hurt to brush up on your skills and knowledge once in a while.
Keep on learning. Never give up that fight. We already have our cure for this disease and we know that if we follow it, we can become healthier and skinnier than many of our cohorts who came before us. We have talked about it throughout this website.
First step? Low carb diet and diabetes management! Start a list of low carb foods that you like and those that you don’t care for. Keep the fridge and pantry stocked with these kinds of foods so that you aren’t thrashing around in your kitchen late at night looking for something to eat.
Second Step? Learn to move. Get up off of that couch and walk in front of your television if you have to. Walk to the end of your driveway and back. Turn some music on and dance in the kitchen. You don’t have to put yourself out in the exercise pick up clubs to get your groove on.
Step Three? Sleep, sleep, sleep, and dream. There are things to help you to sleep if you need. Natural aids like Melatonin. Turn the lights off, turn the television off and talk yourself thin. Picture yourself at the peak of health and fitness as you drift off.
The cure is through lifestyle changes that you have to make through low carb diet and diabetes management. no sugar or at least none as compared to what we were eating before, some form of movement (also known as exercise) and proper rest or sleep.
the low carb diet & diabetes info for you
Low carb diet and diabetes type 2 go hand in hand. If you need something more strict to live by every day, there are now many books out there about low carb eating.
The very first low carb diet that I tried was by Dr. Atkins. His book Diet Revolution had some great info for low carb shopping, cooking, and eating! But he wanted for us to get into ketosis, which back in those days, was supposed to be bad for the body.
“Ketosis is a natural state for the body, when it is almost completely fueled by fat. This is normal during fasting, or when on a strict low-carb diet”
“Jan 17, 2017 – Ketosis is a normal metabolic process, something your body does to keep working.
It’s also time to get rid of the words “diet” and “dieting”. It makes what we are doing sound temporary. With you and I, low carb eating is now a full-time one-third cure for our type 2 diabetes. So embrace it. Learn to shop low carb. Learn to cook low carb. Buy a new recipe book and treat yourself.
clean out the refrigerator and pantry
Most of us have all kinds of sugar in our kitchens or pantries and refrigerators (white sugar, brown sugar, syrup, molasses, corn syrup, jam, jellies, juices). If you have any or all of this stuff, it is all 100% sugar; better known as carbohydrates. We aren’t going to eat it, we are getting it out of our kitchens. At least if we are committing to our new lifestyle, we won’t be needing it anymore.
It’s time for clean, live, wholesome foods. Live means “alive”; just in case you were wondering what I meant about that but it also refers to vegetables and some fruits.
Some fruit means not all fruit. There are fruits that are higher in sugar content than others. But let’s move along slowly here. No need to overwhelm anyone.
Incidentally, avocado is a fruit and also a great fat, but 100% edible on a low carb grocery list! Knock yourself out on thisssssss fruit.
alcohol on a low carb grocery list?
No orange juice however, it is chock full of sugar. And incidentally, if you do have a low glucose attack, drink half a cup of orange juice. I have never cared for it that much anyway, unless it had a bit of something else mixed in with it. Ha! But I can vaguely remember what I felt like after I drank a screwdriver; it wasn’t pleasant either.
Alcohol? Moderation, moderation, moderation. Get it? There isn’t too much about alcohol that fits a low carb diet and diabetes very well anyway.
There are liquors that have lots of sugar in them as well. Kahlua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Grand Marnier, Absynthe, you know, those sweet drinks that will give you a real banging headache if you drink too much of them? (shudder, yuk)
Thank you so much for checking out our low carb diet and diabetes management today. We enjoy having you along to learn with us.
Have a great evening, day, weekend and the week after. We’ll see you again shortly.