Here's a Real Success Story of a
Diabetic Weight Loss Diet that Can
Help You Achieve Normal Blood Sugar Levels***
Updated 2-2-13 -
Here's a success
story where a diabetic diet completely controlled high blood sugar
levels plus, my friend lost 30 pounds in just 5 months.*** He
was 75 years old at the time, is diabetic and needed to take
regular insulin shots. He had moderate neuropathy, which was
much improved with this program.
doctor's approval, he decided to try a high protein, low
carbohydrate diabetic diet along with an exercise program. His
exercise program included walking for 1/2 hour three
times a week and working out with weights at a gym
twice a week for about 40 minutes. Within only 3 months, he was
completely off of insulin and he had normal blood sugar levels!
Exactly what was
this remarkable diabetic diet that he followed?
Well, it was
a low carbohydrate, modified version of the Atkins or South Beach diets. He ate
protein with each meal (check with your doctor if you have kidney
problems), completely avoided simple carbohydrates
(sugar, refined flour products, potatoes, corn, candy, sodas, refined rice and cereals)
and ate very little fruit.
The low carbohydrate,
but high fiber diabetic
diet he followed included blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
and apples along with lots of raw and cooked vegetables (especially salads). He said it was very easy to follow the diet
because after the first few days, he no longer craved excess food.
weight loss breakfast included 1 egg (poached or boiled is
best) with a
piece of apple, 1/2 grapefruit or a few berries and coffee or tea
(no sugar or milk) - no bread, toast or cereal.
He also took 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed in a glass of water
(you could add this to your salad as an alternative).
You could also have a
smoothie. For other breakfast protein options see lunch for examples.
Lunch on his
diabetic diet included protein foods such as sautéed salmon (wild
caught is best), sardines, white meat chicken, turkey breast, lean beef,
lean pork or non-fat cottage cheese
with a green salad (salad dressing was olive oil and lemon juice
or vinegar with seasonings added). The protein serving
was about 4 ounces (the size of the palm of your hand).
diet dinner included a protein food (see lunch choices) plus a
salad and two green, yellow or red vegetables. Again, a
piece of apple or a few berries were allowed. Here are a few
examples of vegetables for this diet (raw or cooked) - asparagus, artichoke,
fennel, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, green beans,
broccoli, cabbage, kale, summer squash, green beans, snap peas,
green soy beans, collards, parsley, swiss chard, cilantro, turnip and
cauliflower (avoid potatoes, corn and peas).
He also took a
daily fiber supplement (1 teaspoon psyllium in a large glass of
water an hour or two after dinner). Be careful when taking
psyllium to consume plenty of water and start with a small
amount to prevent digestive difficulties. On this diabetes
diet, my friend's blood
sugar was completely controlled, he needed no insulin and lost 30
pounds. But best of all, he felt fantastic!
*** If you want
to try a diabetes diet like this, consult your physician,
especially if you have kidney problems. Also, your medication
may require adjustment and you could suffer from symptoms of low
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