Starting in March of 2016 I drastically changed my diet.
In my previous life I pretty much ate whatever I wanted. I didn’t care much about controlling my diabetes or my weight. Starting about 3 years ago, I made serious attempts to control the diabetes, but it took about 2 years to find the diet that I have name made part of my lifestyle.
Ketogenic or LCHF
I follow a Ketogenic Diet, also called an LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat). I know that for those who follow conventional thinking, this sounds like a death sentence, but a lot of the latest research indicates that the opposite is true! What I know for sure is that the LCHF lifestyle has gotten my diabetes into excellent control. I can eat as much as I want whenever I want, as long as I eat the foods that are high in protein or fat, and avoid carbs as much as possible.
Generally, on an LCHF diet, you will eat only about 5% of your calories as carbs, about 20 to 25% protein and the rest is fat. This goes completely opposite of what we have been taught for the past 50+ years, but it has been working excellent for me, and the number of people living an LCHF lifestyle is growing year after year. Research and studies are showing that the incidence of heart disease is actually lower for those following the LCHF lifestyle! It is working very well for me. I am losing weight and feeling great!
Here are some websites and people that I follow to keep up to date with the lifestyle:
Dr. Aseem Malhotra (British Cardiologist)
Believe me, before you think badly about the LCHF lifestyle, check it out! When I first heard about it, I thought it was crazy. Now, I think differently. I have cut my use of insulin by 75% since starting LCHF, and having normal blood sugar readings! It is my goal to be completely off of insulin use by the end of 2017!