Eat delicious real food that you enjoy until you are full.
Can you imagine it growing out of the ground, grazing or swimming?
Was it processed in a factory and preserved with chemicals?
Don’t eat it!
If you are eating mostly real unprocessed foods, you are already off to a great start. The next step is to consider which whole foods are the best for you. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or metabolic syndrome – all of which are due to insulin resistance – you are likely intolerant to carbohydrates, and could benefit from eating more fat and less carbs.
What does this look like? All the delicious full fat foods you’ve been told to avoid, plus a heaping plate of veg and a moderate amount of fish, meat or tofu. No grains. No roots. No sugar. Yes it’s a big change, but when you substitute fat for carbs you feel full and satisfied and – the best part – you are fundamentally changing the way you use food for fuel. When you eat less carbs, you stimulate less insulin, don’t spike blood sugar, and can use your own body fat for fuel.
You may have just been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. You may be struggling with your weight and tired of hearing that everything is bad for you, and you really just need to exercise more. Do you have PMS, IBS, PCOS or infertility? You may be motivated to make changes or be completely on the fence. One small change each week may be your style. Or you could be a major changer: jumping all the way in at once. Either way, I support you where you are, at your own pace.
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