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Hmmm, I’m with Alison, I simply cannot understand the obsession with diabetics being given so many carbohydrates to eat each meal. It’s really no wonder many diabetics are so overweight. When I stuck to the ‘diabetic’ diet i was given, I didn’t have room to eat the healthy bits of the meal, I was so full of carbs.
I gave up as many carbohydrates as I could and now eat very few with a plate three quarters full of veg or salad and protein. I read the Atkins and the Zone diet but thought they were way too extreme. We eat as many veg and fruit as we want. However I did give up worrying about fats and at the same time ate way more coconut fat, almonds, olives etc.
To my complete astonishment, my eczema and dry skin disappeared (clearly a result of not enough fat!!) and my cholesterol level went down to 3 point something. Good fats up, bad fats down – on a much more fatty diet!
It think there is something very wrong with the thinking.