https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/new-science-diabesity-hormonal-obesity-xi/ (worth a look see, excellent site)
The past two weeks I have written about Diabesity, what it is, https://valerieberkowitz.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/stop-diabesity-in-its-tracks/, and how to identify it, https://valerieberkowitz.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/diabesity-tell-tale-signs-and-symptoms/. This week it is all about the simple solution.
While eating right is not always the easiest answer. It is simple, ideal and the most effective solution with absolutely no downside. So do not eat your “heart” out. Eat your “diabesity” out. Eat diabesity right out of your system.
If you have been eating “healthy” low fat foods and staying away from nutrient dense high fat foods (foods that do not affect hormones, help to stave off hunger, help control appetite and maintain consistent blood sugar in normal range) or eating a combination of high carbohydrate and high fat foods then my best nutritional advice is to eat your way out of diabesity.
Eating low fat “healthy” meals are loaded with the precise nutrients that feed diabesity and make it worse especially when the majority of what is consumed is carbohydrate. This will happen when insulin and blood sugar are at the root of any medical condition such as heart disease, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), metabolic syndrome…
Consuming foods that do not cause blood sugar or insulin spikes and also contribute to burning fat are the best selection for weight loss, blood sugar control, eliminating diabesity symptoms and optimizing clinical lab outcomes. Fat is the only nutrient that has minimal effect on either blood sugar or insulin. So eating a majority of calories from fat is hands down the healthiest choice to make, Nutrition. 2015 Jan;31(1):1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.011. “Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base”, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25287761. One hundred percent of starch and carbohydrates turns into sugar (this includes healthy foods like fruit) after consumption and excess protein has been shown to increase insulin levels.
Forget about the calories! Eat to beat diabesity by choosing the foods that keep your body in balance. You will experience a big difference in how you feel, in your ability to lose weight and controlling blood sugar.
Lowering carbs between 30- 50 grams each day and eating more fat begets fat burning. Lowering carbs also minimizes blood sugar spikes because 100% of carbohydrates or any form of sugar will catapult blood sugar out of range and into “health hell”.
Does your breakfast consist of cereal? A bagel or English muffin? How about low fat fruited yogurt? None of these contain fat or much protein. So therefore all of the food consumed hits your body and infiltrates it like a tsunami, first thing in the morning. Blood sugar soars, hormones are disrupted, hunger is ignited and non-fat calories are easily stored as fat. However, most of us think that calories matter more than anything and few of us think about what happens to the body on the inside when we pick our next morsel.
If you want to prevent diabesity, strategize meal plans to rest the liver and pancreas. Once these overworked organs get a chance to relax and are restored to good health, with the foods you avoid and choose to eat, you will be as good as new in no time.
Try this as a sample meal or switch out foods in the same food groups with foods you like.
Eggs (prepared your choice) sautéed kale sliced cheddar cheese
Smoked salmon cream cheese tomato, onion and avocado “cigars”
Tuna and chicken salad (“banana boat”) scoops with celery sticks , cucumber and tomato salad
–includes side salad for either entree
Double cheeseburger (no bun or ketchup) or steak, mashed cauliflower with butter (faux mashed potato), sautéed spinach garlic and oil
Salmon, broccoli, miracle noodle teriyaki
- celery with peanut butter or cream cheese
- fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato
- cottage cheese with sprinkled cinnamon or 1/4 cup berries
- protein shake
- >85% cocoa chocolate with 6 almonds
Take matters into your own hands, use a simple solution to the diabesity epidemic, eat to free yourself of obesity and diabetes. What are you waiting for?