I may have mentioned it before, but I am in a diabetes prevention class that emphasizes weight loss by cutting out some fat from our diets. According to a book I have researched and follow to some extent titled Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes, Dr. Barnard places some very strict standards on what can and what should not be eaten including fat. The “diet” or “lifestyle” change to be more accurate, is very restrictive on fats, oils, salt, and sugar. It is predominately a vegetarian type of diet.
When I followed the lifestyle very actively, I not only lost weight but also was able to keep my blood sugars in check better. Still, it was not completely sustainable for me because I am torn about the issue of eating meat as protein. I grew up eating meat on a daily basis and I had a very hard time giving it up. And I don’t care what anyone says, veggie burgers do not taste like real meat!
I am not opposed to a vegetarian lifestyle, I just wasn’t ready for it. I am leaning more toward it now than I was then.
If you are interested in trying out a vegetarian lifestyle/diet, I fully recommend Dr. Barnard’s book. You can find it here on Amazon. I also recommend the print version of the book over the Kindle version because I’m old-school when it comes to following recipes… I like to have a book I can look at instead of looking at my phone or another device. That’s a personal preference for me.
In today’s video, I talk about the diabetes prevention class along with a few other things. It is a longer video, but I think it is worth the watch.
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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at email@example.com.