Every week I am attending a class for preventing diabetes. It is a little late for that for me, I no longer have “pre-diabetes” but full-fledged type 2 diabetes.
This week in addition to talking about recording everything we eat, we also talked about fat and fat grams. One thing that I learned that was new to me was that a fat gram is worth 9 calories. A carb gram is 4 calories. I talk more about this in tonight’s video.
I also ended up with 59 fat grams today. I had 52 when I did the video but I had some veggie straws that added 7 grams of fat to my total. I am okay with that mostly because I typically have close to 100 fat grams on a daily basis. Keeping at my goal of 55 grams or fewer per day should be a lot easier if I keep myself very aware of it.
That is another key factor in losing weight and reversing type 2 diabetes—awareness! Not only being aware of the amount you are eating but the fat content in the food.
Watch the video and let me know what you think. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.
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