When I went to the Diabetes Center, I had a ton of questions based on the information provided. In my head I kept asking myself, “How do they know if this is the right diet for diabetics and can control or help with weight loss?” There is so much conflicting information, and of course every one is the “best” plan to follow. I was unsure, but followed the plan provided for a short time, and it did work, but it was hard for me to follow after a while. Temptations and pressure from people, my own mind, and commercials, everywhere. Failure was imminent. By now some time had passed and my health was getting worse, so much that I heard my body telling me something bad was going to happen to me, to my heart, if I didn’t make a change soon.
I finally decided to listen to my body and decided to try the Diabetes Center’s advice again. This time I was going to make my self more accountable. I decided to put it all out there for the world to see. I created a YouTube channel, started this blog, and have been researching to prepare for my journey.
I spent months watching YouTube videos to research weight loss journeys, recipes, and information that every diabetic needs to know. There were so many opinions and options and information that it was mind numbing. There are diets that I would consider “fad” diets, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Keto, Intermittent fasting, Cabbage Soup, Vegan, Raw Vegan, Akins, and the list goes on and on. Everyone wants a piece of the pie, and my research has told me that in 2019 alone, all of these “fads” have cost us over $72 billion in revenue. This is big business, because everyone wants to look better, feel better, get healthier, and they want to do it as fast as possible. From all of the different plans, drinks, memberships, sweeteners, prepared meals, drugs, and medical programs, well it’s a big business.
None of this tells me who’s right? What should I be following, who should I listen to? I just don’t know what the right answer is. As a type-2 diabetic, it’s been made clear that I should be following one these four diets: the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Low Carb Diet, the High Fat Diet, or the High Carb diet. I have posted videos for each of the diets below. I’m not advocating for one or the other, I’m just sharing what I’ve learned, and am continuing to find out along my journey. Everyone has to do what is right for them, so you need to decide for yourself. For my health, I’ve decided to change course and try something new. Let’s see if you can guess what that is…..
Mayo Clinic Diet
Low Carb solution
Low Carb High Fat
Plant Based Diet – High Carb