Saturday, March 31, 2012
Over the last few days I have downloaded some books on to my kindle about fat & diet issues & now am totally confused. I want to know that I am doing the right thing for my type 2 diabetes but there is so much conflicting advice. People have their own ideas which they want to project to the readers.
The Primal Blueprint book advocates going back to a caveman diet of fresh fruit, veg & organic meat-no cereals & grains as they have a deliterious effect on the body. Could I live without my porridge (oatmeal)? I DO know that if I have too many pulses they give me IBS symptoms. We are told by medics to follow one way of eating yet this book gives seemingly good arguments to follow the primal diet.
I am reading "What makes you fat?" at the moment & the author suggests that obesity is not caused by eating more than your body requires. He suggests that insulin & how the body reacts to it has a great part to play in it.
I suppose I should take what I learn from the books & adapt them to fit in with my lifestyle. I take Metformin but don't do home blood sugar tests so don't know how my blood sugar is affected by certain foods-my HBA1C is tested every 6 months at the GP's which gives me an average glucose reading.
Anyway I'm off to do some more reading-or should I say that confusion time awaits!!