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Friday, May 24, 2013

Wow, all the new plans I had never even heard of, until I started back on my clean eating. But the biggest problem is which is for me? I am willing to try different ones. Paleo (not sure of this one because they promote more meat, I am not a big meat eater) Definitely not Atkins. Now this Wheat Belly diet. Whew........... what are they doing???
But there is a lot more diagnosis's of diabetes type 2, celiac disease, and various asst. other new ones or names that have been changed that I never even heard of, until 64 days ago?

My main purpose is that I want to be healthy. I don't think I am glucose intolerant, or have an allergy to wheat. I don't have digest problems or upset stomachs. But I do have diabetes 2.

So my plan is to see what will work for me. My plan at this time is clean eating. My list of foods to not eat (some exceptions at this time, and when they are gone, no replacing)

1) No sugar in any form
2) No dairy in any form
3) No red meat, processed meats
4) No breads, of any type (except some Townhouse crackers)
5) No pastas, white flours, white rice
6) No refined or processed food (no boxes)

What I do eat (as organic as I can find)

1)Vegetables all kinds
2)fruits all kinds
3)legumes, mainly lentils
4)Brown rice, quinoa
5)Poultry, fish (Salmon) some tuna, but not too often, high content of mercury.
6)Seeds, flax, sunflower nuts almond, walnut and cashew raw and no salt
7)Annies naturals salad dressing (have a copycat one that I am going to make, will assure me there is no additives.
8) Almond unsweetened milk

Right now working on what's left of Townhouse crackers (got for a bargain, until I read the ingredients list, not such a bargain) and I have 2 packages of shredded wheat bisquits. Only 2 ingredients!! I was so excited about that until I discovered that the # 2 ingredient was what they make jet fuel with. BHT. So when those two are gone. I start looking at what path I will take.
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    That's pretty much what and how I eat except for the Town House crackers. Good luck with your eating plan!
    1762 days ago
    Best Wishes as you move forward with your plan.
    1763 days ago
  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon You sound like me, once I decided to "eat clean" I noticed that I found many, many, many different diets. Also, I have watched many different documentaries about "clean eating" and I have tried to gleam what works for me. I have ordered books and done a lot of reading on line. What is funny that someone who could help me was in my family. My role model has been my mom. She is 76, takes no meds, has never had any surgeries, is thin and has more energy than I will ever have. She has always be a cheerleader for fruits, veggies, fish and no sugar. I was brought up eating the right things, but when I went to college many moons ago I found this world full of what I know call "junk foods". I am in my fifties and for about 30 years I have been on the road to poor health. I know this is my choice and changing is my choice. Good luck in your journey and keep in touch as to how it is going. I have finally gotten serious, I guess it is about time? Spark On! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1763 days ago
    You can DO THIS!
    1764 days ago
    It is going to be hard for you to find your middle ground with your medical difficulties but you are in the right track. I surely hope that your doctor gave you a script to see a nutritionist since he/she will get you started right too. I love your attitude about it all and thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

    Last year I learned, through being really broke (financially I was in a lot of trouble), that I couldn't afford a lot of the foods I was buying (nor eat out) so I started eating very, very simply: rice, beans, peanut butter, cheese, whole grain bread, eggs, etc., and do you know that I am no longer pre-diabetic and my cholesterol numbers are normal. So, there is something to eating simply and healthy.

    Good luck to you. Love, Chelsea emoticon
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    1764 days ago
    It is scary what they put in our food and can get away with it too. So much for the FDA looking out for the people, more like they are looking out to keep us sick!!
    1764 days ago
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  • DS9KIE
    way to go emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1764 days ago
    There's so much new information about the causes of all these ills too. It's an exciting time in a lot of ways.

    When it comes to figuring out what to eat, just keep tweaking things until you find that sweet spot where you're not hungry all the time, not craving foods all the time, and your blood sugar/blood pressure are good. You're off to a great start!
    1764 days ago
    I am type 2 insulin resistant and I avoid all the "whites" -- white bread, white flour, white flour pasta, white rice, processed foods. BUT do be mindful of portions on the more "carby" veggies like corn, peas AND the fruits. You might find as time goes on that you won't miss those things, but that's an individual thing for sure.

    Good luck to you! HUGS to you and enjoy your long weekend.

    1765 days ago
    Sounds pretty much like the Mediterranean diet, if you are looking for a name for it. :) They do use sweeteners like honey, and oils/nuts, plus cheeses, but otherwise it looks quite similar.
    1765 days ago
    1765 days ago
    This was a very helpful blog since I too have Type II. That sounds like an amazing plan. I started the lifestyle change today....looking forward to keeping it up! Good luck and I would love to hear about your journey.
    1765 days ago
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