Monday, February 08, 2016

On Day 2 of the Beck Diet Solution, I'm supposed to choose two diets. One will be my main diet and the other is a backup when I need a change.

My diets are the Mediterranean Diet and "No Sugar, No Starch, No Seconds."

Neither of these diets promote any processed food. They both focus on plenty of fresh veggies.

I don't actually "follow" either of these diets or any diet. I discovered the way of eating best for my by trial and error and blood work. What raises my blood sugar or lowers my cholesterol? Eat this, avoid that for a month, retest. The two diets above closely mirror what I decided was best for me. Eat mostly plants. Not too much. Avoid sugar. Choose healthy protein.

When I described this to my doctor he called it a cross between Atkins and Mediterranean.

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    My backup diet is also the no snacks/sweets/seconds (No S) diet. I also hear the Michael Pollan perspective in your diet thoughts.

    Good approach, listening to your body...

    1016 days ago
  • GABY1948
    You are EATING like I DO! Veggies are my MAINSTAY for SURE! emoticon emoticon
    1016 days ago
    Both great diets. The Mediterranean diet is considered one of the best.
    1016 days ago
    Day 2 in the books and continuing the trek ... onward!

    Reading this blog I find myself aware of the visceral reaction in my body to the word diet. It isn't as intense a reaction as it used to be. But, it is still present.

    Although, I have been maintaining at/below goal since June 2014. I cannot say that I have even 1 diet, let alone 2. I simply listen to my body, monitor weight trends, and make adjustments as necessary. Works for me.
    1016 days ago
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