Sometimes, I worry that I’m fighting a losing battle. The American Diabetes Association is too powerful for just one person to take on. Luckily, I have you to help me to fight the war against their stupidity. So let’s tackle the latest ADA nonsense…
While I was online doing some research the other day, I stumbled on a quiz put out by the ADA where you had to choose which of two options was the better food choice for a diabetic. I thought I would walk away from this quiz with a 100% . But guess what? I failed miserably. In fact, I’m not sure I got any of the answers “right”–at least by their standards.
Here’s just one example…
Which would you say is the better food choice for someone trying to keep their blood sugar under control: pancakes with sugar free syrup or eggs?
The answer seems pretty obvious to me–eggs, right?
According to the ADA, diabetics should watch their carbohydrates, but not avoid them. Furthermore, they claim that women should be getting 45 grams of carbohydrates per meal and men should be consuming up to 60 grams per meal.
But wait, the madness didn’t stop there. They went on to say that the “best” choice would be to combine the two. “Two medium pancakes, sugar-free syrup and one scrambled egg cooked in cooking spray is a more balanced and relatively low-carbohydrate breakfast,” according to the ADA.
Let’s take closer look at that final piece of advice…
Pancakes = white flour. Sugar free syrup = chemicals. Cooking spray = more chemicals. And this is a “relatively low-carbohydrate breakfast”? Relative to what? A bagel eating contest?! All the pasta you can eat at the Olive Garden?!
Are these people out of their minds?
Is this really who we should be turning to for dietary advice?
The answer to that question is a very loud NO! Advice like this will make you overweight and diabetic–and ensure that you need to take more and more medication to help control your blood sugar.
If you want to live a long, happy, and–most importantly–healthy (and diabetes-free) life, the best thing you can do is ignore any dietary advice from the ADA. Instead, make my New Hamptons Health Miracle your way of eating. It focuses on real, satisfying food that won’t raise your blood sugar levels or widen your waistline (just the opposite, in fact).