Did you know you could potentially reverse your type 2 diabetes by eating a luxuriously delicious diet?
It’s something I’ve been preaching (and successfully using with my patients) for nearly 30 years now.
But of course, since it’s not “mainstream-approved,” like their stupid DASH diet, the naysayers are coming out of the woodwork. And they’re making sure your head is filled with more doubt than hope.
Well, you can’t argue with facts…
How low can you go?
According to new research, following a low-carb diet for six months could reduce A1c levels in people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
In this randomized trial, participants were between the ages of 40 and 70 with A1c levels between 6.0 and 6.9, indicating prediabetes or diabetes.
And they were split into two groups.
The diet group consumed less than 40 grams (g) of high-fiber, low-carb foods for the first three months and less than 60 g for the next three months. Meanwhile, the control group consumed a normal diet, without carb constriction.
(Some examples of high-fiber carbs include flax or chia seeds, avocados, almonds, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus.)
The diet group also received behavioral counseling, a handbook with dietary guidelines and recipes, and supplemental, diet-approved foods. Whereas the control group received written information with standard dietary advice and optional educational sessions, held monthly.
After six months, researchers noted that, among the diet group, total and net carbohydrate intake, added sugars, and sugar-sweetened beverages were all lower. Plus, percentages of calories from protein and dietary fats were higher.
And that translated to lower A1c and fasting blood sugar levels—a goal for anyone who’s overweight, prediabetic, or diabetic.
Join me in rejoicing
Now, the naysayers to the study’s results jumped all over its design—because it wasn’tdone so in a way to know for certain if the beneficial improvements to A1c levels were due to just weight loss OR cutting out carbohydrates.
You know what I think? WHO BLOODY CARES!
As long as the person was able to decrease their blood sugar by following a luxuriously delicious, low-carb diet, then shouldn’t we be touting this as an alternative approach to offer people who suffer with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?
I mean, when are mainstream scientists going to realize that many people are on a low-carb diet now and it’s successful? (I mean, when did Bob Atkins write his first book? In the 1970s! It’s high-time for the science to catch up.)
Researchers and clinicians should rejoice over these findings—not look for ways to discredit an approach hundreds of millions of people take each and every day to stay healthy.
My advice to you? Follow a low-carb eating plan, especially if you’re overweight, obese, prediabetic, or diabetic.
I always recommend high-fat, low-carb foods from sources like grass-fed and -finished meat, organic poultry, vegetables, and nuts. For more insight, check out my A-List Diet.
Until next time,
“Low-Carbohydrate Diet Reduces A1c in Diabetes, Prediabetes.” Medscape, 10/26/2022. (medscape.com/viewarticle/983033)