I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and while my levels are pretty much on the borderline and everything else seems ok health wise, I am massively overweight (34 stone!) so obviously the first thing I am doing is shifting some weight. Has been a real wake up call - am lucky at the age of 38 to have never had any health issues and I want to try and get fit again and start being more active for my young son, playing sport, doing pro wrestling too (I am not the real Samoa Joe before anyone asks)
My diet previously was terrible, looking back. Daily chocolate bars, fats, processed food, not enough fresh vegetables and drinking beer on the regular.
I had great success the last time I dieted by cutting out alcohol and using juicing as part of my daily regime. At present I am having a banana for my breakfast along with a 3/4 litre juice made entirely from vegetables (carrot, kale, ginger, turmeric, cucumber, celery), a salad with cottage cheese for lunch, and then an evening meal of tuna or chicken with roasted vegetables, some black eye beans and rice. So far, so good. Am enjoying the diet...but I really want to add some more fruit.
Post by onehundredpercent on Aug 9, 2018 19:04:36 GMT 10
If your juices mainly contain vegetables then why not - unfortunately though you aren't getting any of the fibre which is one of the major reasons you should include them in your diet. This will help you to feel full and keep your gut healthy, so maybe try soups instead where you get to eat the whole vegetables? Or do smoothies over juices.
It sounds like you might not have enough protein in your diet though, this might make you feel hungry and a little fatigued - I definitely recommend upping your lean proteins i.e. fish, chicken, lean pork/beef and eggs. Don't be scared of fats, a lot of recent studies are showing that the main cause of health issues is a combination of processed carbs (refined sugars, chips, bread, pasta, cereal, cakes, cookies, etc) and trans / saturated fats. Try to make sure your intake of quality fats is sufficient otherwise it will mess with your energy, satiety and most importantly hormone production. Aim to get your fats from sources like fish, avocado, nuts/seeds, organic animal fat, eggs, olive/avocado oil etc.
Avoid margarine and vegetable oils as they are full of transfats which are basically proven to be the devil.
Fruit in moderation is fine - try to stick with melons and berries as they tend to have less fructose.
Other than that, for your weight you can eat way more and still lose weight, so do it!!! If you cut back so much now you will have no where to go from there.
As Robinsonj said, don't forget about exercise - any is better than none.
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