Good job taking your first step! With this diabetes diet, You have made one giant step towards a better health, body and a smiling pancreas.
This diabetes diet I use, is a mix of three different diets and I will explain to you why and how you can work with them so that your glucose level will be as stable as The Stonehenge! This diet is making me eat less since it’s saturating but without losing good nutritions.
The ones I use is:
To read more about why I have three diets and why I combine them, please visit My Story.
LCHF diet is a Low Carb High Fat diet and it means that you eat a lot of fat products like egg, cheese, butter, meat and overground vegetables. It also means you’re avoiding carbohydrate food like white bread, pasta, rice, sugar and so on.
I have a lot of influence from Raw Food and it goes well hand in hand with the Alkaline diet , since I recommend never heat things up, keep it fresh, organic, clean and pure.
The other one is Alkaline diet which is based on the pH value in the body. pH stands for potential Hydrogen and is a measurement that shows how acid or alkaline something is. Most of us eat way too much acid food and need to get our pH value balanced. This is what I believe to be the reason to most, if not every, diseases and troubles we are having now, more than ever.
The body strives to have a pH level of 7.4. Then, it can function exceptional in every possible way for you and your health.
This was the main reason to why I did not get rid of my diabetes issues.This is a good way for everyone since this prevent diseases and keeps your body fresh, clean and full of energy!
But for a diabetic, some alkaline things do not have low carbs and is therefore not suitable. I take the best from both of these diets to make a perfect healthy food mix to this diabetes diet.
How often and how much?
A good idea is to eat less but more times a day. This is because it is easier for the body to handle smaller portions. It is easier to take care of four or five bags of stones a day than two big boats. That might have been the worst comparison but you get the idea.
I like to use the 80/20 ratio that I’ve got from the Alkaline diet. It means that 80% is the good stuff you want to put in your body and 20% is the things that is less good for you, because some people have a hard time go 100%.
Because once you’re body is balanced, it needs 80/20. 100% alkaline is not good either but since most people are almost 100% acid, a high or 100% alkaline diet is a great healing process until the body is balanced again.
This is best used for every meal instead of per day or per week. This prevents you from eating a whole carbohydrate meal some day and then just fat another day.
So if you eat a broccoli soup and then want to eat a fruit it is ok but it is all up to you. The less of that 20% and more of that 80%, the faster and better this process will go and the faster and better you will feel and look.
I eat 5 times a day but smaller dishes except for the evening when I eat a little bit more so I do not wake up hungry in the middle of the night. And the first thing in the morning, I just drink a glass of water with juice from half a lemon in it or liquid chlorophyll.
This helps the body wake up and get started instead of chocking it with a big breakfast right away. Then, 1hour later, I eat my breakfast.
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What to eat?
Before going into any of these things below, I highly recommend you to read about LCHF Diet, Raw Food Diet and Alkaline Diet which are the cores of my ideas to my own diabetes diet. This will help you understand everything I write about here and how it all works!We are all different and like different things. That is why I try to have a lot of different ideas and examples for you with this diabetes diet.
I promise that you will, if not love, then dare to try to make food with more vegetables after reading more about it. If you are like me, going nuts for vegetables and are a vegetarian or have thoughts of become one, read myDiabetic Vegetarian guide and about vegetables.
Vegetables are very important in this diabetes diet so you get all nutritions and energy you need, especially if you’re vegetarian!
Nutritions is something we all need. I have researched and tried different things for myself. Carbohydrates are not bad, we just have too much of them.
Fat is really good and do not believe that fat products make you fat! That is a total missunderstanding but there is also a difference between fat and fat. There is good fat, and there is bad fat. You need to know which ones to use.
Protein, minerals, vitamins and last but absolutely not least, water. These are also nutritions who we are depending on and with a good amount of all these, we have a balanced and happy body.