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Changing my diet from 95% meat to vegan oil free!!

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Veryanxious, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Quinn1066

    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well going from yesterday, it was coming from yoghurt, cheese, hummus, olive oil, tofu and egg. [​IMG]
     
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  2. John93

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    Hi veryanxious, if you want to follow a vegan diet with no oil and make it well suited to Indian way of eating, there is an endocrinologist in Florida, USA by the name of Dr Soham Patel. His website has plenty of info on what to do and I think he runs online courses too. It would be worth investigating as you are dealing with an orthodox medical professional who also endorses a plant based way of eating that could suit people of Indian heritage. (he is Indian) Good luck and perhaps update the forum on what you find. I'm also searching around for the right diet and found low carb very difficult and in any case it doesn't really fix insulin resistance unless it is very heavily based on non starchy vegetables and legumes.
     
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    Thats really interesting about following the Dr Fuhrmans way of eating. I'm searching around for all the info I can get hold of and my preference is to eat whole foods and be plant based. His diet is not very low carb or high fat but seems somewhere in the middle. Your A1c result is remarkable - down to 5% from 12% -wow! Just out of interest have you had an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test recently to confirm you really have totally reversed your diabetes? I keep reading about people claiming to be non diabetic but they never seem to do the tolerance test to prove it. This Dr Fuhrman diet sounds perfect (except for people who cant live without meat and dairy I suppose) Can't understand why it is barely mentioned.
     
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  4. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really interesting article. This is the first time that I have read an explanation for the action of Metformin.
     
  5. Veryanxious

    Veryanxious Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, not sure why didn't i try it before going low carb. I was not even meat or egg eater. I was a vegetarian, had to learn to eat meat to do keto.
     
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    hi John - no, I have not done an OGTT. I think about it, but honestly, I consider myself a T2, for life, with a strong disposition to insulin resistance. Even IF I passed it, So what? I still have a very strong disposition to IR, I still need to stick to my “new” diet. Right now, my IR is low, given my low fasting BG and fasting insulin tests. HOMA IR = 1.09 on last test. Awesome, but I’m hardly cured, IMO. All I really care about is here and now, and trying to extend my “ treatment” plan and results as long as possible. FYI only, I wear I Freestyle Libre periodically and never go over 140 U.S. measures. Am I reversed? Remission? Cured? It may sound odd, but I neither claim to know, nor do I care.
     
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  7. Veryanxious

    Veryanxious Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thats true, infact every human has Insulin Resistance gene. But I believe once Insulin resistant, it can come back easily if given a chance then person whose Insulin Resistance genes never got activated.
     
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