I have been doing a lot of research, and no, I do not personally have Diabetes, but someone close to me does. Of course there are views from every side of the spectrum as to whether Paleo is good for someone with Diabetes, but more sources say that it is. Having done Paleo for a solid two months, I can tell you that it is definitely something to consider if you have diabetes. Basically, for anyone that is diagnosed with Diabetes, they are told to lose weight…Paleo for weight loss? Check. Fructose…big no no. Paleo has no fructose. For someone on Diabetes, their diet should be high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories, which is all part of living Paleo. Diabetics need to monitor their carbs! Something I read online was this, “MYTH: You have to cut way down on carbs. Fact: Again, the key is to eat a balanced diet. The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbs since they are a good source of fiber and they are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even.” These seemed like a fairly helpful site in case you want to check it out, http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_diabetes.htm.
Paleo won’t cure this, but it will certainly keep it at bay and help you feel better (and probably enjoy life and eating a little more), at least that is what I believe. Luckily, I don’t have major health problems, but I know how I feel living this way, and I think other people who may have health issues, could certainly benefit.
I’m still learning about Paleo, like I’ve said before, but I’ve been doing all my reading and trying to get as much information as possible. My plan is to go completely strict Paleo. I really love the way I feel, and even more, I love the way people perceive me now. People who know me well tell me that I look more awake, and that I have more energy…that’s awesome, because that’s exactly how I feel. I feel so much more productive because my energy levels have greatly increased.
Upon further research, going out to eat and staying strict Paleo, isn’t exactly possible, but you can make it work. 🙂
“If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you do good.”