Thank you, Craig, for your meal plan. I do have a few questions though.
Do you actually get enough vitamins and nutrients from your daily meal plan, or, do you need to suppliment in some way (i.e. Vitamins)?
Are you SURE that you are giving your brain enough food each day? Our brain NEEDS glucose (carbs) to survive! Glucose is food for our brain It’s the equivalent of oxygen! If we don’t consume enough carbs, it’s like starving our brain. If you don’t give your brain cells enough food, they die off!!
Do you actually ENJOY your meals every day? Or, do you do it JUST because it keeps you from taking a pill (or 2) each day? Your meal plan seems rather boring to me. Very limited in choices. I know that I could not keep that up. It’s very SSDD. I’m the type of person, that if I don’t have choices, I just can’t deal. I NEED variety! Different flavors. Not just one or two! What is life for, if we cannot enjoy it??
It doesn’t appear that you eat vey much every day, on all aspects of your diet. Excepting salad (though, I DO love salads!!!). We all know that salad, in general, is a very empty food. Except maybe for the nutrients/vitamins part. Not enough in the glucose field to support your brain, though. Unless one adds carby food items to the mix. Your diet, or rather, “meal plan” much better words for it, definitely doesnt’ seem to be enough to support a very active lifestyle, either! For those that have a very active lifestyle.
Just just because your doctor “approves” of something, doesn’t mean that it’s “ok”! Doctors are WELL known to be WAY behind the times, and/or, just not knowlegable enough about certain things! Just go and read about all the people who’ve been told some REALLY shotty advice about how to “deal” with thier Diabetes, by their doctors!! “Just cut back on the sugar” and “Just watch your diet”, for example! (both were the advice I got when I was diagnosed!!) It involves WAY more than that! Have you spoken to a Dietician about your diet? They are the ones who are in the “know” about this stuff! And, I’d add a Dietician that is not all “gung ho” on Atkins, Sugar Busters or Dr. Bernstien! Or, any other “Low Carb” way of life!!
Also, please understand that we are NOT all alike!! What affects one in a certain way, does not neccessarily affect another in that same way! When I was put on insulin, I was probably eating (on average) of less than 50 grams of carbs per day (which I do not feel is healthy!), AND I was also taking Metformin (1000mg 2x daily) and Glipizide (10mg 2x daily)!! JUST because your meal plan works for you, to keep you from having to take oral “anti-Diabetic” meds, doesn’t mean that it will work for somebody else!
I don’t mean to sound attacking, mean, or ugly! I’m just trying to bring a realistic point of view to the table here I’m NOT saying for others to not try it, I"m just saying that JUST because it works for you, does NOT mean that it will work for everyone else.
It’s just an option. An option to TRY, and see if it works. If it works, and one is happy with it, then fine! Otherwise, do NOT judge others. Period.