19 yr. old T1D, diagnosed May 2008
-first nutritionist: carb recommendation: 235 carbs/day originally, then down to 200
limit my protein (cheese, meat, and eggs specifically)
-second nutritionist: 6 starch/bread servings/day, 160-200 carbs/day total
-“Good Calories, Bad Calories” by Gary Taubes- high-fat diets not cause of heart disease… go low carb
-2004-2006: parents on Atkins diet
I’m quite confused about why nutritionists are recommending so many carbs in a diabetic’s diet (or any diet, for that matter). That many carbs are highly unnecessary for a moderately active college student. I’m a true believer in the low-carb lifestyle and have been following a lower carb diet recently (120/day and hoping to decrease that amount) and am concerned about my cholesterol levels. For those of you who are low-carbers, how have your cholesterol numbers been, and would you please describe your experiences maintaining the lifestyle, losing/maintaining weight, maintaining BS control, etc?