I get my protein from beans, etc.
I once thought I could never live without bread, tofu, juices. But I really don’t miss them at all.
My philosophy is to stick to the whole food as much as possible. Therefore:
Instead of tofu I eat soybeans
Instead of orange juice I eat oranges.
Instead of breads I eat cereals – love oatmeal. And have it with water instead of milk, which I don’t miss at all.
My approach is that my body has enough to do with just handing the diabetes. I don’t want to “distract” it by having to handle food that has been processed and who-knows-what by food market-engineers.
My taste buds might be swayed by food marketing campaigns, but my internal organs only want the best nourishment it can get – and is not designed to have to fight processed food which by itself (so far as I am concerned) puts a strain on the human body. And even worse all the artficial ingredients, sweeteners, fake flavors – our bodies are assaulted enough.
So I gave my body a chance to recover by eating only whole foods as much as possible. And to my pleasant surprise I am off all my pills and my doctor can’t believe it!
I am not putting down other approaches but for me my “extrEEEme” approach is not extreme at all. It’s very normal.