We are in long process of changing into a all natural, un-processed diet, all the time. I’m sick of looking at ingredients and not understanding half of whats in something, understanding the other half and been appalled with how much sugar and trans fatty acids/hydrogenated plant oils are in our food.
With three kids it’s not been easy. But I continue to battle on not only to give my diabetic son a healthy life but to provide one for all my family
We are mostly vegetarian. And thats due to our feelings that its hard to find meat and fish that you can be sure is safe to eat and has been killed in a humane way!
We don’t buy processed dinners and I cook our meals from scratch.
I have tried my kids and husband on almost all the types of fruit and vegetables that I can get our hands on. The kids are very good at trying things. They don’t have to like them just as long as they give them a go.
I looked into the raw food diet, but felt that it was not the way for us to go.
I have now lost 17kg (37lbs) and my husband has lost 11kg (24lbs). All from eating more fruit and vegetables, bean, peas and lentils.
We have changed to wholemeal pasta and brown rice. When we do eat bread I try to make it at home rather than buy it. That way we have control over whats in it.
My son blood sugar levels are crap. Due to a number of problems. We have just changed Insulin and are hoping for better control. We have not started carbohydrate counting yet but hope to do so in the near future.