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Hey Everybody

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:50 pm
by teddyfloss
Hi I'm a current meat eater trying to reduce my meat eating for both ethical and environmental concerns. I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which lends itself to a diet actually higher in meat and fats so I'm searching for resources on a healthy, well rounded diet.

Re: Hey Everybody

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm
by brimstoneSalad
Welcome teddyfloss,

There are some theories about animal products promoting insulin resistance you might want to look into (right now it's speculation, but there are some pretty strong correlations and some possible mechanisms).
For sure a low carb diet is a good idea, but so far the evidence seems to point to an "eco atkins" style, which is a plant based low carb diet, as the best. It's focused on nuts, seeds, vegetables, and some beans and mock meats while reducing cereal grains (like rice, corn, wheat) and avoiding sugars (avoiding most sweet fruits, and definitely avoiding processed sugar).
It's definitely a tricky diet to follow. Sites like chronometer can help you track your nutrition, and we're glad to help out as you work on transitioning.

The most important thing is to find a few go-to meals that are satisfying and nutritious. For examples, lettuce wraps filled with lentil and walnut based taco meat. It's better than it sounds. You may or may not like something like that, but I'm sure we can help you find some good staples.

Do you take a multivitamin now?