Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Diet advice from experience

My current diet summarizes all that I’ve learned over the past couple of decades and it satisfies the basic criteria of a successful diet. The summary at the first link includes:

  • What constitutes a healthful diet, and in particular a diet that would have prevented my type 2 diabetes and (now that I have it) has enabled me to control it without medication. This includes shedding all excess weight, since intramuscular fat increases insulin resistance. The diet I finally worked out made it quite easy to shed excess weight because it is quite filling.
  • How to prepare healthful meals efficiently — tools, techniques, tips, tactics, strategies, recipes, and attitude. The last half of that post is devoted to things I found that help in meal preparation and result in good meals. I include some recipes, but the goal is to provide the guidelines that enable you to improvise good recipes.

I have learned from a combination of reading and experience. In that post I include brief videos that proved useful and also links to further explanation (for example, to specific recipes) and to supporting information.

Before I switched to the diet described in the post, I was (for five years) following a keto/low-carb diet. What led me to reconsider that choice was a comment from a physician to a post I made on Quora. That led me to do further research, and on doing that I learned that a low-car/keto diet carries serious health risks — plus it is not effective for weigh loss (though does help with epilepsy).

Anyone interested in losing weight and/or avoiding (or controlling) type 2 diabetes will find it useful.

Update: More lessons from experience: how I plan my budget and control my finances.

Written by Leisureguy

18 October 2019 at 3:33 am