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Diabetes Diet = KETO? | Smart Eating Show

Diabetes Diet = KETO? | Smart Eating Show

How many times a day can a dietitian be asked about KETO
before she tears her hair out! 

That said, there are certain things about KETO that are VERY helpful when it comes to diabetes and weight loss. And certain things that are sad casualties of KETO.

Let me start with the good things.

First, a good amount of fat in your meal from olive oil, avocado or nuts can help to displace starchy carbohydrates– the rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pizza crust, doughnuts. And when you but back those starchy carbs and replace them with healthy fat – it helps lower blood sugar levels in people with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Cutting back on pasta and bread can also help to lose weight, but if you don’t add the extra fat you’ll sabotage the effort because you’ll be too hungry and end up out of control – setting yourself up to overeat.

For example, if you add a half an avocado to your eggs or a handful of nuts or seeds to your salad you’ll be able to eat less of the starchy foods and still be satisfied between meals. Satisfaction is key!!

And by the way, you still need the starchy foods, but it’s better to get them from high fiber foods like black beans or sweet potatoes or lentils rather than the processed “white” carbs. If you have diabetes, a registered dietitian can help you figure out how much carbohydrate your body tolerates.

The problem is, many of my keto friends see KETO as permission to dine on massive amounts steak or bacon….

The sad casualty of KETO is FIBER, mostly from veggies. KETO is so low in carbs, you have to limit your fruit and even some veggies. Veggies should be the cornerstone of any diet.

Fruit is limited on KETO. I generally recommend 2-4 servings a day, but if you have prediabetes or diabetes, it may be best to limit fruits to 1 or 2 a day according to your tolerance for carbohydrates, which a registered dietitian can help you sort out.

So the best diet for prediabetes or diabetes?


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