what do you eat on a < 20 gram carbohydrate diet for diabetes?

Sample Low Carb High Fat Diabetes Treatment Diet Plan by Dr. Eric Westman, MD, MHS

EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WISH OF THE FOLLOWING FOODS:

Meat: beef, lamb, veal, pork, ham, bacon or any game meat (rabbit, moose, venison)

Poultry: chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant or other game birds

Seafood: any fish or shellfish including but not limited to salmon, halibut, cod, eulachon, crab, prawns, clams, oysters, mussels, squid, octopus, any smoked, dried or plain canned fish or seafood (not cured with sugar), roe and roe-on-kelp

Eggs: whole eggs (do not eat whites without yolks)

LIMIT THESE FOODS UNTIL THE DIABETES IS IMPROVED OR ELIMINATED:

Salad Greens: 2 cups per day. Any leafy vegetable including lettuce or other salad greens, parsley, spinach, the tops of green onions, sprouts, fiddleheads, seaweed (if it is a leaf – you can eat it)

Vegetables: 1 cup (measured uncooked) per day. Vegetables that grow above the ground including asparagus, beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, Chinese cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, kale, leeks, mushrooms, peppers, spinach, string beans, squash, tomatoes, turnips, wax beans, zucchini

YOU MUST EAT VEGETABLES EVERY DAY.

Cheese: 4 ounces per day. Includes hard, aged cheeses such as Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, Gruyere, goat cheese, bleu, feta and soft cheeses such as cream cheese, brie and camembert. Avoid processed cheeses, cheese spreads or cheese foods such as Velveeta.

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About Annika Voelpel

* former director of health & fitness programs at the sutton place hotel * former head therapist of duquette strength clinic * entering 10th year as a professional trainer * registered kinesiologist and active-rehabilitation specialist * level 1 track & field, gymnastics, dance, and aquatics coach * certified in the postural reprogramming system (PRS) * certified pilates instructor and acupressure massage practitioner * sports nutrition and healthy-cooking expert * seminar speaker and former presenter at the global youth assembly * former national level gymnast and competitive dancer * former varsity track and field competitor * experienced fitness model
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