I looked further into his diet plans online and this is what I found. He's written several books about
cancer and heart disease as well as diabetes prevention based on better nutrition. He feels that meat, dairy products and processed food all contribute to our sick health. Maybe you could compare his way to Dean Ornish - I don't know but it seems similar. Maybe those of you who are familiar with the Ornish diet can comment.
Fuhrman's meal plans are based on all kinds of leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables, legumes (lentils, beans) and fruit (although reading further about
this, fruit is limited to one a day). So, it appears that the source of protein is from legumes.
No doubt that eating his plan exclusively will give you better nutrition since you are eating all those veggies and not
eating fast food, processed food, meat, and starchy veggies or frying your food in oil. Still, I cannot but wonder how my blood sugar would react to all the beans/legumes because I know they do have carbs, some more than others.
You can buy his books but if you want more information from his website, you have to become a member. I tried to get some recipes on his site but couldn't because I wasn't a member.
So, the best I can say is try it if you want. Test your blood sugar right before you eat and then about
two hours after you start and at three and four hours afterward. Why? Because if you're eating high-fiber food, your blood sugar will be slow to rise and you will see its peak later rather than earlier.
He says type 2 can be reversed. I'm not sure if he means 'cured'. I was 'cured' for a couple of years while I was very strict in having no carbs at all. I ate meat, eggs, and lots of leafy greens, lots of vegetables (but no beans or fruit) and
I did at least 30 minutes of cardio a day (sometimes more) and lifted weights. During that time, my blood sugar was exactly normal. Was I cured? Did I get rid of diabetes? No. I merely controlled it with diet and exercise. If you are insulin resistant (as most type 2's are), you will always be insulin resistant even if you change what you eat.
I would be interested in hearing how this eating plan works if any of you try it!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 6/30/2016 8:05:44 AM (GMT-6)