simonm wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:12 pm
Carlos Castilla wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:53 pm
That article above is recommending ideal portions for people with diabetes. They recommend half of a banana so that the intake doesn't go over 15gms of carbs!
I read that page very differently. She says "one serving of fruit" should contain 15g of carbs and then gives examples of what would contain that amount. I skimmed the rest of the article and found nothing that suggested you should limit yourself to one portion of fruit. The European recommendations (for the general public not specifically diabetics) is a minimum of 5 and preferable 7 portions of fruit or veg per day. I have even seen some suggestions that the number should be upped to 10. (US/European portions are likely different).
Well, I don't do that to my body. I just eat the following fruits on a daily basis:
Small portion of blueberries
No more than 3 slices of tomato
I eat other fruits very sporadically.
However I eat lots of vegetables, fish, nuts, and good fats.
I check my glucose once a week and my overall blood levels including cholesterol twice a year even though I am not a diabetic and my numbers are great in my early 40s. I dropped 100 lbs in 2 years. I now weight 170 lbs being 5'11 tall with a 9.7% BMI.
Other than teaching and playing the guitar for a living I spend time taking care of myself.
I was trying to help the person who started this thread to lose weight as I did and have seen many others do. Take my words with a grain of salt but I can tell you that I have walked the walk and done my homework on this. It is not the only way, but one that will guarantee to lose weight staying healthy without having to work out like an athlete. I highly recommend Ketogenic diet.