A full color recipe book with an easy to follow Type 2 Diabetes reversal and Prediabetes reversal eating plan developed by Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD and Mimi Chan, RD LD CNSC CDE.
This program is not designed to be a temporary diet. It is designed for someone with Type 2 Diabetes (or prediabetes) to learn a system of eating where you can have permanent success. Learning what foods can work for you by understanding how it affects your body is the foundation to establish permanency in behavioral changes. Rather than telling you a detailed system of what to eat and the quantity, we have devised a way where it's easier. Three of the six layers of foods are unlimited. In fact, there are minimum quantities to eat daily.
For those who have poorly controlled diabetes, we created a sliding scale eating system. Depending on what their blood sugars are that morning, they utilize different portions or different partitions of each of the categories of food. That will likely impact the next morning's blood sugar which hopefully will become lower by the way you eat the day before. And the lower your blood sugar becomes, the more you're allowed to have cheat meals. It becomes a reward system that's designed for success. They are rewarded by lower blood sugars and more cheat meals if they keep the blood sugars low. But if the blood sugars become higher the next morning, some elements of the program are restricted.
Surprisingly, what we've noticed is that people do not opt for the cheat meals anymore because their reward, instead of being food, becomes the lowered blood sugar results. Therefore, since they don't want their blood sugars to go up again, they naturally avoid cheat meals.
Following this plan, most have succeeded in fat loss (even without exercise), lowered triglycerides, lowered Hemoglobin A1C, and improved energy and vitality!
This book was created with the focus of humans in mind. Humans, from the time we wake to the time we go to sleep, seek reward every second we are awake. Whenever we seek reward, we tend to take it from wherever we can get it. Throughout modern times, a reward became food. As food became readily available, we transitioned to seek food that are rich in sugar and processed sugar. When processed sugars became cheaply made and easily available worldwide, the epidemic of Diabetes began.
As humans, we cognitively understand what we need but we still feed into our instincts and desires. We understand there are things that are healthy and unhealthy for us. Yet, more often than not, we continue to make choices that are deemed bad. Why is that? Why do we keep making these choices if we understand that whatever we're doing can be damaging to our body? Why do smokers continue to smoke, knowing that it is a major contributor of heart disease and strokes? Why do diabetics continue to eat sugary and high carb foods when they understand that it will raise their blood sugars, ultimately leading to organ damage and cardiovascular disease? Why is it that we behave in such ways that may be detrimental to our health? The short answer is that it's just something humans do. Humans seek reward and this reward system can be so strong that, cognitively, we may not be able to bypass it.
The reward system is so strong it can become habitual behavior. Habits by definition are automatic,emotionless things that we do not think about when we act. Through certain formed habits, we feed into our body's deterioration. It's through these habits that we continue to suppress our own lifelong goals because of this one defining attribute. We, humans, are addicted to instant reward and gratification.
The eating plan detailed in this book is to work WITH human nature rather than against it. That is why there is no carb counting, calorie counting, or any math involved. Eat the categories of foods that will keep your blood sugars down, your fat down, and your spirits up. Enjoy the delicious recipes that we have created in our own kit
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