As a nutritionist who is doing a bit of research, I'm taking a poll. Your diet doesn't necessarily have to be a weight or fat loss diet. I'm just curious as to whether you usually eat "low fat" or "low carb." If you do either, please explain why you eat this way.
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Thank you for answering, brakel2. The Mediterranean way of eating is very good for health. Low carb is good too, depending on your goals. Even with that, we must replenish our glycogen levels to keep thyroid and metabolism healthy. :-)
Thanks for responding, JamiJay. I have heard that IBS can be painful. I'm so glad you figured out what the triggers are. Do 'essential' fatty acids such as olive oil, fish oil, and avocados trigger your symptoms as well?
The essential fatty acids do bother me in abundance, but if I eat a little per day it doesn't bother me as much. I do put a little avocado OR olive oil (raw) on my salad and it will be fine. My medicine tends to help a little but it is expensive.
That's good to know. Thank you for sharing with me, JamiJay. :-)
Thanks for sharing, Connor. I hope all is well with your health. Most labs can be expensive, but DNA tests are so much more. :( Being active is so important for all of us - even those who are 'skinny.' From your picture, I see that you are active. ;)
If I don't run, walk and skate I know I will be in trouble as I have reached 26 for the 2nd time. I employ a cheap physical trainer to assist me. Her name is Molly, a 4 legged canine.We have something in common, I too married a Campbell.
LOL, Connor. Molly sounds like a great physical trainer. Everyone should have one like her! My Campbell clan is mostly from the Washington, DC, and Maryland area. Of course, that would be on my husband's side too. Maybe there's some relation?
Yes all is well with my health, thanks for asking. My wife's Campbell Clan roots are from Upper NY state; however, deeper roots are both from Scotland and Ireland. What do you think about the link between cancer and carbs. Reduce carbs reverse cancer
Thanks for replying, Jaydene. Fruits and veggies are so important for health as they contain most of the nutrients our bodies need. Do you get any type of 'essential' fats in your diet such as Omega-3s?
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Thanks for sharing, Tim. Type 2 diabetes is definitely controllable with diet (as you probably already know). Is this a new diagnosis, and have you seen a nutritionist yet? Or, are you planning to do it all on your own?
Dxd = 10 yrs ago. Nutritionist friends = 2 with near same philosophy. My challenge is budget vs. habits. Change of lifestyle today. Goal is to move to Sweden. Wellness 1st. More Education 2nd. Alone? Not really. I am zero pointing to a start point.
Tim, it sounds like you have a good lifestyle going for you. I hope you are able to rid yourself of diabetes altogether. Sweden sounds absolutely wonderful!
Thanks for answering, KFusha. It's amazing how many calories are in starchy carbohydrates. If not utilized properly, they can pack on body fat quickly.
Thank you, Dorothy. I appreciate your reply. :-)
I agree, Caleb, in that 'FRESH food' is the best. It usually contains the highest nutrient content which is ultimately better for your body. ;) Since you are more 'low-fat,' do you focus at all on getting in 'essential' fats such as Omega-3s?
I don't consistently, but I do take fish oil at times.
Fish oil has so many benefits... glad to know you take it occasionally, Caleb. Thank you for sharing with me. :-)
Thanks for sharing, Larry. Yes, I have read some of your answers and hubs. Insurance is definitely not cheap, that's for sure! :( I don't know how much Omega-3 you get in your diet, but it is wonderful for anti-inflammatory conditions. ;)