My vegetarian diabetic diet plan
Today marks the official countdown to my vegan ways. Ultimately I have but 3 days left of carnivorous behavior, to clear out my freezer before I embark on my vegetarian diabetic diet.
The official change to a vegetarian diabetic diet is as much necessity as it is choice and it ultimately has nothing to do with the fact that my ancestors were CANNIBALS. (creepy but true story: when I was discussing my vegetarian diabetes diet choices with dear old mom she let this juicy tit bit casually drop.)
My regular diet consists of a variation of Atkins which requires no limits on protein and meats but alas the after effects of that is high dose of cholesterol. Out the Endocrinologist’s Shenanigans a few weeks back came the news that I had an elevated level of cholesterol and was placed on Lipitor.
Me being me required an additional self sacrificing move which in this case meant going to a vegetarian diabetic diet even if its just for a bit until I can get my HDL/LDL numbers down to acceptable ranges.
My research has me convinced it is the right cause of action to take, both short term and long term and after speaking with a few people in the DOC (special thanks to a good friend Renata Porter of The Diabetic Duo, twitter @DiabeticDuo for her great insight on the matter) I am more than convinced it is.
I honestly don’t know what lies ahead in this Vegetarian diabetic diet foray, maybe the grip meat has on me is not only psychological but evolutionary as well, (curse you damn ancestors LOL) but I must say that I am truly looking forward to a new life of vegetarian diabetic diet Platonism and all the disasters/ successes that comes with.
I will surely keep you guys updated.
Of the many lessons diabetes has taught me it is simply to expect and embrace change in any and all aspects of this disease, if that means going on a vegetarian diabetic diet for a while so be it, it could be a refreshing change for me and the Jr diabetic cop….food for thought
P/S: I feel inclined to say this because the suggestions are just never ending: I am by no means looking to reverse my diabetes with a vegetarian diabetic diet as many KEEP suggesting to me, I am simply trying to avoid meat for a while to get a handle on my cholesterol.