And as for my diet ... nothing wrong with drinking diet soda :) (at least it isn't fruit juice) ... but the daily bowls of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce will have to go. :(
Read this before you take the statin coolaid.
take statins and you'll be allowed to keep your health plan
some calcium(tiny but some)- some protein,high quality protein- -(fruit i like but fruit isn't dessert-and fruit is all sugar)
The butterfat-is of no concern. The sugar- sucrose and lactose-no worse than bread-which is almost all glucose(starch is hydrolyzed-starting in your mouth-to glucose).Small amount of high biological value protein is all good.
Reasonable serving of ice cream-say 200-250 calories worth in a 2500 calorie diet-isn't going to make much difference-especially if you eat a good diet otherwise.
Eat your small serving of ice cream-exercise of course
Blue Belle Home Made Vanilla-is soooo goooooood!
"consider" once a week lipitor-
PS DELETED the quit smoking reference-mis-read Machka's post-the lifestyle stuff-I thought she meant she had done those 3 already-"got them covered"-should have read it more carefully-scanned.Sorry
But eat that ice cream!
If you want ice cream, put a couple limit on it.
1. Make it yourself with heavy whipping cream and cane sugar
2. Never make more than one serving at a time.
Try this for a base recipe. You can either put it in a machine or use the shaker method (preferred).
What are the new guidelines? I know from my annual blood work that if you don't have diabetes the recommendations are:
Total Cholesterol <200
Machka does not smoke.
FAT BOY- The High Carb -meaning LOW FAT diet- is DEAD-finally.
Whole grains are OK food-but they are carbohydrates(tiny amounts of protein tiny amounts of fat) meaning they become in short order-glucose.
Eat them with fat and protein to slow down the glucose spike.Eat them with some fiber-slow absorption a bit more.
But whole grain bread-by itself-is digested very quickly-spikes your glucose.
Heck potatoes are "natural" unprocessed etc-but they spike your glucose -especially if you eat them "by themselves"
Potatoes are good food-some protein some vitamins some fiber-good food-but dose/portion is important-and don't eat them by themselves if your glucose is a concern.
Rice same story-but less protein-
Oats-better than average grain-some protein-fiber etc
pasta-all glucose-tiny amounts of protein-but basically funny shaped white bread
yeah the low fat high carb diet-fiasco-on the order of Trans Fat Fiasco-maybe worse-since no "experts" were pushing Trans Fats as good for you(except they denigrated butter and encouraged corn oil hydrogenated margarine etc-so experts screwed up there too).
Personally, I'm also doing quite well on a meatless, largely carbohydrate diet, and have been doing quite well for over 40 years. Today, breakfast was oatmeal, lunch was a piece of Budin Azteca: corn tortillas, beans, chilis, sauce, and cheese, and dinner will be carrot soup with a whole wheat roll. Everything home made of course, including the tortillas.
The simple thing is really very simple: don't eat too much.
Because I'm always training, I also get about 60g of whey protein during the day. Before my hour of bike and hour of weights this evening with no resting between sets, I'll also have a 1/2 c. of gorp, and during I'll go through about 300 calories of HEED, which is mostly maltodextrin: GI of 130. I'll move well over 50,000 lbs. in the weight room. I'll be about to pass out by the end because even with a 130 GI, my stomach won't be able to keep up with my energy expenditure, glycogen being long gone since I'm also working on losing weight. This forum is all about Training and Nutrition, both.
When humans developed sophisticated agriculture-which allowed cities and empires-they became shorter-smaller-less healthy.
I Notice-you said despite having a belly stuffed with grain "I'll be about to pass out-my stomach can't keep up with energy expenditure"-
Some folks might take that as a hint that there diet wasn't quite "right"
In respect to our friends on the far side of the Pacific-
You have noticed- Vietnamese immigrants-their kids here in the USA- much much taller bigger than their grandparents-wonder why?? Animal protein and fat(and vitamins minerals that come with it)-less grain-
Same story in Japan-current young adults are GIANTS next to their grandparents-Animal protein-fat-less rice.
Our Pacific Friends-perfect example-thanks!
I can't help it.... with some of the observations and comments:
My diabetes doctor is a renown expert on the subject of diabetes. She has written books on the subject. She has treated Olympic athletes as well as bike racers who are diabetic. She is also a bike rider. I trust her advice and, as with my asthma doc, I don't feel the need to second guess her.
I learned a long time ago that one of the keys to a happy, healthy life is to surround yourself with people whose counsel you trust and follow, whether it is financial, spiritual or medical advice. I am the CEO of my own life and these individuals are my trusted advisors.