Now I can’t find the source I was reading but on that page there was a link to the Wikipedia page for “insulin resistance” and it mentioned monounsaturated fat promoting it. But it just doesn’t make sense that monounsaturated fat would have that effect. I never know what to believe on the internet
That brings up another question. What about caffeine? So I’m reading that caffeine is not such a good idea for anyone but is ok in moderation for most people. eengrms76 and Tiribulus, since you are diabetic do you avoid caffeine? I’ve switched to decaf coffee but I like that little “pick me up” before a workout. And I also have some green tea. Is caffeine in moderation for diabetics, or pre-diabetics?
A couple things:
1> Wikipedia is a fabulous site, but I wouldn’t plan my nutritional future based on what I read there.
2> I avoid nothing, except processed, packaged, garbage food. I eat 4500 calories a day, drink coffee and green tea all the time and eat flat out mountainous quantities of high quality carbs on the weekends all with very tight glucose control. I don’t drink at all at the moment, but a bit of alcohol won’t hurt you. Sorry, but if you’re getting a buzz that’s already too much.
Things I DO avoid at all cost:
Anything made from any type of non whole grain flour and even then grains are minimal.
ANYTHING, ANYTHING that contains high fructose corn syrup which instantly excludes about literally 90% of every single damn thing in the grocery store. I defy you to walk up and down the aisles of any grocery store and find 2 different items in a row that do not contain high fructose corn syrup. Beef jerky to catchup brother, it’s an industry standard.
Anything that contains hydrogenated oils even if the trans fat rating is zero. They pare down the serving size to amounts that would starve a dwarf and call it zero.
Fruit juice. While generally healthy it’s too easy to drink several hundred calories of liquid fructose in seconds. This is for 100% juice. Most of it contains, you guessed it, high fructose corn syrup anyway which would expunge it from my list right off the bat.
If by “pre diabetic” they mean mainly your glucose is a little high you have no problems chief.
Like I say mine was pushing on comatose territory (literally) and all I did was eat right and workout and it took care of itself. I’m not saying not to be wise and ignore it, I’m just putting your mind at rest. Type 2 is about the most manageable thing in the world if you take care of yourself.
I’m sure eengrms76 will have some additional stuff I forgot. He’s been dealing with it longer than I have too.