My toxic relationship with food began at a young age and is why even today I hold a lot of shame and guilt when it comes to eating certain foods. I hid the junk food that I ate and my mum was a yo-yo dieter.
Then, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March 2021 and I knew instantly that I could not go on a restricted carbohydrate-counting diabetes diet. My doctor wanted me to go on Metformin right away, but I asked for some time to research and see if diet and lifestyle changes would work. This is how I discovered Dr. Neal Barnard and his reversing diabetes diet.
Forty-eight hours after switching to a Whole Food Plant Based no oil, low fat, low GI diet I felt amazing. As corny as it sounds, this way of eating changed my life. Why don’t doctors recommend this way of eating? Why don’t people know that diabetes is reversible?
The Clean Food Dirty Girl community, resources, and Meal Plans make it so easy for me to stay on track! My A1C is now 5.9, just within the “normal” range, and my blood pressure and cholesterol levels are all excellent.
My relationship with food has been transformed, and I feel so empowered and in control of my life.
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