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I am supposed to cut down on starchy carbs and carbs in general. I am not sure how to do this on a Vegan diet. Since I cut out meat I have been eating more carbs but it is difficult because I have allergy to wheat and soy and possibly glutten sensitive. HELP ty

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Why are you supposed to cut down on these things? Diabetes? If so:

 

 

From:

http://www.amazon.com/Neal-Barnards-Program-Reversing-Diabetes/dp/1594865280/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

 

Book Review:

 

I don't have diabetes. I won this book as part of a package in a fund raising auction.

 

I found it to be very interesting.

 

One current theory for the genesis of food allergies is that "leaky guts", porous intestines leak out proteins from our food before those proteins have been broken down into amino acids. These proteins then get out into the blood where the immune system is alerted to them, thus triggering an autoimmune response.

 

Infants, whose digestive systems are not fully matured, are predisposed to having leaky intestines. They are vulnerable to developing food allergies if they are fed highly allergenic foods too early ( dairy products, soy, wheat, citrus, meat etc ). The proteins leak into their blood stream and their immune systems are inadvertently trained to see these proteins as hazards.

 

Type 1 diabetes is believed to happen, in part, when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas ( pages 30 - 35 ). The book describes several studies of children predisposed to type 1 diabetes or children who were on their way to getting it. It turned out that these children's immune systems were "on alert" to attacking proteins found in bovine milk. It has been discovered that portions of those bovine milk proteins were nearly biochemically identical to the children's insulin producing cells.

 

Wow.

 

Dr. Barnard's dietary program for type 2 diabetes has been tested in several studies in partnership with the National Institute Of Health. In a nutshell, he prescribes eating low fat ( only 20% of calories from fat, preferably 10% ), high fiber, low glycemic index valued, and vegan foods. That is, each bit of food that a recovering diabetic eats has all of these qualities.

 

The really interesting part is where the book explains why this works. Too much fat accumulating on the inside of cells causes the mitochondria in those cells to stop burning such fat, which leads to insulin resistance. Though a person's pancreas might be kicking out enough insulin, the insulin no longer has any effect on the cells. The cells will not absorb glucose from the blood stream leading to toxic levels of sugar in the blood.

 

The diet described above has been proven to reduce the amount of fat within cells, restart the burning of this fat by the mitochonria, reverse insulin resistance, and lower blood sugar levels -- without drugs.

 

Again, wow.

 

Weight control is an important part of treating diabetes and this book has a lot of interesting facts about losing weight from the studies of Dr. Barbara Rolls who wrote the book "Volumetrics". Unlike the various quack popular diet book authors out there Dr. Rolls is a highly respected scientist who has been researching how to satisfy hunger with fewer calories.

 

One thing she learned is that for each 14 gram increase of fiber in a diet ( via food, not supplements ) people will eat until they are full, but they will feel full on 200 fewer calories.

200 fewer calories per day is enough to lose 20 pounds over the course of a year.

 

Her theory is that weight in the stomach triggers satiation.

 

Interestingly, her studies found that not any weight will set this response off. Having study participants drink a particular weight of water did nothing for triggering early satiation. However taking in the same weight composed of water and food ( stew ) did.

 

Dr. Rolls recommends eating foods that have natural "bulk" - a lot of water and a lot of fiber together naturally. To encourage weight loss she advises eating food that has the more weight per a particular amount of calories.

 

A neat trick offered by the book is to focus on eating foods that have an equal number of calories as grams of weight...or less.

 

Another simple weight loss trick offered by Dr. Barnard is to do a "quick fiber check" when your weight loss seems to be slowing down. He has a set value of points for servings of legumes, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. You count the number of servings of each you have every day. If your points add up to less than 40 and you want more weight loss you eat more food from those groups of foods.

 

The book also gave a very clear introduction to the disease of diabetes in accessible, but not dumbed down language that I found fascinating.

 

 

 

 

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Well I dont exactly understand it yet. It is a pre diabetic condition. I maybe have polycystic ovarian synrome. It is really difficult to lose weight except on a low carb diet. I have lost on high protein low carb diets but only as a meat eater about ten years ago. I gained it back when I started eating beans rice and whole grains but I can not have wheat because of hives and anaphylacis.. Thanks for sharing that information. No killing will be done for me to eat. I have to figure out a diet that will work for me.

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There has been a buzz about low carb vegan diets. Search on that at veganfitness.net.

 

Type II diabetes is (over) simply that your body can't process all of the fuel you are taking in. Sort of like if you filled up your car with gas and kept the hose running. Pre diabetic means your blood sugar levels are high, but not as high as a diabetic, which means you have a chance of turning your system around.

 

Have you portion control? A calorie is the same amount of energy no matter where it comes from. If you track your calories and your weight you can lower your energy intake to a level that is healthier, works for you and helps you lose weight ( which will help the prediabetes ).

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I do my accu check at work all the time to see and I never go high. Even after having something with sugar.Tops would be 110. Maybe because I am very active at the timem when I check it. I was told by a doctor that I produce too mcuh insulin when eating sugar or carbs. So I need to eat foods with a lower glycemic index

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There has been a buzz about low carb vegan diets. Search on that at veganfitness.net.

 

Type II diabetes is (over) simply that your body can't process all of the fuel you are taking in. Sort of like if you filled up your car with gas and kept the hose running. Pre diabetic means your blood sugar levels are high, but not as high as a diabetic, which means you have a chance of turning your system around.

 

Have you portion control? A calorie is the same amount of energy no matter where it comes from. If you track your calories and your weight you can lower your energy intake to a level that is healthier, works for you and helps you lose weight ( which will help the prediabetes ).

 

I have taken my calories down to 1500 and no loss.

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Marystella's doing a vegan version of the zone diet right now. Check out what she's eating in her log.

 

Floey, a German vegan bodybuilder is one of the few people I know who has seriously attempted an extremely low carb, ketogenic vegan diet. He talks about it here -

 

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=de&tl=en&u=http://veganstrength.users-board.com/diat-und-definition-f11/sinn-und-unsinn-von-proteinreicher-ernahrung-im-bodybuilding-t24.htm&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhi-YWH_IKSWPoN2lZLOScg5qwagag

 

This blog appears to be dead but it can give you some recipe ideas -

 

http://www.lowcarbvegan.com/blog/

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I have to do more reading thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I might eatt more greens and raw foods.

 

The PCRM book I mentioned earlier has reversed type 2 diabetes for a number of people and with a high carbohydrate diet ( from whole foods aka high fiber low fat foods ). It also has a brief section for doctors to read.

 

I would stick with an opinion from a specialist and an MD though. Just make sure you get a second opinion and don't tell the second doctor what the first doctor concluded. Doctors are always in a rush and have a tendency to rubber stamp other doctor's opinions.

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Before I say something; I have one question.

 

Do you have acne? or prone to getting acne?

 

Yes I have always had a problem. The only time it went away is when I went really low carb or eat only fruits and veggies. I fasted on only strawberries for a day or so and it totally cleared up. I didnt eat many berries. If I eat my salads and nothing else it will clear up. But I amhungry and cant eat only salad.

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Marystella's doing a vegan version of the zone diet right now. Check out what she's eating in her log.

 

Floey, a German vegan bodybuilder is one of the few people I know who has seriously attempted an extremely low carb, ketogenic vegan diet. He talks about it here -

 

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=de&tl=en&u=http://veganstrength.users-board.com/diat-und-definition-f11/sinn-und-unsinn-von-proteinreicher-ernahrung-im-bodybuilding-t24.htm&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhi-YWH_IKSWPoN2lZLOScg5qwagag

 

This blog appears to be dead but it can give you some recipe ideas -

 

http://www.lowcarbvegan.com/blog/

 

Nice link.

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it is going to be more of a challenge if you have to stay away from soy and gluten but you can def still do it. You can still use protein sources like hemp, peas, beans, lentils. You just going to have to stay away from grains, rice etc. Make sure you "protein" at a meal offsets the insulin your body is producing in response to the carbs. also there is a "tofu" product out there made from peanuts that is really good. I believe it is called nofu. totally soy free. good luck. let me know if you have questions.

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it is going to be more of a challenge if you have to stay away from soy and gluten but you can def still do it. You can still use protein sources like hemp, peas, beans, lentils. You just going to have to stay away from grains, rice etc. Make sure you "protein" at a meal offsets the insulin your body is producing in response to the carbs. also there is a "tofu" product out there made from peanuts that is really good. I believe it is called nofu. totally soy free. good luck. let me know if you have questions.

 

 

Thanks. I really appreciate the help. I want to get a variety of foods. I don't want to eat the same thing everyday in fear of developing an allergy so lots of choices is a goood thing. ty

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That stuff MaryStella was talking about is Nufu - http://www.vegnews.net/?p=51

 

I hadn't heard of it. Sounds neat!

 

My guess is they did that to cater to the market of people who are allergic to soy, which is odd because many people are allergic to peanuts.

 

Often those groups don't overlap though. And people who want a high protein vegan diet with varied sources (like me) will buy this too. It just sucks that it apparently doesn't come in a plain variety.

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From what I can tell, "Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination" is pseudoscience quackery. There's no legitimate study of BIE published in any scientific journal judging from pubmed and google scholar.

 

One person describes their experience with it here -

 

http://healthwatcher.net/Quackerywatch/Quack-clinics/insideout.html

 

Also, "detox" (in this context) and "organ cleanse" are meaningless buzzwords.

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"Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination" is not for allergies. It is for people that developed food intolerances because they cooked the food wrong and the body starts rejecting that food. I use to be able to eat eggs. I cooked eggs wrong and now if I even have 1 egg, I get diarrhea.

 

"Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination" is a science that MUST be followed 100% or it is not going to work.

 

Multiple visits are required and foods must be avoided so the body can clean itself up; most people keep eating them which causes a vicious cycle within the body. I'm eating all the gluten I wan't without passing out or breaking out with acne. Says more than enough about how they test for intolerances. I could always explain how they test for intolerances; you can test it and see how much of a quack of a test it is. That page doesn't explain anything. I've tried to go against the testing myself to see if it was a quack test; I failed.

 

Show me any scientific research in support of BIE. Any at all.

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Ty for your suggestions and information. I have been eating more green vegetables and fruits that are not too sweet such as berries. I feel much better, but I have to limit how many beans, rice or cereal I eat in one meal. Higher fiber foods are better. I am searching for a good gluten free cold cereal with a good amount of fiber. On my cereal I have been using almond instead of rice or soy.

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