Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines
50% of Americans currently have type 2 diabetes or are prediabetic, and this is not limited to people who are considered overweight. When you eat carbs your insulin goes up, your glucose goes up and you have hunger and fat storage. Current recommendations for individuals with Type 2 diabetes is to consume 40-65g of carbohydrates per meal. What??? Another way to look at Type 2 diabetes is as an "insulin intolerance" disease, so why is the recommendation to eat more of what someone is not able to tolerate? The goal should be to reverse Type 2 diabetes instead of to just merely manage it.
Regardless of whether you have an insulin resistance or not, here are some great rules for eating:
1) NEVER buy "light", "low fat" or "fat free" foods. If fat is removed, it is replaced with carbs and chemicals.
2) Eat REAL food! If it's in a box or says "natural" then it's not real food.
3) Don't eat anything you don't like
4) Eat when you're hungry. Don't eat when you're not.
5) No grains, potatoes or sugar