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How to Lose 80 Pounds and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

How to Lose 80 Pounds and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

How did Drew Carey lose 80 pounds? He quit drinking everything except water and he started eating real food. No more soda, juice, bread, crackers, cookies and other refined and processed carbs.

More importantly, Drew Carey reversed Type 2 Diabetes.

“I’m not diabetic anymore. No medication needed, ” he told People magazine.

If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have prediabetes you are in a growing club. 23,600,000 Americans have the disease and another 57,000,000 are not far behind with prediabetes. You could be one of them. About 25% of people walking around with diabetes haven’t been diagnosed yet. If you are drinking soda, eating a lot of refined flour products, enjoying too many chips and too much alcohol, then you may be setting yourself up for type 2 diabetes. Mostly, it is a disease of the fork and knife and you don’t have to get it.

Type 2 Diabetes is preventable and it is reversible.

Why aren’t we hearing this shouted from the rooftops? I suspect that the diabetes industry would do everything to refute my statement, there is a lot of money in the diabetes business.

Regular folks are reversing diabetes with simple measures — lifestyle changes — food and exercise.

If you look to the government for answers, then my advice is to do the opposite of what they tell you regarding diet. For example, on the NIH website there is a publication to educate Americans about how to prevent diabetes. Unfortunately, their information is dead wrong.

Here’s one example from the NIH publication,

Eat at least 3 ounces of whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice, or pasta every day. One ounce is about 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of breakfast cereal, or 1/2 cup of cooked rice or pasta. Look to see that grains such as wheat, rice, oats, or corn are referred to as “whole” in the list of ingredients.

Crackers, pasta and cereal are products made from refined flour (even if it says “whole grain”). Eating these foods is really no different than eating cake and candy because your body quickly breaks down the carbohydrates in the food and turns it into sugar. This spike in your blood glucose causes a rush of insulin to keep things under control. The final outcome of this process is the storage of fat.

The NIH recommends eating fat-free and low fat foods.

We need healthy fat regularly throughout the day.

  • Butter, olives, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, avocados and fish oil give you healthy fat.
  • Your cells require fat, your brain requires fat, and you need fat to make your sex hormones, among other things.

The low-fat theory was proposed by Ancel Keys in the 1950’s. It was just a theory that was not substantiated by research. In fact, the NIH spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding studies in an attempt to prove that fat was connected to heart disease, and no connection could be made. If you want to know everything there is to know about how we came to believe that fat is evil and bread is good, then read Gary Taubes 500-page tome, Good Calories, Bad Calories. Or check out his article in the NY Times, What if it has all been a big fat lie?”

Can we reverse type 2 diabetes? Yes! Yes! Yes!

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” —Chinese Proverb.

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