Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes


This diet permits one to eat as much as one wants to eat. Because the foods are higher in fiber, hunger is satsifed earlier. There is a small learning curve as to which foods to eat and which to avoid, but once the individual learns this, they can just eat normally without having to measure, weigh, or calculate their food. The avoidance of animal proteins protects the kidneys - especially important in diabetics - and even though the diet is high carb (the four food groups are grains, beans, fruits and vegetables) it helps to bring the blood glucose levels down while enabling weight loss and weight normalization to occur.

(sparrowrose's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

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 How To Follow Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes:

Choose only vegan foods - whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. Helpful recipes are available at www.pcrm.org/diabetes and at www.nutritionmd.org - that are naturally low in fat. Do not add oils or other fats to your food. Seek to keep a high daily fiber level (above 35 g) a low daily fat level (20g or below) and a low-to-medium glycemic index (avoid white breads, pineapple, watermelon.)
  by member sparrowrose
member since: 19 Aug 07

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sparrowrose's top tips

1.Number one in importance is to follow a vegan diet: no meat, no poultry, no fish, no eggs, no dairy.
2.Low-fat which means no added oils of any kind (not even the "healthy oils" like olive oil or flax oil) and only small amounts of nuts or avocado. No more than 20g fat per day.
3.High fiber. At least 35 grams of fiber. This means it's helpful to eat beans every day as one cup has 14g of fiber
4.Low-to-medium glycemic index. Go to www.glycemicindex.com to check your favorite foods. No pineapple, no watermelon, no white breads - try to stick with flat breads like tortilla, pita, etc. or dark rye bread.
5.For information and support, go to www.pcrm.org/diabetes. For great recipes, go to www.nutritionmd.org. You can also use the recipes from Dr. MacDougall's program on this program.

About / History

The diet was developed by Dr. Barnard as a result of extensive clinical research conducted by him and his colleagues into weight loss and diabetes.

  Why choose "Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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