Is the diet in the area good or bad for diabetes?
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Hi, I'm Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I am going to answer the question: is the diet in the area good for diabetes? But before you get into that, be sure to download my free diabetes control book that also includes a food guide for diabetes (food to eat and avoid).
There have been many "fashionable" diets over the years. A couple of the craziest I found in my research were the cotton ball diet, where people would actually eat cotton balls soaked in orange juice. But crazier than that was the tapeworm diet in which people purposely introduced tape worms into their bodies in an effort to lose weight.
There's the Adkins diet, the South Beach diet, the grapefruit diet, Volumetrics, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Paleo and the list goes on and on.
The diet of the area was developed by "Dr." Barry Sears for a period of 20 years. While it is true that Barry Sears is a "doctor", he has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (something that the area's diet website does not mention in the section "About Dr. Sears in which he appears in a similar lab coat. to that of doctors ").
From what I could find on the diets website of the area as a brief summary of diet states, "The key factor in the diet of the area is the hormonal balance you achieve by eating each prepared food skillfully. a food plan that includes a precise balanced ratio of carbohydrates (40%), fat (30%) and proteins (30%) – you can actually eat foods that control your body's insulin production. "
The claims of Barry Sears is that his diet is a type 2 reverse diabetes.
The US Army Medical Research Institute UU He decided to put the claims to the test. As of 2013, there were no "cross-sectional or longitudinal studies examining the potential health merit of adopting a zone diet per se, [and] the results of closely related scientific research cast a strong doubt on the presumed benefits of this diet When properly evaluated, the theories and arguments of popular low-carbohydrate diet books such as the Zone are based on poorly controlled studies, without peer review, anecdotes and unscientific rhetoric. "
Is there any evidence that the diet in the area can help you lose weight, but to reverse diabetes? That is a crazy claim.
In "To discredit the diet of the area", the doctor Charles Atwood comes to say: "without careful control, this type of diet can lead to" ketosis "…. If ketosis sounds familiar, it is the result when Insulin-dependent diabetics can not metabolize carbohydrates without their insulin injections, a state that leads to diabetic coma. "
So, is the diet in the area good for diabetes? I know I will get some warmth from some of you, "Zonies" in my response. You can lose weight quickly, but the initial weight loss is water and lean muscle instead of fat. From the experience with "low carb" diets, I must conclude that "NO" the Zone will not only never reverse its diabetes, it is a dangerous diet without strict control.
I hope this answers your question is the good or bad zone diet for diabetes. Do not forget to get your diabetes control book.
Let me know if you have any other questions related to diabetes.
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