Sounds like you're a "Fuhrmaniac", i.e. a follower of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's regimen (it's not a "diet"), from the book "Eat to Live".
Long story short: I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the week before Halloween. My doctor told me to get the book and follow it. After 3 months of (mostly) following the doctor's orders, the results are striking:
My HbA1c dropped from 11 to 4.6, average glucose 80, blood glucose 114. My cholesterol levels have dropped, total down to 150. More work to do on that front, but I'm on the right track. I was taking metformin (500 mg twice a day), but my doctor pulled me off the medication yesterday.
Regular exercise is equally as important. Fortunately where I live, there's a network of hiking/biking trails along the Trinity River.
My weight has dropped from 225 to 195, and I've been between 190-195 for the past two months. Another two months of steady exercise and healthy eating, and I'll meet my next goal: shedding my t-shirt when I take my son & grandson to the local aquatic center this summer.
The Eat to Live regimen is no diet. I've never eaten more food in my life. My largest meal is in the evening, consisting of a large salad with several ingredients, to include several tablespoons of garbanzo beans, plus a bag of steamed veggies. When I'm still a bit hungry after that, I'll have a bowl of berries, such as the 3-berry blend you can find everywhere. My beverage is water or iced tea (sugarless). I haven't had a carbonated soft drink in 3 1/2 months.
Dare I say it, but the bad news I got back in October was a blessing in disguise.
That’s wonderful news! Congratulations!
I’ve read tons of books on the subject of high fat, low carb diets. Dr. Fuhrman is not a fan of animal proteins and fat. I am.
But, I’m a big fan of people choosing the right plan that works for them to get them healthy and happy. Whatever plan works that someone can stick with. That’s what really matters.
Great job on your hard work!!
I don't know how you can beat that. Bravo!