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Diabetes Diet

The Low-Carb Vegetarian

My friend Barry may have a problem. Last Thanksgiving he found out that he has diabetes.

Many people go into denial when they get the news. Not Barry, who immediately took control of his condition with a low-carb diet, stepped up exercise, and the medication that his doctor prescribed.
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Diabetes Diet

The Hunger Hormones

We know from the pioneering practice of Dr. Richard K. Bernstein and the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins that following a low-carbohydrate diet is especially powerful for people with diabetes. When we go on a low-carb diet we have much greater control over our blood glucose. We also have a lot less hunger, making weight loss much easier.

After reading the stimulating new book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes I began to follow a low-carb diet myself. Taubes offered in that book one take on how a low-carb diet works to suppress hunger. I summarized the cascade of events in a recent article here, “How Eating Can Make You Hungry.”
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