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NIRERIN Posts: 14,653
7/11/19 7:25 A

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Fun fact: most fruits and vegetables are carbs.
Do get a Registered Dietitian (who works with all of your doctors and you) to help navigate this. Yes, you could eventually build up a similar base of knowledge, but that is years down the road and you would get the most benefit from that knowledge now. In that sense it's like building a house. You could learn all the skills you need to build one on your own, but if you hire contractors and tradespeople who already have the skills it going to take significantly less time and flow more smoothly during that time.

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7/9/19 9:04 P

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I agree with the previous poster that asking your doctor for a referral to see a registered dietitian is your best bet. An RD can create a meal plan based on your individual needs.

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7/9/19 7:23 P

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Your cardiologist is a medical doctor, not a Registered Dietitian, He/she should not be recommending a diet plan since nutrition is not his specialty. Since you are dealing with some serious health issues, he/she should instead be referring you to a Registered Dietitian who can help you with a plan specific to your needs.

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7/9/19 7:13 P

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"Whole30 diet. Just met with cardiologist and is strongly recommending this plan for me. It eliminates all sugar, all carbs."
I think you misheard the cardiologist...

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7/9/19 5:42 P

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First, I think there is, at least, a communication issue. Whole30 does not eliminate ALL sugars and carbs.

If that was, in fact, the recommendation you are only left with meat and seafood.

There is no bad food, only bad cooks.
QUEENIEMAMA Posts: 15
7/9/19 5:29 P

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Has anyone ever heard of the Whole30 diet. Just met with cardiologist and is strongly recommending this plan for me. It eliminates all sugar, all carbs. It also involves intermittent fasting which he said is to fast 2 times a day for 24 hours. I'm a 73 year old overweight woman who has spent the last 70 years eating carbs and sugar. I listened to everything he said and checked the Whole30 website he referred me to. But it seems some of what he told me is different on the website. I also have AFIB and am diabetic so trying to fit all this together is very confusing and overwhelming. Any help out there?

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