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4/29/20 6:20 P

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When my father was struggling with his diabetes, the nutritionist gave him a diet list (I also received the same diet when I became diabetic later). One of the things I noticed about this diet was that it divided the whole day into groupings for the food groups, kind of like the diet that that exercise guy Richard Simmons used to put out when he was going strong. This meant that all the food groups would be put on paper chips and divided through the day on a page showing the hours of the day, so that you could not overeat on the food groups = 3 protein, 4 carbs, 2 fruit, 6 vegetables, etc. This diet was endorsed in the old days by the nutritionists, but then suddenly, they stopped; I guess they felt that people rebelled against the strictness of it.

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4/29/20 6:12 P

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As someone that has diabetes going back several generations, unfortunately, when it is in your blood, you cannot fight it. You are literally born with the gene, the only thing you can control is WHEN you become diabetic (your age) and that is dependant on your lifestyle. I had several aunts and uncles who were vegetarians their whole life, but once they aged to 60 +, they became diabetic type 2. Remember, they did once call type 2 the elders diabetes.

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4/25/20 3:55 P

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Old thread, but I understand what you are going through. My whole family also has Type 2 diabetes and trying to keep it from hitting me or my kids too.

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Welcome to the challenge! Hopefully you'll learn a lot from this challenge, both for yourself and for your family. Good luck!

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While I do not have diabetes, several of my family members on my Dad's side of the family (my own Dad has Type II) have diabetes. I want to do whatever I can to avoid Type II at all expense.

When I'm stressed out, I tend to much on chips, but can go for chocolate milk or Reeses Pieces (not only that). I would like to learn some habits and recipes to regain control of my diet, focusing on ways to eat with less sugar and carbs.This way, I can pass along some information to my Dad. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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