Some time ago, I took on a new client. In her mid-60’s, she’s healthy, but knew diabetes ran in her family and that she was pre-disposed to coming down with it.
Opposed to taking meds that treated not the problem but the symptom, she wanted help changing her approach to eating: if what she ate contributed to the problem, it was eliminated from her diet. If it made her healthier, it was added or increased. Pastas, starches, alcohol, rices, sugared-this and sweetened-that, gone. Lean meats, more high fiber foods and fruits now make up the bulk of her diet.
Was it easy? No, even for a client with a naturally strong constitution. Was it worth it? Very much so.
I got an email from her today. She’s been in for a routine physical. She’s dropped 70 pounds and had normal blood test results. Doctor’s advise: whatever you’re doing, keep it up, because it’s working.
Thrilled with the news, she decided to celebrate and buy herself something special. She sent along this photo with her email:
Kent McDonald is a Certified Personal Chef, specializing in diabetic menus for clients in the metro-Phoenix area. (c) All rights reserved, 2014.