Trust the ADA…
…to provide untrustworthy information for diabetics.
Myth: If you have diabetes, you should only eat small amounts of starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes and pasta.
Fact: Starchy foods are part of a healthy meal plan. What is important is the portion size. Whole grain breads, cereals, pasta, rice and starchy vegetables like potatoes, yams, peas and corn can be included in your meals and snacks. The key is portions. For most people with diabetes, having 3-4 servings of carbohydrate-containing foods per meal is about right. Whole grain starchy foods are also a good source of fiber, which helps keep your gut healthy.
3-4 servings per meal? Boy, does that sound familiar. When I was in the hospital several months ago (for 2 weeks!) with blood sugar levels that peaked near 400, they sent around a nutritionist to give me a good talking to about how to eat. Her adamant instruction was that I needed to eat 60 grams of carbs per meal — the same 4 servings recommended by the ADA.
Which is why we’re totally blowing off the high carb diet in favor of LCHF…and the results continue to be encouraging.
I wish they would just be honest with people and tell them the consequences of eating carbs, but I guess we have to sentence another couple of tens of Americans to gruesome ends before we can consider that radical step, eh?