Bill Gottlieb interviewed me recently on the topic of prediabetes for his upcoming book (Bottom Line’s Breakthroughs in Natural Healing 2012). Bill had given me a preparatory list of questions, one of which was,”What are the best dietary recommendations? I’m looking for fun, fresh specificity here—along the lines of your book!” Also, “What’s the best way for a person to implement it—specific, practical, small-step actions that would lead to actually changing the diet?”
We didn’t have a chance to get to those in the interview, but here are some of my thoughts:
- Give up all man-made food*
- Give up all sugar-sweetened sodas and “sports drinks”
- Give up all flour products
- Give up all flours, starches, and added sugars
- Give up deserts
“Eat only God-made foods” works for me but might turn off the atheists and agnostics.
Here’s a more marketable catch-phrase that I rather like and claim as my own:
I bet the average person eating the standard diet would tend to lose excess weight and be healthier by making the switch.