A frequently asked question that I find in forums is that “Is Atkins diet for type 2 diabetes good for me?” Once I saw the question in a public forum, and then posted a long answer. In this article I will tell what the answer was that I gave in the forum. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will be able to do away with the many misconceptions spreading about Atkins diet for type 2 diabetes, and thus, will be able to decide for yourself what is best for you.
But how do you know if you are having diabetes?
Generally, the following symptoms are often displayed by diabetic patients:
Diabetic patients generally:
1. Feel thirsty all the time
2. Urinate frequently
3. Feel hungry all the time-even between meals
4. Feel shaky and irritable
5. Feel sleepy in the daytime
6. Feel tired and exhausted all the time
7. Have difficulty concentrating on a particular object
8. Wake up from sleep with a headache
While there may be many other symptoms, the above symptoms are the most common ones found in patients with high blood sugar levels. Now let me tell you what the Atkins diet recommends for diabetic patients.
There are generally three different levels of meal plans for Atkins diet for type 2 diabetes. Each plan generally starts at 20 grams per day and then goes on to increase to up to 40-60 grams per day. However, the authors of the Atkins diet book generally encourage people to customize the meal plans to suit them.
So according to the Atkins diet for type 2 diabetes plan, diabetic patients should never put any limitations on the intake of protein or fat. Also, they should never consume low-fat dairy products, because they are generally rich in carbohydrates, and as you know, excessive intake of carbohydrates is never good for a diabetic patient.
Also if you sometimes feel a little hungry and want to have cheese, you should not consume more than four ounces of cheese per day.
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