As a rough rule of thumb, 1 pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories, so one could lose a pound a week by reducing daily caloric intake by about 500 calories a day. Naturally, the more severe the daily calorie restriction, the faster the weight loss. Very-low calorie diets have also been associated with better success, but extreme diets can have some serious health consequences.
On the other hand, in 1983, Richard K. Bernstein began treating people with diabetes and pre-diabetes successfully with a very low-carbohydrate diet, avoiding fruit, added sugar, and starch. Both the Pritikin approach and the Bernstein approach prescribe exercise.
Ctinkam – I wasn’t specifically trying to lose weight when I did the detox, I was trying to improve my fasting blood glucose numbers. However, I have heard that many “diets” stop working after 3-4 weeks because your body adapts to your new way of eating and your metabolism slows down. You might want to move to the Basic Plan discussed in the book where you start to slowly reintroduce gluten-free grains, low glycemic fruits, and starchy vegetables. Give your body foods it’s no longer used to processing, then do the more strict detox again. I have no idea if this will work, but it’s what I would try. (Please note I am not a medical professional.) Are you exercising? If you’re doing cardio, you might want to add strength training. If you’re lifting weights, add yoga. Just do something different physically. That should help fire up your metabolism too. Good luck and keep us posted.
Type I diabetes is a condition in which the body produces very low amounts of insulin or none at all. Type II diabetics have low insulin receptors. Either way it creates a no-holds-barred situation for your internal system, and that’s exactly how you need to fight back… NO HOLDS BARRED!
From my discussions with others, I think many people go too far and take fruit and berries out of their diet. There’s no reason to go that far. It’s far better to substitute processed sugars for natural sugars in fresh fruit.
If you are stressed, your hormones go crazy. Cortisol goes up which makes you hungry, causes belly fat storage and leads to type 2 diabetes. Studies show that taking deep breaths activates a special nerve, called the vagus nerve, that shifts your metabolism from fat storage to fat burning and quickly moves you out of the stress state. And all you have to do is take a deep breath. My Take Five Breathing Break is something you can do anywhere, anytime. Simply take five slow deep breaths – in to the count of five, out to the count of five. Five times. That’s it. Do this before every meal. Watch what happens!
Jump up ^ Hong L, Xun M, Wutong W (2007). “Anti-diabetic effect of an alpha-glucan from fruit body of maitake (Grifola frondosa) on KK-Ay mice”. The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 59 (4): 575–82. doi:10.1211/jpp.59.4.0013. PMID 17430642.
Colon cleansing is a way to cleanse your body of toxins https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/diabetesdetox.htm to keep the colon healthy. An unhealthy colon can lead to several health issues and sickness. Many colon-cleansing programs call for a fast of one type or another. People diagnosed with diabetes must be careful in proceeding with a colon cleanse, because they must maintain stable blood sugar.
A smart tip for detox beginners: if you work during the week, it’s a good idea to begin your detox on a Friday. This approach allows for more downtime during the first few days of your diet, which are usually the most difficult.
For me, it was all about my blood glucose, specifically my fasting numbers. I’ve been suffering from the dawn effect for quite a while and nothing seemed to consistently bring my fasting numbers down. After more than a decade of following the American Diabetes Association’s dietary guidelines, I found they just didn’t work for me anymore. I didn’t want to add another medication unless absolutely necessary so I tried giving up wheat and going vegan. While that regimen may work perfectly well for some, it didn’t work for me since most vegan sources of protein also contain carbohydrates. My post-meal BG numbers were controlled, but my fasting numbers were not. I decided the diet recommended in the detox was going to be my last attempt at controlling my BG with diet and metformin only.
The kidneys are important to cleansing and detoxification because they filter the blood (210 quarts a day) by eliminating toxins and waste materials from the blood, and for maintaining the electrolyte balance by selectively eliminating some electrolytes while retaining others, according to the body’s needs.
Exercise helps reverse prediabetes by reducing inflammation, lowering blood sugar and making cells more sensitive to insulin. It also supports detoxification by burning fat, mobilizing toxins and increasing lymphatic circulation.
Make sure to eat your snacks. I skipped my afternoon snack one day and really, really, really wanted to go out to dinner that night because I was so hungry I didn’t want to take the time to cook. Fortunately, the CompostMaster offered to make dinner. (Yes, I’m a lucky girl to have this kind of support at home.)
“A 1/2-cup serving of cooked kale has only 18 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate. It contains almost all the important nutrients, from vitamin A to zinc,” says Connie Crawley, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Specialist at the University of Georgia Extension Service. “When you go to the farmer’s market, there are so many varieties to choose from, you are bound to find one that you like. It can be steamed, sauteed, microwaved, or stir-fried.”
Fat is not a four-letter word. Fat doesn’t make you fat, sugar does. Fat makes you full, balances your blood sugar and is necessary for fueling your cells. Along with protein, have good fats at every meal and snack including nuts and seeds (which also contain protein), extra virgin olive oil, coconut butter, avocados, and omega 3 fats from fish.
While most of the available detox diets often include fruits that contain high amount of sugar and carbohydrates, people who are suffering from diabetes need to keep an eye on the kind of diet they will choose so it won’t complicate with their illness. Here are some of the common ways that you can use to flush detrimental toxins out of your system.
Obviously, whenever we hear the term “cancer” we should know that we want to be miles away from whatever is being linked to that awful disease. PAHs, though, can also have a detrimental effect on the insulin receptors in our liver and pancreas. This can obviously affect those with diabetes, prediabetes or who are going down the wrong path.
Thanks Alvin for the information. I am new to this; when you say that I need to supplement, do you mean to take some pills or drops that has some vitamins and minerals? In my case, what do I need to take, and how much?
I am starting tomorrow. Heading out today to do the grocery shopping. I’ve been sick for the past week and my 6 kids (3 foster and 3 bio) have been taking turns with the flu. My insides are in need of a detox after last week! I love the collard green recipe but have no way of purchasing them… could I use romaine wraps instead?
Since carbohydrate is the macronutrient that raises blood glucose levels most significantly, the greatest debate is how low in carbohydrates the diet should be. This is because although lowering carbohydrate intake will help reduce blood glucose levels, a low-carbohydrate diet conflicts with the traditional establishment view that carbohydrates should be the main source of calories. Recommendations of the fraction of total calories to be obtained from carbohydrate are generally in the range of 20% to 45%, but recommendations can vary as widely as from 16% to 75%.
1. Yes. You can use the Gaia Supreme Cleanse instead of a coffee enema. It cleanses the liver, colon, and tissues in a strong 12-day cleanse! As far as the organic coffee beans, they must be light roast, and organic whole beans. You must grind them yourself. If not, there is no nutrients power in the coffee to allow it to do it’s job fully.
However, if you have diabetes the process works differently: you consume calories, insulin is released in response to the increased blood sugar but your body is unable to use the insulin effectively. Your brain sees that your blood sugar is still going up, so it asks your pancreas to release more insulin. But since your body can’t use it’s insulin to convert sugars into fuel, these sugars are now stored as fat, or they float around your blood stream. None of this is good.
The rise in blood glucose levels signals important cells in the pancreas, called beta cells, to secrete insulin, which pours into the bloodstream. Within 10 minutes after a meal insulin rises to its peak level.
(13) Higher Magnesium Intake Reduces Risk of Impaired Glucose and Insulin Metabolism and Progression From Prediabetes to Diabetes in Middle-Aged Americans. PUBMED https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3898748/
Physical activity boosts circulation and, in turn, helps your body to eliminate toxins. To rev up your circulation during your detox diet, make sure to include light exercise in your daily routine. You might try going for a walk during your lunch break, for instance, or taking part in a restorative yoga class.
The juices in this article definitely work. 6 months ago I was diagnosed as Pre-diabetic. Afterwards, I began juicing the fruits and vegetables captured in this article. Last week I went to have my blood glucose levels rechecked. This morning I received the results from my lab work. I”m glad to report that my blood glucose is now stable/normal. Amazing!
The average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar a year. That’s roughly 22 teaspoons every day for every person in America. And our kids consume about 34 teaspoons every day — that’s more than two 20-ounce sodas — making nearly one in four teenagers pre-diabetic or diabetic.
Good for you, Deba! Thanks for sharing your experience. I found it difficult to strictly follow the diet for the long term, but I still follow many of the principles. I’ll be curious to hear if any cravings come back the day after your cheat day.
“Good” fats. Foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help lower your cholesterol levels. These include avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils. But don’t overdo it, as all fats are high in calories.
Hey Alvin-Thanks for responding. I’ve been on a live juice fast w/organic vegetables fast for past 5 days w/accompanying Saline Wash. I feel better but still get the feet burning sensation mildly yet intermittently since I started but not like before, usually when I’ve been sitting for a while. I haven’t gotten diagnosed yet and I’m feeling anxious about doing so. Notably I used to detox quite often years before but not as much in past few years. I do sometimes get discomfort in left hip flexor but not so much recently due to running exercise regimen. Tomorrow I will do coffee enema with rest of your cleanse protocols to follow. Any additional thoughts are welcomed and encouraged. All the best!
2. I’ve started to fast for 14-16 hours a day for the past week. So if I stop eating at 10:00pm, I wont eat until 1:00pm the next day. Do you suggest that I eat after the saline flush or just juice that day? Also how often should I flush?