At Nutrientology when we use the word diet we are speaking about the food you eat over the course of your life, not about a special short-term way of eating.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the word diet as:
b : habitual nourishment.
c : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason.
d : a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight diet.
Think about “diet” as definition a and b, not d. Your diet should be proper, regular, habitual, and sustained. Not something that you do for 30-60 days for the upcoming high school reunion.
There are many recommendations about the best way for humans to eat in order to thrive–Atkins, Pritikin, DASH, Paleo, Mediterranean, Dukan, GAPS, South Beach, Zone, Macrobiotic, Vegan etc.. Nutrientology discusses the pros and cons of the various approaches to how people should eat to strive for a maximum state of health. See the blog posts on the Home Page for more in-depth information on this topic. The Nutrientology blog is also a source of information on exercise and functional dietary supplementation.
There are three basic food groups: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar. It is essential to have all three food groups in your diet to have good nutrition. You should strive to incorporate all three groups in each meal…more
People with diabetes or metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) must eat only the amount of food necessary, and mix foods from the three food groups. It is beneficial to eat…more
Creating A Plan
There are a number of ways to approach your diet whether you are a diabetic, someone with metabolic syndrome or simply overweight. One way may work for some, and another way for others. ..more
Foods To Avoid
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Insulin resistance, poor lipid levels, high blood pressure and excess body weight all act toward accelerating the development of atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”)…more
Use discretion when drinking alcohol if you have diabetes. Alcohol provides almost as many calories as fat. Alcohol is one of those “cheat items” that should be consumed sparingly and intelligently…more
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are accompanied by inflammation, increased blood sugar, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, hormonal imbalances, and other sources of bodily stress such excessive body weight…more
Follow the Nutrientology blog for more information and discussion regarding diet and dietary research including dietary supplementation.