Soooo, a month ago I watched a movied called "That Sugar Film" which talked about the evils of sugar in your diet. I was determined to get away from my sugar addiction and started researching the Keto Diet. I've been on what I would call a modified Keto diet because I limit my carbs to under 40 grams and my sugar to around 10 grams per day. I call it modified because, although about 70% of my diet is from fat and less than 10% is from carbs, I don't go crazy using coconut oils, MCT oils, etc. My diet is pretty simple and made up of mostly salads, protiens, veggies, olives, avocados, nuts, stuff like that. I've done well for a month, the cravings are pretty much gone, I've lost about 14 pounds and my blood sugar stays around 100 most of the time (a great improvement). My body has accepted this new way of eating, but I've started to struggle in my head with the dietary restrictions and am sad to say this week has not been my best. Of course, the scale and my BG monitor have reacted badly to my return to bad habits. Today, a gentleman was telling me about his weight loss journey and suggested that I watch the movie "What the Health?". I started watching and it talks about the evils of all meat, eggs and dairy products and how they lead to heart disease and cancers. The doctors/cardiologists in the movie say that processed meat is a class 1 carcinogen (according to the World Health Organization) that rates up there with smoking and plutonium and eating bacon or deli meat even once a week is cause for great alarm. Aarrggghhh!!! I know that my diet issues mostly revolve around sugar (chocolate) and my tendency to binge on it and other high carb foods. The high fat diet absolutely helps with the cravings and works great in the control of my BG numbers, but am I setting myself up for a heart attack or cancer by eating eggs, bacon, and cheese? All of the "experts" have widely varying ideas about what a "healthy" diet consists of, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society. I'm 60 years old and have already dealt with a rare bone marrow cancer that led to a successful stem cell transplant in 2014. That alone increases my chances for other forms of cancer. I would like to be around to enjoy life for as long as possible. I think I'm looking for something that is not so extreme, where I can eat carbs in moderation, but I'm not sure my body can handle that from a BG standpoint. I'm soooo confused ... what's a girl to eat??? Is there such a thing as an all-around healthy diet?
Any help will be apprecited.
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.