I have just finished reading issue 4 of Sweet Life magazine, and I am sitting with my mouth open as I try and digest the article by Professor Tim Noakes.I don’t believe what I have just read and I refuse to believe that he actually states that he thinks that diabetics who live on the low carb, high fat way of eating are the ones that live to be 80, 90, 100 years old.
Doctors, Dieticians, Diabetic educators all tell us to eat less organ food and high fat content foods and to eat more carbs, and fruit to reduce our cholesterol levels.
I have had friends and relatives who have lived by Noakes method of living, but they are no longer around to play golf or go braaiing with me despite the fact that they lived a rather active lifestyle.
Some years ago my daughter was getting married and my wife said I had to buy a new suit which I decided not to, but instead I went on a diet which consisted of no carbs only protein and in two weeks I lost 7 Kgs. and my old suit fitted nicely, but my cholesterol level increased from 5 up to 6mol.
All the books I have on diabetes instil on readers to mix carbs with protein but to reduce the amount of food consumed, makes sense.
My last blood tests revealed that my cholesterol level was 3.9, my HbA1c was 6.5, my triglycerides 1.5, my HDL col.1.5 and LDL 2.1.
Those results are rather good but I am not going to live to be 80 or 90 according to Prof. T. Noakes and here I have tried so hard to live a healthy life style. Is it really a sweet life?