@A DiabetesTeam Member I looked into the Atkins diet when I was first diagnosed and it looks like it would be helpful. I just don't follow " diets" well. So, I keep the carbs at or below my carb budget and eat healthy portions of healthy foods most of the time, though you would not know it today as I celebrate!
I found the plate method to be very good at helping me portion food. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat... . I even have a plate method cook book, but once I learned to portion, I eat what I like, in the right portions. I found that I was not as heavy handed with the fats and proteins as I would have been with Atkins.
Any how, it really came down to personal choice.
If you are new to diabetes, get an appointment with a diabetes certified dietitian and ask your question.
I have started a Low Carb High Fat lifestyle and have seen my blood sugar readings drop after one week! doesnt leave me feeling hungry and rarely feel the need to snack. I tried Atkins over ten years ago and found it difficult to stay on track.
If you watch your carbs , yes. I was on it and had lost 40 pounds. I never left the first 2 phases.
there's a great website called dietdoctor.com that has tons of info on it. I follow that with no sugar or artificial sugars. high fat so it keeps you feeling full and hardly ever snack anymore.