If you hate small portions but would love a smaller waist, Dr. Neal Barnard has an anti-diabetes breakthrough could be your perfect diet. “We’re using food to protect and restore health — and the payoff is huge, particularly if you have or are at risk of type 2 diabetes,” reveals the George Washington University researcher and world-renowned expert on plant-based eating.
In fact, folks are reversing blood-sugar issues and losing massive amounts of weight — up to 12 pounds every week — while eating their fill of pancakes, corn chips, bread, pasta, and even frozen desserts. “We’ve tested this approach on thousands of people,” reports Dr. Barnard, “and we hear two things over and over: ‘I can’t believe how easy it is’ and ‘I had no idea I could feel this good!’”
Neal Barnard, MD, says his food prescription is simple: Build all your meals and snacks from plant foods, emphasizing options low in fat and rich in fiber. “Your staples will be vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, and peas,” he says. Dress them up with extras like tomato sauce or hummus, even a little maple syrup or wine.
Small amounts of fat-rich plants like avocado, nuts, and olives are fine. But, particularly if you have weight to lose, avoid pure oil altogether. You also stay away from all animal foods, including eggs and dairy. Dr. Barnard says the possibilities are endless and the portions really are unlimited. “Try it for 10 days and see how you do. My hope is you’ll like the results so much, you’ll want to stick with it for good.”
How to Do It
Simply build your meals around veggies, fruit, whole grains and beans. Enjoy other low-fat, unprocessed plant foods freely; limit quantities of higher-fat plant foods and skip animal products altogether. For more great tips and inspiration, check out Dr. Barnard’s site, PCRM.org. We also love DrMcDougall.com and EatPlant-Based.com. Always get a doctor’s okay to try any new plan — especially if you take insulin or sulfonylureas.
A Sample Day
Breakfast — Banana Pancakes: In blender, blitz 1 banana, 11⁄2 cups oat flour, 1 cup nut milk, and dash cocoa. Cook in pan with cooking spray. Top with syrup…