I would suggest focusing on whole food, plant based recipes, as these tend to be low calorie, but full of good things like vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being lower in fat. Check out Forks Over Knives for more info. I know that if I became pre-diabetic, that's what I would do. When I do eat that type of diet, my blood pressure and cholesterol and A1C all improve, though they all tend to be in the normal range for me anyways, but they get better. I found that sticking 100% of the time to a vegan whole foods, plant based eating style was wayyy too difficult for me, but I don't know what it's like for you. I can do it for weeks or months at a time and then I just crave some chicken. Anyways, that's my idea for you. 181 days ago
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