Insulin Resistance Diet — What To Eat & Why

Key Learning from the Video Presentation

Topic: Reversing Diabetes with a Plant-Based Diet

Presenters: Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro

Key Points:

  • Cyrus and Robby both have Type 1 diabetes and have managed to significantly improve their health through a plant-based diet.
  • Insulin resistance is a central issue across all forms of diabetes.
  • Insulin resistance is defined as the storage of fat in tissues that aren't designed to store fat.
  • The traditional low carbohydrate, high-fat and protein diets actually promote insulin resistance.
  • Cyrus and Robby advocate for a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food diet to reverse insulin resistance.
  • This diet consists of foods that are:
    • Green Light: Fruits, non-starchy/starchy vegetables, beans, lentils, peas, intact whole grains, and herb/spices.
    • Yellow Light: Moderate consumption of nuts and seeds, avocados, coconuts, olives, and certain grain alternatives.
    • Red Light: Dairy products, eggs, meats, fish, all oils, refined sugars, and pastries.
  • Several success stories of people reversing their diabetes or greatly improving their conditions were shared.
  • Cyrus and Robby run a business called Mastering Diabetes and recommend for further information.

Success Stories:

  • Vijay dropped 30 pounds, ceased his diabetes medication, and now exercises six days a week.
  • Patricia lowered her A1c value from 7.1% to 5.6% and lost 42 pounds.
  • Sharon lost 25 pounds and reduced her insulin use by 40%.

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