The reason I managed to lose so much weight this past year is because I pretty much stuck to the foods that allowed for a diabetic diet and tried to stay away from those there weren't. There were days when I failed too much in this endeavor. For instance I haven't had pasta for more than a month now. I haven't given up pasta completely. But instead monitored the serving I eat. If I cook less, then I will eat less pasta. I am no longer cooking for a family. I am cooking for a single person. It starts with Portion Control
at the stove. I don't cook for leftovers for the next day either. I still eat the foods that are said to be not good for me. I eat a handful of French's Fried Onion. Before I would eat the whole container in one sitting.
According to the "experts" I shouldn't be eating them at all. I no longer listen to the experts. They don't know my body like I do. They don't know that I can't eat veggies that have a skin on them. Like peas, corn kernels, etc. As I age, I am finding that a lot of foods I ate at a child, no longer like my tummy. Dang it!! I am the expert of myself.
I also never tell others what they should be eating. I am not the expert of their body.