I am over 70, a diabetic (Type II) and obese. I have been following a PALEO diet(high protein, low carb) for over a month and a half. I have LOST weight, been able to maintain so-so blood glucose readings (160 average); been less tired, happier; and am no longer hungry ALL the time. If I am hungry, I eat. I do still take a number of medications for diabetes. If I can maintain this regimen, I will be ecstatic.
My question: why does the American Diabetic Assoc. recommend 40 grams of carbs with each meal? I felt so discouraged when following this rule and was unable to lose weight, no matter how hard I tried and how much I starved myself.