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Old 02-09-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Are you ultimately responsible for her health? Does she pay you to cook?

If not, i would just let her do what she wants and then send her off to her family or a home to look after her.

She is an adult.
Boy, aren't you a gem? Thank goodness there are people like the OP in the world.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Boy, aren't you a gem? Thank goodness there are people like the OP in the world.
I was wondering if anyone would say something.

I would really like the backstory to this. She is stressing herself out. And that is not right.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I was wondering if anyone would say something.

I would really like the backstory to this. She is stressing herself out. And that is not right.
She describes it as a 'housemate for whom she cooks' and she's here seeking help with making changes to both their diets. To me that indicates some sort of relationship or reciprocal agreement, not a situation that she wants to get away from.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:32 PM
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You could reverse diabetes if the person stops using carbs as fuel for body. Use fats and protein in moderation.

Be careful and do your changes gradually- she may need to do her insulin adjustment, otherwise she may end up in low blood sugar situation- diabetic shakes and coma.
Replacing refined grains has its own set of issues.
Brown rice could be high in arsenic- due to the facts that the soil may contain it and rice takes it in ( white rice is polished and the outer layer with arsenic is mostly removed.

The best would be to ditch the grains all together- just due to the way the grains are produced- google” round-up ready” grains.

However, considering her age- take it down a notch- sorry to say, but you won’t create a new able body person. We, the people just die, nobody lives forever.

She does not need to replace a white bread with” healthier” bread: make her light, easily digestible meals, like meat based soup with veggies, scrambled eggs with wild salmon or small amounts of uncured ham or ground sausage, baked chicken ( with skin) or fish filet accompanied by low glycemic index vegetable and maybe a quarter of a potato- due to her still taking her insulin.
Your biggest challenge should be managing her insulin reduction if you want her to eat healthier.
Talk to her doctor first.
She is not on insulin, and in the past (within the last year or two), her doctor has told her she could probably stop the diabetes medicine she does take if she improved her eating habits. I think one thing I'm going to help her do is to keep a food diary, including blood sugar levels so I can get a better handle on what's going on. Her sugar doesn't always respond the way I would expect - it seems relatively unaffected by "bad" foods sometimes, and at others, it will be a bit high for what she's eaten.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:36 PM
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I was wondering if anyone would say something.

I would really like the backstory to this. She is stressing herself out. And that is not right.
The backstory is none of your business. I am not stressing myself out, I am helping someone who has helped (and continues to help) me, and that's all you need to know.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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She describes it as a 'housemate for whom she cooks' and she's here seeking help with making changes to both their diets. To me that indicates some sort of relationship or reciprocal agreement, not a situation that she wants to get away from.
Bingo. My parents are both gone, and I was an only child. She is the closest thing to family that I have, and we take care of each other. I am not being ill-used in any way whatsoever.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:07 PM
 
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The backstory is none of your business. I am not stressing myself out, I am helping someone who has helped (and continues to help) me, and that's all you need to know.
Good luck 🍀👍
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:13 PM
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Good luck 🍀👍
Thank you, I think.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Dreamfields makes a higher fiber lower carb pasta that doesn’t have that awful wheat taste. I’ve kicked brown rice to the curb too and eat mostly wild, basmati, and jasmine fortifying with beans. Personally i subscribe to the tree section plate from childhood the half is for veggies, the two quarters are for protein and starch.

I’m not diabetic but I’ve found that eliminating sweets makes things worse. I give myself one or two sweet treats a day, small servings not more than 150 cals per.

There are a lot of really yummy light meat dishes. Someone recommended man pleasing chicken and omg it’s awesome google it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Someone recommended man pleasing chicken and omg it’s awesome google it.
Here it is!! It's my favorite!

Man-Pleasing Chicken | Witty in the City
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