October 27, 2013
Healthy Plate By Joslin, Maybe Not So Healthy
If you are a follower of the ADA food plan, you will enjoy the Joslin healthy plate. If you need to gain some weight, you will love the Joslin healthy plate. Does this tell you what you need to know about the Joslin healthy plate?
It is not as interactive as a person would like and in fact is rather rigid in options, as you would expect a registered dietitian to be because of being a proponent of BIG Food. I attempted to get a variance to help with weight loss, but everything I tried came up the same when I wanted Joslin healthy plate to do the calculations. If I were to follow the plan, I could figure on gaining approximately 5 pounds per month. Some weight loss plan!
Even using a meal plan that you may have and then following this route would not let you have fat or products containing fat. This shows that unless you use their high carbohydrate – low fat (HCLF) foods, you will not even be able to have a balanced meal that you might like to eat. Yes, those with diabetes that are able to consume the HCLF without causing spikes in their blood glucose levels can eat this. For the majority of people with type 2 diabetes, the Joslin healthy plate food plan will not be one that you will find satisfactory.
I can only surmise that the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has been more influential in reminding their members to follow certain guidelines instead of allowing any deviation from positions not supported by BIG Food.
While the American Diabetes Association (ADA) does now support other food plans including low carbohydrate – high fat (LCHF), the AADE and AND will not allow what the ADA allows. These two groups will continue to loose support among the patient population for their rigid position.