Thank you for your topic. I went off the low carb diet, and tried going vegan - Dr. Fuhrman was one of the main program I followed for about a year. Unfortunately, I was constantly hungry and could not sustain the mostly vegetables way of eating. I believe this diet may work for some people who are basically very healthy, and may have normal after meal blood sugars (<than 120 1 hour after, and 140 after 2 hours after meal).
I did not have normal blood sugars after meals, ha ha ha or even before meals!!!
But I allowed myself to become lazy and not test as much as I should have.
I was ravenous ravenous and also unfortunatley, I became hypothyroid - could be my getting older, could also be because my main source of protein was TOFU and I was eating piddling little amount of protein a day - possibly 30-40 grams a day when by Atkins I need 60 maintenance, Protein power 61 maintenance, Jenny Ruhl’s site - 61-68 depending on my exercise. Please note, it has been 3 years since I did the Dr. Furman diet, (and I am trying to forget the time I spent doing it) so others can share their other experiences if it differes from mine. I also lost massive muscle mass.
I would not recommend this diet due to my personal experience. I stupidly allowed myself to be swayed by someone who was raving enthusiastically about the Vegan diet…it may have been perfect for that male DM2 person, but it was not perfect for me.
Thank you for listening.