Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks for your interest in my question. I just ordered samples of Super Fuel to try; I like that I can control the fat content, although ideally I’d prefer more carbs to protein rather than the fairly even ratio in Super Fuel.
A1C of 5.9, Cholesterol 180, triglycerides 380. None of these numbers are awful, but they are trending in the wrong direction and I want to avoid diabetes and heart disease. I want to get A1C under 5.7, Cholesterol under 150, and triglycerides under 200.
According to a number of resources, minimizing fat is crucial for restoring insulin sensitivity and reversing one’s progression towards diabetes and heart disease. The recommended diet is a vegan diet that is approximately 10% fat, 10-15% protein, 75-80% carbs. In the presence of fat, carbs will really spike your blood sugar, but apparently if you have minimal fat intake, your insulin sensitivity returns to normal and you can handle that level of carb consumption without any problem.
I already am vegan and when I’m not drinking soylent, I eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthful non-saturated oils. I exercise daily, am not overweight. So I’m already doing much of what is recommended for good health. As an experiment, for several months I went in the direction of high-fat, low-carb – that was a disaster for my numbers. So, it seems the only thing left for me to try is to follow the advice of the medical nutrition experts who recommend a radical reduction in fat.