It's exciting to start a new diet and lifestyle, but it's important to let your doctor know of your plans. Here are three reasons why:
1) I'm Not a Doctor: As discussed elsewhere on this website, I'm a food reporter who personally experienced excellent health benefits from this way of life. I know many others who have experienced similar benefits. But I'm not a doctor. I'm a writer. Please read the medical disclaimer if you have any questions.
2) Your Medications: It's important to realize that your medications may need to be adjusted after you've started to embrace this lifestyle. For example, blood pressure medications, as well as insulin, often need to be adjusted as you lose weight and get healthier. To avoid any issues, please let your doctor know, so that he or she can monitor your medications.
3) Your Progress: Another reason to involve your physician is so that he or she can follow your medical progress. The more doctors who personally witness how well this diet works in maintaining healthy blood sugar, the better for us all. My doctor has been an active and enthusiastic participant in this journey. I encourage you to find a doctor who provides this type of support too. Once you start seeing the science in your own body, you'll never go back.