I had a visit with my Dermatologist yesterday that shot my anxiety through the roof. I went in to have my skin tags removed and she asked "are you diabetic?" and when I responded with no, she very rudely said "you WILL be diabetic in 5 years if you don't make a BIG change". She went on to say that a lot of skin tags are Gods way of saying diabetes will be a part of my life soon.
My moms diabetic so I'm already at a high risk and thanks to life happening, I went from 160lbs in 2017 to 260 lbs now. Not good, I know. COVID isn't helping - especially because gyms are still closed and I'm stress eating/battling depression.
So I need help! That was obviously the shock I needed to get my butt in gear but I need some advice. I don't know if I should go Keto and quickly cut carbs to get my body working properly again, or if I should just do a standard healthy diet. She said the change needed to be big and she mentioned carbs, but I dunno? I'm just overwhelmed googling diets and need your help! Maybe share some healthy recipes you have too? I'm in a rut with looking those up too.
Side note: I have recently moved and don't have a doctor in town yet so that's unfortunately not something I can do just yet. Also I have reaaaaaally high anxiety over health and doctors so it's hard for me to accept that I need one. Please be gentle with me.TLDR (too long didn't read):
-Dermatologist said I'm at risk for becoming diabetic.
-What diet should I go for? Standard or Keto?
-Share some recipes/advice with me please!
I'm really nervous posting this but I'm excited to hear any advice!