Tomorrow I will have been doing the Blood Sugar Diet for 5 years. To commemorate that and to give people an insight to the diet I am dragging up some of my old blog from another site – Sparkpeople (USA). I have been notified that Sparkpeople is closing down and reopening as an app under the name Spark America but thought this was a good time to cut and paste all my blog entries which were written as a reminder to myself of what I was going through at the time and how I have progressed.
For anyone wanting to start this diet you will probably recognise the thoughts and feelings I had as you will be going through the same right now. Us ‘oldies’ can still remember what it was like to be you. I did this diet for my diabetes and the reason I am still on it is because it works and it has become a way of eating for life – I mean that literally, it has saved my life. Yes I have lost weight along the way but that was not my motivation. Hope you enjoy reading my walk down memory lane.
‘The Day Before – 27th June 2016
I have heard about this before but just read the book by Dr Michael Mosley – and he is a real doctor. It claims to reduce or reverse diabetic symptoms in 8 weeks. The diet is very strict but high is saiety so I should not feel hungry. I will report here every 2 weeks to see how I am going.
Diary today, weight 79.9 kg. waist 43 inches (measured across the bellybutton) and fasting blood this morning 182 (higher than usual) – aim to lose 3kg and get blood glucose back to my usual 120 reading before a stupid nutritionist put me on a high carb diet.
I will be starting the diet in a couple of days when I have stocked my shelves with avocados, nuts and vegetables.
I have planned my meals for the next week and think I am going to need all the support I can get, even if it is just me talking to myself.
I have neatly typed my menu planner with calories and recipe page and I know I am going to be hungry but this is for a good cause, to get my blood glucose down to the more normal level. Before I went to see the beep beep nutritionist (she makes me so cross) I had readings for between 85 and 125 but occasionally I would drop to around 60 or 65 and on one occasion had a black out which frightened me. She put me on a low protein / high carb diet. Told me I had to have carbs with every meal i.e. toast or cereal for breakfast, bread with my lunch and pasta or rice with my evening meal. This was way too much for me but I had to trust her – sorry I ever did. She even told me to eat 2oz of cheese at the end of my lunch and dinner. Don’t forget I live in France and they live on baguettes and love their cheese. For me cheese is a big no no but she said I was wrong and cheese did nothing to increase my blood glucose.
Anyway, before I go on anymore about what has happened I now need to look forward and heal myself.
Today I have stocked up on every veg known to man or woman and I am ready to start tomorrow morning. In the meantime I am going to allow myself a couple of glasses of wine tonight and I have just eaten a mini pack of malteers (do you get those in America??) but I am normally so good they had a use by date of March 2015 so were a bit soggy.
Will check in again tomorrow with my b/g and weight and let you know how I am getting on.’
I will post day one of my dieting memories tomorrow. DDD – Diabetic Diet Day.