Once again I am seeing little bits of progress being made with managing Type II Diabetes with recent changes in my exercise program. I am learning that one of the things in my diet that is throwing me off some times is trying to go too low with carbohydrates. This doesn’t mean that I should be eating pizza each day, but what it does mean is that by not eating enough vegetables each day I have problems with my gut. I have to put it into my head to eat at least one salad per day. For me this is a difficult task as the work involved in creating a fresh salad each day makes me less excited about that salad. I have to get off my high horse and realize that even if I am eating a salad that has been sitting in the fridge for a day or two it is still better than not eating a salad at all. Somewhere I planted this freshly made salad each day in my brain and that type of thinking has to change. Even if I ate two monster salads each day I would still keep my overall carbohydrate intake to less than 60 grams.
What exactly is it about a salad that is so unattractive anyway. They are delicious and colorful. Even when we eat a lot we feel full, but not overwhelmed and few hours later we feel that sense of clean energy and clarity from the nutrition our bodies take in. It must go back to the old restaurant days when a good meal always started with a salad. I remember hearing people say, “No salad for me, I don’t eat rabbit food”, or “They try to fill you up on salad because the meals are so small and they want you to leave the restaurant feeling full”. Or maybe it’s sticker shock. Good salad vegetables are pretty expensive especially when looking in the organic section of the produce area, but can we actually put a price on our health. I know that the medical industry does as they depend on us all not eating right, not exercising and allowing them to earn incredible profits from our mistakes.
OK, so I am ranting a bit about salads, but the truth is that I have to work on getting this salad into my diet each day.
Blood Sugar- 96, Weight- 170.6
Treadmill- 30 Minutes
Squats- 310 lbs- 15
Calf Raise- 310 lbs- 15
Situps Straight- 18
Leg Lifts- 12
Breakfast- Cottage Cheese
Lunch- Egg, Peppers, Sausage Omelet and a salad
Dinner- Corned Beef, Cabbage, Salad