I Continue to Learn about Type II Diabetes

learn_mark_brennan_cc-by-nc-sa2_flickr_heycoach-1197947341-CopyAfter just 3 days of laying off of the workouts I am seeing positive results in both my morning glucose numbers and significant drops in body weight. Just the simple fact that my body is burning fat without the carbohydrates is enough for me to realize that taking these workout vacations at times will be necessary. This routine too I will have to learn to incorporate into my overall plan to keep a balance approach to fighting Type II Diabetes. Who thought in their wildest dreams that long periods of rest are also important to staying healthy. The truth is that you can only keep up the pace of demanding energy from athletic performance without extra carbohydrates for so long, and when you get hungry you must feed the body. When this happens I have two choices, I can give into the hunger and eat extra carbohydrates, or I can lay off of the workouts for a while. I must learn how to read this and know when it is time to take a rest.

This is yet another reason for not going too far into writing my book just yet. My overall method of fighting Type II Diabetes must be based on strategies to create the method of the overall plan. I am still continuing to learn these strategies and will continue until it becomes a personal science. Until I completely understand and am working this method for a long period of time can I present it as a true method.

The elements that I use in my battle which include a low carbohydrate diet, weight lifting and cardio exercise, a life of reduced stress and proper rest are easy to understand. What isn’t so easy to understand is the specific overall balance of these elements and how to incorporate them into a full 1 year routine. This I will be working on and I will be reviewing my notes to construct what I believe to be the answer.

Although I am eager to get this message out there in the form of a book, I will not create a glimpse of hope to anyone If I myself know that it is not 100% true. There have been many books written about how different things will reverse the effects of Type II Diabetes like a vegan diet, exercise and a paleo lifestyle and all three do make excellent points, but what I am learning is that it is not as easy as just one. There are so many other factors that are involved in the daily routines that play into the factor of the difference between high blood sugars and low blood sugars.

Blood Sugar- 99, Weight- 173.2

NO WORKOUT TODAY

Meals
Breakfast- Fasting
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Dinner- Lobster, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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17 Responses to I Continue to Learn about Type II Diabetes

  1. New Journey says:

    And soon you will be able to devote a full chapter to how to stay in balance during a move across state….isn’t our bodies amazing??

  2. Weird how our bodies work isn’t it? You have a break from your workouts and lose weight, I have a break from mine and stay the same or put on.
    I wonder if there is really a true and “one for all” solution that will ever be discovered…?

    • During these breaks I do limit myself to just 30-60 grams of carbs per day. I really do believe that it is the diet that makes more of difference than the exercise.

      • I think you are right there. I don’t necessarily notice hi or low carb difference because of my gastric sleep but I do notice my mood is crappy if I haven’t eaten proper wholesome food for a couple of days so there must be something in it (or not as the case may be!) I was miserable when I woke this morning yet after a breakfast of scrambled egg and smoked salmon followed by a lunch of vegetable, pulses and chicken soup, I feel so much brighter.

      • It really does make a huge difference

  3. This was an interesting. It is all about listening to yourself isn’t it? Having had Hashimoto’s Disease I learnt that my body did not like exercise much. It is good now to be actually hungry for a bit of exercise. The body knows but it takes enormous persistence to learn how how to read yourself sometimes.It’ s worth it, though.

  4. Leopold says:

    On the meals you list, ate those the meals your are planning to eat that day? Or are they the meals you ate the day before ? Also do you snack at all?

  5. Checking my blood sugar this morning, found it at 89. This after walking the dog and gathering oranges and grapefruit in the heat. Wonder what it was yesterday after moving furniture in the 108* heat of Phoenix? Laying low today to recoup, then back at it again tomorrow. So far I’ve not been able to find any rhyme or reason for the counts I get. Expect it to be high, it isn’t. Expect it to be low–it’s high.

    • Mine usually has more to do with the amount of carbs I eat. I notice that the harder I work out the more carbs I eat so I am continually trying to find a balance between the two. This isn’t always easy to do because when I am hungry I tend to go overboard.

  6. My father passed away 2 months ago due to diabetes 2. I suggest to stick with organic food as much as possible. Adjusting with sudden changes of the sugar level is the most difficult part. In my country (Philippines) the vegetable soup called Law-uy is the best dietary home made recipe we eat. My fatherś favorite and also, steamed fish.

    • Leopold says:

      I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Mine has been gone many years, yet I still miss him. Lowering sugar intake is a constant battle. I like coffee and have finally managed to drink it without sugar or artificial sweetener and instead use cinnamon instead.

  7. Very interesting read!

  8. And sorry for your loss.

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