I spoke with my primary care physician yesterday and got my blood test done for my A1c. I told her that I was having problems with IBS and she gave me some suggestions. The first was a product called Align. I included a link for this product if you want to check it out yourself. My doctor claims that her patients have experienced great results from this probiotic and in combination with a bland diet it should work well for me. The other things she suggested were of course yogurt and fermented products daily. She also suggested lots of fiber from fresh organic vegetables and getting plenty of sunshine and moderate exercise. She said that the whole process could take months to work but I need to keep at it and I will find relief.
So many of these things I have already been doing but I know that I haven’t been consistent at it. So it is time I really addressed this issue and start taking it serious. I really doesn’t help me to eat good healthy foods that never make it into the cells of my body, so I am taking a proactive stance in working to repair my flora. I ordered Align on Amazon.com and should get it by Tuesday. In the mean time I am going to shy away from doing intermittent fasting and concentrate more on balancing my foods with a little more fiber along with those foods needed to start changing my gut so it works properly. Yes, this mean that I am going to start eating breakfast once again. A bowl of good old fashioned oatmeal with berries for breakfast and nothing else until lunchtime. Lunch will consist of a salad loaded with greens with lunch, some sauerkraut, a yogurt and a little bit of left overs from the night before. I have the time to stretch out lunchtime where I can eat slowly for an hour and I will be mindful to avoid eating anything else until dinner time. This will allow my body to really digest this food without being overwhelmed with additional foods on top of it. Dinner will remain small but also healthy with more vegetables than meats.
I have also made the decision to minimize my weight lifting program by reducing the weight and limiting my reps and sets to easy mode. This will keep the demand for sugar in my body at a level pace but will not create the additional demand for more food. I will keep my cardio program in place where I am doing 30 minutes of a fast paced walk every other day and we will see where this all takes me. I am really suspicious that the problem with my gut is also connected with higher morning glucose numbers so I look forward to seeing the results of this new program. Hang on for the ride folks.
Blood Sugar- 121, Weight- 176.2