This appears to be a simple step but it is a little more complicated that it sounds. There have been foods that have always been a part of my live like bread. We always had a bakery in town growing up which has now been replaced by the bakery in our supermarkets. Cookies, donuts and cakes are hard to give up but the truth is non of these items are natural.
When we take a whole grain and strip it of all its nutritional value in its natural form then grind it down into a powder the only thing left is a product of carbohydrates that our body absorbs ultra quickly which in turn raises our insulin levels. Even pasta can cause these spikes and although I love my Italian food I must keep this at bay also saving meals like this for special occasions.
Carbohydrates are very important in a balanced diet and should come from natural sources like vegetables. I have to start practicing things like eating a large salad each day at lunchtime. At dinner I need to have at least 3 cooked vegetables on my plate versus just one.
It’s bad enough that I was putting pure sugar in my body each day and raising my insulin levels but when I throw in some bread at a meal and a slice of cake for desert it is just a recipe for disaster when it come to Type II Diabetes.
The old notion “Everything in moderation” simply is not true. This phrase should be replaced with “Everything that comes directly from Nature”. The truth is that if it is processed or produced you probably should not eat it.
Yesterday I once again ate blueberries and pistachio nuts for breakfast. Today I will add a banana. Lunch was left over ravioli’s which weren’t the best choice for lunch. Dinner was Lamb Chops, spinach and 1/2 of a baked potato. Last night I woke up and had diarrhea in the middle of the night. This was happening to me last year while eating paleo. The only known association I can find in both cases is that I enjoy a few bottles of beer after work. I will start by cutting out the beer and see if it helps, if not I will stop at the health food store and seek out the best probiotic I can find and start taking it daily.
While I am not exercising yet I am finding that my body is continuing to drop. Since yesterday morning I dropped an additional 2 lbs. My morning blood glucose numbers also dropped this morning into a healthier range. Over all I feel good.
Blood Sugar- 86, Weight- 187.4