After reducing my beer intake and adjusting my diner hours I can say that my blood sugar has come down to 116. It was teetering around 150 for ever but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have also increased my level of exercise which may also have a lot to do with it.
Friday was my visit with the doctor and I believe all went well. I am still waiting for the test results but my doctor believes that I am finally on track. There were a few questions asked after I explained to her that I was eating a Whole Food Plant Based Diet. The one of course was where do you get your protein? I told her that I get much of my protein from beans, but also all of the other vegetables that I am eating contain a great deal of protein. I try to shoot for 70 grams per day, but many times go over that amount. She gave me a strange look, but I told her to look it up.
When I told her that I don’t do added oil, she asked me where I get my “good fat” from. I told her that there is no good fat and all the fat that I need to survive and thrive I get in fruits and vegetables.
I will get the results of the blood test sometime this week and will post them along with the comparison of the last one before I started the diet.
Another comment she made was meats are not bad. I told her that last year I was eating the “Whole 30” diet and suffered greatly from Intestinal bathroom issues where I was running to the bathroom several times per day with bad diarrhea. I told her that I was very confident in what I was doing and would notice any changes in my body that would dictate a problem. I will be seeing her in another 6 months for a follow up. She told me that she was amazed at they way I approach my own health and looks forward to seeing me in 6 months. Maybe I will bring her a copy of “How Not To Die”.