I’m trying to eat healthy since stepping on the scale to discover that I’m running 10 pounds over what I was pre-Thanksgiving. Not good. And with any change, my diabetes plays a big part in it.
For example, I’ve been hitting the fresh (and organic) veggies. And while doing this has been great, I’ve kept track of my daily insulin levels since my diet change. (Okay, so I told my family that I was doing a “lifestyle change”, but my 10 year old mocked me saying I was really on a diet. Ah, kids. Gotta love ’em!) My insulin levels have gone down an average of 15 units per day with “diet” alone.
So, what does this say? The less insulin I use on a daily basis, while keeping my blood sugar between 90-120, is healthy. Add exercise in the mix, and life gets better. But…one step at a time. So far, I’ve done the following:
1. Eliminate beer. Beer brings gut. Gut bad.
2. Drink more water. I am now drinking 64 ounces of water a day. Pee good.
3. Replace carbohydrates with lettuce, peppers, celery, and carrots. Veggies good.
4. Reduce caffeine by 50 percent the first couple of weeks, then 75 percent. Caffeine is no doubt my best friend. But, I need to cut back to get healthy.
5. Separate meals by 4 hours or longer. Personally, it is much better for me to wait than to keep full.
I have a long way to go. My goal is 20 pounds by April and I know I can do it!
Wish me well!