Monday, July 02, 2012
So it's been a horrible week for weight. I have my 3 month checkup with my doctor tomorrow, and I'm back down to only 10 lbs lost. Of course, being close to that time of the month isn't helping (sorry guys!) but thinking about it this morning brought me to an epiphany. I've been reading "The Blood Sugar Solution" by Mark Hyman, and he talks alot in the early part about insulin resistance, and how insulin can make you gain weight.
I've been naughty lately, and eaten some bad for me carbs in large quantities. Not enough calories to put on 10 lbs BUT... it has driven my glucose up, which has probably driven my insulin up. Eureka! I was losing weight like crazy when my bad carbs were way down, and my carbs were under strict control. So, I need to start thinking of carbs (at least things like chips etc) as my equivalent of an illegal drug. This is an ADDICTION which I need to kick. I dumped diet coke this year and have barely looked back, and I don't miss it. Now I need to kick the carb habit. Sigh. This isn't going to be easy.