Monday, February 18, 2013
Diet is a 4 letter word for me. I know, it is all about making good eating part of a healthy lifestyle. But despite eating within my calorie range (and yes, I've tracked honestly) and despite eating tons of fruits and vegetables, I'm not losing weight. More importantly than that, I'm having blood sugar problems.
I do well when I'm eating low carb. And I don't mind eating low carb for the most part. But when I'm in a hurry or need to eat out, low carb tends to go out the window and then I get in trouble.
I had a wake up call last night, though. My blood sugar went higher then it has ever gone when I've eaten carbs. I know that is damaging to my body and I have to get serious about this. I railed a bit last night at the unfairness of it all - I didn't even have what would be called a particularly high carb meal but it was more than my body could handle and that is all that matters.
So - here's a low carb toast to managing my blood sugars religiously.
2 eggs, 4 oz. green smoothie.
Lunch - spinach salad with tonatoes, cucumber, refried beans and poppyseed dressing. 1 square Theo organic chocolate with almonds. (blood sugar 116 mg/dL 2 hours postprandial)
I'm going to have a cup of herbal tea now.
Dinner - ETA - dinner is now Israeli chicken (which is still a citrus chicken) and salad and brown rice for everyone but me.