SparkPeople Blood Sugar Solution Team Messageboard The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman SparkPeople Blood Sugar Solution Team Messageboard Where's Terry?? New Leader's Crazy Life Lately! Hi Folks! I'm sorry I've been absent lately! I started this group, then all hell broke loose in my personal life. My best friends mom was admitted into the hospital and she seems to be in very bad shape. I've tried to be there for him, because he's like a brother to me. <BR> <BR> Add to that a close friend of me and my sister died this week. So with the funeral and everything else, it's been crazy. <BR> <BR> Hopefully soon things will settle down and I can be the active leader I've vowed ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:17:55 EST New Leader Introduction Hi Folks! My name is Terry and I'm 60 years young. My doctor recently prescribed this diet for me, and I'm the kind of guy who needs support when I go on a diet. I'm presently trying to figure out the diet for myself. This diet seems to be a cross between the Atkins Diet and a Vegan diet. (Would I be right in that assessment?) <BR> <BR> As a person I like to read, surf on-line, do some gardening, etc. I like sci fi and horror TV shows and movies. I come from a large family. I've struggled w... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 01:11:08 EST New Team Leader Says: Let's Revive This Group! Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Terry and I'm the new leader of "Blood Sugar Solution"! My doctor recently prescribed this diet for me and so I'm very new at it. I want to not only give support, but also to get it. I hope all the old members who were originally here will return--we need you! <BR> <BR> I hope I will serve as a good leader for you and I hope things in this group will come alive again! We will certainly give it a shot, won't we! So I ask that all the original members of this group "come ba... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:59:02 EST Reading the Blood Sugar Solution Hello .. I'm Richard from Maryland.. Started reading the Blood Sugar solution, (over someones shoulder at first ..then downloaded the book from Kindle to my ipad .. looks like a good time to get back into my Sparks People to track my goals and diet .. the book talks about community of like minded people can really keep you dedicated and invilved and I thought Sparks might have some others following Dr Hyman! .. So here I am .. also looking for Healthy information and apps to load on to my I... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:57:44 EST Checking to see if anyone is awake out there. I know summer is drawing to a close and school is starting. Do we need to get started again? I know the heat here in Phoenix has made it difficult for me to get motivated. I just don't want to work out in 110+ heat. Just getting in and out of the car is too much. <BR> <BR> How about you? Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:50:38 EST Hello from a mom of 5 I am a mom of five kids who keep me very busy. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia earlier this year and my rhuematologist has told me to cut out sugar, fruit, potatoes, white flour & white rice to bring the candida under control. I was having a hard time doing this on my own and happened to find "The Blood Sugar Solution" at Target. I bought it and planned to implement the program with the start of summer. I was successful for a week and a half, but a family reunion and other traveling der... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:07:32 EST Having a hard time week one :( I fell off the wagon a little bit and had little of rice, slice of cheese, and a small serving of mango natural sorbet. <BR> <BR> I am really beating myself up about it. <BR> <BR> Having a hard time with this no milk, no wheat or grains, no sugar, etc. <BR> <BR> Any pointers? <BR> <BR> Also i think i should start week one over any suggestions? I havent read the entire book i am at the part of week one and i have read the entire chapter is that how it goes? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:57:18 EST Good Morning introducing myself My name is Anika <BR> <BR> In my first week of the six week program havent finished the book completely as I keep reading backwards to make sure I remeber everything. <BR> <BR> I am on my first week and having a little trouble but getting back on the band wagon <BR> <BR> the no fruit or dairy thing is killing me Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:47:06 EST Hello from Santa Rosa, CA Good Evening Everyone! <BR> I just received my book today and will start reading it tonight. I've been on the website for Dr. Mark Hyman a few times, poking around to see what the information was like. <BR> <BR> I'm also type 2 diabetic, obese (currently about 250 lbs, 5'6") 55 years old. Diabetes and the other diseases that often go with the whole metabolic syndrome run in both of my parent's families. My diagnosis was about 11 years ago as well, and I've been doing really well managing... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:23:31 EST Sweet Substitute I really enjoy baking and I came across a Black Bean Brownie - sound great but not with the sugar. What is a good substitute that is legal on BSS? or is there one? <BR> <BR><BR>ownies-gluten-free-255239 if you are interested in the recipe. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:36:29 EST oops, I forgot to introduce my self. Hey- <BR> I am only about 2/3's through the book and trying to start each thing as I read it. My one difficulty giving up is Greek yogurt. I still have one a day but have given up all dairy related items and all breads. I was a fast food junkie, my husband and I both work and with no kids at home it was easy to stop off on the way home and pick something up. Less dishes and able to eat faster. Needless to say my body is not what it should be, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, always tried,... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:58:09 EST Couscous Does anyone know if Couscous is allow on the Blood Sugar Solution? I am only 1/3 of the way through the book and trying to clean / stock my pantry. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:10:19 EST Hi Everyone Hi, My name is Melissa and I live in Connecticut. I just joined Spark people today and was so happy to see there is the blood sugar solution team. I read the book and convinced myself it was too difficult but the other night I came home and I was so exhausted and just felt so physically uncomfortable that I decided I would try this. If there is a lifestyle change that I can make that will make the mental fog go away and give me some energy I am ready to try it. I just bought the Blood Sugar S... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 22:40:12 EST Any good veggie recipes or ideas?? Hey, everybody. So, how are we doing? Here in east Tennessee the weather really is heating up. Although my tiny deck-side garden hasn't produced much except a couple of peppers, and a bunch of healthy looking vines and flowers, the fruit and veggie stands are full of really nice stuff. I've been making do most days with "flash frozen" veggies, or ones imported from California or South America or Mexico, and it tastes so good to have really fresh food again. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any new... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:25:43 EST Anyone have good summer veggie or grill recipes? Hey, everybody. So, how are we doing? Here in east Tennessee the weather really is heating up. Although my tiny deck-side garden hasn't produced much except a couple of peppers, and a bunch of healthy looking vines and flowers, the fruit and veggie stands are full of really nice stuff. I've been making do most days with "flash frozen" veggies, or ones imported from California or South America or Mexico, and it tastes so good to have really fresh food again. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:24:25 EST New and feeling overwhelmed at times Hi; <BR> I live on Vancouver Island in Canada. I don't have diabetes but I watch my blood sugars because of my age. <BR> Even tho' I am over retirement age I still like to work. <BR> However, for only having the book about a week I have started the diet and I am into the fourth day. I feel overwhelmed because I know he has a shopping list but do you have to folllow every meal plan as stated. <BR> With thanks, <BR> Sat, 2 Jun 2012 21:04:43 EST Hello from Richmond Just joined this group - have been using the Blood Sugar Solution for about 2 months, and I've only lost 10 pounds. I do love this diet, but I eat at night, can't seem to stop. I want to lose another 35 pounds.So thought I would join this group .... Mon, 28 May 2012 21:28:51 EST Weight stall busted -- 3 pounds this week! Well, my one-handed purple cast curse is ended at last. After getting the cast about three weeks ago, then spending a week and a half vacation in Florida, my weight had stalled. I only lost a paltry 1/2 pound, plus my blood sugar was all over the place. When we got home, I went back on the stricter version. <BR> <BR> It's worked! My blood sugar is more or less stabilized (still having a couple of morning highs), and I have lost 3 pounds this past week. <BR> <BR> Plus, this Friday I s... Mon, 28 May 2012 14:34:27 EST Hello! Just read the book :) Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself. I just finished reading the book this morning and I am thinking of trying his plan. I am a bit skeptical if the book is based on real science or not but the diet he suggests does make sense to me. I think I will read the book through a second time first while I "prepare" to start. I am not looking forward at all to being without my beloved greek yogurt for 6 or 12 weeks. <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with diabetes last July - so almost a year.... Wed, 23 May 2012 09:58:17 EST Do we have a summer challenge yet? Hi everybody. I'm finally back from Florida vacation, and it feels like a year has passed since I've talked with you guys! What have I missed? Do tell! <BR> <BR> Do we have a summer team challenge for June yet? Maybe see how many colors of veggies we can eat each week, since all the produce stands are busting with beautiful, cheap produce right now? Or water? Or walking? <BR> <BR> What do you think? -- Claudia Mon, 21 May 2012 12:46:50 EST Stay-at-home mom in OH do'g complete life makeover I just bought the book today and live in central OH. So far I've only read the first chapter and there's nothing much yet on the diet. I have pre-diabetes but not yet diabetes and have a lot of weight to lose 95 pounds (1 pound lost so far). I'm tracking my food and exercise online and reading articles for motivation. So far I've spent way too much money restocking my kitchen, but at least I do have healthy food on hand for my new Zone diet. Before we did way too much eating out. I'm over 250... Fri, 11 May 2012 18:51:57 EST Surgery, one handed typing, and weight stall Hi, guys. Thanks to all of you for the good wishes on my hand surgery, and for bing patient with my VERY S-L-O-W one handed typing. I have a brand new, basal joint arthritis-free left thumb joint encased in a hard cast and splints. You would laugh if you saw my arm -- I'm wearing a huge styrofoam crate that looks like a giant white Lego block, to "encourage" me to keep the hand elevated above my heart. <BR> <BR> Surgery went well. My blood stayed pretty normal, no insulin needed -- a big w... Tue, 8 May 2012 18:07:10 EST About all those vitimins and supplements Is anyone else having trouble finding (not to metion swallowing!) all those vitamins and supplements? <BR> <BR> After a lot of shopping, I've been taking the basic list of supplements this past week, although I still haven't found PGX locally. Today I consulted the oracle of all knowledge, AKA Google, and was able to find a store in nearby Knoxville that supposedly has this miracle fiber. I plan to go buy some tonight after dinner. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I have been having more energy... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:23:39 EST Diet Week 2: Optimize Metabolism Hi, everybody, just checking in. So, how's it going with your reading, prepping, and actual dieting? <BR> <BR> I've completed another week of "actual dieting," with good results. I've lost more weight (for a grand total of 20 pounds lost, both before and during the diet). I've found that I really LIKE having some veggies at every meal (even breakfast). I've found a couple of good tasting decaf coffees that I can stand: Dunkin Donut whole bean, and World Market's decaf Texas Turtle. I've... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:01:24 EST Why does coffee smell so good?? I guess that the biggest single adjustment that I've made on this diet is to my morning coffee. I've become a little bit of a coffee snob over the years. I love going to World Market to pick out my favorite whole beans that I take home and grind fresh. Then, I used to splurge on sugar-free coffee syrups in flavors like caramel or cinnamon bun. It felt like dessert for breakfast. <BR> <BR> But I already had given up half and half in favor of soy milk before I started this diet, due to lact... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:38:12 EST Diet Week 1: East Your Medicine Nutrition Basics Hi, everyone. Well, I'm in the middle of Week 1 of the actual diet -- preparation over. So far, so good. Since I had already weaned myself off of caffeine in prep, I just had to get rid of the final bits of dairy for the six week period: no more half and half in my coffee or cheese. <BR> <BR> One nice side effect of this extra-warm early spring is lots of fresh veggies turning up everywhere, so so I'm really enjoying big salads and stir fries. I stocked up on a bunch of herbs and all the ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 16:23:31 EST Sugar: a not so sweet story A 60 Minutes segment on sugar. <BR> <BR><BR>407294/is-sugar-toxic/ <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:33:23 EST Ready. Set. Prep. Greetings. I'm a California girl who's been waiting for the right time to start the program. There was always some reason (excuse) I couldn't and I wanted to get all obstacles out of the way before I started. I've read the book and am ready to start. But the truth is I am my biggest obstacle and usually want to tweak a program to fit me. I was planning to just jump into the six week action plan but no - Hyman has emphasized the importance of the two week prep period. So I've set my p... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:28:32 EST Saw a t.v. presentation on Blood Sugar Solution Wow, I am blown away over a t.v. presentation by Dr Hyman. It was on our PBS channel. I DVR'd it and have just finished watching it! I am going to get this book asap. <BR> Every question asked I answered yes, I can't believe that no doctor's are taking about this! <BR> <BR> I do have diabetes, I was diagnosed after a heart issue. I have high blood pressure, kidney issues and the list goes on. <BR> It all makes sense to me. I really want to find out more about this life style. The amount of d... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:40:03 EST Hi from another East Tn girl! Hi...I just joined this group today. I am looking for not only a weight loss plan but a plan to start living more healthy. I haven't gotten the book yet, but it I am going to. Does anyone know if it's available as an E book? Also, could someone who is doing it now tell me how it compares to other low carb plans? Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:13:13 EST "Getting Ready" week 1 Ok, so I'm in the first week of getting ready to do this diet! <BR> <BR> Giving up on caffiene for six weeks is a biggie for me. So far, I've gone from my grande-sized travel mug filed twice, to a normal sized mug filled twice, to the dainty-looking cup and saucer that came with my dishes filled twice. Since I'm also getting a head start on giving up all sweeteners, which means no shot of Torani sugar-free caramel coffee syrup (sigh), and substituting unsweetened soy milk for my usual fat... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:49:18 EST Don't have the book yet? Info Online In case you haven't been able to find the book yet but want some more information, there's a really good introduction to Blood Sugar Solution posted by Dr. Hyman on the Huffington Post at <BR> <link><BR>/blood-sugar-challenge_b_1300552.html </link> <BR> <BR> Even if you're already reading the book, I like the way Hyman has organized the information into easy to understand bites. Each day he discusses a different part of discussing the program. There... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:08:04 EST Hello from Stressville. Hello all. I am a 44 yr old female that would like to loose about 72 pounds. That would take me from 217 down to 145 which I think is a good place for me. I do not buy into needing to be 120 for my height. I don't want to look anorexic, just healthy. Anyhow, I am down 6 pounds already in just a few weeks. I find the exercise is what is keeping me on track with any weight loss at all because while I am putting a great deal of effort into meal planning and cooking healthy meals, I find my... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:27:38 EST Hi From East TN Hi! My name is Patti. I am not a full blown diabetic but my last test results were high so I need to get a handle on it now. I used to use the diabetic diet & it worked really well for me. Guess I need to find the paper & reconfigure my diet. Glad to be a part of your group! Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:34:19 EST Ultra Metabolism I read Dr. Mark Hyman's Ultra Metabolism recommended by my Endocrinoligist and nutritionist. It's wpnderful and I learend a bunch and starting losing once again. The blood Sugar book is based on an 8 week detox up processed foods etc and to eat clean and natural. I have not read the book as yet so any info is very interesting to me. I have done plenty of reseach on my own and my last A1C test was 5.2. I plan on eating this way the rest of my life. Hope we get some help and ... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:10:33 EST Hello from east Tennessee Hi. It looks like we're on the ground floor with this group! (grin) <BR> <BR> I'm a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed 11 years ago. When I was first diagnosed, the fear of complications caused me to diet and exercise my way to such stable glucose numbers that I didn't need to take any medicines. I went from an all-time high of 222 down to 140, and felt wonderful. Then my family moved to Tennessee, I lost my wonderful exercise buddies, didn't know anyone for a while, and some of the weight (and ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:27:50 EST Hi there! Just a note to introduce myself. Looks like we don't have much company here yet, but I think it will come in time. <BR> <BR> Ruth Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:32:40 EST