Link and Balance Diet....
Friday, January 20, 2012
Picked up a book called The insulin resistance diet, also known as the link and balance diet I found out as I started reading the book.
I'm insulin resistant, and when I first got diagnosed I saw a nutritionist. The Link and Balance Diet seems to be what she was trying to teach me, but in the form of a book. The two times I've seen nutritionist (the other for gestational diabetes) they both stressed on the 30g carb per meal 15g per snack. They didn't talk much about protien intake.
This book goes deeper and more involved then my nutritionists were able to in the 15-20min I had with them. Aparently for every 15g of carb you should pair it with 7g of protien, but do not have more then 30g of carbs per meal/snack.
Now you can eat as much high protien food you need to fill you up, but the book states if you choose high fat foods and refined carbs, this will not help in weight loss or with your cholesterol. Amount of Calories you take vs what is burned, ofcoarse, is what will affect the weightloss. If they would have said any different, I would have put down the book and stopped reading.
Choosing whole grains and lean protiens, and filling the "middle" with as many veggies you want, will aid in weightloss as well as keep your insulin levels steady. Fruits are good, too but most must be used on the carb side of the scale, and i can not use them in the middle for "as much that will fill you up" like I can the veggies and protien.
Sounds kinda hokey, and like a fad diet, huh?
I gave it a shot. Today I have had no cravings for sugar like normal, and though my snacks seemed really small they kept me satisfied until the next meal.
I need to get my insulin levels in check, my sugar is fine. Only because my insulin levels are so high. Last blood work she said I was producing 3x the amount then an average person would. Example: it takes you 50cc of insulin after eating a donut to level out your blood sugar it would take me 150cc.
So I'm going to use the advice from both the nutritionists and this book to try to get my levels to where they should be. I want my doc to be amazed. Ya I've lost weight and that helps with this condition the same way weight loss helps diabetics, but to keep my sugars study most of the day would be a great feat for me. I would love to not be tired in the middle of the day, or get a head ache when I have a sugar crash.
Wish me luck,, and good night.