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spark coach challenge- eating by the clock

Saturday, May 04, 2013

this was an interesting challenge for me. I am more of a planner. I need to know what my day is shaping up like food wise= havng my meals laid out, and snacks preplanned is what has enabled me to live successfully as an insulin dependant diabetic in my day/night flip flop world. Yes, life happens, and I have become better at substituting similar serving sizes of freggies, carbs and protein if I am not in my own kitchen when the "lunch bell rings". I have stashes of snacks in my van, my drawer at work and in a bin on my fridge so I can never use the excuse there wasn't time to make a healthy choice. As far as "eating by the clock" as the challenge proposed- structure is critical for diabetics to survive- I need to eat every 3-4 hours or the roller coaster ride my blood sugars take me on make me not a nice person to know. As I have embraced the reality of diabetic structure, I have found so much more freedom, and I like myself so much more- my family friends and colleagues enjoy my company a lot more too.
It is kind of a paradox-the structure of eating by the clock has been a freeing tool in my journey to improving my overall health- who would have thought it could happen?
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    There are a lot of interesting and unexpected things that we discover on our journey to healthier selves. It is always nice when something unexpected works for us.
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