Follow up Dr. Appt for labs/Diabetes/Choles
Thursday, February 06, 2014
I have been pretty nervous about this . . . to say the least. At my last appointment my Dr. (who is actually a cardiologist but also doing internal medicine) was concerned for my blood sugar numbers and gave me the "diabetic" diagnosis. He was also concerned about cholestorol levels. I knew that my couple of years in the south has been hard on me. I had gained a ton of weight and have been on a journey back to wellness so I had a strong suspicion that my numbers were likely BETTER then they had been. We agreed to let me have 30 days (which was closer to about 45)
My Aic was perfect, my fasting blood sugar was 104 (close to normal of 100). My cholesterol numbers have all improved. Everything was fabulous! I had also lost a few pounds.
Now I am feeling pretty happy. He said whatever you are doing keep doing it. He had previously promoted a High Carb, low fat diet, suggested sugar substitutes (AKA chemical load) and medication. This goes against everything I believe in.... so... I did it my style. I have limited my grains greatly unless they are soaked/sprouted. I have increased coconut oil and only use butter and olive oil. I have increased my fermented food intake with Kefir smoothies (packed with spinach and cranberries and coconut oil) as well as kombucha and fermented foods (salsa, cranberries, carrots etc). I have eaten liberally and though I am not tracking calories I do use the tracker because of the BLC challenge (have switched to a different tracker and not using SP one though) and my calories come in around 1300 a day in general.
So, needless to say, I was worried that this wouldn't work. I can't help but be concerned at the higher fats (coconut oils primarily) and when the diet doesn't line up with what it is "supposed to be" but I feel fantastic, I have lost several inches off my belly even though the scale only moved a few pounds and best of all??