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Friday, September 10, 2010

Alllrighty folks..buckle up!
I've been doing soooo much research on low Gi diet/lifestyle and the benefits that so many people that have diabetes and my lovely pcos. I even came across a few books in the bookstore about pcos and guess what they suggest? Low GI diet. Makes sense, a low GI keeps your blood sugar in check. So, I ended up buying the easiest one for me to start with. Its diet/weight loss approach and some people may not like that bc of restrictions BUT i need that right now as I learn what spikes my blood sugar..ya know? ANWAY, this book maps it soo easily. He put foods into 3 categories..red yellow and green. Red is food that highly affects blood sugar so avoid this food, yellow is foods you can eat on occasion and green goods are low glycemic index foods so eating those wont hurt the blood sugar, helps keep you full and satisfied.
The ONLY issue i see is the fact that they dont want you to have caffeine. I understand bc the spike in the blood sugar BUT man alive. Thats gonna be tough. I get headaches even when I just have ONE cup! Bring on half caff stuff i guess!
As for exercise..I am going to start my marathon training like I said a few blogs back, because I need focus and to get in gear. Especially now that BLC is here!!! Like a previous blog, I am still worried about sticking to a schedule but I'm hoping that I will be able to get a routine down and then be one of those people that cant go a day without exercise. Heres hoping!
Alright, I am still trying to learn about my new diet "lifestyle" so im gonna figure out what my meals are going to be for the next few weeks. I think i'm gonna just tell my mom (i live with my family) that i will go shopping for my food and that way when mom cooks dinner and its something i cant have, ill have to do my own thing..
Have a nice weekend sparkers!

**adding a picture of the cover of my book! Here ya go friends!
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    I'm glad you have found something that could help with your pcos I know it is a tough challenge for you. I read some reviews on that book and it sounds great - something I want to suggest for my dad definitely since he is working to manage his type II diabetes.
    3490 days ago
    Cutting the coffee intake would be hard for me, but I can see the benefits - it's well worth it! Best of luck!!
    3491 days ago
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    You have a good handle on this, and take a very logical approach to it.
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    3491 days ago
    Looking forward to you conquering this! Love that you're handling it so well and taking it head on - that's the way to do it!
    3491 days ago
    I gave up caffiene years ago. It was difficult at first, but now I don't even miss it.
    3492 days ago
    Thanks, I'm going to go and pick it up this weekend. I need to get my carbs under control.

    I'm enjoying this weekend nothing crazy but is my B-day on Tuesday :)
    3492 days ago
  • BJMM_7
    Couple questions... What is BLC? and what is the name of the book you found?... I have PCOS and would like to find some things that might help keep it better under control and help with my weight loss... Good luck on your marathon training... that is something i would love to do, but think it is still a year or two off...
    3493 days ago
    Take a picture of the book and post it, I would love to check it out,

    and yes BLC is here and we are here too. I know we are all on different teams, but we are still doing this together.

    3493 days ago
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