800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to keep a close eye on me for any signs of hypo.
Just a quick note about the diet. It is basically the Mediterranean Diet but with only 800 calories. Rules include cutting out bad carbs i.e. the white stuff - sugar, pasta, rice, potatoes plus the obvious cakes, full sugar fizzy drinks etc. He includes fats in the diet but only the good stuff like olive oil, avocado, nuts. He bans any diet foods, low fat foods and allows full fat milk and yogurts. Exercise is included but only a 10 minute strength routine daily and a 10 minute mindfullness session (meditation) to keep the stress levels down. He provides a list of low calorie recipes and a weekly menu planner to help you make right and varied choices. I don't want to go into every aspect of the diet here but if you have any questions, please ask. You can also get information from www.thebloodsugardiet.com.
Woke up this morning and the first thing I thought was 'oh poop, I'm going on that really strict diet'. I feel both afraid and excited at the same time. Went through my normal routine of weight, blood glucose and also measured my waist as the main thing is to reduce belly fat. Funnily enough he says you measure across the belly button which to me is quite low down and not where I usually measure but I am following his plan - it makes my waist bigger than it usually measures.
Weight 79.2 kilos or 174.5 lbs.
Waist measurement 44 inches.
Blood glucose 157 (higher than normal but I did have those malteers yesterday).
Insulin given last night 37 units.
I am allowed my usual green tea and a glass of water with the juice of half a lemon. Take my 5 tablets with this. (Diabetic, blood pressure and cholesterol tablets).
Breakfast: melon, spinach and blueberry smoothie - tastes very nice - Calories 130
Lunch: Just had lunch and I struggled to finish it, I am so full. A whole red pepper roasted with olive oil then stuffed with feta, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, pomegranate seeds, salad onion, pistachio nuts and the juice of half a lemon. Calories 220.
Note to self, leave off the lemon juice and it was sooooo sour and I can't stop burping.
Just had a 30 minute swim, took it nice and steady with hubby nearby to keep an eye on me. I have also done the 5 strength exercises, 10 reps of each.
Maybe the swim was a mistake, it is 5.30 pm and I am starting to feel hungry. I normally have a snack at 4 pm but not enough spare calories, anyway can look forward to dinner in a couple of hours if I can keep myself occupies.
One thing, phone call from daughter to say house move (see earlier blog) had gone through and she wasnt going to be homeless. Husband put a bottle of champagne in the fridge for a celebration drink. Really not fair, I took it out and told him he can have a large whiskey but I am not ruining my diet on day one.
Blood glucose test before dinner: 93 - lowest it has been for a long time.
Dinner: baked aubergine with spicy lamb mince. Calories 320. This was a miscalculation on my part as I was supposed to eat a whole aubergine but only had half so will need to have another 130 calories later.
I am now going to have to think carefully about how much insulin I inject tonight - might drop it by 2 units to 36.
Had a 90 gram can of tuna on rye cracker - total 120 calories - Total for day around 800 cal
Feeling fine and not hungry, I could hardly finish the meals I made but managed. Lets see what tomorrow brings.