800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 6
Sunday, July 03, 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. If you want to know more detail please read my blog '800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1' where I go into a bit of detail about it.
Fasting blood glucose 125
Weight: 77.9 kg or 171.6 lbs - lost 3 lbs - not weighing today
Waist measurement 42 inches (was 44)
Insulin given last night 37 units - kept it the same as I decided too early to reduce
Calories yesterday: 810
No breakfast today as it is Sunday so it will be a brunch then a main meal with snacks.
Brunch: Cheesy baked beans Calories 260
The hardest thing about this diet is the organising. If I followed his weeks menu plans exactly it would be easy but I don't always like what he suggests e.g. salmon or prawns, or know I cannot get what he suggests in the shops, so I have to fiddle around making the days calories tally and getting the right nutrients. I have just spent an hour doing just that. So I am ready with week 2 menu plan and I have to go through the recipes and check fridge and cupboards for ingredients or add to shopping list, Pretty well got it sorted and trying new things all the time, not just repeating last weeks menu.
Evening blood glucose 75 - a bit low but will be eating in half an hour
Dinner: pork loin with apples and shallots, served with leeks Calories 430
Snack 2 slices of ham Calories 60
Total Calories 700
Will add extra snack before bed - had a square of 75% dark chocolate Calories 50