Still on 800 cals Blood Sugar Diet - an update
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Hi folks, just dropping in to give an update on the story of my experience with the Blood Sugar Diet. I am now coming up to 9 months on this plan, so much for people saying it could not be sustained. The most important part of the diet is that I no longer eat simple starchy carbs, so no potatoes (or chips), rice, pasta, bread, cereal or sugar. Also no processed food and everything I eat is made from scratch.
Every Sunday I sit down with my recipe books and plan my meals for the week ahead, then on the Monday I shop for what I need. I think that is the hardest part of the diet, all the planning but it is really necessary if I want to keep to the calories. I mainly stick with 800 calories daily but there have been lapses for holidays, birthdays etc, usually sticking to the food plan, never eating white carbs but maybe having a few glasses of wine on such occasions.
At my last update my HbA1c had come in at 5.9 (down from 8.2) and I was on 22 units of insulin (down from 38). I had a HbA1c test on Friday and my blood glucose is 5.4, even better than I had hoped for. I am still on 22 units of insulin but have cut the glycazide from 90mg to 60mg, which I did a while ago. The reason for remaining on 22 units is I have had Christmas, New Year, my birthday and my husbands birthday, so staying on the side of caution so I dont put my BG up. As of today I am reducing to 20 units. I never expected this to be a quick fix, although some people are able to reverse their diabetes diagnosis within weeks or just a few months, mainly when they are newly diagnosed or have pre-diabetes.
I have now lost 25 lbs in weight, not a massive amount but I was not a massive person to start with and I have always been told that insulin is a fat magnet, making it super difficult to lose weight. Weight loss was not my main aim, lower blood glucose and stopping insulin are my main goals.
Well, that is my update and hopefully next time I will have a BG of 5.4 but wont be injecting as much insulin. Slowly does it and I just keep on keeping on...