This is the third day I’ve woke up at 5 am without an alarm. My mind is clear unlike the horrid, weak, befuddled, sugar-laden mornings I used to have. Except for the mild headache, I am feeling better and better.
I’ve always counted calories and fat, so forgetting all that and looking at only the carbs and serving sizes is new for me.
Little sweet blueberries have a lot more carbs than strawberries. Almond butter has carbs which I didn’t expect. I can see where there are so many things that kept my blood sugar screaming out of control on it’s roller coaster rails. No wonder I felt horrible. Also, I’m starting to remember back to all the dieticians that said to limit my syrup on pancakes.
Pancakes? Eeeegads. I, a diabetic, shouldn’t have had syrup much less the white flour pancakes to begin with. Eat a little of everything? Eeeegads! No wonder I was on two different type of meds for diabetes.
You know, seeing how unbelievably good I am starting to feel has its drawbacks. Because I’m starting to get real angry at the medical care I’ve received over the last 11 years since diagnosed with diabetes. Not to mention me complaining 15 years before that of hypoglycemia.
Well, I am going to arm myself with as much knowledge as I can and help hopefully one person with what I gleam. I’ll also post the info (when I get better at wordpress) of where you can read it first hand and thus make up your own mind.
All I can say is this is the best I’ve felt since I don’t know when and this program producing normal blood sugars in just days proves what I’m saying. The ketogenic diet is good for the diabetic and NOT eating carbs or sugar is the only way to get your life back again.
Yesterday on my first post, I listed Youtube sites where you can listen to videos about Dr. Erik Westman.
Today, I went on the web to look for some recipes and found Dr. Atkins site. His induction phase is listed and how to use it and what to eat. It is —
Years ago, I dismissed the Atkins Diet mostly because there was so much backlash about it no being healthy. Well, even my doctor says he doesn’t understand fully how my cholesterol will get better, but that it will. We will see when I return in three months. Can’t wait to post that since I just had my labs done this past Sunday. I’ll be able to see a real difference.
Last but no least, I have not been taking diabetic meds for probably 8 years at least. So going on this program was not a problem for me as it would be for someone who is taking medication. In one of Dr. Erik Westman’s lectures he says that he cuts meds in half on the first day of doing the Ketogenic Diet. So if you are on meds, you will need to see your doctor first so that you can adjust your meds appropriately.
BUT BE FOREWARNED! I DOUBT YOUR DOCTOR WILL LIKE REDUCING YOUR MEDS AS IT NOT PROFITABLE FOR HIM TO DO SO. FIND A DOCTOR WHO CARES MORE ABOUT YOU THAN HIS POCKETBOOK.