Course Correction

While doing my research, I decided to take a different path that I had no knowledge of, but had watched so many videos at this point, and was fully invested. I decided to change my initial plan and start something new. I thought I would continue to learn about this new method and start in the New Year. Well I thought i wasn’t starting yet, but my wife pulled the trigger for me and before I knew it, I was following this plan, and on a new and crazy “diet”. So I decided to try it for one day and see what would happen. The success stories and the materials said I should see immediate results within 24-48 hours. So I thought why not, if it fails then I’ll just go back on the Diabetes Center’s carb counting plan provided by their nutritionist.

So let’s backup a few days, and talk about the Thanksgiving Break. That’s when I first stumbled upon this video, and as it was the exact opposite of what everyone tells Diabetics on a daily basis, I was intrigued to learn more. I became focused on this High Carb/plant based way of eating. A plan that allows you to eat all the fruit you want, and just fruit for breakfast if that’s what you choose. As a Diabetic, one of the first things you’re told is to watch your fruit consumption, and to limit the type of fruit you are eating. Fruit is taboo in the diabetic world because it will raise your blood sugar, and that’s the exact opposite of what you want to happen. High blood sugar is why I was diagnosed as a Diabetic in the first place. Yet, this plan was created by a type 1 diabetic, who tried the traditional methods and didn’t have the desired results. This new way of eating, is centered around following a “high” carb diet and a plant based methodology that incorporates large volumes of fruits and vegetables.

Day 1, I ate a big bowl of fruit for breakfast. I ate and ate until I was stuffed. I immediately saw a change in my in my glucose levels, which was great, but did not make sense to me. That morning, I did a test of my sugar levels and my reading was 188. By the end of the day my levels had dropped to 110. The next morning 2 hours before breakfast it read: 130. I ate a full breakfast of fruit (a huge bowl of apples and oranges, and 2 hours later my glucose level was 132. Now, I’m constantly testing myself, and checked before going to bed, guess what it was 108, so heck why not try another day. Day 3, my glucose was 125 and after a day of eating fruit and a meatless black bean chili, my bed time test read 100. I don’t know what the future holds, but after loosing a total of 7.6 lbs in just barely 3 days, and seeing my numbers closer to pre-diabetic, and not ready to be hospitalized diabetic numbers, I think I’m looking forward to Day 4.

Again, not making a decision for you, just sharing what changed my mind and has me looking forward to Day 4.

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