On January 10, 2021, the start of my official journey was recorded. Although this article is a few days late, I wanted to report that I met my first goal. I now weigh less that 300 pounds….299.4 to be exact! I’ve lost a total of 27 lbs. on the Whole-Food Plant-Base (WFPD) diet, but a total of 30 lbs. since my birthday in September 2020. My blood glucose was in the normal range all week and I am still loosing inches around my body. Honestly the biggest has been my belt, guess I need to find a smaller belt. I wouldn’t want to travel and have to remove my belt for TSA and then get in trouble with the security guru when they tell me to raise my hands and then woops pants around my ankles.
I think it is safe to say following the diabetic diet was not working for me since I was only able to shed 4 lbs. Switching over to the WFPB lifestyle greatly increased my success in a short time. Another item to note is that while I followed the diabetic style diet prescribed by nutritionist my blood glucose levels remained high. While after a few days on the WFPB diet my levels were in a normal range.
For those of you that may not understand my reference to blood glucose, according to the Mayo Clinic you blood glucose (sugar in the blood) should read a number should be between 80-140 mg/dL to reflect a normal level, while over 200 mg/dL two hours after a meal indicates diabetes. If your reading is between 140 and 199 mg/dL that indicates being prediabetic. Meanwhile, according to the CDC you’ll want to this range between 80-130 mg/dL and less than 180 mg/dL after a meal.
As you can see there is a contradiction between these two recommendations. Whether you are healthy or diabetic, the information can be very confusing. Talk to your doctor, review all credible sites and remember, it’s not a one size fits all solution. You have to find what’s right for you!