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Getting a Little Hot Under the Collar

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I've taken on the task of clean eating. I had done it before learning of the diagnosis of being diabetic on Friday, because I knew that I had to do something to get healthy. I knew, because my weight and health were spiraling out of control.

But tonight, I got chewed out by one of my dearest and closest friends for restricting my carb intake, because all people on Facebook heard was that I was on a "diet" that included a "carb detox". Well, what they didn't hear on Facebook was that I had been diagnosed with diabetes, and my life depended on me eliminating bad carbohydrates that caused my blood sugar and A1C to spike at alarming rates. What they were not seeing was my need to survive, not vanity.

So, what does my diet entail? I eat constantly. Yesterday's intake looked like this:

8:00am: Parfait made with 1C cottage cheese/1C yogurt and 1/2C fresh sliced strawberries
10:00am: Tuna salad with grape tomatoes
12:30pm: Bone in pork loin with steamed vegetables (and a lot of them)
2:30pm: Protein shake (Syntrax Nectar Chocolate Truffle w/ 1/2C frozen berry mix)
4:30pm: Kroger CarbMaster Key Lime Yogurt
7:00pm: Spaghetti Squash with ground turkey meat sauce (Classico tomato basil sauce)
9:00pm: Protien shake (Syntrax Nectar Chocolate Truffle w/ 1/2C frozen berry mix)

That's a lot of food! And I was never hungry! And my energy level was always up, even after my workout between 10:30 and 11:45. And so far, my blood sugar levels have stayed pretty level. No hypoglycemic moments, and no spikes. So, that is good news.

So, if you hear of someone going No Carb. There might be more to the story than what they are sharing. Just make sure they are getting the right carbs.
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