I don’t want to step on any toes, but I’m just curious about how all this dieting works. I tried the low carb diet and it most definitely lowered my blood sugar. I have decided to try something different though while I’m recovering from Gallbladder surgery. I’m eating 1200 calories a day, but all in mostly good carbs. I know there are really no good carbs, but some natural fruits high in fiber do slow down the rate at which said carbs are digested and they do not spike my blood sugar. For breakfast I ate 1 banana. For lunch I had baked cod crumbled up into small pieces and put into 2 flour tortillas. Small tortillas 30 grams of carbs combined. I added sautéed onion, bell peppers, and lemon juice to them. Then I had 1 large apple and a small portion of rice 40 grams of carbs. For dinner I had 1 large apple, 1 can of beets, 17 pieces of high fiber wheat thin crackers, and 1 cup of sugar free Jello. I thought for sure the beets would cause a huge blood sugar spike, but they did not. Two hours after my dinner, my BG is 92.
I don’t know if this is a fluke, or because I have lost 45 pounds in 2 years due to health reasons, with 10 of those pounds being lost in the last week. But I have never had this kind of BG control. Grant you I did have a 111 fasting BG today, but I don’t even consider that to be bad, as it just means I’m back to pre-diabetes numbers. If this diet fails, I will be going low carb. I just do not like a lot of meat and I’m not sure if I did not like meat because my Gallbladder has been bad for a long, long time and it just made me feel sick, or because I just do not like a lot of meat in general. I have read that vegan diets have also reversed (or like I say put type 2 diabetes into remission) just the same as low carb. They don’t know if it is because of the caloric restriction, the loss of weight, or both of those combined. The low carb group had lower insulin resistance and lost more weight though. I just don’t see giving up certain fruits that are so beneficial to our health. Beets lower blood pressure and can also reduce insulin resistance even though they are higher in sugar.
These raw good fruits satisfy my sweet tooth way more than any candy or cake could ever do. Maybe this is just temporary and I will have to switch to the low carb diet. I’m also not afraid of fats either. I will be adding salmon and avocado once my GB is healed up and my OX bile starts working better. I want to do a combination of lower carb lower meats. There is a vegetarian group that eats vegetarian but also seafood. I want to do this, but I still also eat low fat ham deli meat a few times a week. I need to find something that I can stick with long term. Every time I have went low carb, after two weeks I have broken down and ordered a pizza. Maybe it will be the same with this diet. I don’t know, but I think there are many ways to get to good diabetes control and we all have to try the method that works best for us. I have never eaten this healthy before. I’ve eaten more green stuff in 2 weeks than I’ve eaten in the entire past 15 years lol. What do you guys think?