How difficult it is to get excellent and trustful information about proper nutrition; it is frustrating. How can a person like me find the truth? If somebody put a study in front of me, would I be able to understand the study; how would I know the investigation is genuinely scientific?
Recently I have experienced spikes in my glucose. This time was not a trip to Puerto Rico, eating all overloads of carbs that spike my sugar; this time was while in Tucson, AZ. It was not as bad as Puerto Rico, but bad enough! I tried to find a place where they sold an excellent old-fashioned Ribeye steak. Instead, I ate much lean fat meat, which caused me to 1) be frequently hungry and 2) for my glucose to spike. This has an explanation:
Macronutrients, or macros, are essential nutrients the body needs in large quantities to remain healthy. Macronutrients provide the body with energy, help prevent disease, and allow the body to function correctly. There are three main types of macronutrients: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
So based on this definition, if I am to consider my health, I must pay attention to what I eat. Food provides me the energy to function, prevent diseases, and help my body function correctly. As a person who struggles with diabetes, carbs are indeed my enemy. Therefore, I must adopt a low carbs diet; it is my reality; there is no way around this. So, what I have left are protein and fat.
I am also learning to be careful with protein because it turns into sugar. It is a much slower process but will raise my glucose. This is precisely what I experienced in Tucson during my recent trip. So, how can I eat and still have victory over diabetes? I decided to abandon the Keto Diet and go back to Carnivore. I must get back to eating meat with plenty of fat in it. How do I know this to be true? It is not a mystery; I check my glucose frequently, so I know what is messing me up and what is not.
I have been struggling with my sugar for a few days now; when I woke up this morning, my sugar was already high at 154; the average numbers are between 100 and 126. 140 is the average number after a meal. So, without eating any breakfast, my glucose is already high. I need more English or Spanish to explain how frustrating this is.
By 9:00 AM, I was starving, so I ate two big chunks of Ribeye steak with plenty of butter on top. I checked my glucose at around Noon, and it was 127. For lunch, I ate the same thing. I checked my glucose at 4:53 PM, and it was 128. In Tucson, my glucose numbers were about 150 and over nearly every time, and, as stated before, I felt hungry all the time. Returning to Carnivore is helping me get my numbers back to normal. Overall, in the Keto diet, my numbers are much better than eating the way I ate before, but I am not looking for just a better number; I am looking to continue to be off medication and overcome diabetes.
The journey continues…
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