I have been on my protein diet for about seven weeks, but my first aim was to help my blood sugar levels, not for weight loss. As anyone who has type 2 diabetes knows, high blood sugar levels over a long period of time, will cause some very serious problems, and mine had been high for far too long.
My blood sugar levels are better, but still not where I want it to be, but I am not getting the spikes I was getting from carbs. I thought it was going to be a real problem cutting back on carbs, no bread, no mashed potato, which I really did like, no pasta or rice, but I can say in all honesty I really don’t miss them, well maybe just a bit. The big difference I have noticed is that I don’t get hungry between meals, I do like to keep a small bowl of nuts, or grapes on my desk just in case, as it is nice to have a pick, every now and then.
The one thing I was not expecting to happen yet was weight loss. I have no idea yet how much I have lost, but I have lost four notches on my belt, which is four inches, so I am looking forward to seeing how much weight that relates to. Weight loss and regulating blood sugar, needs more than diet alone, you really must exercise. Most people when you mention exercise, picture a gym, with everyone sweating away on the exercise machines, but it doesn’t need to be that way. The exercise you do can be as simple as walking for 30 minutes a day, or even better doing a brisk walk for 15 minutes twice a day, giving you more than twice the benefit. I have just purchased a bicycle, as I find walking hard, I will keep you informed of my progress.
Until next time stay healthy.