Blood Sugar Trouble
Those of you who follow me on Instagram will already know most of this story, but those of you who don’t, here ya go:
At the beginning of April I went to the doctor for the first time in years. Since I hadn’t been to the doctor in so long, she wanted to run some labs. It was pretty standard: cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, etc. All of them came back aok except my blood sugar. My fasting blood sugar was 137 and it should have been under 100.
So we drew more blood and ran an A1C test. That came back at 6.7; 6.4 is within the diabetic range. My doctor couldn’t actually diagnose me with diabetes since I’ll need to test like that twice, but nevertheless I need to make some changes.
I’ve never eaten especially bad. I eat too many chips and chocolate some days, but I cook most of my meals from scratch, drink water and eat plenty of veggies. Unfortunately, diabetes runs on both sides of my family so my genes were kind of screwed up from the beginning.
the last couple months I’ve gotten back to a very paleo-ish way of eating, while making sure to stick on the low carb side. I try to get around 70-100 grams of protein, I try to stay under 30% carbs and the rest is fat. I don’t count my fat because with the lower carbs I need extra fat in my diet to feel full.
So far I’ve lost 10lbs, which puts me back to my weight last September. I’ve lost an average of 2lbs a week eating 1700-2000 calories everyday. It’s amazing! I feel so much better physically, and I feel emotionally better in my own skin.
Becoming pre-diabetic might not be such a bad thing in the long run after all.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll already know most of this story, but for those of you who don’t, here it goes:
At the beginning of April I went to the doctors office for the first time in years. Since I hadn’t been in a long time she wanted to run some labs. We drew blood and checked all the standard ones: cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, etc. all of them came back normal, except blood sugar. My fasting blood sugar was 137 when it should have been under a hundred.