The focus of my blog is going to be more focussed on my health over the next little while. Last year, I tipped the scales at 286 pounds. And shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I had gestational diabetes which can lead to full blown T2; if I was aware of that I am not sure it would have changed my eating habits.
My Dr told me about some research she had heard that Dr Jason Fung was doing around Intermittent Fasting as well as Dr Michael Mosley. Well, I went right out and found Michael Mosley’s website, inhaled everything he said there and bought his book The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet. https://thebloodsugardiet.com/
It is a plan to eat approx 800 calories per day,following a low carb moderate fat Mediterranean approach to eating. If you follow it, you will lose 10% of your body weight and it will reverse your T2.
I did it and I lost the 10%. Then I started incorporating sugar and carbs back into my eating...then I went nuts over Christmas and in a few months gained a bunch if the weight back.
So now I am back on track. I started back on the plan last week Wed. at 266.8lbs. I have modified it a bit. I mentioned Dr Jason Fung earlier. I am incorporating intermittent fasting into my approach.
As of today, I am down 6.8lbs. I feel full, have more energy, sleep better and have less pain in my joints. Th craziest thing is that my resting heart rate has dropped from 74 beats per minute to 66.
I gave seen from past attempts at losing weight I get so focussed on the hear and now if dieting that I forget to focus on the after part. I will be exploring here how I will maintain my weightloss and renewed health once I hit my goals.