Changing Things Up

Changing Things Up

Eating low carb is challenging at times and especially when you feel like something is not quite working for you.

Fast forward 8 weeks into my low carb diet and there are so many pro’s:

  • Better blood sugar control

  • Less concern about low blood sugars

  • Less concern about high blood sugars

  • More security going to sleep

  • Food is pretty darn delicious

However, eating only 30g carbs per day Bernstein style is super-restrictive. It means no fruit, only measured portions of veggies, no starches to mention and I seemed to be eating a lot of artificial sweeteners. By choice, this is certainly not a necessity - but still. I felt I needed them for my sanity.

I started craving - relentless craving, the kind you cannot ignore - strawberries, peanut butter (which I cannot eat because I’m intolerant), oats and houmous. Something was clearly missing! Plus my body just felt - off. Lethargy, upset stomachs, bad skin . . list goes on.

So, while I am certainly still super low-carb by anyone’s standards, I’m not quite as low carb as a week ago.

I’ve switched to a more Schwarzbein-esque eating style. Google this Endocrinologist if you’ve not heard of her. You won’t be sorry. She has helped a lot of people with diabetes gain fantastic control again. Every time I feel a bit rubbish, I . . .

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How is Keto Going?

How is Keto Going?

I've been following a Ketogenic diet (30g of carbs or less) for 4 weeks now and some of you have asked how I'm getting on and if I plan to stick with this long-term . . .

Well, it's a resounding . . . YES!

Keto is easy, quick and delicious. It looks really naughty on a plate (mostly), which I LOVE - and let's face it, my dearest Keto, you had me at Bacon.

The Benefits

The diabetes control alone is reason enough, but add the soaring energy levels, like I've never experienced in my lifetime with this dis-ease; multiply by how damn taut my body has gotten so fast; and whip that all up with a huge . . .

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Fantastic Friday

Fantastic Friday

It really is fantastic Friday because last night we slept for the first night in 7. Thank you to our little guy who we're starting to get to grips with now. Puppy secrets to follow in a separate post. We have quite literally used every trick in the book on this one! My meals this week have been much lower in carbs. I find it easier to control my blood sugar levels when I'm around about 80-100g carbs per day. The only problem I have with this is relentless insomnia. But with this little guy wailing like a banshee all night, it's really not been . . .

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A Taste of Lyme Regis

A Taste of Lyme Regis

We love visiting Lyme Regis for their relaxed way of life, friendly café's and the pastries, of course. So, it was on our agenda to get there for a day trip before puppy collection day.

Driving there and back in one day is do-able, but it wouldn't make for an enjoyable time. So instead, we opted for a train ride and then a bus, to hop from . . .

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Lately

Lately

After leaving work last week for good, it was time to get our house in order. When I tell people I spent 20 hours cleaning the house last week, I wonder if they think it was really unclean to begin with! But people often call our house the 'show home' because we are both a little organisation obsessed.

My tidying frenzy started with the freezer; which had reached the point of us being so tired we were just throwing things back in. Arghhhhhh! It's been driving me crazy! 

I pulled everything out on . . .

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