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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Home Overhaul Weekend

Home Overhaul Weekend

I hope you all had great weekends. Ours was certainly action packed and not quite the relaxing one we had planned.

Saturday morning started early with our friendly Tiler arriving to finish the kitchen with these beautiful cream Metro tiles. We decided the bare wall was not great for containing the inevitable grease splashes or general kitchen wear and tear. These are a fantastic solution and were fitted so quickly and perfectly.

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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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Teething Problems

Teething Problems

We collected Jango on Friday morning and he's fast become our beautiful little nightmare. He's so loving, kind-natured and choc-full of beans. This little man follows us everywhere and is always so happy. He's a dream come true.

Except at night. When he turns into doggie devil.

He's having teething problems with separation anxiety and not much seems to work. You would struggle to believe the decibels this little guy throws out all night long. So far we have tried . . .

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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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