I am SavarnaRose. I've been lurking for a while and decided to finally jump in. I've learned so much from this board. Thank you for all the info in the stickies. I have the original book and I plan to get Supercharged soon. FWIW, I think everyone here is so kind and supportive, obviously giving a large amount of time to come and read the board and reply to everyone.
I thought SBD was another low-carb diet like Atkins. My stepdad was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes and it was recommended for him. My mom is doing it too. I started looking around for more info and discovered it was much more. Coincidentally, I had been looking at the GI type diet already. My blood sugar and cholesterol were high at a recent physical and kind of "woke me up" to how bad my eating had gotten.
I'm officially starting SBD tomorrow. I've been sort of doing it this week as I try to get rid of some food items we already have. I'm starting at a modified phase 1. I am diabetic and my meds will cause a low blood sugar if I don't have some carbs. Hopefully soon I'll have things straightened out and can reduce the meds.
I tend to do most of my eating in the evening, and not eating so much during the day. My blood sugar is also high in the morning (think that could be related?
) I know I have to start eating on a more regular schedule.
Exercise has been difficult for me as well. I've been wanting to get up early and walk before it gets too hot here, but I've not been doing it. Mostly a lack of willpower on my part, but sometimes I'm just tired in the AM. I've managed to get up early a few times but didn't get my butt out the door.
I have my meal plan made up and will go shopping tomorrow. I'm looking forward to some of the recipes. We tried the taco bake and my husband and son loved it. They are picky eaters so it will be interesting what they think of some of the new recipes. For the most part I am making us all the same thing, they just don't have to eat the side dishes they don't like. My daughter doesn't like her foods "mixed up" so I don't make things like casseroles with the veggies mixed in.
I guess I had a lot saved up to say! Thanks for reading. I look forward to getting to know everyone here.