thats what i liked about sb compared to atkins....i WANT to be able to eat carbs! thats why i want to move onto phase two, but since i am having such issues with phase one idk what to do. because of my morbid obesity i thought that prolonging phase one would help with my insulin resistance. but after having a cheat day that honestly wasnt even THAT bad i wonder what the heck it up!
yesterday my menu was:
greek yogurt cup and an avocado with fresh lime juice for breakfast
for lunch i had a salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, a fresh garden tomato, a few slivers of red onion and a homemade low carb Parmesan peppercorn dressing
i had a cheese stick for a midafternoon snack
for dinner i sauteed 1/3 of a pound of grass fed ground chuck in olive oil with a very small red onion, a medium red bell pepper, a clove of garlic and a handful of spinach. i also had a side of steamed broccoli.
as an after dinner snack i had a cup of raw cauliflower with a tbs of ranch dressing to use as dip.
after counting my calories i ate 1,850 calories a day
a lot of times my evening snack or breakfast is non-denatured whey protein isolate protein shake (meal replacement) that i mix with water. they are 4 carbs per shake and 50 grams of protein.
my morning fasting is usually between 70 and 75. there are times throughout the day that it drops as low as 62. even after i eat something with carbs (like a yogurt and avacodo) it still is never over 75 regardless of if i take a one hour or two hour draw.
i am under the guidance of both a regular dr and a naturopath. my regular md says my sugar levels are fine (my a1c was 5.4) and that low seventies is still considered normal, even though i feel like crap when they are that low. my naturopath says to give it time and my pancreas will stop over producing insulin. idk according to south beach and my doctors i am doing all the "right" things but i would think not only would i be losing weight faster but i would feel better you know?
Originally Posted by Ruthxxx
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Phase I is designed to detox your body and get rid of cravings. I know the book says eight weeks but IMHO two to three is enough to get rid of cravings and get onto a more "normal" plan. SBD is a GOOD carb rather than a NO carb plan. I am Diabetic and have got my glucose levels under control with this plan.
How about posting a couple of days menus with amounts so the rest of the Beachers can take a look at it? Sometimes simple substitutions can make a difference.
Your low BGL worries me a tad. 85 is the morning fasting level for a normal person. Does it never go higher than that? Cutting all grains was perhaps not a great idea. Have you consulted a dietitian?
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