I have been testing OMAD – One Meal A Day – with success.
By noon each day, my glucose readings are below 100. Trouble is, after one meal, the number shoots up by 200 to 300 points.,
I wake up early in the morning and test my glucose level. My sugar goes up at night, a not uncommon phenomena. The body raises the glucose to protect vital organs when you sleep. I also tend to eat too much late at night.
Recently I’ve been sloppy, and my sugar reads 250 or so each morning. It quickly goes down a hundred points over a couple of hours, but that’s not good enough.
When I do a real water fast, my numbers will be under 100 after 1 to 3 days. But I don’t really want to fast. It seems to get harder to me each time I do it, not easier.
So my system is simple. No food if the blood sugar reading is above 120. None.
If I am below 120, but above 100, I will restrict my food to my big tray where I load up on salad, steamed vegetables, some canned vegetables and beans, and maybe some apple sauce or berries. It’s a huge meal that takes longer to eat than to prepare.
The only part of the meal that has any real calories is the beans, usually chili beans. I also use Skinny Girl no fat salad dressing to keep the oils down.
If my sugar is below 100, I can add some starchy carbs to the meal as a “dessert”
The first starch to add is oatmeal. I did not grow up eating oatmeal, but I like it now. I put in some cinnamon, dried cranberries, and maybe top it with raw sugar or maple syrup. You can also use dried chopped dates and skip the sugars.
I will also go with baked potatoes also. Instead of fake vegan butter, I use Skinny Girl Poppy Seed dressing. Tastes great, and no olive oil.
Fresh corn is a great dessert, as is a baked sweet potato. If you are diabetic, you have to test your body to see what you need to do. Fat is a bigger enemy than sugar and starch.
Once I have a meal, I test and wait until my numbers are back down to eat again. I might have 1 meal today. I might have 3, but the vegetable tray is the base.
As I build out IBM* and other blogs, I will document and track my development in reinventing myself and loving the rest of my life. As with anyone, this involves maximizing your health, wealth, and relationships.
To begin, I recommend a whole food, plant based vegan diet. Why? A vegan diet is the only one scientifically proven to prevent or even reverse age and lifestyle related diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.