Blood Sugar Solution: Saying Hi to Low-GI

In the final weeks before my follow-up blood tests, I’m going to be making some drastic changes in my diet. Starting Thursday, I start the Blood Sugar Solution 10-day detox, followed by the 6-week advanced program. I read the Blood Sugar Solution in 2 days, and identified with Dr. Mark Hyman’s research and results, so I’m going to give this low-GI (glycemic index) plan a try. I’ve lost about 15 pounds total, and 4 of those have been in the past week while just preparing for the detox. Going dairy-, gluten-, caffeine-, and alcohol-free may be tough, but it’s getting easier and the results are there so far.

Starting Thursday, however, I’ll be eating exclusively non-starchy vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats for 6 weeks. No fruit (except berries), no beans, no grains. Meant to reverse insulin resistance by avoiding blood sugar spikes and inflammatory foods, there’s a bit of Ayurveda in Dr. Hyman’s methods (he teaches at Kripalu), which go beyond diet and exercise. Stress relief, breath techniques, detox baths, and journaling are all part of his program.

I’m off to buy a cute notebook and stock up on green vegetables. We’ll see how it goes!

Anyone else following the Blood Sugar Solution or eating low-GI?

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4 thoughts on “Blood Sugar Solution: Saying Hi to Low-GI

  1. Joe Erazo April 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Have you considered essential oils. There are recipies for diabetes.

  2. Sara April 9, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    Went in to the doctor a year ago this month, complaining of sharp pain in my arms. Found out I had a 6.5 A1c, and my doctor gave me 3 months to get my act together. A year later, with a low-carb diet, eating healthy foods and getting some exercise, I’m 100 pounds lighter and my A1c is a 5.0 for two tests in a row. You can do it!

  3. A.Tate April 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Leanne Ely, is a Certified Nutrition Counselor and her cookbooks, along with menus and shopping lists can be found in the library of books at Flylady.Net or MenuMailer.Net. She has one that is low-carb throughout. It has the menus and the shopping lists to go with them. FlyLady(organizational guru) is Type II Diabetic and she used this low-carb cookbook to lose over 50 lbs. It’s a very well written cookbook and great for people with diabetes. I am going to start cooking exclusively from it to try and lose 100+ lbs. Good Luck!

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