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?