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I made a decision. I would studyeverything I could find, about Diabetes,weight loss, obesity and exercise. From thisI would develop a program by which I could
this disease, without medication. Iwould lose the weight, and keep it off.Moreover, and of even greater significance, Iwould fix my broken metabolism.Diabetes is a very simple disease.Your body doesn’t metabolize the glucose itproduces, glucose that your organs andmuscles need for energy. To put it the moststraightforward way, you have too muchsugar in your blood.Therefore, the problem at hand wasto reduce, drastically, that amount of sugar. Idecided that I could successfully drop the1800 calories down to 1200, if those calorieswere high enough in protein, and lowenough in carbohydrates and saturated fats.Now, 1200 calories per day soundsself-sacrificing. That’s a chain gang diet.Unbelievably, if the calories have the correctmix of proteins and unsaturated fats, it’s notbad. I don’t feel hungry, or the least bitdeprived. Moreover, my food tastes good
satisfies.My endocrinologist, a wonderfulman and an attentive and caring doctor, wasreluctant to take me off Metformin. He toldme that Diabetes medicines have a period ofefficacy. After that efficacy wears off, theyswitch you to another in the protocol. Theyhave only a finite number of drugs. I wouldneed to stay on the
for as long as it wasefficacious. My primary care physician,however – also a wonderful human beingand a great doctor – suggested I try
®. This drug was a godsend. None ofthe negative side effects of Metformin, andyou only take it before meals. I will be talkingmore about both Starlix and Metformin infuture issues.This was fine, but
plan was toget off medication, completely.First off, a mile walk, every day, isgreat, but I needed
. I needed to joina gym. Second off, I’d need to learn how tocook, and I would need to study foodchemistry. What is
? How doesyour body assimilate
? Whichproteins are complete? Which types of fats,saturated or unsaturated, are most easilymetabolized? How does insulin penetratecellular plasma membranes? How does ATPfit in to the equation?These are all pertinent questions,but the more essential ones, like whatexactly is a calorie, which ones are
and which ones aren’t, How can I eat 1200calories a day, become
, and not feellike I was starving myself – these were thequestions that really needed answering.How can I keep this up long enough to loseweight, and keep it off, if the food I eattastes like what we feed our dog, Jack? Howcan I stand to divorce myself from all thefoods I love?At about this time, I startedexperimenting with herbal teas. One tea thatI found tolerable was
At onepoint, I found a tea called
Yerba Mate Royale.
Well, this had to be even better.After all, it’s “royale.” I went home andbrewed up a cup. I took a sip, and my heartjumped into my throat. “Uh oh! This issweet!” Visions of possible convulsions andamputations flashed before my eyes. Thedreaded sugar had found it’s way into mymouth, even with all my precautions.
The choice is