Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sugar Intolerance and Supplements

So I recently got a question about what kind of supplements I take. Because I still have Gastroparesis my stomach can't handle many supplement at one time, so I take them throughout the day. In the mornings I take Vitamin D (because I seem to always be low on vitamin D) and a multivitamin that has potassium and magnesium in it. Then later in the day I will take my probiotic pill (because I hate yogurt and can't eat it anyway, I have no good bacteria in my gut.) and I will also take my baby aspirin which is not a supplement but it required so that I don't get blood clots, (I have a genetic condition called Factor V, which allows my body to get blood clots abnormally.)

What is sugar intolerance? Many people think sugar intolerance has to do with diabetes. Yes and no. For me sugar intolerance means that my body can't process natural sugars and pure sugars the correct way. I became extremely hyperglycemic when I just eat a handful of carrots or a handful of raspberries (which I cut out of my diet). I consider under 100 blood sugar to be stable blood glucose level for me. This morning it was 96. And I'm happy with that number.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

I Scream For Ice Cream!

I made Keto friendly ice cream that is only 233 calories, 4.5g of carbs, 29g of fat and 5g of protein and it is quite delicious. It taste like homemade ice cream. Yum! And it has chocolate chip pieces in it. I also invented making almond bread in one minute. (one egg and 1/4 cup of almond flour) and then you just put it in the microwave for a minute and boom bread. I made grilled cheese from it and it was amazing because I haven't had bread in forever.

Since now that I am keto-adapted (since May 31) I have been losing weight fast! Today (Sunday June 12) I weighed in at 172lb. Wow incredible! I have not been cheating and I have been feeling amazing. The last time I was at this weight was 2014 when I was really depressed and it was not healthy the way I was before. I am so happy I am feeling better and my clothes are looser (especially scrubs, all the nurses at work make comments about how good I look).

So when I was at work I overheard that someone was also on the Keto diet. So listened closer (ease dropped better) and found out that it was my nurse supervisor. I went into a room and she was in there with me, I said to her "can I ask you something? Are you doing the Keto diet?" She said yes and wondered why I wanted to know. I said because I am doing it to. She said she has been doing it since September 2015. She doesn't make recipes like I do though. So I bring her in stuff. I brought her ice cream I made, which she loved and I brought her in avocado brownies which she also enjoyed. It is great knowing someone that also does the "same lifestyle" as she puts it.

As for the future, I have decided to finish out the diet/lifestyle till February 8, 2017. However on August 8, 2016, which marks my due date of my weight loss baby, I am going to Cici's pizza to eat their pretzel stuffed crust pizza. Who's with me to celebrate my weight loss? So far I am at 29 pounds. Whoop Whoop. Only 27 pounds left. I got this!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

70s! Yes!

Yes! Finally I'm in the 70s, 177.2lb today!! Awesomeness! I have been keto-adapted for two weeks now (which means been in constant ketosis). My glucose this morning is 82, and my ketones:2.2.

Light ketosis: 0.5-0.8
Medium ketosis: 0.9-1.4
Deep ketosis: 1.5-3.0

Deep ketosis is best for weight loss! and I'm in it now!

I feel awesome. My skin is all cleared, no acne. I sleep good. I don't need naps anymore (although I still like taking a nap every now and again, Right? who would turn down a nap.) I'm focused. I get full fast. I am loosing weight. My insulin is normal nor (10). My glucose is stable (most of the time, under 100 is ideal for me).

I plan to make avocado chicken salad today. 
I have been busy with classes, and VBS so I haven't had a chance to go to the gym, but that's ok. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Finally in the 70s

Today I finally broke 180 down to 179!

Cumcuber Slush:
1 half cucmber pealled
1/2cup of water
2 packets of truvia

Put all ingredients in blender. Serve

Chocoalate Frosty
2 tbsp of heavy cream
2 tbsp of almond/coconut milk
2 packets of truvia
1 tbsp of unsweatened cocoa poweder

Blend, and serve or freeze.