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3/31--Fast Food Day
My birthday is in early April. Since I have been eating healthfully for the past five months and have lost a lot of weight and have reversed a diabetic marker, I decided to make March 31 my fast food day. I ate a hot dog, some mini corn dogs and an ice cream cone. Tomorrow, April 1st, I will resume healthful eating. I have a history of yo-yo dieting, so I don't want to be trapped again into the old way of eating. Thanks for reading.
Iris, with an average of over 1400 posts a year since 2009, I'm wondering when you have ever found time to eat ?
Seriously, as a type 2 diabetic, I have a pretty good idea of what you might be going through in trying to stay on top of a healthful diet. No matter how I try to stay focused on my goals, the fast foods - and the junk foods ! - are always calling me, like sirens to the seamen.
More power to you Iris, and a happy Easter !
LOL, Chrisp! In the early years I aimed to respond to every patient who posted, and I aimed to contribute to a lot of caregiver posts. I had experience as a patient myself, as a caregiver to my mom with cancer, and as a medical professional. But lately I am slowing down on my posting.
Although I believe in the part of Best Practices that is about eating a brain-healthy diet, I could not lose my sweet tooth. What gave me my final wake-up call was getting an elevated Hgb A1c result. I don't have a family history of diabetes, so I know that in my case this is due to lifelong overuse of my pancreatic islet cells and resulting insulin resistance. I was too scared to accept defeat!
In the beginning, every day, all I thought about was eating some carbs. But every day I told myself "No!" Gradually the sweets obsessions subsided. Actually fast food day was a test for me--did I still crave these foods? I can honestly say that I'm not obsessing over those foods. It's a victory!
Now, I eat 1/2 an apple or 1/2 a small sweet potato once in a while. I eat green vegetables and proteins. I drink water and green tea. It's now pretty easy and pretty satisfying. I hope you can find tasty and satisfying foods to keep your diabetes at bay, Chrisp! Happy Easter to you, too!
Thanks for the birthday wish, losing hand!