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Wheat, Sugar, and Carbs.. Oh My!!

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My morning literature.

Many people ask me about what inspired my lifestyle and what books they can read. I owe it to these 2 books here. Grain Brain
and Wheat Belly. These books embody my beliefs on food and have amazing insight to how food affects us everyday, even if we don’t see it happening. It has scientific explanations about how sugar, wheat, and carbs can secretly reck your body (diabetic or not). It embraces the Paleo lifestyle and teaches you how to ease yourself into it (including food lists of what to eat which is every helpful). I’m all about that sugar free, carb free, wheat free, grain free, dairy free, gluten free lifestyle! Woot! I have received amazing results from switching to all paleo.. my energy level back to 100%, I feel great during workouts, I keep my body weight how I like it, my blood sugar levels are in good ranges (even without insulin), I sleep better, and I feel like I even save money because I’m not buying a lot of foods that most people would normally get at the store (like candies, chips, cookies, etc). They are great reads and I recommend them to everyone. It’s not just for diabetics, it’s for everyone and everyone would benefit from this lifestyle.and Wheat Belly. These books embody my beliefs on food and have amazing insight to how food affects us everyday, even if we don’t see it happening. It has scientific explanations about how sugar, wheat, and carbs can secretly reck your body (diabetic or not). It embraces the Paleo lifestyle and teaches you how to ease yourself into it (including food lists of what to eat which is every helpful). I’m all about that sugar free, carb free, wheat free, grain free, dairy free, gluten free lifestyle! Woot! I have received amazing results from switching to all paleo.. my energy level back to 100%, I feel great during workouts, I keep my body weight how I like it, my blood sugar levels are in good ranges (even without insulin), I sleep better, and I feel like I even save money because I’m not buying a lot of foods that most people would normally get at the store (like candies, chips, cookies, etc). They are great reads and I recommend them to everyone. It’s not just for diabetics, it’s for everyone and everyone would benefit from this lifestyle.

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2 thoughts on “Wheat, Sugar, and Carbs.. Oh My!!

  1. Hello!

    It seems like you are feeling great as a result of your new lifestyle choices!

    With 4-10% of Type 1 diabetics also having Coeliac Disease, had you ever been tested for it before?

    I can also imagine a sugar free, carb free, wheat free, grain free, dairy free, gluten free wouldn’t contain many carbohydrates – did you find you were experience more hypos as a result? How would you treat them?

    Cheers!

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    1. Hi!
      Yes I have seen a lot of positive results from my lifestyle changes and it truly makes me feel so much better!

      I actually haven’t been tested for Coeliac Disease. Before being Type 1 my body hasn’t reacted negatively to gluten. But I now follow a gluten free diet because I was inspired by all the articles and books that I have read about the negative affects of what gluten can do to your body. With gluten, it can make you more inclined to getting certain brain and health complications over time. I figured that it could help my body in the long run by becoming gluten free to prevent any further diseases. Plus, since I like to follow a Paleo lifestyle, I naturally avoid foods that contain gluten anyways (like breads).

      I noticed that with my diet changes, I saw my numbers drop into normal ranges. I didn’t experience very many hypos because the way I was eating made it so that I didn’t even have to take insulin at all. At first when I was experimenting with this diet idea, I didn’t know that my body would stay at a good number so I would take some insulin before the meal and then realize that I was going too low. I started to lessen it and eventually not take any insulin for certain meals where I know my numbers don’t spike and change.

      I treat my lows with glucose tabs. I like those the best for my body because they are gluten free and they are only 4g of carbs per tablet. I can be fine and back to normal by just taking 1-2 tablets. I also like them because they don’t make my blood sugars skyrocket. They bring up my numbers just enough (still within a good range) but not too much to where i would need to correct it again (like it would with candies or carb-packed foods).

      Thanks for all of your awesome questions and for reaching out!!

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