What is insulin resistance?
Basically it’s when the body doesn’t let insulin do its job as well and it’s harder for glucose to get into the cells. The sugar you eat turn into fat.
So I had a doctor appointment. I love my doctor, BTW. Well going over my labs she told me I was insulin resistant. Of course, I was floored and honestly didn’t know what to think or where to start even. I was told the inflammation ( I have MS) has decreased, cholesterol is perfect, and everything else was great, stress levels, etc. So THAT was good news.
But insulin resistant… what the heck?
Then the series of questions. I felt as if I was being interrogated (not really, but you get my point.) How much do I work out? What foods do I eat. How many meals a day? What time of day do I start eating? She agreed I was doing a good job, but my weight seemed to be creeping up. FOR. NO. REASON.
Well the reason is the insulin resistance. Too many carbs. What can I say, I like bread. But it’s time to cut it out.
So now I’m on a low carb diet. Every four hours I am “allowed” 25 carbs. The first day felt like torture. So I kept asking myself, how am I going to do this? What do I even eat? My life is over. I’m going to be a starving ALL. THE. TIME.
I guess I’ll have to figure it out. I was given 4 months to get this under control naturally or I have to be put on medication. I HATE MEDICATION, more so the side effects caused by the medications, so this is a NO for me.
I have to really pay attention to what I eat. Oh, and fruits are not my friend. So its me living my best GREEN life, I guess. Broccoli never hurt anybody… I guess LOL
Four months from now I’m optimistic that I will conquer this this new lifestyle change because right now it’s challenging.
I’ll keep you posted.
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Until next time….