diet.

January 16, 2018

About a year ago I had to start taking medicine to combat some diabetes bullshit. My blood sugars like to be unstable and go all over the place.  I hate being on meds…Now, I know what you’re thinking, Elle takes a ton of meds, she must be pro-medication, well NOPE I am not. In fact, all I do is try to think of new ways to not have to take a medicine anymore.  So much so, it used to drive one of my docs nuts.

            Anyways, I wanted off this damn pill that works on my blood sugars. I spoke with doctors and decided upon a strict lifestyle “diet.”  I hate the word diet.  It makes me feel like I think I am fat, while not as thin as I wish I were, I know I am NOT chunky.  It boils down to my health.  I want to be as healthy as I possibly can (considering who I am and the other bullshit I deal with…)

            I am on what one could call the whole30 diet.  Basically I eat ZERO simple sugars and carbs.  No pasta, bread, cookies, nada like that at all.  I eat a lot of vegetables, nuts (not peanuts) meat and fruits.  It is hard.  I crave bread, the white kind that sticks to the roof of the mouth, but if I cave in and eat it I get almost instantly ill.  My body isn’t meant to have that much energy (calories) enter my blood stream at a time; it needs things to get broken down slowly, otherwise it goes insane.

            The hardest part for most people on this “diet” is that really the only things I drink are black coffee and ice water.  I drink SO MUCH WATER.  I always have (otherwise I pass out) but now I swear I drink even more.  Its not hard for me to drink water, I’ve been doing it my whole life AND I’ve never been a juice drinker because it always has made me sick.  This “diet” has been pretty damn easy for ME…BUT, from what I hear for others?  It’s hard as hell.

            The whole30 is meant to be done for 30 days, for me though, it started early December and wont stop, ever.  I have days where I will eat some carbs and I get so sick.  (I learned my hardest lessons over Christmas time) My tummy swells and I get symptoms back within 30 minutes.  I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it and witness it with my own body.  I currently have the flu or whatever hellish virus is going around, I wanted a simple graham cracker and after I ate it, I was sick.  ONE CRACKER.

            Why am I telling you all this?  I don’t know, maybe just to give you a little idea that what works for some people doesn’t work for others.  DIET doesn’t mean death; in fact, it’s proven just the opposite for me.  Yeah, not getting to shove anything I want into my mouth sucks, but being ill sucks more.  My diet has been incredibly limited for years and so I feel like now that I have cut out the simple sugars and carbs I am able to digest more actual nutritional foods which has actually opened the doors to many new food choices.

 

Life yall.  It’s a road.

            

 

 

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