Breakfast - Blueberries and yoghurt
Lunch - Aparagus Soup
Dinner - Coconut vegetable curry with cauliflower rice
Steps - 7,984
Total Weight Lost 12lbs
This is week 4 and I am falling into a nice routine. I don't stick to the plan rigidly and I have swapped out some of the recipes I don't like with some I do. After trying the cauliflower rice again with the curry I have decided I definitely only like my cauliflower with cheese sauce and NOT pretending to be rice, mash or anything else. In fact, next time I will put it in the vegetable curry rather than process it into pretend rice.
I haven't been a saint and it seems to be more like 5 days following the diet and 2 days more relaxed but I am still feeling and seeing the benefits. I've noticed my body changing, and so have my friends and family. I have been called glowing and people have commented on how good my skin looks.
Many people I speak to assume that as a diabetic I only need to stay away from sugary food and are surprised when I tell them that I need to keep away from high carb foods too. Starchy foods like bread, rice or potatoes are broken down by digestion into surprisingly large amounts of sugar; a small slice of wholemeal bread is equivalent to three spoonful’s of sugar.
One of the things I have noticed on this diet is that I eat much less fruit than I used to do. I would have 4-5 pieces of fruit a day and wouldn't think twice about eating a punnet of grapes. I was thinking I was being good but it probably did nothing to help with my diabetes. Nowadays I stick to a few berries with breakfast and get my 5-a-day through lots of veggies. Another thing I love about the diet is being able to eat full fat natural yoghurt. It tastes so much more rich than the 0% fat ones I used to eat before and very satisfying.