Hi everybody! Happy Tuesday!
I am down in Miami on vacation, and although I told myself I was not going to work at all and I am sticking to that, I also said that I was not going to worry about putting up blog posts while I was gone. But, here I am. Aren't you lucky?
Definitely one of the things I need to figure out for when I travel is a new way to shoot video and upload it... Because I have been forever using my Sony camcorder and it requires connecting via USB port and my new laptop with Lenovo does not have a USB port so I can't transfer the video files wireless yet. But I'll figure that out.
I was so excited and encouraged this morning as I sat down to have my post-workout green smoothie that I wanted to write a post simply updating you guys on the changes that I've made in my diet and my training and how the changes they are making just in my overall health and really in my life are AWESOME.
As you know I have really been doing a lot of research additional research and collaborating with my doctor so that I can address my insulin resistance. I started to notice a few weeks into the bio identical hormone replacement treatment that I was experiencing so many positive changes, but I was still not feeling like I was leaning out at all in my mid section and to me that was 50 percent of what's important about getting my hormones straightened out. I want to be able to reach my fitness goals and just feel healthy.
So all the research that I had done about metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance shows that it's pretty serious. And its symptoms or a condition that occurs after a long time it's not something that develops over night and it really is a cumulative effect of the way you eaten your whole life. I'm a little surprised at how I develop this but I also know that it wasn't just the way I was eating but also all the antibiotics I've been on all my life the birth control pill high stress life and other factors.
All of the reading and research that I've done, and all of the collective resources that I have referred to indicated that and they all agree on pretty much the same approach as far as diet for insulin resistance condition to reverse it. And that is you absolutely have to avoid sugar (duh), you have to not consume white flour (fake products things like crackers bread anything with wheat in it), you need to avoid pasta and alcohol and I especially have to avoid alcohol because I'm on metformin again. (Which specifically addresses insulin resistance.)
Summary of all recommendations:
- No Corn
- No flour/wheat products
- No packaged products (easiest way to say it)
- No alcohol
- No white rice
- No potatoes, sweet potatoes in moderation
- Avoid high glycemic fruit
So primarily what I focus on eating right now is proteins (so meat chicken fish), fruits (low glycemic fruits specifically) and vegetables, and healthy fats. I am for the present moment not having any protein shakes or protein bars I'm not really having anything like pre-workouts etc (for my shakes I do Shakeology only because DUH it has every single antioxidant, vitamin and natural ingredients/supplements that I'm supposed to take for my health and this condition in one shake.)
On a typical day, I will have organic eggs I use (Eggland's Best ONLY) or Shakeology for breakfast and I also still have my bulletproof coffee that I make with my coconut oil and Now Foods Stevia and almond extract and other than that I drink a lot of water and it has become easier and easier to stick with this path every single day.
I can tell you without question that every single day I am seeing my body change. For the first time in a long time I can stand in front of the mirror without any clothes on and see that my core is changing and I am leaning out and I literally see changes every single day. But it took awhile to get here y'all. I am close to being 3 months into my treatment so I had to keep going even when I wasn't seeing any changes in my fat loss or many changes that I wanted to see in the fitness area. In fact you know from recent posts the scale was going up not down. But I can tell you that here I am on vacation and although yes, it is frustrating to not be able to have a beer or a mojito when I go out with my friends, it is really easy for me to stick with what I'm eating and not feel like I'm denying myself... Because I know that my end goal is more important than any temporary food satisfaction.
So-- I am still reading and researching and wanting to understand more and apply more. I bought two eBooks this week and am reading them at night. I know a lot of you are writing me and asking about sharing all of this that I am learning and .....stay tuned, make sure you are subscribed here to my blog because I am going to reward you with something very soon that you can use for YOUR own journey, a helpful guide with links and recommendations. How is that for a good deal?
Now please enjoy my babble on a thon from last week. OY.