Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes & Blood Sugar Solution By Mark Hyman
I tend to get on reading tangents when I have a subject I am especially interested in. Right now it is diet and nutrition. This is not really a new thing with me.
I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes since about 2003. This is when I started to get seriously interested. I was still very naive about nutrition. I followed the doctors advice and did the whole diabetic class. They encouraged low fat, allowed the carbs that I do not now agree with... Basically I could not get anywhere with this. I began to fluctuate back and forth. Trying to eat healthier. But not really low-carbing. I read every popular diet book. Poured over many articles and advice from friends. As life got even more stressful I slid back to eating and drinking the things I did before my diagnosis. Bad day, I need a Cola ICEE. or a Sonic Cherry Limeade!
A couple of months ago my doctor told me, "I am going to add a pill to try to get your blood sugars under control" He told me this was the last resort before Insulin. And now here I am!
So now that you know how I got here...
I started listening to Gary Taubes Good Calories Bad Calories. This audio book is the only way to go for me. There is so much medical, scientific and research information that I don't think I could get through it any other way. I am still listening to it. I am also currently reading "The Blood Sugar Solution" By Mark Hyman. So far the research is interesting and I am very interested in the things said. I am not sure how I will use this information yet.
My main thing at this point is to stay as low carb as I can and to up my nutrients in my diet. Hopefully by joining Low Carb Friends I can do this for the rest of my life!
I hope that we all can do this.
Loved the book Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. I didn't read it until I lost 30 lbs on a Atkins/ more like Paleo diet. Since the book is so "deep" I have read it 2 more times. I have marked it up and have put so many notes in it. For the first time ever I have so much understanding about food and how it works in the body. I now have kept the pounds off for 1 1/2 years and have lost another 5 lbs this spring. I know I will reach my goal weight since I'm not going back to any other way of eating. Good luck on your "Health Journey".
That book is sitting on my kitchen table, ready to go back to the library. Personally, I did not like it nearly as much as Why We Get Fat. Way too technical for me. I got about 40 pages into it when I decided I had had enough.
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