I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. Just Today. And I’m going to try this for a year to see what happens.
Last week a new friend, rimcgui (or ‘grasshopper’), mentioned that he wanted to “beat this monster I created to becone my normal self.” And that phrase has stuck with me since I read it. It’s such an apt description of the complicated issues that are affecting some of us as a result of years of neglecting nutritional priorities.t
By labeling my most critical issues (obesity, diabetes) as one (monster), I’ve turned a complicated and possibly overwhelming battle into something more simple: A battle for health.e And my weapons?
- Keeping my weight down (to make my insulin more effective)
- Drinking plenty of water (which seems to help move sugar out of my bloodstream) Restricting the number of carbohydrates I eat in each meal (carbohydrates turn most quickly into sugar)
- Tricking myself into regular exercise (for weightloss, and lowering blood sugar.)
It actually seems fun! I’m picturing myself as a sword-fighter battling fat cells and blood sugar.1 They’ve turned into little cartoon threats and aren’t nearly as intimidating.