Thursday, October 19, 2017

DAY 30: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


It had to happen.  I weigh every morning and I have to learn to be patient on the days I don’t lose any weight.  This is one of them.

I will say that in general, I lost all my hunger on the third or fourth day of the diet.  I understand that as your insulin levels fall from not eating so much, the hunger disappears.  I found this to be the case.  My mood is good and physical energy is good.  I don’t really feel the fact I am eating about half my usual diet.  I definitely feel lighter.  And I am lighter by about 10 pounds in 30 days.

Here are my stats:

Weight 159.4,   FBS 144,  Fat% 37.1

BREAKFAST:  1/2  Slim-Fast Protein Shake

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Control Tortilla, 3 pieces Mistica Ranch Cheez-it Coated Chicken Bites, romaine, 5 grapes

DINNER:  1 whole Slim-Fast protein shake, 1 cup Progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup, salad, 5 Toasted Crackers, 1 Dole Peach Cup

Total Calories 794, Total Fat 36 gm, Total Carbs 71 gm, Total Protein 55 gm, Total Fiber 23 gm, Total Net Carbs 48 gm..

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DAY 29: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


And the weight loss saga continues this morning.  I lost another half a pound, six tenths, actually.  The weight loss has slowed, and I hope it settles in around 2 pounds per week.  That is a great weight loss goal for those who want to lose weight slowly so it stays off.  That’s me.  I have lost 125 pounds at 2.5 pounds per week over the course of the year, at 1200 calories.  Those calories were balanced protein and carb, and low fat.  These are the same principles I apply to the 800 calories, and my guess is that this close to my desired weight, it will be the same 2 pounds per week, to lose the fat out of my pancreas and liver to produce remission of diabetes type 2.  At any rate, I celebrate the half pound weight loss this morning!

So, here are my daily stats:

Weight 159.8,  FBS 129 (10 units Lantus yesterday),  Fat% 37.1

Here is the menu for the day:

BREAKFAST:  1/2 Slim-Fast Protein Shake

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Balance Tortilla, 2 oz Hormel Roast Beef Au Jus, romaine, 2 dried apricots

DINNER:  1 whole Slim-Fast Protein Drink, 1 cup Progresso Lentil Soup, salad, 5 Toasted Crackers

Total Calories  758, Total Fat 32 gm, Total Carbs 77 gm, Total Protein 51 gm, Total Fiber 24 gm, Total Net Carbs 53 gm.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DAY 28: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


Yes, and yes again!  I lost another 1.2 pounds since yesterday.  The dreaded monster of 162 pounds has been vanquished   I now weigh 160.2 and my next stop hopefully, is somewhere in the 150’s.  This is the end of month one, day 28, and I have lost a total of 9.7 pounds and lost fat percent of 3.1%.  My fasting blood sugar has also fallen slightly.

Here are my stats, all in a row:

Weight 160.2, FBS 141, Fat% 36.8

Here is the menu for the day:

BREAKFAST:  1/2 Slim-Fast Protein Shake

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Balance Tortilla, 2 oz ham, romaine, Dole No Sugar Mandarin Orange Cup

DINNER:  1 whole Slim-Fast Protein Shake, 1 cup Campbell’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder, salad, 5 Toasted crackers

Total Calories 803, Total Fat 36 gm, Total Carbs 72 gm, Total Protein 55 gm, Total Fiber 25 gm,  Total Net Carbs 47 gm

By the way, if you are doing this diet, you will have some problem with constipation.  800 calories with 25 gm fiber is very much more dense than anything we put into our digestive tracts with the average American diet.  You can use the old standby's of extra water and raw veggies, or in some cases, rolling on you stomach or putting magnesium oil on your tummy gets results.

Monday, October 16, 2017

DAY 27: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


Dare I say I have broken the 162 pound barrier?  It seems I have beaten it.  I weigh 1.2 pounds less than yesterday.  We will know if I continue losing weight.  Let’s hear it for extra water and raw veggies!

Here are my stats:

Weight 161.4,  FBS 135.  Fat% 37.8

Here is the menu for today:

BREAKFAST:  1/2 Slim-Fast Protein Drink

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Control Tortilla, 1/4 cup Marketside Tuna Salad, romaine, 5 grapes

DINNER:  1 whole Slim-Fast Protein Drink, 1 cup Cugino’s French Onion Soup, salad, 5 Toasted crackers

Total calories:  785, Total Fat 63 gm, Total Carbs 63 gm, Total Protein 45 gm, Total Fiber 22 gm, Total Net Carbs 41 gm




Sunday, October 15, 2017

DAY 26: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


There really is a set point that my body has at 162 pounds, and it is very stubborn.  Today is my third day where I lost no weight, but my fat percentage is the lowest it has been in my adult life.  I guess I will have to take that as progress today.

Here are my stats for today:

Weight 162.6, FBS 151, Fat % 36.2

And here is the menu for the day:

BREAKFAST:  ½ Slim-Fast Protein Drink

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Balance tortilla, 3 pieces Tyson Honey BBQ chicken wings, romaine, 5 grapes

DINNER:  ½ Slim-Fast Protein Drink, 1 cup Allessi Split Pea Soup, salad, 5 Toasted Crackers

Total Calories:  797, Total Fat 37 gm, Total Carbs 81 gm, Total Protein 47 gm, Total Fiber 25 gm, Total Net Carbs 56 gm

Saturday, October 14, 2017

DAY 25: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


It is another day of no weight loss, minor weight gain.  A pattern is emerging here, a significant loss last week followed by several days of no loss.  From this I would expect a day soon of very big weight loss.  We will see.  The fat percentage retreated almost a point again.  It may be noted this is all happening around my “metabolic set point” of 162,  a weight I tend to stay at for unknown reasons.  Gonna bust out of this in the next few days.

Here are my stats for the day:

Weight 162.4,  FBS 130, Fat% 37.1

Here is the menu for today:

BREAKFAST:  ½ Slim-Fast Protein Shake

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Balance Tortilla, 2 oz Hormel Roast Beef Au Jus, romaine, small Clementine orange

DINNER:  1/2 Slim-Fast Protein Drink,  3/4 cup Campbell’s Chicken Broccoli Cheese w/Potato Soup, salad, 5 Toasted Crackers, 1 dried apricot

Total Calories  792, Total Fat 39 gm,  Total Carbs  69 gm, Total Protein 48 gm, Total Fiber 24 gm, Total Net Carbs 45 gm


Friday, October 13, 2017

DAY 24: 800 CAL DIET TO PUT DIABETES T2 INTO REMISSION WITH REAL FOOD


I guess I get to rest on my laurels today, because there was no weight loss last night.  But I did lose another full percent of body fat, down to 38% again.  I am sure the loss will resume and I should not get bent out of shape.  It is a long haul to the end, another week and another month.  Patience.

Here are my stats:

Weight 161.2   FBS 165  (10 units Lantus)  Fat% 38%

Here is the menu for the day:

BREAKFAST:  1/2 Slim-Fast Shake

LUNCH:  Mission Carb Balance Tortilla, 2 oz white turkey breast, 2 slices bacon, 5 grapes

DINNER:  1 whole Slim-Fast Protein Drink, 1 cup Cugino’s Cheddar Broccoli Soup, salad, 5 Toasted Crackers

Total Calories:  790, Total Fat 41 gm, Total Carbs 61 gm, Total Protein 54 gm, Total Fiber 21 gm, Total Net Carbs 40 gm