Saturday, March 3, 2007


As I explained in an earlier post, I am on a diet that is fully satisfying and provides all the nutrients I need on about 1200 calories per day. This alone is adequate for solving most Type II blood sugar problems. But there are days that I am in social situations when I want to eat more than those 1200 calories. No problem!
A half hour walk uses up about 150 calories. That is enough to cover any extra eating for any given meal. So, when I see that social event on my schedule, I go for a walk for half an hour to cover my "sins". Of course, more strenuous excercise will produce more calorie burning, but a 30 minute walk is something just about everyone can do.
So how are you doing? Are you starting to look at your diet in terms of getting equal grams of protein and carbs? Are your fats limited to about 30 gm dietary fat per day? Are you taking supplemental omega 3 fats up to 10 gm per day? Are you taking a good multi-vitamin? Do you exercise for that half hour if you eat something extra?
How hard is this? I have half a pancreas and my last A1C was 7.0 - and my diet is wonderful! Give it a try!


Anonymous said...

I'm new to your site. When you say equal amounts of protein and carb do you mean over one day or do you mean at each meal?



Martha Katona said...

Equal carbs and protein apply every single time you eat, and it all adds up to equal carbs and protein every day. The protein slows down the carbs - it takes 40% of the calories in protein to digest the protein. It is a very large molecule that your body has to work hard to digest. When you always have equal carbs and protein, you are using the thermic effect of food to help control your blood sugar.