My Life On Mars

I swear that it was the drinking of excessive amounts of pop causing my pancreas to work overtime that triggered my diabetes. This made it easy to give up pop as I blamed it for my problems. I was never interested in loading up on the artificial sweeteners that are in diet soda.

Adjusting my diet to eat healthy was for the most part not difficult: Some water with lime more refreshing without the sugar high; No sugar in my coffee all I can say you get use to it; A portion of 80% coco chocolate rather than a whole bar of milk chocolate actually tasted better; Buying unprocessed unsweetened foods such as whole grain cereals and yogurt then adding fruits and nuts plus maybe a bit honey tasted better than what I was eating before; Replacing potatoes with sweet potatoes all good. Over a couple of years my sweet tooth except for the occasional indulgence for the most part disappeared.

But even after 14 years of being a diabetic fresh bread is my nemesis. I can see that it spikes my blood sugar levels yet I still can’t resist, the instant gratification is just too great. And then add to the list other fresh baked goods, and you know my weakness. I can quit for a while but without constant feedback I soon forget the consequences of eating these wonderfully tasting highly addicted foods.

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Tags: Bread, Diet, Nuts

Comment by shoshana27 on December 18, 2013 at 6:52am

i'm on the pump so i bolus for what i eat & count carbs so it does not matter what i eat as long as i know how it affects my bg

Comment by meee on December 18, 2013 at 10:13pm

great photograph. Have you tried julien breads?

Comment by Ryan on December 19, 2013 at 5:23am

I keep sliced sprouted multi-grain bread in the freezer so it's not I problem I have at home unless I bring it home with me. The danger time is when I'm out food shopping or at the cafe. I'm going to try to carry around healthy snacks so I can reward my self with one instead of buying the pastry or bread.

Comment by meee on December 19, 2013 at 9:43pm

Good idea. I agree walking past a bakery is tough when you smell the bread etc.


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