A few months ago I dramatically changed the way I eat.
Last summer I had a blood vessel burst in my left eye, which required two surgeries—a consequence of many years of elevated blood sugar and a lifetime of overweight.
I struggled and struggled with trying to handle both these conditions. I failed to control them even though I stopped eating junk food years ago, have been eating organic for more than a decade and have been eating a low-carb/paleo diet that is the recommended diet for these conditions. But they didn’t work, One endocrinologist dismised me as a patient after I followed Dr. Bernstein’s ultra low carb diabetic diet to the letter and my blood sugar still didn’t go to normal. She accused me of cheating.
I love to cook and I love to eat, so this was very difficult, but I stuck with it.
When the blood vessel burst in my eye, I had to do something different, but what? I was already doing everything that was recommended.
And then one of my readers wrote to me—a retired ophthalmologist. He gave me a diet specifically for eliminating diabetic retinopathy. He said, “You must do this diet to save your life.”
It was difficult at first because this diet is not widely known or available. There are no current books or websites with any information about it. But I researched and researched and pieced it together and in the first month I lost 13 pounds and my blood sugar went down 100 points. Larry went on this diet too and lost a similar amount of weight and his blood sugar fell too.
And this happened while we were eating delicious, easy-to-prepare food all day long. We love this food and could just eat this diet for the rest of our lives.
At first I couldn’t believe this diet would work. I read a scientific paper that talked about the diet and showed pictures of changes in eyeballs. This was not the standard diabetic advice. After all those years of eating the low carb/paleo diet, I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
But I tried it and my weight just went down, down, down. And my blood sugar just dropped.
The second month was December, so it was more difficult to stay on the diet. Of course I wanted to eat when I went to parties. So I stayed on the diet at home and then ate whatever I wanted when I went out, as an experiment. And by the end of the month my blood sugar was exactly the same and I had gained only two pounds, which I lost in two days when I went back on the diet in January.
I also learned some other things about food while doing this diet that apply to everyone. Things I’ve never read in books or experienced before.
I now feel I have a diet that will serve my body and taste buds well for the rest of my life.
I want to tell you about this diet, but it’s more than I can say in a post. So I’m working on an ebook which should be ready by the end of the month. At that time I will be redoing this entire blog around this new culinary viewpoint. You will love it. I promise.
My body looks so different that everyone who sees me notices. They all ask what I’ve been doing and when I tell them my results, they all want it.
Just as soon as the ebook is ready, you all will be the first to know.
I just want to let you know…food can make all the difference in health. Which foods you eat, how they are processed and prepared, and portions can all make a difference. You’ll see very soon.