Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Inflated American

I have been tracking my blood glucose levels just as professor Seyfried recommends, and the more I track, the less I want to eat carbs or sugars - even complex carbs or apples (my favorite food of all time).

I'm also still tracking all of my foods, even weighing them. I don't like guesswork. I've learned what an ounce looks like of meat, cheese, most veggies and such and I'm telling you - it's a lot less than you think!

Staying under 1200 calories has been a complete piece of cake, no pun intended. Once I get on a roll (jeez - I did it again) it's not bad. I had been eating an apple for breakfast but it tastes too sweet so I'm effectively back on the ketogenic-r diet instead of the standard-r. Both diets will help slow tumor growth - however, ketones fight tumor growth in their own right. So if you can restrict your food, then switch to eating ketogenic style to increase your ketones it's a one two punch.

The thing is, unfortunately, we eat too much and it's doing horrible things to our bodies. Our government standards for calorie intake are inflated - clearly. And most people are eating much more than that. Eating is fun. Moderation sucks. One cookie is good, three more is better - that is what my body tells me as it nervously giggles, 'hee hee...do it!' But we know better. We all know sugar is bad. It's obvious that the majority of us are overeating and it's causing diseases, cancer, chronic pain, mood issues, etc. But it's not fun to say no to ourselves. Sometimes I wish food wasn't related to cancer so I could just eat red licorice and jellybeans, then I realize how selfish and stupid and gluttonous that sounds. I have the chance to manage my cancer. I have the opportunity to live longer because of my food/drink choices. What a gift!

I am convinced that if you write down everything that you eat and drink it is impossible to not meet your goal, be it weight loss, lowering BG levels, cutting carbs, etc. It's a lot of work but it leaves no room for denial, for excuses, for failure. When the truth is staring at you in the face you have no choice but accept it.

I hope I'm not sounding preachy. The cool thing about life is that you can completely disagree with my views or think I'm nuts. I'm just like everyone else. I have been known to win eating contests (2 Chipotle burritos...yep you heard right!). I'm an American who loves food, but realizes how horrible our government standards are, that you have to look around and use common sense and make your own decisions on who to trust, who to believe. We all have choices, and one of them, for me, is to believe that the restricted diet isn't that restricted. It's closer to accurate.

Leaving you with a stunning photo from my French friend. This is her view. Stunning!



1 comment:

  1. I completely noticed how much food effects my mood after I took some things out, then put them back in. Crazy!

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