I am finding it difficult to find balance in my foods. Being diagnosed as a diabetic has not been easy. I can see why diabetics find it overwhelming and take as much medication as necessary to keep their blood sugars in check. I have been trying to find that right balance of not taking too much insulin while still incorporating a healthy eating plan.
Last September I switched to a low glycemic raw food eating plan. I found it to have a few challenges but overall I enjoyed it. In the new year I started to incorporate fish, eggs and some soy products but still staying off meat products and all dairy. I think that I now have a sensitivity to nuts…maybe I have been eating too many nuts and seeds since that is my main protein source. I have started to develop a rash and I have Rosacea on my face. It is sometimes hard to figure out if I am doing things the right way because my numbers are good, I haven’t gained or lost weight so I think this must be working. Until I start seeing some of the underlining issues…Rosacea and a rash. Perhaps I need to make another change, I can not live on veggies alone, I do need a protein source as well as variety.
What now…I ask myself. After taking some time to ponder the question and figure out what I was now prepared to do…yet again!! I have decided for the most part to take out nuts from my eating plan, I will have a few sparingly. I will continue to have chia, flax and hemp seeds. I have decided to try this to see if this will clear up the Rosacea and the rashes. I will incorporate some meat products as well. I really don’t miss meat products and I have tried chicken since and I don’t like the taste of it anymore but I did enjoy turkey for Thanksgiving. I will continue to keep a low glycemic eating plan. I find that if I don’t allow my blood sugars to spike up too high it is much easier to manage. It is surprising how high my numbers can rise by having a piece of fruit or something like beans and lentils.
I’m hoping that this may be a healthier balance for me and I’m trying not to be so consumed and overwhelmed with making everything perfect. So over the next while I will try to be a little more relaxed about my eating plan.
I will keep you posted on how I am making out.