Updated: Jul 24
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned moving to eating 6 meals a day instead of 3. But I also needed these meals to fit within my macros of 40% carb 20% fat 40% protein. But a big factor was what kind of meal prep was involved. Well I am currently working with a coach and using a line of products that fit all my needs. Most of the product line is shakes and bars. It is super convenient for me and my work schedule. I still cook or prepare a couple a meals a day if I want or if I am to busy, I grab a bar. This has completely change the game for me.
First off, I have dropped 8 pounds in the first 10 days. I am not feeling nearly as tired as I was. This has helped me get back into some stretching and light yoga. I hope to pick up the pace on my exercising. I have stopped taking my heart burn meds and all of this in 10 days.
But the big change has been my blood glucose numbers and the amount of insulin I am using. Managing diabetes is really all a numbers game, carbs in = amount of insulin required to deal with the carbs. Every person with diabetes has a different ratio and there is no exact number for this. For me, I take no meds just insulin shots. An average meal of 40-60 carbs would equate to 25-30 units of insulin. On the average I was using 60-100 units of insulin a day. Well what happens when we only have 15 carbs a meal? Surprising, my body can handle this amount without any insulin. You are eating every 2-3 hours so no starving. It was a gradual decline and some ups and downs but for the last 5 days I have not had any short acting insulin. Still taking a long acting at night. I am not sure where everything goes from here? Hopefully I just slowly continue to drop weight, control my insulin and help get myself get into the best health I can.
I am 58 years old and maintaining a healthy body continues to become more of a challenge, but I am not going to give up. I know there are others that are dealing with the same things as me. I am open to chat and help if I can.