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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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Thanks! I am loving this plan so far! We are supposed to limit ourselves to no more than one full serving of starch a day (so far we haven't had any, but realistically I know we will want some on occasion), and if we eat a starch we are supposed to eat a sugar blocker before the starch. It is all about releasing the glucose in our foods into our body at a slower rate, which helps us get the nutrients we need, and helps our body produce the correct amount of insulin, etc. They used to think that type 2 diabetes was just a milder form of type 1, but they have discovered that while type one diabetics have low insulin, type 2 diabetics actually produce too much insulin. Our bodies just don't know what to do with it, so all the extra that can't be absorbed raises our blood glucose levels and causes our fat cells to hold the fat in rather than letting it release for energy. Absolutely fascinating book! I guess I should mention the name of the book. LOL It is "The Sugar Blockers Diet" by Rob Thompson, MD. He is a cardiologist who started studying this when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
That is interesting, I will look for a copy of the book!

One thing that I have found to be true is that losing from 5% to 10% of total body weight does make a dramatic change in blood sugar.

Thanks for the information!
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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That is interesting, I will look for a copy of the book!

One thing that I have found to be true is that losing from 5% to 10% of total body weight does make a dramatic change in blood sugar.

Thanks for the information!
Yes, it does. The thing that amazed me though is that my blood glucose levels went way down (back to normal) as of the first day of the diet.

I think the only way you can get the book at the moment is through Prevention Magazine. You can order it on Amazon.com, but it won't ship until December.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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I toss them on salad. They are the size of poppy seeds.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #14
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I toss them on salad. They are the size of poppy seeds.
I was going to do that tonight but we ended up not having salads. I did put some on the broccoli though, and it was really good.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #15
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I almost forgot, I used them in our dessert tonight as well. So good! I chopped up some fresh strawberries and sprinkled a little sugar on them. Then I stirred plain Greek yogurt in well. I put it in the refrigerator while we had supper, then before serving I sprinkled some chia seeds on top.

Dry, the texture reminded me of eating something like sesame seeds (but a different flavor.).

In the yogurt the texture of the chia seeds was like kiwi fruit seeds.
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I will be looking for these today at the super.
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I get a bag of them at Whole Foods for when I make granola. I've been eating them for about a year now.

Therre is also a brand new cookbook called Chia from Wayne Coates which I got from the library.
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I'll have to see if my library can get it!
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #19
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chuh chuh chuh library.

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chuh chuh chuh quiet.

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un-less you're la-zy

and don't re- turnthem.

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I get them at the bulk food store.
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