I pushed the limits this morning to see if eating very low fat truly is the cure for hypoglycemia and diabetes by making very high sugar (I actually added agave nectar to my peach jam that a coworker made with regular sugar) pancakes.
Craving pancakes! Made these with Arrowhead Mills gluten free baking mix, cinnamon, soy protein powder, strawberries, and peach jam mixed with agave nectar. 💜 #vegan #whatveganseat #starchivore #starchsolution #hclf #nooil #lowfathighcarbvegan #lowfat #carbup #ctfu #DrMcDougall #mcdougall #engine2diet #pancakes #pancake #veganfoodporn #veganfoodshare #glutenfree #nogluten #plantbased
I tested my blood sugar 1, 2, and 3 hours after eating and feared my sugar would spike up into the 200s and plummet fast, making me sick. But, nope! I was at a shockingly great 126 at 1 hour and 124 at 2 hours! I dropped to 86 the 3rd hour, but had walked down to Sprouts Market and carried a heavy bag full of food home, which burned up some glucose I’m sure. I felt totally fine at 86. I used no fats in the pancake recipe or in the pan to cook them. If I’d used oil my blog sugar would have seesawed all over the place. I’m sold. High carb, low fat vegan for the win!
I’ve actually been trying “Raw Till 4″ occasionally and am doing great on days I eat all low fat raw food until dinner. Just now my lunch was some bananas with cinnamon wrapped in lettuce leaves. Now, I’m not “smashing it in” and eating 10 bananas with dates at a time, but eating until comfortable. I’ve actually noticed my blood sugar feeling MORE stable on fruit than on cooked starches, not that I feel horrible on cooked. I just don’t seem to have that underlying unsatisfied feeling.
I found this local gluten free bakery that makes awesome, low fat, vegan tortillas! There IS a god! LOL! They are actually soft like wheat flour tortillas. All the other gluten free ones I’ve tried were dry and crumbly. Here was yesterday’s raw lunch and cooked dinner.
Okay, so some of the organic wine is already gone. 😉🍷Dinner is no oil added, gluten free tortillas from http://www.gfgourmetfood.com/ rolled around fat free "refried" beans with leftover Brussels sprouts, kale, and carrots with a bit of marinara. Yummy! 💕👍 #vegan #whatveganseat #starchivore #starchsolution #DrMcDougall #engine2diet #hclf #nooil #nooils #lowfat #highcarblowfat #highcarbvegan #plantbased #rawtillwhenever #rawtill4 #ctfu #carbup #wine
I truly feel back on the road to normalcy and am grateful for the progress I’ve made through trial and error. I had a year later follow-up DEXA scan on Friday and am praying it shows that I’ve built bone, not lost more. I really want to be able to prove that daily yoga works for bone density building!