As you all know, my thing for this year is doing whatever makes me feel good. I read “Medical Medium” last year and one of the recommnedations for Type 2 diabetics was removing meat products to help save the body from having to digest it. This will help the body use sugar more productively.
I started doing that before the holidays and then everything went to shit. Well, I started taking the metformin again (I’d given it up for a while – I know, bad Lyndsy) and my stomach HATES it. It definitely does NOT feel good. So, I’m back to reducing my meat intake.
The thing is, I struggled only eating it once per day. It was still my lunch and dinner. I don’t know if it was the convenience of it, (particularly frozen chicken nuggets) but it isn’t working.
To help me with this, I’ve decided to eat it no more than once per week. What this means is that I will probably eat it when I go out to eat since I struggle to find salads I like.
However, since I know that once per week for meat is unlikely and I don’t eat a lot of other foods that are high in protein, I’m going to allow myself to have shrimp a couple other It’s low in fat, but high in protein. I do appreciate the cholesterol risk associated with shrimp, but it’s not like I’m going to be eating a pound of it per day.
It’s going to take me a while to work down to this once/week thing. I have great hopes for how much better I’ll feel once I do it though. I know several people who have gone pescatarian and have felt so much better. I really don’t like fish though, so making that conversion isn’t really an option for me. And sometimes, I just want Chili’s chicken fajitas. Life isn’t long enough to skip that (unless they start making me feel like crap), so I won’t.
I guess we’ll see how this goes!
For those of you who have reduced your carnivorous tendencies, how’d it go?