Today was a checkpoint day. Nothing to do with the diet per se. On day 1 of the diet I had my quarterly blood sugar sample taken. Today I came back to see my GP to get the results.
- Last reading: 7.1 units.
- Today’s reading: 7.8 units.
An increase of 0.7 units, or 10, something I had anticipated as over the past few months, I had been overeating and less active than previous. I won’t bore you with the reason. (I should ideally be at 6.5 units.)
However, my GP had been briefed by his “civilian” staff (the army-speak never leaves you) that I had started the Low Blood Sugar Diet. So, instead of slapping my wrist, our man was most positive about the diet, my efforts and results. (He complimented me on my Redhead Days t-shirt which I was wearing. Normally he wears a top with a witty slogan in English, eg “Cool story, bro.” Today he did not, but I did.)
- No need to see him at the four-week point in the diet, unless I was constantly going hypoglaecemic and had lost a lot of weight.
- Carry on, and don’t worry about all carbs, but do avoid the bad carbs, eg white bread, rice etc.
Fifteen minutes later, I left his surgery, and we shook hands.
Next weigh-in is in two days time. Watch this space.
Have a healthy day, won’t you!