What I blog about
My name’s Alan, I’m well over 50 & went through a significant health transformation by just changing my diet over the past couple of years. I researched the food I was eating and discovered some shocking truths.
I’m here to share that Journey
The short version, my weight ballooned to 123Kgs (270lbs) back in 2008 due to a number of factors, mainly work stress, alcohol and shoving crap down my throat 24/7. Alcohol didn’t help, I drank because I was stressed and that had a depressive effect and so I didn’t really care.
Poor food choices, hitting the bottle and making even more bad food choices coupled with zero exercise and it wasn’t difficult to work out why I was the size of a small family car.
I would diet, loose a bit, put it all back on and then some. That went on for 11 years until everything changed.
Call it a wake up call beyond wake-up calls. I needed to get a medical for a new job, now I had not been to a doctor in 25 years, I was feeling OK, I mean I could walk the dog without keeling over, I could chop logs all weekend, never got sick.
The numbers during the medical told a different story. Blood Pressure was 180/120 and my blood sugar was 18 mmol/L – both off the charts. The nurse told me to find a GP and fast. So I had dangerously high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
I had no idea !
I woke up
I went to war.
I got serious, started to research sugar and the effects it has on blood glucose levels. I went deep. I found that not only was obvious sugar, like chocolate bars and glazed donuts trying to kill me, but less obvious food I thought was the healthy option was just as bad.
NOT ONE DOCTOR TOLD ME TO STOP INGESTING SUGAR
I found out that refined carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice and potato basically turns straight to sugar in your bloodstream. One serve of white rice = 16 teaspoons of sugar! W T actual F!!!!