There is a nagging question that needs to be answered…. and I am going to take care of this once and for all.
First… some background
In short, I successfully “self treat” my diabetes with diet and exercise. I am still diabetic. I am still insulin resistant. If there was any doubt, the high carb ”Date with the Devil“ experiment and post largely put that to rest. ( Here are the additional posts Day 2 and Follow Up.)
In the above statement I said, “largely” and not “entirely”… on purpose.
In other words, there is something still left to prove. WHY?
1) I follow a very low carb, primal meal plan … but it’s not a strict, very low carb paleo meal plan.
I want to know if… adhering to a strict and very low carb paleo style meal plan will affect my insulin resistance.
To do that, to the best of my abilities…and capabilities, I am going to remove as many of the potential “inflammatory agents” as possible.
2) The second reason: I still have something to prove…
The “Date with the Devil” experiment was VERY high carb. Without going into a lot of details, I went from very low carb to very high carb in 24 hours. There was no adjustment period. The body was accustomed to burning fat… and I threw a lot of carbs at it.
I need to gradually increase the carbs to have a true test of my “true” insulin resistance. I need to allow my body time to adjust.
I will do just that… after this 30 day experiment.
The Plan… My Eats
For 30 days I will follow this…
“My meal plan will consist of : meats, leafy green veggies, coconut oil, water and coffee.”
No dairy ( no butter, cream, cheese or yogurt… and of course no milk)
Additionally no alcohol, nuts, fruits, eggs, or nightshades …
As always… I avoid grains, milk, veggie oils, legumes, sugar, etc … here is my typical meal plan.
Purists may say that I should remove coffee. I don’t disagree with that. It will be greatly reduced and I plan on ending it at some point, but I am not making any promises. :) My normal coffee consumption was cut in half yesterday on Day 1.
I am not going to post every thing I eat and do for 30 days on the blog… but I will be updating Google+, Twitter and Facebook daily… so feel free to follow along there. Click here to follow me on Google +, click here to follow me on Facebook and click here to follow me on Twitter.
Eats & eXercise
This was part of my Dinner Last night, the last of the leftover grilled chicken thighs.
I also ate 4 pieces of bacon and 5 oz of chicken livers.
Before eating this meal, while still fasting … I completed my goal of 1,000 45lb Kettlebell Swings in a day. Click here for the full post on the workout.
This experiment is something that I should have done a long time ago.
Why didn’t I? … IT IS TOUGH!! … it’s very restrictive, stating the obvious. :)
My mind is right and it is time.
IF you would like to join me… please do so. I’d love to hear from you … if you do. :)