HI! I am not new to raw. I love it! But it is very hard to stick with it. I have a hubby and 2 kids.
Short history... I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last February. I have migraines associated with food. I have many allergies and food sensitivities. Along with sensitivities to otc pain relievers and preservatives. If I even have one corn tortilla my blood sugar spikes over 200. This happens with oats as well. With my gluten sensitivities, I tried gluten free, still my sugar spikes. So, between the diabetes and food sensitivities, my diet is VERY very narrow. I had 3 gluten free chocolate chip cookies and my sugar spiked to 230!
The raw diet has always kept my blood sugar around 100. How do I stay on the raw diet? I can eat cooked fish and chicken, I guess making it 80% raw diet. But how??? How can I stay on this diet? I hate medicines. I dont want to take pills. I dont want to inject insulin. I went to dinner with hubby and daughter and I had a dinner roll. I feel horrible about it. I did my after meal blood sugar. It was 139. Not horrible, but still high. I feel bad for eating it. And because of the gluten...its going to cause me some discomfort. I keep telling myself, dont eat it. I remind myself of the consequences, but it makes it into my mouth.
I weigh 222 lbs. I have lost about 10 lbs. I would like to be about 150 lbs. A size 10 is what I am happy with.
This past year has not been easy for me. Between the diabetes, antibiotic allergies, pain reliever allergies, too many food allergies to count, my heart issue that needs a second look (long story involving fbi), the intestinal bleeding, the tumor found on my adrenal gland, I am spent. I need this diet for my health. For me. I am just having a heck of a time sticking to it. How do I do it?
Also, does anyone have a replacement they use for bananas? I am allergic to them. Thank you!