Whole Food, Plant-Based: One Month Recap

Tomorrow will be one month since I switched to a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet. There’s no way around the fact that it hasn’t been easy. I think though, and not to be ridiculously cliché here, that if I can do it anyone can. Seriously. It has gotten easier as the weeks go by. Much […]

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Whole Food, Plant-Based: Day 13

Feeling good again today. Went for a nice, brisk 30-minute walk this evening. Ate well today. Lots of veggies and greens.   No empty feelings in my stomach today, which is something I’ve been struggling with since day 1. I did, however, do something I haven’t been doing lately: I took a heartburn pill. I […]

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Whole Food, Plant-Based: Day 10

Had some food cravings today. I saw shrimp cocktail on TV and I drooled a little bit. I then proceeded to daydream about steak, panini sandwiches, and lunch meat. I’ve made up my mind to do this though, and I’m sticking to it. My health has been improving so quickly that I don’t want to […]

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Whole Food, Plant-Based: Day 8

Felt pretty good today. Still going strong. Dizziness has been a slight issue and continues to be. It seems to peak about an hour or so after I take my blood pressure meds, and it really only occurs when I stand up too quickly. I’m thinking that I’m going to need to have my meds […]

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Whole Food, Plant-Based: Day 7

So I’ve been a whole food, plant-based for a week. It has not been easy! But I’m determined. My blood glucose was at 146 this morning. Still high, but much better. That’s a 100 point drop within a week of changing my eating habits! I never took any of the Metformin that I was prescribed. […]

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Blood Sugar Check

I checked my blood glucose levels for the first time this morning. I’m at 155. Already down 91 mg/dL after 6 days of eating a whole food, plant based diet. That’s pretty amazing. And the best part… no side effects. From what I understand, Metformin can cause stomach problems for some people. I’d like to […]

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The Diabetes Center

After my doctor diagnosed me as a diabetic he gave me a script for Metformin and a referral to the Diabetes Center at my local hospital. Apparently, my HMO requires it. It was painful, in the mental sense. I missed a half-day of work/pay to listen to a dietician tell me that I can continue […]

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I’ve Got Diabetes

On August 10, 2016, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That scared me. I’m only 38 years old. In reality, I guess it was only a matter of time. I’m considerably overweight, and I eat a lot of junk food. Sooner or later, that catches up with you. To some extent, it already has. […]

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