As I wrote in my last post I am reading “It Starts with Food” the primer to the “Whole 30 eating plan”. I am slowly adjusting my diet to move away from crappy processed foods to a more natural way to eat. I am reducing carbs and increasing protein and high nutrient foods like vegetables. Even with these slight changes I am noticing an increase of energy loss of weight and lower blood sugars.
I have been doing pretty good as yesterday I had a few eggs for breakfast, a few little tangerines and for lunch a can of sardines and a mango kale salad. Dinner threw me off with fish sticks, mac and cheese and mixed vegetables. I found myself seeking and eating a large handful of potato chips. So all week long my blood sugar has been coming down but this morning it went up. It is too easy to fall back into the trap of eating garbage and I will be working over the next several weeks to change these habits.
Once I actually start the Whole 30 I will have no choice but to eat the right things for 30 days and actually look forward to the discipline.
I received an update on my last blood panel from my primary outlining a vitamin D level of just 13 mg/ml. The optimum level should be 30-100 mg/ml and I have been advised to start taking 5000 IU of vitamin D3. This shouldn’t have surprised me as I know that living in this sunshine deficient part of the globe can cause this reaction. These low numbers in levels of Vitamin D are most likely directly related to my feelings of depression and low ambition to exercise or even write.
I have been happy just going along with going to work each day but not to much more. If I decide to stay in the Pacific Northwest I will have to remember to take Vitamin D supplementation for the full 8 months of rainy season and maybe even seek out a way of obtaining artificial sunlight.