Cheat Sheet: How to Interpret Your Blood Sugar Readings

Cheat Sheet: How to Interpret Your Blood Sugar Readings

How to Make Food Your Medicine

What you’ll learn in this module:

  • Myths and lies about a “healthy” diet that have been keeping us sick
  • What is in food and how this impacts your diabetes 
  • What to eat, how much, and how often in a way that reverses diabetes 
  • How to allow treats if you want them

 

 

  • Myth #1: Diabetes is caused by obesity, which is a disease of too many calories.
  • Myth #2: Dietary fat is bad.  Fat makes us fat.  Fat causes heart disease.
  • Myth #3: You have to eat some carbs to survive.
  • Myth #4: Fasting is just calorie restriction.  Fasting is starving.
  • Myth #5: You need to eat breakfast, and you need to eat 5-6 small meals per day.
  • Myth #6: Keto is dangerous or unhealthy.
  • Myth #7: Low carb diets are not sustainable.
  • Why is dietary advice from doctors and dieticians so wrong and destructive?

 

 

  • Food groups
  • Impact of food groups on blood glucose and insulin
  • Comparison of the impact of 5 different diets on the A1c in type 2 diabetes
  • How low is low carb?
  • What to eat and what to avoid

 

 

  • How to read nutrition labels
  • Examples of free downloadable apps  and the advantages of these
  • Google as a resource
  • DietDoctor.com visual guides

 

 

  • Identifying the physical sensation of hunger
  • Differentiating true physical hunger from mind hunger
  • Hormonal imbalances that increase hunger signals
  • How to balance hunger hormones
  • Using the hunger scale

 

 

  • Intermittent fasting as a tool
  • Why fasting is the most powerful tool to lower insulin levels
  • What happens in the body when you stop eating
  • How to start using fasting as a tool
  • How to take it up a notch 
  • Thinking about longer fasts (>24 hrs, various protocols)

 

 

  • An empowering technique that teaches you about your body
  • What is continuous glucose monitoring?

 

 

  • Why allowing exceptions to your normal food plan is a skill
  • Advantages of allowing exceptions to your food plan
  • How to allow exceptions

 

 

  • Myth #1: Diabetes is caused by obesity, which is a disease of too many calories.
  • Myth #2: Dietary fat is bad.  Fat makes us fat.  Fat causes heart disease.
  • Myth #3: You have to eat some carbs to survive.
  • Myth #4: Fasting is just calorie restriction.  Fasting is starving.
  • Myth #5: You need to eat breakfast, and you need to eat 5-6 small meals per day.
  • Myth #6: Keto is dangerous or unhealthy.
  • Myth #7: Low carb diets are not sustainable.
  • Why is dietary advice from doctors and dieticians so wrong and destructive?
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  • Food groups
  • Impact of food groups on blood glucose and insulin
  • Comparison of the impact of 5 different diets on the A1c in type 2 diabetes
  • How low is low carb?
  • What to eat and what to avoid

 

 

  • How to read nutrition labels
  • Examples of free downloadable apps  and the advantages of these
  • Google as a resource
  • DietDoctor.com visual guides

 

 

  • Identifying the physical sensation of hunger
  • Differentiating true physical hunger from mind hunger
  • Hormonal imbalances that increase hunger signals
  • How to balance hunger hormones
  • Using the hunger scale

 

 

  • Intermittent fasting as a tool
  • Why fasting is the most powerful tool to lower insulin levels
  • What happens in the body when you stop eating
  • How to start using fasting as a tool
  • How to take it up a notch 
  • Thinking about longer fasts (>24 hrs, various protocols)

 

 

  • An empowering technique that teaches you about your body
  • What is continuous glucose monitoring?

 

 

  • Why allowing exceptions to your normal food plan is a skill
  • Advantages of allowing exceptions to your food plan
  • How to allow exceptions

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