We are now almost in the middle of April, and you’re probably wondering if I ever lost those unwanted pounds. Am I still working out and eating healthy? Well, the answer to both of those questions is “Yes”!
My weight in December 2015: 146 lbs.
Current weight: 139 lbs.
In my last post, 10 Things I’ve Learned From 21 Days of Fasting, I mentioned that weight loss is a side effect of fasting. However, the important factor is keeping the weight off. I am still working out at 6:30am before going to work 2-3 times per week. My mid-section still needs toning among other places. My cholesterol levels are normal, and my blood pressure is under control.
Unfortunately, I am still pre-diabetic, which baffles me, after a 21-day fast. I made many dietary changes like cutting carbs and adding more protein. My doctor suggested losing 10 more pounds and cutting out sweets. I eat fruit, which has natural sugar; I am doing more research to find out which foods are the best for me. I don’t eat junk food, but something is elevating my blood sugar. Since I do have a family history of the disease, I want to take preventative measures now. I will share more as I continue to do the research.
A co-worker told me that bitter melon works to lower blood sugar levels. I did some research and I found a supplement called GluControl from Vitamin Research Products. I have been taking that for the past week…2 capsules twice daily. I will see if that improves my blood sugar levels.