I have been Paleo for about a year but recently fell into a couple months of cheating. For about a week now I have been back to a healthy diet.
90% of my cheats were sugar related - candy and icecream. I get extreme sugar cravings. I have been better for the past week and have been getting most of my sugar from fruit. How did those of you with insulin resistance improve it and kick the sugar additions? I am hesitant to go LC since I am pretty active. I run around 25mpw and lift weights for 30 mins 2-3 times a week. Last time I had my fasting glucose tested it was in the mid 90s. I am nervous that I am on a road towards diabetes. I am a 23 year old female, 5'8 130lbs. When keeping strict paleo i tend to eat around 150g carbs a day.
asked byBritt_1 (1974)
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on July 09, 2013
at 02:23 AM
Like you, I've always been in the healthy weight range for my height. Paleo helped me get rid of dermatitis and digestive issues but I had terrible cravings for sweets and cookies every afternoon. Then I read in Perfect Health Diet that you can eat about 1 c of white rice with up to two meals per day to curb cravings. I was skeptical but tried it and it works pretty well. I still eat chocolates and GF cookies from time to time but not every day, like I used to. I don't think your cravings are necessarily a sign of T2, just the body's need for glucose.
on July 08, 2013
at 10:52 PM
At normal weight for your height, and with normal fasting blood glucose, why would you be worried about T2? Do you have familial history of it? If not why raise your stress levels over a problem you don't have?
I was diagnosed T2 at age 54, obese with fasting blood glucose of 200 on 2 repeats and an A1C of 8.0. The short term fix was carb reduction to get blood glucose down, the long term fix was weight loss (via dieting and exercise) which cured the insulin resistance. While anything can happen to anybody, your present state of health doesn't look anything like what mine was when I was diagnosed T2.