Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Eating to Live in 2015!

"Ask not what you can do for your country. 
Ask what's for lunch."
- Orson Welles

This stack of books look like a good start on our quest for 2015. Remember, at this house the major quest for the year is getting Sherwin's blood sugar count down.

So, that means the cook has to be educated! There is another stack of diabetes related books at home in Canada.

It appears everybody has an opinion on what is best... and the disconcerting thing is, no author (authority) agrees with another.

"All you need is love. 
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
- Charles M. Shulz

The second aid to lowering the levels is our exercise regime. Hiking has become our favourite pastime, sometimes just-us and sometimes in a group.

What a guy!

And our third aspect of this quest is to find the joy wherever we look/are/happen to be!

"The most wasted of all days 
is one without laughter."
-Nicholas Chamfort

We will keep you posted on our progress.

And any word of encouragement/advice/pearly wisdom is appreciated!

Stay in touch and be well.


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  2. Yes, the varying opinions of the experts can sure be bewildering.
    When I took part in the UBC study on High Intensity Interval Training and it's effect on blood glucose for six months last year, my blood sugar came down significantly and my blood pressure came down from high to low normal and occasionally optimal. The also measured oxygen intake and lung efficiency, which improved as well as strength. The improvements I experienced were from the HIIT alone. We were to make no changes to our other habits or diet.
    So I would imagine combining the HIIT with careful diet would really show great results.
    We started out with three intervals and worked up to ten within two weeks. That is, I did a three minute warm-up then did alternating one minute of high intensity/ one minute of easy-going ten times, then three minute cooldown. It can be any activity, (going up Knox Mountain was good) but I found it easiest on my joints on my exercise bike, also the most measurable. I did it every other day for six months. I just downloaded an app on my phone that beeped at the end of each interval.