Say, in the overall view of the plan, can you tell me about your experience with beans and lentils. Good for blood sugar or not? Does it stop weigh loss, at least for a while? And those who went back on whole grains and dairy..did it go well, or did you have problems?
Righteousdaddio- I was on another diabetic diet plan from Jan 1 until I started BSS on July 3rd. It limited beans and whole grins for 30 days and then reintroduced beans. This eating plan wanted us to eat beans at every Mel. My weight loss came to a complete halt and I stayed at the same weight for months. I agree than beans are health and good for us and help tabilize blood sugar because they take longer to digest but what happened to me is with even 1/4 of a cup of beans my blood sugar spiked to above 200 and styed there for hours. So now I only eat beans if my blood sugar is blow 100 before the Mel and then the bens are my only carbs for that meal. This reduces the severity of th spike . I make the beans myself so I know what is in them. Personally I would rather have a large salad with loads of fresh vegetables rather than 1/4 cup of beans. But because they are healthy and good for us sometimes I chose to have beans, I tried reintroducing two thinks o far. Bread. 1/2 a piece of bread 7 carbs took my blood sugar over 200 . My sinus got flui, blew my nose for the next to mornings, my heartburn came back with a vengeance- I had to take a Prilosec, my arms started hurting and my fasting blood sugar went up and styed up for three day. same thing happened when I reintroduced peanut butter. With 1tspn of peanut my weight went up 1 1/2 lbs the next morning with no other change in diet. Guess my body told me loud and clear don’t be reintroducing anything quite yet.
Hi there, I had real probles with beans effecting my blood sugar in a negative way. I am in month 5 and have reintroduced lentils (red and french) in a small way. I use one cup or less in vegetable soup, a large pot that lasts 2 weeks. I am not having trouble with that level. But everyone is different, I have had beans twice in small amounts and have been fine.
I reintroduced cheese in week 7 and had a horrible experience. My arthritis pain immediately returned. I stopped cheese and a week later tried organic plain yoghurt. It was fine. I eat a pint of yoghurt every two weeks without problems.
I tried a little cheese again in month 3. I used goats milk feta and I was fine. I now eat cheese as a treat, a few ounces every two or three weeks.
I have not eaten wheat regularly. I had bread a couple of times and was fine. Then I ate bread and felt poorly and joint pain reappeared as well as ’foggy brain’. I think flour of any sort is a problem for me.
The only grains I have been eating are corn and quinoa. No problem but they are an occasional treat.
I am so used to eating lots of vegetables and protein that it is habitual now. Treats one or twice a week work for me, but if I want to loss more weight I will have to go back on the advanced plan. The good news is that I have kept theweight off for 5 months!