A little over a year ago a friend of mine told me I should just write a blog. Not that she was growing tired of my moaning and groaning about this and that in regards to my type 2 diabetes or weight loss, but that when I posted things where I posted them, it was things we were all pretty much already aware of and really, I was “preaching to the choir”.
As an ole memaw, I’m not the best blogger, I had no idea what I would say, I told of my journey, some silly things I’ve done, and well, shared a few recipes. In my journey to becoming a blogger, I learned that if this ole memaw could have a blog, then really anyone could have a blog. (meaning you do not have to be an expert in any given field to voice your opinions via blogs)
I don’t claim to be an expert at anything, well, except my own body because I’ve had the past few years to figure out what works for me. If what works for me helps any one of you to find your own path, or even just think about maybe finding a path, well, my work here is done. That’s all I’ve set out to accomplish, to maybe motivate or inspire someone, anyone to forget about living to eat, and eat to live, meaning, eat what works with your own body in order to control your own blood glucose, lose weight, what have you.
These days, there are many cliques in the low carb/whole food/what have you world. It’s mainly a game of who ever talks loudest, most often, and strokes enough egos fare better than those who question tips and tricks. I’m not one for tips and tricks, well unless the tip is stay away from sugar, starches, and grains, because well, that tip worked for me, and could possibly work for you, but you’d have to really try it and see for yourself, I’m not a psychic, heck, I don’t even play one on the internet.
With all this information floating around, it’s pretty safe to say that anyone can be a “netspert”. I was joking, kinda, this morning when I updated my facebook status:
“Snarky people on the internet?” No way, no how, that’s just a “netspert” you’ve interacted with… lol
Anyways… before anyone gets their nickers in a twist, just remember that there is a lot of information on this information superhighway. Not all information is “the gospel”, some information is just silly and should be dismissed as such. Everything we read should be taken with a grain of salt as there is no guarantee that everything works exactly the same for everyone.
That being said, use common sense. Use google. Read everything you can before trying tips and tricks. If you are taking medications for your condition, keep in close contact with your doctor. In case you did not know, some medications can have side effects when stopped “cold turkey”. (Don’t believe me, google it, heck ask a pharmacist or doctor)
“close contact with my doc, what the heck are you thinking? My doc wouldn’t approve!” Which brings us to the number one way to get your doctor on board with your choice of a lifestyle change…
Progress. That’s it, plain and simple.
If you’ve been overweight, obese, or even morbidly obese for any length of time, well your doc has probably told you to lose weight. Maybe your doc has even given you his own tips and tricks for doing so. If they worked, great, if not, well, maybe you’ve discovered low carb /whole foods/Primal/Paleo/LCHF and you’ve lost a little weight that way. Maybe you think that your doc would still “not approve”, but how do you know until you talk to him/her.
It’s like this, more and more docs, dietitians, scientificy types are seeing more and more real folks that low carb is working for. While it may be a “fad” diet to the vegans and department of agriculture, mainstream medicine is catching on. Talk to your doc, walk your journey with your doc on your side and let him/her adjust your meds as needed. That’s what they are there for. If for any reason you are uncomfortable with your doctor, that’s ok, there are other doctors out there, you should never feel uncomfortable with someone who has your health in their hands, find a new one.
On that note, I’ve got sauerkraut to squish, jerky to dry, and sunshine to play in. Have fun folks!