Cashless, I'm curious, can you define "trace" amounts of dairy?
It's the hardest thing for me to stay away from. Cheese is a weakness for me.
Fast carbs are pretty much down to zero at this point. I miss red meat, and chicken, but can live without it. My only sugar that I'm aware of is one apple a day. I'm sure there are things I eat in a restaurant here and there that have but of sugar in them
I've been testing my blood glucose several times a day. It's,usually around 75-80 when I go to sleep. For some odd reason it goes to about 98-104 when I wake up, but during the day, after meals, I test and it's 75-85. I'm hoping the morning BG starts to drop the longer I go without added sugar.
I'll keep you posted. I'm not the toughest in the willpower department, I hope I can continue this for long periods of time. We'll see, so far so good.
I have been just a bit nervous going into my most recent PSA the other day, because I have also fallen off the wagon a bit regarding some fav foods that I had been greatly limiting since diagnoses. But limiting these foods has made it very inconvenient to lose weight via low carb. I never have limited red meat, but I have been good
cutting way back on eggs and chicken, especially fried. Although as usual, the data is conflicting on that, but I did eat a ton of both all of my life prior to diagnosis. But coming back from a Hawaii cruise in March, I had had it with the ever expanding gut, I decided once again to do the only thing that ever worked for me: low carb. And, sure enough, I found myself greatly increasing (from near zero) the chicke and especially the eggs. 15 lbs and several inches on the waist came off pretty quick(though I seem to be stuck there, I would like another 10 lbs off), and blood pressure dropped from 120 or 130 systolic (top #) to more like 100. So that part is good, but it did make me nervous about
the upcoming PSA. There was no PSA increase, but it has only been 3 months both since the last PSA and not quite that long for increased eggs and chicken.
I will say this: as much as possible, I cut my carbs with a plant based approach, though that is not as easy as a pure animal approach and I'm not sure it is as effective(for weight loss). So, on mornings when I did not have bacon and eggs for example, I would have what I call "horse feed". Some strawberries(minimal net carb after accounting for fiber), coconut, walnuts and flax seed(these 3 almost all fat and almost zero net carb), maybe(not always) 1/2 serving of high fiber cereal(adds maybe 5 gm net carb). Then a usually soy protein shake to go with it. Usually ends up a very filling, high fiber, maybe a total of 10 net carbs or a bit more depending on how much cereal and fruit and about
20 gm protein. I probably have that more often than I have bacon/sausage and eggs, but I'm not sure it holds me quite as well.
Is there any PC advantage or harm one way or another to any of this? Who the heck really knows. But at least I stop putting on weight and actually start losing waist inches and BP points. Doesn't taste too bad either, and my egg breakfasts are down right delicious.