Lettuce Sandwiches? – Shifting Your Diet 2

As I continue this new effort to Reduce My Blood Sugar, I started trying something new… Yup… Lettuce Sandwiches.

Now, before I go any further let me just say that Sandwiches are one my Favorite Foods. From Foot Long Subways, to Grilled Cheese, to a nice Corn Beef.

That said, what I’m doing, in an effort to lower my Glycemic Intake, is using Lettuce in the place of Bread when I have Sandwiches for Lunch.

Now, this may sound funny, but they’re still pretty good. Basically throw some turkey, cheese, and tomato in the middle of two nice pieces of lettuce, hit it with some mustard (Don’t really even need Mayonnaise as it turns out), and wola.

After studying a Glycemic Index List such as the one below (Click it to Read)

I determined that there were a few things I wanted to reduce, or change.

I’m not going to do a complete overhaul of my Diet, as this will just traumatize the End User, the End User being me, lol.

Originally back 11 months ago when my Doc. told me that my Blood Sugar was a bit high, I reduced Regular Soda and Fruit Juice in my Diet. But this was not enough. It has improved, but now I’m trying a bit more.

Lately I noticed that I’ve been eating more Potatoes, as I make Mashed Potatoes, and Breakfast Potatoes quite frequently.

I’m going to go ahead and cut my intake on Regular Potatoes in half, as they are fairly high Glycemically Speaking. Not a big deal, as I said, I’ve actually been eating more of them lately anyway.

I will instead try to bring in some Yams, and Sweet Potatoes, both of which I like, and both of which are lower on the Glycemic Index. So much of changing what you eat has to do with Focus, and slight alterations, as opposed to Actual Trauma, lol. GIVE ME BACK MY MILKSHAKE!! lol.

Actually I don’t eat much Ice Cream, never have. I’m lucky in that respect, it’s not something I really have to give up, as it isn’t something I really eat. Anyway, the first couple of bites of Ice Cream are the best part anyway, so on occasion, I just have a few bites.

Beyond the Potato Reduction, and the Bread Reduction via Lettuce Sandwiches, I’m also having more Salads for lunch. I usually toss some forms of Protein on top of them, be it some left over Steak, a bit of cheese, maybe some hard boiled egg (Protein is a better form of Carbs, as it’s processed slower in your body than say White Bread, and so your system isn’t flooded with an abundance of Insulin which can make you Insulin Resistant, which isn’t good in the long run). Toss in some Tomato or what not, and wola. It’s good too. Just different.

Other than that, I’m trying to keep my Diet nearly the same, although when I’m full, I’m full, and I put the left overs away, as opposed to noshen on em for the next 30 minutes while I watch a film, or something on T.V. Also, I have started to take Walks at least 5 days a week, this too will help.




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