My best photo of the week. Moonlight Beach, 1/30/2016. I was speechless when I stopped to take a break at Whole Foods after my beach walk and saw this photo on my camera. Whoa!! I love being in the flow state and weight maintenance is a huge gift- to be able to walk almost 2 hours around a coastal town. I choose THIS! I choose foods that keep me food sober and walking a lot on the coast. Well worth it! The old me would be sitting on the couch sleeping in the afternoon, no more of that!
|Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA Jan 30,2016
Now, I'm not saying that LCHF or Keto is a cancer cure, but keeping my glucose and HA1c lower also helps control my obesity and binge eating. I do believe that remission from my obesity = lower cancer risk for me Win-Win.
My take away: I put a lot of priority in glucose levels that are normal and HA1c's that are lower. That means I test and see what foods cause high spikes that don't come down 2 hours post. My genetics are not great, but my food choices are excellent for glucose control!!
|Beef Brisket (Whole Foods) Salad, radishes, bell pepper, 85% chocolate, Coconut milk in some decaf coffee
Cancer avoidance — another good reason to keep your A1c as low as possible (even in non-diabetics). pic.twitter.com/gYTzzby7BA
— Ted Naiman (@tednaiman) January 30, 2016
On the path to wellness and practicing best weight loss blogging practices:
Kudos to Holly and Hollie for updating their blogs and blogging about food addiction and abstaining. Very honest bloggers who put themselves out there. Both have current photos, don't give up and have taken steps to deal with food/ sugar addiction. Never easy, always worth it. Onward! Gold stars in your caps for real time, honest blogging and applying suggested best blogging practices. Awesome!
300 pounds down- Holly
Living Sober in a normie world
Food Addiction has a lot of overlap in recovery of all types (no it's not the same, but overlap YES)- abstaining, 12 step programs. Replace the word "alcohol" with "frosted cupcake" and read this article. Thank you for Vera Tarman, MD, for your continued work with addictions of all kinds.
My takeaway: Yes, yes, I'm sure I'm a food addict. One bite will hurt. Lived the one bite nightmare. Not going back there. I'll never be a normie, but I can be in recovery and live well.
11 Things Sober People Want Normal Drinkers To Know | The Fix https://t.co/qbxMwTjfHT...
The Wild Diet and Abel James and Kurt Morgan
This will be useful for 'normies' to read. Please.
— Dr. Vera (@addunplug) January 28, 2016
Congratulations to Kurt Morgan and Abel James on Kurt's amazing transformation using The Wild Diet and having the the guts to talk about eating real food, higher fat! on main stream TV.
My take away: I do think that Paleo, Primal, LCHF, Keto, The Wild Diet and other real food approaches are underused for both weight loss and weight maintenance.
It's clear to me that Kurt chose a food template that goes well with his genetics. Be sure to subscribe to Able Jame's podcasts as he talks about what it was really like behind the scenes on a reality TV show with many of his guests this month.
Finally, the whales are on their migration to Baja Mexico and stopped to play last week. Be sure to take some time to walk out in nature, as safely as you can during the winter. I took an awesome staycation last Monday, what a treat! Outdoors is free.
|California Gray Whale tail with Sailboat, Carlsbad Cliffs Jan 25,2016