Mrs. Doodlepunk wrote:
My blood sugar was 114 this morning. It has NEVER EVER been below the 120's. I just stared at the machine and smiled so big my face ached. Imagine what it will be like when I am at at normal weight! all this is possible because of eating McDougall, measuring and weighing my food, and writing it down.
Glory be to God!
KC, I am only mentioning this because I see from other posts you've made here and on another forum that you are eating things that are not included in this program. It doesn't help you if you don't get feedback.
I want you to have the best health and the optimum results from your efforts. There is nothing wrong with using Weight Watchers for help and support, but I suspect you are eating several things that are not on the McDougall program and so could be seeing even better numbers on your glucose testing. Oils interfere with the action of insulin, making insulin resistance worse. Processed foods like tofu cream cheese contain fats and are full of chemicals.
I recommend you read one of Dr. McDougall's books, either the 12 day one or the Maximum Weight Loss one, and also get Jeff's DVD on making healthy choices. http://www.drmcdougall.com/store_should_i_eat_that.html
Jeff's DVD is particularly helpful. If you've already read those books, then read them again for a refresher. It always helps me to do this, I'm reading Dr. Esselstyn's book again right now for the umpteenth time.
I agree, Mrs. D.
Here is my quick assessment in regard to McDougalling and WW:
WW has a system that is based to a large extent on controlling portions. If one is truly McDougalling (eating according to the guidance found here, especially the MWL program) she/he would not need to limit portions.
My impression is that millions have lost tons if fat by following WW but that ultimately practicing portion control is not as effective as McDougalling and eating unlimited portions of veggies and unrefined starches. I would really like to know what percentage of WW people and McDoguallers have met their weight reduction goals and then have maintained the desired weight for five years. Without knowing this, I do know that I am not good with controlling portions and I am grateful for Dr. McDougall's approach. It works well for me!
Also, KC, if you do not want people here to give you feedback in regard to your non-McDougall choices, please do not tell us about them. If you want feedback, tell us what you are doing and we will give it to you!